About Dwight Baird for Kendall County Sheriff
My name is Dwight Baird and I am running for Kendall County Sheriff. My primary goal is to make Kendall County a safe place to work, live and raise your family. I bring a variety of experience, education, proven leadership and professionalism to the table and a desire to improve the performance of the office.
We need a Sheriff in Kendall County who is prepared to protect our families from the potential threats that often arise when counties like ours experience such tremendous growth. This is why I want to be your Sheriff – To ensure the safety of our children and to bring a sense of pride back to Kendall County residents.
I began my law enforcement career with the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office in December 1990 as a Patrol Deputy and joined the Oswego Police Department in July of 1992. During my 22 years as a police officer, having earned positions with increasing levels of responsibilities that ultimately culminated with my appointment as Chief of Police, a position I have held for the past 10 years. Under my leadership, this department has achieved national accreditation with excellence with a proactive approach to preventing crime from occurring.
I am a graduate of Waubonsee Community College, Aurora University and Western Illinois University with a graduate degree in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration. I graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) National Academy in leadership and management classes, which have allowed me to participate in global law enforcement philosophies and best practices.
I feel it is imperative to have a proven professional holding this office as we move forward. Over the last 20 years, law enforcement services have evolved from simply arresting criminals to encompassing more complex responsibilities. Today we are the front line of defense for terrorism and random acts of violence at schools and businesses. These important responsibilities demand a decisive leader.
I have lived in Kendall County my entire life and have seen many changes. I feel it is time for serious professionalism and leadership in the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office. As your Sheriff, I will procure the tools and resources necessary to provide the most professional law enforcement services to our residents.
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