The three candidates vying for Christian County Sheriff in the 2018 election met in debate at a League of Women Voter’s forum Monday evening.
Republican Tyler DeArmond, Democrat Kahle Morris Jr. and independent candidate Franklin Pollard touched on several topics during debate, including clarifying why each of them wants to be sheriff and what their qualifications are to do so.
When asked what their top priority would be if they were elected, Pollard says he wants the Sheriff’s Department to be more community oriented.
Morris says he wants the department to focus on fixing ‘generational challenges’ and be more customer friendly.
DeArmond says his top priority is community safety with an increased focus on schools.
Each candidate agreed that the department should be more diverse by increasing recruiting efforts to attract more women and minorities into law enforcement. When it came to making changes, Morris says if he was elected he would allow a six month review period before instating any adjustments to policies. Pollard says he would review the department from top to bottom to see what needed changing. DeArmond says there would be a 90 day grace period but there would undoubtedly be changes to coverage and response time to calls of service.
Hear the entire debate below: