Dale County has a new candidate for sheriff.
Friday, Walter Ford announced his candidacy. Ford is currently chief deputy for the dale county sheriff's office.
His goals if elected are to uphold the laws with honor, integrity, respect and fairness. Ford plans to form task forces to better monitor convicted sex offenders and put more inmates to work cleaning up communities in the dale county area.
“This position is one of a leadership role for the community. I believe that it can help with leading the community and can help us have a better community,” said Ford.
Elections for sheriff will be held in June.