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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Groelle Sheriff Campaign – Press Release #3
Contact Person: Campaign Manager – Lacey (Groelle) Sonntag @ 608-290-3282
May 28, 2018
Sheriff’s Candidate Groelle Announces Possible Collaboration with Janesville Police Department
On May 22, Sheriff Bob Spoden announced that the Rock County Sheriff’s Office would not be participating in the 2018 National Night Out event. National Night Out (NNO) is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.
I believe strongly in the value of community relationships, especially as they relate to law enforcement. So, I am very excited to announce that if elected, the Rock County Sheriff’s Office will continue to participate in the annual NNO event. Additionally, I will be seeking to collaborate with Janesville Police Chief David Moore and his department, to collectively host the NNO event in 2019. If this were to occur, it would be the first time these local law enforcement agencies have come together to co-host the event. In recent discussions with Chief Moore, we discussed the many possibilities that our agencies could work together on, along with the other agencies within Rock County. A unified NNO event would be a goal of mine.
I am very proud to say that throughout my 36 year career in law enforcement at the Sheriff’s Office, I have built numerous and very positive relationships within all of the law enforcement agencies, criminal justice partners and community stakeholders not only in Rock County, but throughout our state. Additionally, with my graduation from the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy (FBINA) in 2009, I’ve developed and maintain law enforcement relationships worldwide.
As your Sheriff, I would be committed to working collectively with all our criminal justice partners and communities, to enhance our relationships, so achieving all of our agency and community goals could be possible.
In this very demanding financial time, I believe it’s essential that law enforcement agencies and communities, share resources and are good stewards of our taxpayer dollars.
Gary L. Groelle for Sheriff