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New Year Message From The Sheriff


I am looking forward to 2011.

Many residents of Kemper County have struggled through the recent difficult times and are ready for a more positive and prosperous New Year.

In the midst of the economic downturn, budgeting restrictions, and personnel shortages, I am proud to say the Kemper County Sheriff's Office staff worked together to accomplish several important projects during 2010:

  • Built new Sheriff's Office so we can better serve our citizens and meet all of their needs
  • Purchased new 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe for K9 Drug Enforcement in our county
  • Purchased new weapons for our officers so they can better protect and serve our citizens
  • We have a school trained officer in the following, AR-15/16 Armor, Emergency Response Radiological Officer, Basic Patrol Rifle Training, Glock AR-15/M-16 Law Enforcement Armor School
  • Improved our computer and phone system's at the jail
  • Increased the inmate work crews from three work vans to five for a total of 43 inmates. These inmates are able to work for the county, churches, schools and any other non-profit that meets the state criteria.

I'm proud to say that all of this was done without using any taxpayer's money from counties general fund.

Although 2010 was a trying time for us all, we discovered innovative ways to cut costs; we pitched in to help each other; and we found alternative means to get the job done.

As the Sheriff's Office prepares for 2011, I am optimistic.

With your assistance we can build on the accomplishments of 2010 and continue to make progress in providing greater safety and protection for the citizens of Kemper County.

I will continue to work with you to improve the quality of life for each resident we serve.
I appreciate your continued support and wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy
and safe New Year.


Sheriff James R. Moore