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Election 2016

Ron Hickman On The First Few Months As Harris County Sheriff

Sheriff Hickman looks at county jail management, budget, response times, crime clearance statistics and other issues.

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Sheriff Ron Hickman  in front of a mic
Maggie Martin
Sheriff Ron Hickman was appointed by the Harris County Commissioners Court last May to fill the vacancy left for former Sheriff Adrian Garcia, who resigned to run for mayor.

Sheriff Ron Hickman was appointed by the Harris County Commissioners Court last May to fill the vacancy left for former Sheriff Adrian Garcia, who resigned to run for mayor. Houston Matters host Craig Cohen talked with Sheriff Hickman about some of the issues he’s encountered in the past few months.

Republican Hickman is facing strong candidates from both sides of the aisle to keep his job. Republican opponent Carl Pittman has a law enforcement background. Democratic primary voters have former council member Ed Gonzalez, and his opponents include Jerome Moore and Jeff Stauber, both of whom have years of law enforcement experience.

You can hear Craig Cohen’s conversation with Sheriff Hickman on Wednesday’s Houston Matters.

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