Greetings from Hendricks County and welcome to 2021 (finally). I wanted to start by thanking our past Presidents for setting the course and building the foundation that is today’s Indiana Sheriffs’ Association. Over these last six years, I have had the great honor of seeing a true commitment to leadership embodied by those you have elected to serve. Not only have we made great strides in areas like mental illness and jail overcrowding, but we have also built bridges with other key stakeholders in the criminal justice system that will lead to even more collaboration across our state.
As we move into the long legislative session at our statehouse, we are engaged with listening, learning, and leading the conversations on the topics that are important to our communities. Issues like police enhancement and accountability, public safety, training, and officer wellness. We will continue to meet and discuss issues that matter to you and have an impact on the office of the Sheriff.
The challenges of 2020 have brought into focus what is truly important. Having been forced to deal with so much change has been hard but rest assured that your Sheriffs have risen to the occasion and are determined to use these challenges as opportunities to grow as we strive to get even better going into 2021. The key to our continued success will be the relationships we have built and continue to build even now. We must work
together with our partners system-wide and just as importantly, you the citizens we serve.
While I will have several opportunities to communicate with you in the future, my hope is that the tone of this first letter is one of optimism and a spirit of cooperation. I am looking forward to a great year. One voice.
Brett A. Clark
Sheriff of Hendricks County