BAY MINETTE, Ala. (WALA) – The race for Baldwin County Sheriff is winding down and one of the challengers hoping to unseat incumbent Sheriff Huey “Hoss” Mack is Jeff Dunn.
Dunn served for 16 years with the sheriff’s office before making his transition into working as an investigator with the Baldwin County District Attorney’s Office.
He said he has a unique perspective that makes him stand out among the three contenders.
“I’m the only candidate who has the patrol experience starting out at the entry level. And I can see things from a different angle from what the two other opponents have,” Dunn said.
Over a decade of Dunn’s time working has been in the narcotics division. He said with the growth in the county, a big focus in his administration would be on drug crimes.
“Eighty-five percent of all in our county is somehow drug related. And with my drug enforcement experience, I think we can lead the fight on drugs in a different direction,” Dunn said.
One of his plans to help combat drug crimes is through the establishment of a reserve deputy program to increase the department’s man power.
“I’ve met people all over the county who want to volunteer their time: retired law enforcement, retired military and just your average citizens that want to be trained and utilized,” Dunn said.
Dunn will meet with Mack and his other challenger, former chief deputy Larry Milstid, Thursday night at a debate in Fairhope.