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January 18, 2014

Allen announces run for a second term

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With criminals becoming ever-more sophisticated, he added, falling behind the technological curve isn’t a viable option. “For the safety of my officers on the road,” he said, “it’s an absolute necessity that we keep moving toward a greater, more efficient adoption of technology. Criminals certainly won’t wait to make upgrades whenever and wherever they can, and we’ve got to keep pace.”

Even before making a formal public announcement, Allen said he’s received generally positive reaction from the community regarding another run. “I started a Facebook page at around 11 p.m., Friday night to promote this second run,” he said. “By Monday morning, I already had 600 likes.”

The sheriff added that Facebook has many practical applications besides being useful as a reelection tool. “I use Facebook quite a bit,” he said. “It’s such a great way to stay connected to the community. People send me job-related questions and comments all the time and I welcome those. In fact, I welcome all Decatur Countians to ‘friend’ me and feel free to message me directly. Just search for ‘Greg Allen’ on Facebook.”

Allen served as Westport Town Marshal from 1981 to 1985, during which time he attended the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. After that, from July to November 1985, he attended the Indiana State Police Academy and was formally appointed as an Indiana State Police trooper Nov. 10, 1985.

He has also long been active in the Decatur County community outside of the Sheriff’s Department, too, including serving several years as golf coach of both the high school and junior high school boys golf teams, a position for which he received two nominations for Mid-Hoosier Conference Gold Coach of the Year.

Now that his ISP career is over and most of his first term is completed, the sheriff said he couldn’t imagine serving in law enforcement anyplace other than Decatur County.

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