Bill Thompson Announces New Campaign Website

Bill Thompson, candidate for St. Joseph County Sheriff, announces a new campaign website at

Online PR News – 11-January-2018 – South Bend, IN – Bill Thompson, candidate for St. Joseph County Sheriff, announces a new campaign website at

"I believe in the multifaceted mission of the County Police; to make the community safer by providing police services, operating a secure jail, securing and the courts and executing the orders of judges and magistrates.," said Thompson. "The men and women of the St. Joseph County Police Department perform these functions around the clock, every day of the year. They deserve a leader that is honest, qualified, visionary, and inspiring; I have spent my entire adult life preparing myself to be that leader."

Thompson is running for St. Joseph County Sheriff.

Bill Thompson has been the Assistant Chief of the St. Joseph County Police for the last 4 years. He has been a police officer for over 35 years, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Affairs from Indiana University, a master’s degree in Communication and Leadership from Gonzaga University, and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. He has served as a SWAT team member and team commander, an undercover narcotics investigator, a police SCUBA diver, a homicide investigator, a patrol supervisor, a training instructor, and an executive-level command officer.

The sheriff's position will be open as the incumbent is approaching the end of the two-term limit imposed by the Indiana State Constitution.

Thompson adds, "I’d like to expand the role of the County Police Department in combatting the opioid epidemic, including unconventional initiatives. I also believe it’s important to reduce recidivism in our jail population, which will require innovative correctional programs. These priorities will not only make the community safer, but will actually save the taxpayers money in lower jail populations and the wide-ranging costs of the crimes associated with addiction."

The primary will be held on May 8, 2018, with the election on November 6, 2018.

More information about Bill Thompson and his campaign can be found on his website, The site includes biographical information about Thompson and a calendar of upcoming events, as well as his positions on many of the important issues affecting St. Joseph County.