Ward Calhoun talks about his plans as Sheriff of Lauderdale County
MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - On November 7th, the voters in Lauderdale County elected Ward Calhoun to be their next Sheriff. He won with 74% of the vote, defeating Gerald Reon Johnson.
Calhoun has been part of the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department for over 30 years, serving in the role of Chief Deputy since 2005.
Throughout the campaign, he spoke about making sure the department maintains the accreditation that it earned back in 2007. Calhoun said he’s also looking forward to growing the department to better serve its community.
“So we will continue to try to bring new people in. One of the things I talked about in the campaign is, you know, it’s something we‘ve got to work at. And so we’re working at that. We‘ve got some new things that are fixing to come out in the coming weeks that we’ll be talking about. And so, just looking forward to start the new year off, and I’m looking forward to celebrating Sheriff Sollie and all of his accomplishments during his time here as our Sheriff,” said Calhoun.
Calhoun will take office in January of 2024.
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