It is more than a Republican or Democrat thing, it is the right thing. Vote Jerry Jones for Sheriff of Franklin County, NC
Lies can be told and letters can be paid for to put in mailboxes but the TRUTH & FACTS really do matter.
BUDGET AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
In these current times, budgets and responsibility are more important than ever before. The current Administration, Winstead, has increased the overall budget and expenditures of the Sheriff's Office (does not include the budget for the Jail/Kitchen/Animal Control) by $3,670,251.00, in three and a half years. The current Administration ran a platform four years ago about waste, transparency and efficiency. Yet, during the past three and a half years, the current administration has spent a total of $6,503,626.00 above standard cost in past administrations. This is more than ANY previous Administration for a four year term. Many will look at the numbers and ask "How does that impact me?" The answer is very simple, it's your tax dollars. To put it in perspective for the citizens of Franklin County, every $555,000 of budgeted money in the County equals one cent on your tax rate.
The current County wide rate is $0.80, this could be slightly higher depending on which municipality you live in and which Fire District. Based on the expenditures and the lack of spending control in the past three and a half years, your taxes are costing you eleven cents on the hundred, just on the Sheriff's office alone, and that is not to cover services, that is just the additional money spent above ANY prior administration. It's easy to spend money when it's not yours, it's easy to spend it when it's not being managed, but in the end it's YOUR tax dollars being wasted! Vote Jerry W. Jones for Sheriff, return to leadership, accountability, transparency and TRUE conservatism.
- Sources/References: Public Records Request Franklin County Tax Office Franklin County Finance Dept.
#Facts- Town Hall Style Meeting.
Our campaign reached out to our opponent's campaign directly to try and set up some type of Town Hall Style Meeting between Jerry Jones and Kent Winstead. The offer was extended to Kent directly by phone, the phone conversation was followed up by email. The offer was then followed up each day for a total of four documented communications. After four attempts,we have yet to be given an answer. The proposed offer was for each campaign to supply a representative to work out details. We asked for a simple Town Hall Style meeting. We proposed that each candidate would get an opening statement, have pre-agreed upon questions, take questions from the audience and end with a closing statement. Again, we have had no response of any to our request. We wanted to put both candidates before the citizens of Franklin County to give them a chance to have their questions and concerns addressed. We wanted the citizens to have more then misguided sound bites, un-sourced numbers and untrue facts thrown at them. Sheriff Jerry W. Jones has shown proven leadership, proven fiscal responsibility, conservative management of funds and resources. Sheriff Jones has been and always will be an active and working Sheriff, open to all citizens of Franklin County. Be Honest, Be Upfront, Be Transparent!
#Facts- Procedures, Poor decisions, Mismanagement ???
In order to be a sworn officer in a Sheriff Office in NC, you have 12 months from date of hire to obtain your certification through a BLET program. The current administration of the Franklin County Sheriff office doesn't feel this applies to them. The current administration hired and has worked an officer for 24 months that had no certification and was not in a program to obtain his certification. Beyond that the officer had LOST his certification prior to being hired in Franklin County, for TWO domestic violence charges. The officer lost TWO prior positions with TWO other law enforcement agencies prior to being hire by the current leadership of the Franklin County Sheriff office. This officer was hired, knowing he had lost his certification, his appeal for his certification and TWO previous law enforcement positions. But the current administration felt this was a “GOOD HIRE” and placed this officer without certification and with a record of domestic violence in a Franklin County School to serve as a Resource Officer to protect children. Does this seem like the current Sheriff makes school safety a priority? Does this seem that the Sheriff and Top Heavy staff is on top of training and certification? But they are quick to tell you how many training hours they got, how many training's they attended. THIS officer has no certification to be an officer, he has no business protecting a school!! Be Honest, Be Upfront, Be Transparent!
From the Chief of Police John Green Franklinton NC ·
After seeing a political post showing my fellow Chief’s of Franklin County supporting current Sheriff Kent Winstead, I have decided to make a statement. Currently I am the longest serving Chief of Police within Franklin County and I have endured four sheriff’s administrations, which gives me a great insight to what is going on within Franklin County law enforcement community. I need to state that I am a Law Enforcement professional and not a politician, so what I am about to state is facts from my years of being chief of police within Franklin County.
I keep seeing team work being posted but I can say that it only goes so far within the current administration. When it comes to fighting the illegal use of narcotics within Franklin County, the current Sheriff Office Drug unit has yet to attempt to work with my department in fighting the distribution of narcotics in and or around the Franklinton Community. We are all fighting the same problem but his current drug unit and recently hired drug unit supervisor has yet to reach out to work together. Now, this has been in place even before I came out showing my support for Jerry Jones for Sheriff.
Secondly, I see post showing drug arrest made in Franklinton on U.S. 1 highway. The way the post reads most times, it shows that Franklinton has a drug problem which is not true. Yes, Franklinton has individuals attempting to sale illegal drugs like every community within Franklin County. But the post, I am referring to is when his CAT team makes arrest on U.S.1 highway. Now, I give his CAT team credit for attacking the problem of Heroin that is being transported from Vance County to other areas along the U.S. 1 corridor. But when posts are made of the arrest, it doesn’t have to read like Franklinton has a drug problem. State the facts; it comes from efforts of working the U.S. 1 drug traffic corridor.
Now since I have been Chief of Police my department goes above and beyond to support the patrol division of the Sheriff Department. There are times that deputies find themselves on high incident type call with backup miles away. My officers and myself most times are there backing them up without them even asking. My focus is officer safety regardless of the political playing field. But I don’t receive that in return from the Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit. However, I will not allow their unwilling partnership to effective my professional law enforcement attitude in working with others.
One last thing, Sheriff Kent Winstead as an individual I have nothing but the highest regard. However his administration unwilling to work with all departments within Franklin County is not providing the highest level of professionalism needed to fight this battle of illegal narcotic distribution within Franklin County. We as Franklin County tax payers deserve the best from all within Franklin County Law Enforcement Community.
Thank you for reading and may all Franklin County Law Enforcement officers/deputies continue to make it home safely after their tour of duties. God Bless you all for your continued dedication to the profession that I love and give my all to each and every day.
Chief John Green