Fayette Sheriff Looks Forward To New Term and New Law Complex

Fayette County Sheriff Vernon Stanforth says he's looking forward to another term in office and the pending open of the new county law complex.

Stanforth recently won re-election to what will be his 7th term in office, winning almost 80% of the vote.

Stanforth says the administration section of their new law complex is almost ready to be occupied, and could see them moving into that section this month. The jail section is also nearing completion, but won't see inmate occupancy until staff is up to speed on the new technology that will be used to house inmates.

The current jail houses approximately 55 inmates, where the new jail will have occupancy of up to 120 people.

The national debate on law enforcement use of force as well as treating others with respect, has police and sheriff departments around the country looking at implementing training to answer some of those challenges.

Fayette County Sheriff Vernon Stanforth says this is a "two-way street", as our society has a general disrespect for all types of authority. Yet, he says he stresses to his personnel to treat the community with the same type of respect that they would want extended to them.

Listen to our full-length interview with Fayette County Sheriff Vernon Stanforth in our podcast link below...

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