May 31, 2018 – My name is Bill Smethers and I am running for Sheriff on a platform of public safety. Throughout my 25-year career in law enforcement, I have gained an in-depth understanding of the intricacies of the Sheriff’s Office duties, Policies, and Operational Plans. I have experience in every division within the Sheriff’s Office, which has earned me the endorsement of the men and women that protect Nevada County. These endorsements include:

• Nevada County Deputy Sheriff’s Association

• Nevada County Correctional Officers Association

• Nevada County Professional Firefighters Association

• Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal

Additionally, I am endorsed by Crime Victims United of California, former Grass Valley Police Department command staff, Nine current Northern California Sheriffs, Nevada County Farm Bureau, and countless members of our community.

When elected, I will continue to strengthen the core values of the Sheriff’s Office, work to increase staffing levels, and continue to develop Mutual Aid agreements with our safety partners. I will be tough on crime, increase the safety of our schools and community while working closely with other law enforcement agencies.

I support the right of people to defend themselves, their families, and their home in a safe and responsible manner. I am committed to a safe and healthy Nevada County, where families can thrive. I live and work by my father’s example of public service to Nevada County, and I am honored to have this opportunity to serve as your next Sheriff.

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Vote Bill Smethers for Nevada County Sheriff.

Thank you,