Powers’ leadership shows at sheriff’s department

I grew up in Point Pleasant and moved away in 1983 to pursue a career. I keep up with local news of government, law enforcement, EMS, etc. that I was involved with years ago — both online and through family and friends while visiting here often.

I’ve known current Mason County Sheriff Greg Powers for 40 years and I’m grateful for my hometown that he took office as your sheriff on the same day he retired from AEP three years ago. In the past year, we’ve reconnected and I’ve been able to meet and interact with current members of the Mason County Sheriff’s Department and observe their work. It’s clear to me that the attitudes and morale at the sheriff’s office is at a high point right now; the result of excellent law enforcement and tax professionals being paired with a great leader.

A healthy and mutual respect between deputies and the sheriff exists today that was lacking in years past. Sheriff Powers has been diligent in bringing his department the equipment and technology needed to perform effectively while working closely with the county commission on matters of budget. Sheriff Powers secures grants for unsafe and impaired driver patrols to enhance safety while saving county funds. Weekly headlines document his department’s effort to rid the county of drugs.

Sheriff Powers spends time serving court papers and routinely works a night shift providing direct support to deputies as well as continuous learning for his own 30-year law enforcement career.

Choose proven leadership and experience with your vote to re-elect Greg Powers and allow the progress at the Mason County Sheriff’s office to continue.

Bob Underwood

Lancaster, Ohio