MOUNT VERNON — Roger Brown has announced his candidacy to run for the office of Sheriff of Knox County. He has filed his petition with the Knox County Board of Elections for the March 2012 Primary as a Republican.
Brown was employed by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office from March 1993 until Dec. 2, 2011, when he had to resign in order to run for this office. He began as a deputy, working in the jail, then as a patrol deputy, and was promoted to the rank of sergeant of the Detective Division.
While working at the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, he was assigned to many high-profile, major crimes, and was given several awards for his investigative work. In addition to his law enforcement experience, Brown also owned and operated a small business for four years in Knox County.
“I believe that I have the experience, dedication, and proven leadership to be the next sheriff of Knox County. If elected, I will continue to strive for excellence as a law enforcement agency, while focusing on re-implementing neighborhood watch programs, communicating effectively with the community about what is going on in Knox County, as well as staying within a set budget.”
Brown is a member/former member of the International Association of Homicide Investigators, National Association of Computerized Voice Stress Analyst Examiners, Ohio Narcotics Association of Regional Coordinating Offices, the METRICH Drug Task Force, and the Fraternal Order of Police.
Brown has been married to his wife, Lisa, for 20 years, and they have an 11-year-old son, Lucas. He is a lifelong resident of Knox County.