Lieutenant Jeff Farley has announced his candidacy for Door County Sheriff. Farley, who is 53, has been in law enforcement for 30 years & a member of the Door County Sheriff’s Department since 1986. He has served under three sheriffs, the Late Leroy Klein, Chuck Brann & Terry Vogel. Farley worked his way up through the ranks holding the positions of jailer/dispatcher, road deputy for a dozen years, serving on the SWAT team, technical accident investigator & field training officer, juvenile investigator & DARE officer assigned to child sexual assault/abuse cases, investigative sergeant, & jail administrator. In that capacity, he developed new policies & procedures & training criteria for the transition to the new jail facility at the Justice Center. In 2007, Farley was named field service lieutenant, a position in which he oversees the work of 47 employees in the patrol division, investigative division & the reserve unit. In 1981, he received a degree in Police Science from District One Technical College in Eau Claire & has continued his education by attending numerous training programs over the years including management & leadership development, management & risk mitigation for SWAT, event security planning, officer involved shooting, & motivational techniques for employees. Farley &his wife, Terri, have been married 31 years & have two adult children. He has been active at Bay View Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay, serving on the property board & church council. Farley says the training & experience gained over a 30-year career has given him a solid foundation in law enforcement. He says it would be an honor to serve the people of Door County as their next sheriff.