Newton County Sheriff

Full Interview

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Ezell Brown(D)

Incumbent

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Justin Hipps (R)

Candidate

Question #1

What strategies do you propose for preventing and reducing crime in Newton County?

Ezell Brown (D)

Incumbent

Justin Hipps (R)

Candidate

Question #2

How will you promote community engagement and collaboration between law enforcement and residents?

Ezell Brown (D)

Incumbent

Justin Hipps (R)

Candidate

Question #3

How will you ensure that deputies receive ongoing training to handle evolving law enforcement challenges and uphold professional standards effectively?

Ezell Brown (D)

Incumbent

Justin Hipps (R)

Candidate

Question #4

What measures will you implement to ensure the responsible use of force by law enforcement officers and promote accountability?

Ezell Brown (D)

Incumbent

Justin Hipps (R)

Candidate

Question #5

How do you plan to improve law enforcement responses to mental health crises and provide support to individuals in need?

Ezell Brown (D)

Incumbent

Justin Hipps (R)

Candidate

Question #6

What approaches will you take to combat drug-related crime and address substance abuse issues within the community?

Ezell Brown (D)

Incumbent

Justin Hipps (R)

Candidate

Question #7

How will you work to prevent the formation of gangs and intervene effectively to disrupt gang activity in Newton County?

Ezell Brown (D)

Incumbent

Justin Hipps (R)

Candidate

Question #8

How do you intend to collaborate with schools to ensure a safe learning environment for students and staff?

Ezell Brown (D)

Incumbent

Justin Hipps (R)

Candidate

Question #9

What steps will you take to increase transparency in the operations of the sheriff's office and build trust with the community?

Ezell Brown (D)

Incumbent

Justin Hipps (R)

Candidate

Question #10

How will you ensure that the sheriff's office is prepared to respond to emergencies and natural disasters, coordinating with other agencies for effective response and recovery efforts?

Ezell Brown (D)

Incumbent

Justin Hipps (R)

Candidate