Nevada County, CA, January 26, 2018– Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal announces his endorsement of his Executive Lieutenant, Bill Smethers, as his successor.

Bill represents the next generation of leadership for Nevada County. He will lead the office with enthusiasm to get the job done utilizing the latest in law enforcement practices. Bill has proven himself as a leader and is respected by law enforcement officer’s past and present.

In addition to being endorsed by Sheriff Royal, Bill has also been endorsed by the following law enforcement officials:

Former Grass Valley Chief of Police Mel Mouser.
Grass Valley Police Captain Jerod Johnson, retired.
Sheriff’s Commander William Wade, retired.
Sheriff’s Captain Jeff Powell, retired.
Sheriff’s Captain Thomas Carrington, retired

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