Candidates for Clark County sheriff speak to Action News
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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- It’s only been a few weeks since Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie announced he would 'not' seek re-election, but there is already a growing list of people who would like his job.
Former Assistant Sheriff Ted Moody is the most recent candidate to officially announce his intent to run for Sheriff.
Moody said he's responsible for developing and implementing much of the current officer training, as well as getting detectives out of the buildings and back on to the streets to solve crimes.
“I've been a police officer for more than 30 years and I have led and managed and quite successfully at the highest levels within the organization,” said Moody.
Officer Laurie Bisch is hoping the third time is a charm having run for sheriff in 2006 and 2010. With more than 20 years of experience patrolling the streets, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police veteran says she'll be a voice for the community she's come to know firsthand.
“When you call the police, I am the one that comes,” said Bisch. “I know what this community wants. I know what they're feeling and I deal with them one-on-one on a daily basis. So, I bring a completely different perspective.”
A former Las Vegas constable is throwing his name in the hat. Robert Gronauer, also known as "Bobby G," says Metro needs to create a culture of compassion and trust between citizens, officers and the media
“We need to bring the community back to be partners with the police department. And that's not where it's at right now,” he said.
Gronauer has been in law enforcement for about three decades, including time with metro.
Other possible candidates include Former Sheriff Bill Young, who oversaw the department from 2003 to 2007.
Young, who now works as vice president of security for Station Casinos, has previously said he is intrigued by the idea of running, but has not yet made a formal announcement.