Cass County Sheriff Dwight Diehl announced this week his intention to seek another term in the November election.
Diehl said that even though the countys population has increased, reported crimes have been kept to a minimum, or decreased in many categories. He attributes much of the success to the citizens who have been supportive of the Sheriffs Office and the programs the Sheriffs Office provides.
But, he said, even though progress has been made, there is plenty to improve on.
Diehl is particularly proud of his offices specialized units, which include Patrol, Investigations, Jail, Civil Process, Court Security, Dispatch, Cyber Crimes Investigation, Traffic, the Cell Extraction Response Team, Tactical Unit, Honor Guard, Disaster Emergency Response Team, school resource officers and DARE, and the Criminal Apprehension Unit.
Civilian units include the Sheriffs Auxiliary, Sheriffs Posse and the Citizens Academy.
The Sheriffs Office currently hosts a 700-hour academy for the Missouri Sheriffs Training Academy, which to date has graduated 50 certified peace officers for the State of Missouri.