Compton running for Sheriff

Published 4:34 pm Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Andy Compton a lifelong resident of Crenshaw County recently announced his candidacy for Crenshaw County Sheriff.

Compton holds a bachelor’s degree from Troy University and has more than 16 years of law enforcement and corrections experience.

He began his career with the Crenshaw County Sheriff’s Office and has worked as a jailer, deputy sheriff, investigator, and drug task force agent. He is currently working as a state probation and parole officer for the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles and is assigned to Crenshaw and Butler Counties.

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He is trained in criminal investigations, narcotic investigations, law enforcement management, corrections management, and personnel management.

He is a member of Luverne Mason Lodge #630, is a past president of the Crenshaw County Shrine Club, and currently is on the Board of Directors of Alcazar Shrine Center in Montgomery.

Compton feels that with his experience and training that he can lead the Crenshaw County Sheriff’s Office forward in the 21st century by enforcing the law with compassion and common sense.

Compton said he wants to help the people of the county with honesty, fairness, and understanding,  as well as letting the public know that his door will always be open to anyone that needs his assistance.

“Together we can make a difference,” Compton said.