McKenzie police chief seeks job as sheriff

Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 13, 2006

McKenzie Police Chief Clint Reaves will seek the office of Butler County Sheriff as a republican in the June 6 primary.

Reaves said his desire is to make Butler County a safer place for families living in the cities and rural areas of the county.

&#8220If elected sheriff, I plan to work with three deputies on each eight hour shift, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to make our county safer for the children and families of Butler County,” said Reaves.

&#8220I would like for a sub-station to be placed in the southern part of the county to reduce response time to calls and I would like to have two criminal investigators and two undercover drug investigators working within the department. My deputies and I will also check on senior citizens and do our best to solve all unsolved cases.”

Reaves said he has 21 years in law enforcement experience, serving both the city and county. He has worked with the Georgiana Police Department, with the Georgiana Housing Authority as a criminal investigator, resource officer with Georgiana and McKenzie High Schools, Chief Deputy with the Butler County Sheriff's Office, and as McKenzie Chief of Police.

&#8220I have also worked with the 35th Judicial Circuit Task Force doing undercover drug details,” he said.

He said he also has participated in a variety of law enforcement educational and training courses.

&#8220I am a graduate of Southwest Alabama Police Academy/Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission,” he said.

Reaves has three children, Kristin, Colt and Camryn. His parents are Thomas and Marilyn Reaves and he has one sister, Mona Hennis.

&#8220I will work hard for the public and will make change in Butler County,” he said. &#8220I would greatly appreciate your support and vote.”