Jones for Sheriff
"One Sheriff, One Paycheck
Major David C. Jones #4396 retired from the New Jersey State Police in 2013 as the Commanding Officer of the Office of Professional Standards after a 27 year career. Retired Major Jones is running for Mercer County Sheriff with the intent of starting a new trend amongst your elected officials, while running the most efficient Sheriff's Office within the State of New Jersey.
Upon being elected as your Mercer County Sheriff, Sheriff Jones will suspend his entire State of New Jersey issued pension. The trend of "double dipping" sheriff's will soon be a thing of the past, saving New Jersey taxpayers close to two million dollars a year. The voters of Mercer County will be the pioneers of this new statewide trend by showing their displeasure with the status quo, current day tactics of their elected officials who are double dipping while collecting a large state, county or municipal pension.
Additionally, Sheriff Jones will make fugitive apprehension a top priority of the department. Enforcing the law by apprehending criminals, who have failed to appear for trial or are being sought for arrest due to a current crime, is a primary function of the sheriff's office to effectively reduce the rate of violent crime throughout the county.
Finally, fiscal responsibility by the sheriff's office is what the taxpayers of Mercer County demand and deserve. To that end, Sheriff Jones will utilize his vast command staff experience to ensure overtime issues are being properly managed, personnel are being assigned to where they are needed most, and discretionary spending is kept to a level where it is easily explainable and justifiable. As always, transparency is a key to show the taxpayers that this office is being as fiscally responsible as possible at all times.