An open letter from Mark Chamberlain, a candidate for Hendry County, Florida Sheriff
Dear Hendry County Citizens,
My name is Mark Chamberlain, a five-year resident of Clewiston. I'm a husband, the father of four great kids, the grandfather of one and a candidate for Sheriff of Hendry County. I recently completed a very blessed and wonderful career with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office where I served our neighbors to the east for over twenty-six years. I made the decision to retire from the PBSO in order to put all of my experience, training, abilities and education to work as YOUR sheriff as I am greatly concerned with the future quality of life here in Hendry County.
While working at the PBSO, I held the ranks of deputy sheriff, sergeant, lieutenant and captain. I lead and guided deputy sheriffs since my first promotion in 1989 up until my retirement in December of last year. As a commander, I developed and oversaw budgets ranging from $8 to $35 million and I was responsible for divisions ranging from 65 to 425 employees. I am a state-certified law enforcement and corrections officer as well as a criminal justice instructor. I hold a Master's degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor's degree in Business administration.
I am the only candidate with over a quarter century of Sheriff's Office service and vast supervisory and leadership experience. I have spent my entire adult life working for five different sheriffs in Palm Beach County and I learned a great deal from each of them. I know first hand what works well in a sheriff's office and what doesn't. I know how to lead, inspire and motivate deputies to provide the best service to the citizens and visitors of our county.
If you have any questions or desire additional information, please contact me at 863-599-8844 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit my website at www.chamberlain4sheriff.com
Thank you for taking the time to review this brief introduction, please take care and be safe.
Mark R. Chamberlain