Brumby announces bid for re-election as Goliad County sheriff

Dec. 27, 2011 at 6:27 a.m.

Goliad County Sheriff Kirby Brumby, 65, is seeking the Republican party nomination for Goliad County sheriff.

During his first term in office, Brumby says he has implemented changes to improve the effectiveness of the office.

"I instituted written policies and procedures for the sheriff's office employees," Brumby said. "This establishes my expectations of the deputies, dispatchers and jailers, and holds them accountable to a professional standard."

Brumby has overseen compliance with the new Texas Jail Standards approved written jail policies in dealing with inmates.

"When I took office, one of the first changes that I made was to expect deputies to answer all calls for service made to the sheriff's office, just like EMS answers all calls," Brumby said.

Brumby also implemented the policy to report all calls that resulted in an offense to the DPS Crime Statistics, increasing the accuracy of the records kept.

"I knew that these changes would cause the statistics to rise, but the changes were the right thing to do," Brumby said.

During his time in office, Brumby has reduced the cost of running the sheriff's office, returning money from his budget to the general fund annually, while making improvements to the law enforcement building.

"He came in $94,000 under his original budget," said Goliad County Auditor Susana Morón. "I think that he watches his budget really well and that really does help us in controlling our budget."

Brumby's budget was amended to allow for new vehicles and under the new budget, Brumby was under budget by $117,563, Morón said.

"I have provided professional leadership to the sheriff's office and will continue to serve with honesty, integrity, ethics and fairness," Brumby said.



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