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County Sheriff

The Sheriff as an officer of the court serves writs, warrants, summons and other judicial documents, impanels jurors, executes sheriff’s sales and carries out orders of the county court.Term: 4 yearsSalary: $110,372

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    Kevin Kraus
    (Dem, Rep)

Información Biográfica

What elements of your education, training and work experience qualify you to be Sheriff? Why are you the best candidate for Sheriff?

What are the most pressing issues in the Sheriff's office and how would you resolve them?

Last Name Kraus
First Name Kevin
Middle Name Matthew
Campaign Web Site http://www.krausforsheriff.com
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Education Proud alumni of La Roche College, where I graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a degree in Administration and Management. I also am a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy and completed police executive training at the JFK School of Government by Harvard.
Qualifications for office 21-year veteran of the Pittsburgh Police, thru the ranks of Detective, Sergeant and Lieutenant. For 12 years, served as Lieutenant of Major Crimes, Investigations Branch. Also was Zone 5 Station Commander for a year. For the last 7 years, currently serving as Chief Deputy of ACSO, second in command.
I've been in law enforcement for the last 28 consecutive years, working hard every day during these challenging times and continuously evolving with policing to best serve our community. I have gained the experience and knowledge to form a vision moving forward to do my part as Sheriff to work collectively with stakeholders to solve issues. I am the best candidate because I am committed to being an equitable Sheriff to all the citizens of Allegheny County and I want to continue serving and protecting every citizen regardless of background, race, ethnicity, gender or religion.
As Sheriff, the most pressing issues to me are transparency, personnel accountability, hiring, training and green initiatives. We have secured monies in our budget to enhance our current transparency with an In-Car Camera Initiative. I also secured capital monies to create an early warning system to ensure personnel are held accountable, identify potential issues and further enhance transparency. I also want to hire the right people and better our hiring processes with additional pre-employment screening using a panel of physicians to obtain a collective decision on candidates. Lastly, I would also like to increase training requirements and opportunities and also invest in green initiatives with technology and green vehicles.