FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Tuesday afternoon, David Gladieux announced his candidacy for Allen County Sheriff at an event at the Allen County GOP headquarters in Fort Wayne.
“I am excited to announce my campaign here today, and I am eager to share with the voters of Allen County my experience, my values and my vision for this department,” Gladieux said. “I’ve served this department and this community for nearly 30 years, and I believe I’m the only candidate with the experience, qualifications and commitment to be the next Sheriff.”
Gladieux is a 28-year veteran of the Allen County Sheriff’s Department, and has served as Chief Deputy Sheriff for the past six-plus years. His experience includes work as a road patrol, K-9 handler, major crimes detective, member of the Allen County S.W.A.T. team, emergency dispatcher and civilian confinement officer. He also played a key role in initiating the development of the Allen County Sheriff’s Department Training Facility.
In addition, Gladieux has attended the National Fire Academy and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA; only 1 percent of law enforcement personnel nationwide are invited to attend the Academy in Quantico.
“I’ve worked closely with the past four sheriffs, and I intend to build on the firm foundation they’ve established for Allen County,” Gladieux said. “I plan to continue to work with local, state and federal officials toward completion of the Training Facility, and I plan to further a positive relationship with those same officials to reduce the costs of inmate healthcare, improve public safety and control costs.
“My department will be one that is efficient, effective and committed to the service and safety of the citizens of Allen County,” he added.