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2024 Endorsements


State Legislature

Local Elections

Candidate: Jerry Ramos-Arce

Jerry Ramos-Arce
Hall County Sheriff

Jerry Ramos is running to be the Hall County Sheriff.

He is a 3rd generation Puerto Rican born in Brooklyn, NY, ascending from a humble upbringing. He is an (8) year military veteran and started his Georgia law enforcement career in January of (1998) as a uniform patrol officer. During his policing career, he has served in various capacities to include Corporal, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Operations Commander, and Chief. He has also served in various specialized roles to include Narcotic K9 Handler, School Resources Officer, Narcotic Enforcement, and Special Response.

He plans to take advantage of his skills in security and law enforcement to better protect the community along with its assets. He also plans to use his experience in relationship building and intercultural relations to build a more cohesive office environment and enhance the community bond to support a more inclusive operation.

He attended Thomas Edison State University and graduated from the Chief of Police Executive Training Course in (2004) from the Georgia Association of Chief Police. He has obtained a combined (1500) hours of advanced training from several institutions to include the Emergency Management Institute, Georgia Public Safety Training Center, Carolina Institute of Community Policing, Chatham County Canine Training Center, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and NE Georgia Police Academy.

In 2024, he wants to be the catalyst to boost Latino representation among Georgia Sheriff’s and if elected, his priorities include ending the 287(g) I.C.E agreement and implementing a proactive and tough S.T.E.P plan to reverse the trend on local human trafficking, community violence, opioids, gun violence, and marginalization.

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