Bill Greening seeking his third term as sheriff|
|Sheriff Bill Greening has announced his intention to seek his third four-year term as Langlade County’s top law enforcement officer.|
He is seeking a bid which will be decided at the polls during the Nov. 4 election this fall. Circulation of nomination papers may begin today and must be returned to the County Clerk’s office by June 2.
“I am proud of the dedicated and professional work being done by the men and women of the Langlade County Sheriff’s Office,” Greening said. “I am also honored to have served the citizens of Langlade County for the past eight years and look foward to having the opportunity to continue that service for the next four years.”
A Langlade County native and graduate of Antigo High School, Greening has an associate’s degree in police science, a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and is a graduate of the University of Louisville’s Southern Police Institute Command Officers Development Course.
Previously serving with the Antigo Police Department before beginning his first term as sheriff in 2007, Greening has 32 years of law enforcement experience including 28 in a supervisory or managerial role.
Among his accomplishments during his first two terms in office, Greening lists the department’s above-average crime clearance rate, the low instances of violent crimes, the ability to keep the department within budget over the last seven years as well as the upgrade of a large portion of the agency’s equipment using grant-funded monies.
“Following the fiscal year 2008, I was able to bring the department in $100,000 under budget with that money being returned to the county treasury,” he said.
Among the grant fund money purchases or upgrades, patrol vehicles have been equipped with grill guards, saving the department thousands of dollars in repair costs as well as allowing vehicles to remain on the road and in service after crashes with deer.
There have been significant upgrades made to the department’s 911 dispatch center and computers have been purchased and installed in all squad cars, allowing deputies to write accident reports, citations and other reports in their vehicles rather than returning to the office.
Cameras have been installed in the department’s fleet of squads, Greening said, serving as a protection for both the public and deputies who are on patrol and digital cameras used by the agency to provide photographic evidence have also been upgraded.
Deputy safety is also a concern, the sheriff stressed, explaining that funds have been targeted for personal equipment upgrades, including firearms, and the purchase of individual tasers for all department officers.
“The maintenance and replacement of firearms insures that they are in top operating condition and the use of tasers when necessary helps to prevent injuries to both the public and the deputies,” Greening said.
Sheriff Bill Greening has announced his bid for another term. The election will be held in November.
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