Sheriff Richard Ketchem | Ketchem decides not to seek another term as sheriff
| Ketchem decides not to seek another term as sheriff
decides not to seek another term as sheriff
Sheriff Richard Ketchem
Richard Ketchem said the sheriff is not a criminal investigator but a servant of the court and the people.
My goal has been to uphold the trust placed in me by the citizens, and I have always viewed my position not just as a job but as a commitment to the people of Greene County
The sheriff said he
is most proud of his
commitment to community activities such as Kid Fest
, Read Across America
, area block watches, gun safety and drug awareness.
has presented programs to home-schooled students on Internet safety and he
has assisted with the 55 Drive Alive program for senior citizens.
He is a graduate of Waynesburg Central High School and has an associates degree in architectural drafting from Fayette Institute of Business.
has taken business courses at University and Morgantown (W.Va.) Business College.
has taken an active role at each of the countys five school districts.
I have presented drug programs to students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade, he
Ketchem is past chairman of Greene County Prison Board; a member of the state and national sheriffs association; area chairman for the Training Board for Pennsylvania Deputy Sheriffs Association; chairman of the prison committee of Pennsylvania Sheriffs Association; and crime prevention officer.
He is a member of First United Methodist Church in Waynesburg and served in the U.S. Army.
He has been a UMWA member since 1971; past officer and retired member of Waynesburg Volunteer Fire Department; Carmichaels Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3491; Waynesburg American Legion Post 330; a member of Moose Lodge 461; National Rifle Association; Waynesburg Sportsman Club and the Mt. Morris Sportsman Club.