Harlan Moore has announced his candidacy for the office of Delaware County Sheriff. Moore has 28 years of law enforcement experience and after retiring from the Adams County Sheriff’s Department in Colorado served nearly 4 years as City Manager in the cities of Nevada and Neosho, Missouri. Moore firmly believes our Sheriff’s Department needs a person who has demonstrated experience in government management. Moore’s experience includes extensive exposure to budgets, personnel issues, policy and procedure development, civil liability issues, grant writing and the administration of grants.

Upon retiring, Moore relocated to Delaware County near his parent’s home, where he spent a great deal time as a youth. Moore related it was always his plan to move to Delaware County once he retired.

Once elected to the office, Moore’s first and ongoing goal will be to restore the trust of the citizens of Delaware County and would work to enhance the relationships between agencies and other departments that would be working directly with the Sheriff’s office. Moore will work with surrounding police and sheriff’s offices to deliver economical and highly competent training to members of the Sheriff’s Office. Moore expressed that the work Sheriff Littlefield has started would be a good foundation to build on.

The Sheriff’s Department in Colorado was a large department which allowed Moore to work in several different divisions to enhance his long career. Moore worked as a supervisor in Patrol, Detective, Jail, and served as a helicopter pilot in the Aviation Section and retired as a Patrol Watch Commander.

During his career, Moore had extensive ongoing law enforcement technical and management training highlighted by graduating from Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command.

Moore lives west of Jay with his wife Karen of 34 years, who is the director of the Lighthouse Pregnancy Center in Jay, and son “RJ” who is attending NEO. Moore also has three additional sons and four grandchildren who live in Denver and Chicago.

Moore would appreciate your vote and support and has developed a campaign website that can be viewed at www.moore4delawaresheriff.com or he can be reached by calling him at 918-253-7127.