Special to The Dispatch
This formal statement serves to notify you, the residents of Perry County, of my candidacy for the office of Perry County Sheriff.
First, serving as “YOUR” Sheriff for the last seven years has been a pleasure, and I genuinely enjoy giving back to my community. I began my career in Law Enforcement in 1997 with the Perry County Sheriff’s Office, and I have served the citizens in Perry County for over 20 years of my 26 years in this business. I grew up in Perry County, and during my childhood, I have so many memories of my dad serving the citizens of this county. My dad was the late Judge Jimmy Nobles, and he served as Justice Court Judge for over 27 years; he was a servant for the people. He instilled pride and integrity in me for being a public servant. I am a Perry Central High School graduate with two children, Anna Nobles (22) and Masyn Nobles (14). Anna is a Perry Central High School graduate, and Masyn attends Perry Central Middle School. Growing up in Perry County, I have always given back to my community in some fashion. I was President of the New Augusta Dixie Youth Baseball Association from 2009 to 2011 and then served as Secretary/Treasurer from 2012 to 2015. I also volunteered as head coach and assistant for t-ball and coach pitch teams. I also served part-time at the New Augusta Police Department from 2013 to 2015 before being elected as Sheriff in 2016. I have spent over half of my life serving the public in Perry County in some form, and I would not do anything different. I have always had a lot of pride and love for my county, and Perry County will always be my home.
Upon taking office in January 2016, we added an evidence room to the department. We upgraded the 911 system, the Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system, the Report Management System (RMS), and the Higher Ground recording system. We now have two School Resource Officers (SROs), one for the Perry County School District and one for the Richton School District, also serving as Deputy Sheriffs for Perry County. We added a Correctional Officer’s position and now have a Jail Administrator that oversees the Perry County Jail. We added four more dispatch positions for 911 and now have eight certified dispatchers, with one of the positions being a Terminal Agency Coordinator (TAC). We have added two more road deputy positions on a swing shift, giving at least two deputies on patrol during peak hours. We also added a full-time investigator position that works for Perry County and assists New Augusta, Beaumont, and Richton Police Departments. In May of 2021, we did away with part-time deputies to add a full-time Warrant Officer, and since starting that position, he has brought in over $260,000 of revenue to Perry County. We renovated the dispatch area this year, created a new dispatcher workspace, and added a breakroom. We have been approved for a renovation through COVID relief funds for the jail’s roof and air condition units that will start sometime this summer and hopefully be completed by the end of the year. We have also brought starting pay for deputies up to $8,000 more a year and for dispatchers and jailers up to $4,500 more a year since being elected in 2016. We have added a five-vehicle fleet for the road deputies and updated the striping scheme for all marked units. We also upgraded our duty weapons to Glock 9mm by trading in old duty weapons. We upgraded each deputy with outer bulletproof vests and bought body cameras through donated funds.
If I am re-elected as “YOUR” Sheriff, I will continue to provide the citizens of Perry County with the best Law Enforcement protection available. I want to continue growing our office and add more deputies on patrol and another full-time investigator. I want to eventually add a kitchen to our jail facility so we can start saving money on feeding inmates. I will continue “Serving your law enforcement needs with professionalism.” Since being Sheriff, I have received phone calls daily asking for me to do things to help, and now I am asking for your help in letting me finish the job I have started. I would love to serve another four years as “YOUR” Sheriff, so I humbly request your vote in the Primary Election on August 8, 2023. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to give back, and May God Bless You All.
Sheriff Mitch Nobles
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