2018 Election

Mike Hale

Mike Hale

Jefferson County Sheriff

Mike Hale

Party: Republican

Age: 67

Residence: Clay

Political experience: Jefferson County sheriff since 1998

Professional experience: Sheriff. Captain in the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, where he commanded every division; chief of police, Pell City; security manager, St. Vincent’s hospital.

Civic experience: Chair of the Alabama Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches board;  board member Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama; past board member United Way of Central Alabama; board member National Sheriffs’ Association; member First Baptist of Trussville.

Education: Graduate Woodlawn High School; graduate UAB in criminal justice; graduate FBI National Academy; graduate FBI National Executive Institute; graduate National Sheriffs’ Institute.

Main issues: Keeping Neighborhoods and Communities Safe. “Our team is doing this through a variety of collaborative and innovative efforts and initiates. Metro Area Crime Center is a state of the art operation bringing area law enforcement together to share resources, resulting in crime reduction and enhancing our ability to solve crimes.

“We are continually updating our School Resource division, which was put in place prior to Columbine. Partnering with the Jefferson County Commission and the Board of Education, we now have School Resource Officers in every county school. Threat Assessment Teams also are in place to identify issues and proactively work with students and faculty.”

We are a diverse organization. We put in place policies that ensure fair hiring and promotions of African-Americans and females. We now have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We were commended by a federal Judge for our accomplishments. The U.S. Department of Justice used us as an example with other agencies for best practices. I believe these efforts strengthen trust with the community.”

Total campaign contributions: $539,229.

Campaign: Re-Elect Mike Hale, Facebook, Re-ElectMikeHale.