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Kidd seeks re-election

Sheriff William G. “Billy” Kidd Jr. has announced that he is seeking re-election in November. Kidd, who was formerly a Fish and Game officer, has held the position since 2008. In his statement, Kidd said, “Our team has made major improvements in operations at the Buckingham Sheriff’s Office, but there is much more to be done. Through grants, donations, volunteer groups and the full support of the Buckingham County Board of

William G. “Billy”
Kidd Jr.

Supervisors we have been able to provide some of the best state of the art equipment and upgrades to efficiency. The world is changing and we must keep pace with those changes. We have a close working relationship with all of the area law enforcement agencies and have written mutual aid agreements in place with most of them, in the event of an emergency. The Piedmont Regional Drug and Gang Task Force, that we are a part of, has been quite successful in stemming the tide of illegal drugs. We are constantly striving to keep our schools safe by maintaining communication and addressing concerns of the school superintendent and staff. Community outreach is still an important part of our job and when programs or appearances are requested, we will continue to try to fill that need. Our office receives, on average, 300 calls for service each week and my deputies are highly trained and professional. As always my door is open, suggestions are welcome and I am dedicated to working with the citizens of Buckingham County to continue to keep it a safe place to live, work and raise our children. I ask for your continued support, your prayers and your vote on Tuesday Nov. 5.”