Sheriff Thurman works diligently to protect the safety and rights of all citizens of Cowlitz County and commits to continuing that work.
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The show of support in the primary election is much appreciated. The principal responsibility of the Sheriff is the public safety of the community, particularly the over 50,000 residents of unincorporated Cowlitz

County. Myself and staff are committed to that mission and strive daily to maintain and improve the quality of life in Cowlitz County.

Thank You Cowlitz County!

We're not done yet. We'll stay focused and keep the momentum rolling into the general election in November.

Promises Made - Promises Fulfilled
When I ran in 2018, my campaign materials listed these items as my goals. How did we do?

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Restoring confidence and communication between the Sheriff and Deputies and Sergeants
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Establishing positive collaboration between the Sheriff's Office and other Law Enforcement agencies and public safety entities
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Creating a proactive unit to address street level drug dealers, burglars, vehicle prowlers, and mail and ID thieves. There are time proven methods that are effective in dealing with these issues. A uniformed Deputy in a marked car is limited in its effectiveness in these situations.
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Have the Sheriff and his Command staff be responsible for Sheriff's Office policy updates.
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Make hiring Deputies for unfilled positions a high priority. I would expedite the hiring process and actively recruit academy trained applicants.