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7/21/2012



Ronald W. Corbett

Age:  56

Residence:  Brunswick

In Glynn County:  23 years

Occupation: Glynn County undersheriff

Relationship status: Married, eight children

Education: Master of public administration (specific to justice administration)

Church or civic memberships: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; Local Emergency Planning Committee; FBI National Academy Association; American Jail Association; American Correctional Association

Achievements: Top graduate of Police Academy; promotions in Sheriff's Office to major, colonel and undersheriff

What is the No. 1 issue facing the office you are seeking and how do you propose to tackle/resolve that issue?

I believe the No. 1 issue facing the Glynn County Sheriff's Office is seeing to the completion of construction of a functional jail that can be efficiently operated and making a seamless transition into the new facility.

There must be sufficient space to classify and house the current jail population, plus 8 to 10 years of growth. A long-term, 40- to 50-year master plan for detention capacity should be developed utilizing members of the judiciary, law enforcement officials and other important stakeholders in the community. Just as important is the need to build and operate the jail within the prescribed budget.

As the current chief deputy/undersheriff of the Glynn County Sheriff's Office and previous jail administrator, I am keenly aware of all jail operations. Having served as a Special Master on the Blue Ribbon Committee appointed by U.S. District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood, I contributed to the recommendations of the committee that were followed by the Glynn County Commission regarding jail expansion/construction.

I am now leading the jail design team from the sheriff's office, working with the architects and engineers in a design tailored to meet Glynn County's needs. It is important to maintain continuity of personnel in a project of this magnitude and scope in order to carry out the original conceptual plan.

I have also managed an approximate $10 million budget for many years, and I understand the processes involved in budgeting.

What makes you the best qualified candidate for office?

I am the best qualified candidate because of my proven leadership, relevant experience, training and education.

I have been serving the citizens of Glynn County as the current chief deputy/undersheriff for 10 years, and I have been second in charge of the sheriff's office for the past 16 years.

I know just about every aspect of all operations. I have managed a $10 million budget, over 150 employees and I am an expert in jail management.

Managing an office the size of the Glynn County Sheriff's Office requires a professional administrator, and I am a professional administrator with a master of public administration degree specific to justice administration. I am also a graduate of the FBI National Academy. I also know very well the legal challenges to an organization our size, and I have developed and implemented the majority of operational policies and procedures of the sheriff's office.

E. Neal Jump

Age: 55

Residence: Brunswick

In Glynn County: 33 years

Occupation: Glynn County Sheriff deputy major

Relationship status:  Married, two children, four grandchildren

Education: Some college; graduated from the 55th Georgia State Patrol Trooper Academy

Church or civic memberships: Christian Renewal Church

Achievements: Three-time Lifesaving Award; Trooper of the Year by the Exchange Club of Brunswick; member of the Georgia State Patrol team to compile the Core Values used daily by members of the GSP

What is the No. 1 issue facing the office you are seeking and how do you propose to resolve that issue?

The Glynn County Sheriff's Office consist of two areas that must be maintained to the fullest extent.

First, we are a law enforcement agency entrusted with many important duties. We must continue to serve and perform our duties to the citizens of Glynn County in the professional manner in which they deserve.

This duty will be accomplished by all employees, detention staff, clerical and the deputies.

What makes you the best qualified candidate for office?

I have the law enforcement experience, leadership and desire for the employees and citizens.

I am pro-active. I know from experience what the outside agencies need from our staff when placing people into our facility. I know the duties that our employees must perform to the highest level of service.

This office is the highest elected constitutional office in Glynn County, and I will answer to the people that entrust me with the honor of being their sheriff.

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