26-year veteran of the Forsyth County Sheriffâ€™s Office and longtime Forsyth resident Ron Freeman announced his candidacy for Forsyth County Sheriff.
Online PR News – 20-November-2015 – Cumming – (Cumming)â€” 26-year veteran of the Forsyth County Sheriffâ€™s Office and longtime Forsyth resident Ron Freeman announced his candidacy for Forsyth County Sheriff today, promising better resource management and increased public safety.
â€śMy primary motivation for running for Sheriff is to make Forsyth a safe place to live and raise a family,â€ť Freeman said. â€śWe donâ€™t have an officer in Forsyth elementary schools, and keeping our children safe should be our absolutely highest priority, because School safety is not an area we can ever afford to be complacent.â€ť
Freeman started as a Deputy for the Forsyth County Sheriffâ€™s office in 1987 and worked his way through the ranks to become Commander of the South Precinct. After two years as Deputy Chief of Police setting up the police department in Brookhaven, Georgia, Freeman is currently teaching criminal justice courses to aspiring police officers in Forsyth.
Freeman said that improving operational efficiencies and better management of resources are the key to improving public safety and the quality of life in all of Forsyth county.
â€śTraffic is probably the number one quality of life issue for people who live in Forsyth, and while the Sheriffâ€™s office canâ€™t solve that problem directly, we can deploy officers and specialized programs to manage traffic incidents faster, and dramatically minimize any delays caused by traffic accidents.â€ť
Freeman also pledged to restore the national accreditation to the Forsyth County Sheriffâ€™s Office, and to make all operating expenses available to the public.
â€śForsyth homeowners pay a lot of property tax, and they deserve the best Sheriffâ€™s office,â€ť said Freeman. â€śWe were nationally accredited before, and we will be again.â€ť
â€śAs taxpayers, we have a right to know how any government agency is spending our tax dollars,â€ť he added. â€śBeing transparent is how you keep the publicâ€™s trust, and Iâ€™ll make our spending records available online for anyone to review.â€ť
Freeman graduated from Forsyth County High School, holds a Masterâ€™s in Public Administration, a Bachelorâ€™s in Organizational Leadership, an Associateâ€™s in Criminal Justice and is currently pursuing Doctorate degree in Public Policy Administration at Walden University.
Freeman is a graduate of the nationâ€™s most elite law enforcement leadership schools, including the FBI National Academy, the Georgia Law Enforcement Command College, FBI Executive Development School, and UGAâ€™s Carl Vinson Institute Government Management Certification. He is the past President of the FBI National Academy, Police Benevolent Association of Georgia and serves on the board of directors for the FBI Executive Development Association of Georgia.
Ron and Dana Freeman grew up in Forsyth County and have been married 24 years. They have two children, Lexi and Hunter, and are active in the First Baptist Church in Cumming.