John DeGeorge will be seeking a second term as Fillmore County Sheriff in this year’s election. DeGeorge is a 25year veteran of the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office, serving as a deputy sheriff, undercover narcotics investigator, patrol sergeant, and captain before being elected sheriff in 2018.
“We took office four years ago with a clear vision and a great team. We established a crime prevention program as part of our investigations division. We have presented a variety of topics throughout Fillmore County with an emphasis on what is important to our community. Some of these topics have included drug investigations, scams and identity theft, as well as social media and internet safety. We will continue our crime prevention program and plan to expand our list of topics.
“We have worked together with the Fillmore County Board of Commissioners, and community groups to complete a comprehensive jail needs study to address Fillmore County’s aging jail, which no longer meets State Department of Corrections standards. We have moved forward with emphasis placed on efficiency, safety, and cost effectiveness. We will continue to move this process forward responsibly and carefully.
“Each year we work hard to operate our sheriff’s office effectively, efficiently, and within the financial budget set by the board of commissioners.
“The people who live in Fillmore County have shown a great deal of support and appreciation for their deputies, dispatchers, jailers and support staff. This has made the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office a great place to work, allowing us to maintain full staffing levels, while some other counties struggle with officer shortages. We have an exceptionally dedicated group of employees at the Sheriff’s Office who do their jobs with commitment to their community, agency, and partners. I consider myself extremely lucky to lead this group of men and women. We will continue to mentor, train, and prepare our next generation of leaders so that when the time comes for them to step up, they can hit the ground running.
“It’s been an honor to serve Fillmore County for the last 25 years, especially the last four as sheriff. I consider this office to be a public trust that comes with a great deal of responsibility. I look forward to the opportunity to continue serving the citizens of Fillmore County as your sheriff.”
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