Former Deputy Garrison Running for Jailer
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH, KY - Former Chief Deputy Jailer Greg Garrison announced his candidacy Thursday for McCracken County Jailer in the 2018 election.

Garrison, a Republican, served as Chief Deputy Jailer for 10 years under former Jailer Bill Adams, who retired early in 2017. During that time, he managed day-to-day operations of the facility. 

In a press release, Garrison said he based his decision to run for jailer on his experience serving the public in emergency medical service (over 15 years) and law enforcement, including being the only certified jail officer with the National Sheriffs Association. 

Garrison describes himself as an, “effective leader with experience,” which includes the knowledge of how to operate the jail administratively and operationally. He says his 10 years as Chief Deputy Jailer has prepared him for job as he managed state and federal laws, civil rights, correctional medical care, food and dietary needs of all inmates correctly and efficiently.

If elected, Garrison is dedicated to improving employee pay and education within the department to establishing career paths for each deputy. 

He also wants to improve inmate programs and coordinate alternative sentencing with the court systems, which he says will be a huge savings for taxpayers. 

Garrison said, “it takes a special person to serve as a deputy jailer since it is dangerous and very stressful daily."

He said providing the skills, needed education, and support that each deputy needs will be a priority for him. 

Published 10:23 PM, Thursday Jan. 11, 2018
Updated 09:20 PM, Thursday Jan. 11, 2018

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