Sheriff Loar to run for re-election in Indian River County

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY – Indian River County Sheriff Deryl Loar has announced his plans to run for re-election in 2012.

“We have constantly worked hard to meet the needs of the ever changing demands and trends that are placed on law enforcement,” Sheriff Loar, 43, said in his announcement. “I am extremely proud of our agency and the accomplishments that we have made. My desire is to lead this agency for many years.”

“As we continue to navigate through these difficult economic conditions, I know that this agency has been ‘re-positioned’ to survive in difficult times,” his announcement states.

Since election in 2008, Loar has worked to reduce the Sheriff’s Office budget by nearly $3 million, according to the statement.

Sheriff Loar points to what he calls “major accomplishments” the office has achieved since assuming the post. Those accomplishments, according to his prepared statement, include “major improvements in the county jail that ultimately led to the facility being recognized by the Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission. “Thirty-six of the 67 county jails are FCAC recognized.”

“The FCAC accreditation process brought the standards and integrity of that component to an extremely high level, this accomplishment was long over due,” Sheriff Loar said in his statement. Sheriff Loar said he is also extremely proud of the recent recognition by the Commission on Law Enforcement Accreditation, making Indian River County one of four in the state to receive such recognition.

The sheriff also noted in his statement that he believes the Sheriff’s Office needs to become more involved with the county’s non-profit social service agencies and foster “successful relations,” according to the statement.

Sheriff Loar has been married to Dr. Jennifer Loar for 22 years and with whom he is raising two young sons in Vero Beach.

For more information about Sheriff Loar’s campaign, email loar2012@att.net, visit www.LoarForSheriff2012.com, or call (772) 528-1856.

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