Chief Deputy Tom Caldwell running for sheriff in 2020 as Burkhalter completes final term.

Chief Deputy Tom Caldwell running for sheriff in 2020 as Burkhalter completes final term.

Media release: Floyd County Sheriff’s Office Chief of Operations Tom Caldwell announces his intent to run for sheriff in 2020 when current Floyd County Sheriff Tim Burkhalter’s term expires.

“I am pleased to announce my candidacy for sheriff to succeed my longtime friend and one of the best to ever hold the position,” says Caldwell.

“Transparency in our operations, a more modern and professional sheriff’s office with a strong commitment to community involvement have made the foundation for our successes,”  says Caldwell. “My experience over these 13 years as Chief of Operations gives me the unique insight to understand the critical operations and constitutional duties of this office.  I believe this will ensure a smooth transition so that we can continue to improve as an agency and dispense a better delivery of services to the community.”

Caldwell has served the Sheriff’s Office for more than 20 years.  He is a native Roman, a graduate of Shorter University and holds a Master’s of Public Administration from Columbus State University Georgia Law Enforcement Command College.  In 2009,  Caldwell became the first member of the sheriff’s office to graduate from The FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.

Caldwell plans to formally announce his campaign and discuss his platform at a meet-and-greet event for family and supporters in the spring.  He is the first candidate to announce in the 2020 sheriff’s race and has indicated he will seek election in the Republican Primary.  The campaign can be contacted via email at sherifftomin20@gmail.com or via campaign Facebook page, Instagram or Twitter.

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