GEARY COUNTY, Kan. (WIBW) -- It’s a life-long dream come true for a local lawman who is now the head of the Geary County Sheriff’s Department.
Tony Wolf was sworn in as Geary County Sheriff on Monday, January 14, 2013 at the County Clerk’s Office, along with several other county officials.
Wolf was elected in November to lead the department, taking the spot of Jim Jensen, who retired after serving three terms as sheriff.
“I love serving the community. I love to serve Geary County, Junction City, as my hometown. There’s no greater honor than to serve those that I’ve grown up with. This is one dream that I’ve had all my life and here it is. We’ve made it,” the new sheriff said after the ceremony.
Wolf has been with the agency for 16 years and worked his way up through the ranks, starting as a jailer.
He says one of his first goals in office is to update the department’s computer equipment so that deputies are better equipped to fight cyber crimes, especially those involving children.
Sheriff Wolf says he also wants continue building a close working relationship with other local law enforcement agencies, especially the Junction City Police Department.
Brad Clark will serve as Wolf’s undersheriff. Clark was the police chief in Grandview Plaza.