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B Sheriff Hamner's 30 years of law enforcement experience includes: r r -k 4 years as Sheriff ofVanderburgh County 11 years as Evansville's Chief of Police 15 years of managing agencies with multi-million dollar bud Graduate of the FBI National Academy Graduate of the FBI Law Ent\\;rcement Executive Dcvelo F School Graduate of the National Sheriffs' Institute Graduate of the National Corrections Institute U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Sheriff Hamner's community involvement includes: -k -k r -k Member St. Joseph Catholic Church Hadi Shrine & Scottish Rite Lessing Masonic Lodge West Side Nut Club Rotary International Downtown Optimists Northside Kiwanis A , >i As Sheriff, Ray Hamner's accomplishments include: "A- Brought the nationally recognized Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program to the Evansville-Vanderburgh County area. The program is now being taught in 20 area schools by two full-time deputies. The DARE program has graduated nearly 5000 local children. Sheriff Hamner funds the DARE program with money seized from area drug dealers. "A" Removed trained law enforcement personnel from clerical positions and assigned them to law enforcement duties. The clerical positions are now filled by civilians at nearly half the cost to r taxpayers. r All personnel now receive more training than ever before. Many staff members have gradu; from several leading law enforcement management schools. Implemented a mandatory physicalfitness program for all deputies and correction officers. Has provided all employees with a fitness center to better themselves so they can better serve the public, at no cost to the taxpayer. Implemented a mandatory, random drug testing policy for all deputies and correction Initiated the construction of the command post, a modem law enforcement facility at no expense to the taxpayer. Initiated a tobacco-free policy for all departmental facilities, including the jail. Appointed a full-time crime prevention and public affairs deputy to better serve the commu Paid for and approved by the Committee to Re-elect Sheriff Ray Hamner; Don Vowells, treasurer I m II /