"My goal is to ensure our deputies treat every citizen with integrity and respect, in every encounter. Finney County is not just where I live, it's my home, and I still feel like everybody is my neighbor."
Kevin began working for the Finney County Sheriff's Office in 1984 and quickly rose through the ranks. About the time he transitioned into administration, he realized his vision for the department and for Finney County. This led him to run for Sheriff in 1996.
He plans to run for his seventh four-year term in 2020.
The Sheriff is responsible for day-to-day activities that include reading over activity reports, handling personnel issues, developing the department's budget request, and handling media releases. He also serves on the Juvenile Corrections Advisory Board.
"I've always had a strong desire to help people. I realized, as Sheriff, I would have the platform to make sure citizens, as well as our employees, were being taken care of."
As Sheriff, Kevin was able to restructure the department for more efficient workflow processes. He also started providing the certified deputies with bulletproof vests, weapons, and ammunition, and implemented a completely digital department.