Vidor chief Rod Carroll announces bid for Jefferson County sheriff

Published 12:08 am Tuesday, November 26, 2019


Vidor Police Chief Rod Carroll intends to run for Jefferson County Sheriff.

Carroll has scheduled a formal announcement for noon Dec. 3 at the Jefferson County Republican Party office in Port Neches. He has 31 years of experience in law enforcement and said he has a thorough understanding of the duties of sheriff. Rod has experience in both law enforcement and corrections and is former assistant chief deputy in the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

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Besides his law enforcement experience, he is the former owner of a small business, Stat Care EMS, which he grew to the largest privately owned ambulance service in Texas. Carroll, in his announcement to media, said he understands the responsibility of meeting a payroll, while providing a stable work environment for co-workers to enable them to provide for their families. As a business leader, he is the recipient of the Beaumont Chamber of Commerce Small Business Person of the Year Award and a nominee for Southeast Texan of the Year Award for his civic service in numerous non-profit organizations by the Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission.

As a Certified Public Accountant, he said he understands the need of a budget and fiscal restraints. The Sheriff’s Office operates the largest departmental budget with a $41 million budget.

Carroll’s career in law enforcement includes two Officer of the Year Awards, two Life Saving Awards and numerous accommodations for dedication to duty. He has held several positions which include patrol, criminal investigations, field training officer, SWAT, public information officer, community oriented policing officer, Assistant Chief Deputy and Chief of Police.

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