Warren County election candidates attend sheriff’s office review

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – All candidates vying for a seat as one of Warren County’s elected officials were invited to attend the Warren County Sheriff’s Office review at Fiscal Court.

Sheriff Brett Hightower said they made this decision because the day of the meeting, Tuesday, was the deadline for a candidate to file to run in the May primary, and they want their current and future leaders’  involvement. Many of last year‘s accomplishments including body cameras came from collaboration with the Fiscal Court. 

Hightower said, “It’s a personal way to meet individually in a group setting with our officers and different other office personnel and to really interact with them and share ideas and just ways we can continue to improve.”

Hightower presented the Sheriff’s office’s accomplishments, celebrations, promotions budget and of course this year’s visions. 

First District Magistrate candidate Sandy Jones Boussard said, “It’s good for me as a former city official to see the liaison that goes back and forth between the city and the county. I think most people don’t realize how important that is, but it’s very important.”

Boussard and almost 20 other county candidates heard in depth about the department’s partnerships with Barren River Area Safe Space, strides towards better arson investigations and plans to combat speeding.   

Fourth District Magistrate candidate Terry Hendrick added, “These meetings are so important for the community because policing today is tough. When you have a shared partner get up and talk to us, it gives the community more insight to the job, and it makes you really appreciate what they go through each and every day.”