WHY WE ENDORSED: Loar, a district commander for the Florida Highway Patrol, was elected sheriff in 2008 over three longtime deputies, including McMullen.
took it a step further, bringing in a temporary undersheriff from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement
to provide independent review.
's swift changes - not unexpectedly - brought resentment among some troops loyal to his
Today, many - due to shift changes, pay cuts and freezes, controversial terminations and what's been labeled "a lack of respect" - oppose his
And some of those people - including his
opponent - come from the rank of lieutenant, where former captains were sent.
could have had any success the past four years handcuffed via management job-protection rules Raymond saw through is incredible.
In many companies, managers who do not support change are fired or resign.
But while many deputies support McMullen, Loar
's team has had great success.
While the sheriff patrols mostly the unincorporated county, the entire county's crime rate fell 5.7 percent from 2008, pre-Loar, to 2011, under Loar
Compare that to comparable decreases of only 1.9 percent and 6.5 percent in neighboring Brevard and St. Lucie counties.
The improvement came despite budget cuts at the department.
's proposed fiscal 2013 budget is 14.2 percent less than the one he
inherited in fiscal 2009.
Such cuts beat those in neighboring counties.
also has come under attack for the jail break of two violent felons.
reassigned McMullen to lieutenant in charge of a road patrol unit.
's been adequate, but he
has a high upside.
certainly can improve on the human-relations end, undoing his
reorganization likely would be a budget buster county taxpayers cannot afford.
WE RECOMMEND DERYL LOAR.
Attorney General Pam Bondi Endorses Sheriff Deryl Loar
Responds Sheriff Loar:
I saw good qualities in Sheriff Deryl Loar and Bill McMullen.
I am endorsing, and will do everything I can to promote Loar for sheriff.
Some say negative campaigning is used so often because it works.
I never believed in negative campaigns.
has much to be proud of.
He has been a partner with the County Commission in our efforts to cut spending and avoid tax increases in tough economic times.
has fought for lower crime rates, close pill mills and increase community involvement.
has been a tireless backer of community groups and strongly supported area nonprofits.
has been a leader in revamping and modernizing the Sheriff's Office, improved training and has earned the respect of his
peers in law enforcement.
We need Loar to continue as sheriff.
I already have voted for Loar
, and as a former sheriff who knows what it takes, I urge you to vote for him also.
Sheriff Deryl Loar has been notified by the Indian River County Supervisor's of Elections that he has officially qualified to be on the August 14, 2012 primary election ballot.
Sheriff Loar collected over 1000 verified and signed Candidate Petitions and easily validated the 909 that are needed to get placed on the ballot.
said " This is a great start to our successful 2012 re-election, this was accomplished by the support of our community and the hard working volunteers involved in our campaign, and I thank them!"
By Florida law, a candidate must receive 1 % of the registered voters within the county, or pay a filing fee of $7526.94 to be on the ballot for the Office of Sheriff within Indian River County
is the only candidate for sheriff that has qualified for the Office of Sheriff, in Indian River County
Contact Info 772-528-1856
April 05, 2011
Sheriff Deryl Loar is proud to officially announce his bid for re-election for the Office of Sheriff in Indian River County!
Since assuming office in January 2009, Sheriff Loar has pursued his 2008 campaign objectives to best serve the residents of Indian River County.
's leadership, the Sheriff's office has reduced its budget every year - totaling nearly 3 million dollars in reductions.
Sheriff Loar cites some of the major accomplishments that the Sheriff's Office has made while under his command to include major improvements in the county jail that ultimately led to the facility being recognized by the Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission (FCAC).
Thirty-six of the sixty-seven county jails are FCAC
"The FCAC accreditation process brought the standards and integrity of that component to an extremely high level, this accomplishment was long overdue!"
Sheriff Loar is also extremely proud of the recent recognition by the Commission on Law Enforcement Accreditation (CALEA).
has designated our agency as a "flagship agency" - One of only 4 agencies in the State of Florida.
CALEA Flagship is the "gold standard" for law enforcement agencies to achieve.
This achievement is one that most agencies desire.
Additionally, Sheriff Loar recognized that the Sheriff's Office needed to be more involved with local non-profit social service agencies.
philosophy is that if his
agency can have successful relationships and assist them in their endeavors, the entire community will benefit.
is 43 years old and has been marred to his
wife, Dr. Jennifer Loar
for nearly 22 years.
They are raising their two young boys in beautiful Vero Beach.