Mulch said he is proud of how the employees of the office have worked as a team to ensure citizens receive services and protection.
“Jefferson County continues to face shortfalls concerning its financial health,” Mulch said. “The county board of supervisors has worked extremely hard to balance budgets and to correct problems that began many years ago. I wish to remain a member of this team and want to be a part of the solution to these problems.”
Mulch said he wants to continue to meet challenges and do his best for the citizens of the county.
“I am a life-long resident of this county,” Mulch continued. “I have no other business interest or agenda to assist anyone other than the common citizen of this county. I am a full time sheriff and remain committed to our county 24-hours a day.”
Mulch has been employed with the sheriff’s office for 34 years, working in all aspects of operation including patrol, supervision and administration. He served under two sheriffs and was elected sheriff in 2009, completing three terms. Mulch has a degree in criminal justice from Illinois Eastern Community College, a graduate of the University of Illinois Police Training Institute, a graduate of law enforcement executive management from Northwestern University, a grade of the Illinois Sheriff’s Institute and the National Sheriff’s Institute. He carries many certifications and recognitions from his years in law enforcement.
Mulch said issues facing the office are actually challenges that law enforcement personnel face on a daily basis.
“While priority is necessary to best utilize available resources, it can be dangerous to publicly outline strategy in defense of an area serviced by law enforcement, and in particular, the office of Jefferson County Sheriff,” Mulch said. “Some of our strategies and challenges have been targeted by my office for many years, with significant progress made to safeguard residents from known and unknown dangers and threats to their safety.”