Fred Neiman, a sergeant with the sheriff’s office and the current media spokesperson, sent this great endorsement letter. Thanks Fred!
“Chuck Atkins began his law enforcement career as an entry level deputy sheriff. His experience includes SWAT, K9 handler and working in our schools as a DARE Officer. Chuck was promoted through the ranks from sergeant to Deputy Chief, an executive position third in line below the Sheriff. Chuck has managed and been instrumental in helping to shape a number of units and programs at the Sheriff’s Office including the Tactical Detective Unit, Gang Task Force, Homeland Security and Law Mobilization mutual aid. He’s been called on to make tough decisions in critical situations. Chuck has the respect of regional law enforcement line staff to executives.
It occurs to me that if the intention was to prepare an individual with demonstrated leadership qualities and a broad range of duty experience to become the chief executive officer of a law enforcement agency, the career path, experience and proven work ethic of Chuck Atkins are perfectly suited for the position of Sheriff of Clark County.
Please join me in voting for Chuck Atkins as our next Sheriff.”