My name is James A. Gulley Jr. and I would like to serve you as the next Sheriff of Bennington County. As a life long citizen of this county and career law enforcement officer and educator, I will continue the tasks and services the department has contracted as well as address threats that require cooperation of all law enforcement agencies.
I am seeing, first hand, a lethal threat that increasingly endangers the health, safety, and prosperity of our communities—the opioid epidemic. I have helped develop successful strategic plans within the state of Vermont to attack the crisis and have the skills needed to create and implement effective plans within our county. We must face this epidemic together from protecting our citizens to supporting programs working toward recovery without relapse.
The envisioned Bennington County Sheriff’s Department will exist to serve all people with respect, fairness, and sensitivity. Empowered by the community to protect the lives, property, and rights of all people. To enforce the law impartially by providing quality service in partnership with the community. Ethical behavior and professional conduct will be attained at the highest degree, at all times. To fulfill its mission, the Bennington County Sheriff’s Department will be dedicated to providing a quality work environment and the development of its members through effective training and leadership.