Davis qualifies for sheriff’s race

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 30, 2010

John Davis of Lockhart has announced his intent to seek the office of Covington County Sheriff.

Davis, who currently serves as chief of the Lockhart Police Department, has 10 years of law enforcement experience serving in the U.S. Army military police presidential honor guard, as a Maryland State Trooper, a road officer, as well as a road deputy.

“I am running for Covington County sheriff because I believe I have a lot to offer the county and look forward to improving the quality of life in Covington County,” Davis said.

“My 10 years of law enforcement experience in both the military and civilian areas has given me insight into how to more efficiently and effectively run the sheriff’s office, providing more benefits to the county, while at the same time saving the county money.”

Davis said he believes the strength in the sheriff’s office “or any organization lies in its leadership and its ability to change to work with other agencies.

“I plan to do this by building a strong working relationship with our county officials and listening to the people of our county,” he said.

Davis is running on the Republican ticket.