Door County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Jeff Farley has announced he plans to run for sheriff in the Nov. 4 election.
Door County Sheriff Terry Vogel announced last month that he would not seek a fourth term as sheriff. Vogel has served as sheriff for 12 years.
“It has been my privilege to serve under several sheriffs: LeRoy Klein, Charles Brann and Terry Vogel. Each one building on the Door County tradition of professionalism and dedication in serving our community,” Farley said in a news release.
“My goal is to continue to provide this high quality law enforcement, which the people of Door County have come to expect. That is why I am announcing my intent to run as a Republican candidate for the position of Door County sheriff.”
Farley graduated in 1981 with a degree in police science from District One Technical College in Eau Claire and started his law enforcement career in 1984. In 1986 he was hired by Klein. His positions over the years have included jailer/dispatcher, road patrol deputy for 12 years, SWAT team member, and technical accident investigator. He was also a field training officer for new employees.
In 2007 Farley was promoted to his current position as a field service lieutenant overseeing the Patrol Division consisting of 22 road patrol deputies, the Investigative Division consisting of five investigators, and 20 Reserve Unit deputies.
“It is my responsibility that these 47 employees are properly trained, provided with the skills and equipment needed to meet the goals and objective of the Sheriff’s Department and overseeing of all field activities involving law enforcement that occur within the county,” Farley said.
He has been married for 31 years to his wife, Terri, a registered nurse at Ministry Door County Medical Center, and has two adult children, Elizabeth and Justin. He is an active member of Bay View Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay and serves on the church council. Previously he served on its property board.