Recently, I read the Editor’s Corner on Sheriff John Anderson and his decision not to run for office. I wanted to take an opportunity to introduce myself.
My name is Greg Noll and I have 27 years of experience as a police officer and have been a police supervisor the last 12 years. I work for Fresno Police Department as a detective sergeant and am running for sheriff in Madera County in 2014.
I met with Sheriff Anderson in October of last year to discuss my desire to make a difference in the community and run for the sheriff position. I formed my committee in November of 2012 and have been laying the foundation in my preparation to run for the position.
I currently live in Madera County, in Oakhurst, where I grew up, graduating from Yosemite High. I completed my education at Fresno State, graduating with a degree in criminology.
After expressing my desire to run, and talking about the experience I have, I was very encouraged by Sheriff Anderson and his belief that a person with my experience and qualifications would be a good fit for his department.
Since my decision to run, I have been attending monthly community meetings with Supervisor Wheeler and Sheriff Anderson, getting to know the concerns of people in their areas of responsibility.
I look forward to the opportunity to meet voters and express to them the reasons I have decided to run, including my qualifications for the job.
I am committed on making a difference in the community, and taking the Madera County Sheriff’s Department to the next level as we in Madera County deal with gang members and methamphetamine use that cause all of us to be concerned about what our future holds. With Prison reform and AB 109, we in Madera County have to be prepared for additional problems that could occur with gang members and people who want to take advantage of the hard-working citizens of Madera County.
Oakhurst, (Detective sergeant, 27 year veteran)