If you think the May 2018 primary election is a long way off you must not be paying attention to the race for Johnson County Sheriff. Term limits prevent the current sheriff from seeking re-election and that means the race is already underway and Stoney Vann, Indiana State Police officer is one of the candidates.
Meet William Stoney Vann
Currently an Indiana State police officer, Vann has lived or worked in Johnson County for 28 years. He highlights his experience as one of many reasons he is qualified to be Johnson County sheriff. “In today’s challenging world, a Sheriff with the most diverse experience protecting you and your family is critical. My experience, qualifications, and education have prepared me well, to make Johnson County safer and the Sheriff’s department even better.”
- Indiana State Police Officer Since 1988
- Commander of Investigations at Indiana Police Post 52 since 2002
- Indianapolis Police Explorer Post 435 Rookie of The Year 1983
- S. Army Military Police Veteran. Basic Training Recruit Valedictorian
- Graduate: Indiana State Police Command College
- Graduate: FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia
- BS Degree (Magna Cum Laude): Emergency & Disaster Management, UIndy
Vann adds “I am a Christian, husband and father.” He and his wife attend Emmanuel Church in Greenwood and volunteer at The Refuge food pantry in Johnson County. Life is not all law enforcement, he adds “My hobbies and interests include golf, traveling, staying fit, and spending time with my wife, our five children, family and friends.”
As Johnson County Sheriff “Solving crimes for victims is my No. 1 priority to our citizens,” Stoney said. To solve more crimes, he plans to strengthen the Investigations Division with personnel, equipment, training and other resources.
Drugs are another area Vann says needs attention. Vann says, “I pledge to aggressively attack the drug epidemic. Vann’s plan is a holistic approach to accountability, education, collaboration and treatment. Vann believes those steps will reduce repeat offenders and alleviate some jail overcrowding as well as promote a more healthy, productive community.
Stoney Vann understands the importance of working with the Johnson County Council and Commissioners to create an effective, efficient and fiscally responsible department. As Sheriff, he will present proposals to resolve jail overcrowding. The current jail was built in 1977. In 1997, the American Civil Liberties Union sued the county due to jail overcrowding. As a result, the jail added 195 beds. However, since 2002, only 23 more bed spaces have been added. Another lawsuit is imminent. As Sheriff, Vann will provide solutions to address jail overcrowding that are effective, administratively sound and fiscally responsible.
Vann’s experience has shown him the value of all employees, civilian staff, correctional officers, reserve and merit deputies. He adds “My vision is for the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department to be a premier law enforcement agency in Indiana. “
The Right Time – The Right Choice – For Johnson County
Paid for and Authorized by Friends of Stoney Vann, Veneda Vann Treasurer