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Thursday, December 31, 2020

Bates County Sheriff Chad Anderson swore in today for his fourth term as Sheriff

The Bates County Sheriff’s Office would like to congratulate Sheriff Chad Anderson as he was swore in today for his fourth term as Sheriff. 

Sheriff Anderson took office on January 1st of 2009. Sheriff Anderson has spent his entire law enforcement career in Bates County with his first position as a Volunteer Reserve Police Officer for the City of Adrian in 1997. 

He later received his Police Officer certification in 1999 at the National Police Academy in Warrensburg Missouri. He then began working for the City of Butler as a patrolman where he moved up to Sergeant before deciding to run for Sheriff in 2008. 

Sheriff Anderson says that during his career he has observed law enforcement change exponentially and not always for the best. He says he has learned that there is one constant in law enforcement and that is change. 

Sheriff Anderson says his biggest achievement is supporting and investing in the employees at the Sheriff’s Office and being fiscally sound with your tax dollars. “Showing that we care about our staff and their livelihoods has enabled them to strive to be better and bring the agency to a level of professionalism our whole community can be proud of. Being fiscally sound has also allowed for us to increase the trust of the community which is needed in order to be successful.” 

Sheriff Anderson was swore in today by the Honorable Judge Julie Highley.