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DENNIS ALLEN FOR
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY SHERIFF 2024

leadership, INTEGRITY, HONESTY, COMMITMENT

PROFESSIONAL ENDORSEMENTS OF Dennis Allen FOR Sheriff 2024

Brad Balk, Retired St. Joseph County Sheriff 
Matt Lori, Retired St. Joseph County Sheriff
Bill Balk, Retired General Motors (UAW)
Mark Major, Lockport Township Supervisor
Steve Wolf, Sherman Township Supervisor 
Sandra Jackson, Colon Township Supervisor 
Mike Himes, Fawn River Township Supervisor 
Dave Peterson, Nottawa Township Supervisor
Erin Arnett, Constantine Township Supervisor
Ron Shaver, Flowerfield Township Supervisor
Don Gloy, White Pigeon Township Supervisor 
Denny and Donna Grubbs, Lockport Township Trustee
Frank Perez, Mayor of Sturgis
Tom Lowry, Mayor of Three Rivers
Judy West-Wing, Retired County Administrator 
Luis Rosado, St. Joseph County Commissioner 
Thomas Shumaker, Retired St. Joseph County Probate Judge
Jerry Solis, Pastor
Cathi Abbs, Retired Director of Sturgis Chamber of Commerce
David Casterline, Motivational Speaker, Private Consultation
Eric Shafer, County Road Commission, Former County Commissioner
Allan and Trudy Murk, Business and Community Volunteer
Barb Murk, Glen Oaks Comm Coll Administration
Jack Coleman, Retired Navy Veteran
Kay Decker, Community Mental Health Board

DENNIS ALLEN FOR
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY SHERIFF 2024

leadership, INTEGRITY, HONESTY, COMMITMENT

Committee to Elect Dennis Allen Sheriff 2024

Brad Balk, Retired Sheriff
Bill Balk, Retired UAW Employee
Matt Lori, Retired Sheriff
Jerry Solis, Pastor
Cathi Abbs, Retired CEO
Steve Wolf, Township Supervisor
Jack Coleman, Retired Navy Veteran
David Casterline, CEO, Clark Logic
Eric Shafer, Sr. Mgr. Waste Mgmt
Judy West-Wing, Retired County Administrator
Luis Rosado, County Commissioner
Kay Decker, CMH Board
Allan and Trudy Murk, Business and Comm Volunteer
Barb Murk, Glen Oaks CC Administration

Leadership You Deserve

I am asking for the support of all St. Joseph County residents who share my belief that our county’s Sheriff’s Department needs to be taken in a different direction. A direction that leads to the restoration of public trust and accountability within the Sheriff’s Department. I am running for Sheriff because I am concerned about the public’s perception of the department. I believe law enforcement professionals are held to a higher standard of morals and discipline.

Contribute Now to See Change

I began my civilian law enforcement career with the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department in 1982. I was the pioneer of many law enforcement initiatives during my service with the department. Some of those include: Creation of the St. Joseph County Major Crimes Task Force, creation of the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics (SCAN) unit, creation of the department’s Multi-Jurisdictional Special Response Team, construction…

Let Me Help Make
Our Community Better

Time for a Change

The community expects Law Enforcement Officers, especially upper-level managers, to be above reproach in character and integrity, and that starts with the Sheriff. Leaders in Law Enforcement must set the example.

I retired from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department in 2008 after 26 years of impeccable service. I served 20 of those 26 years as the Undersheriff of St. Joseph County. My passion to continue to serve the residents of St. Joseph County remains very strong. Since retiring from the Sheriff’s Department I have served three years on the Centreville Village Council, seven years as a County Commissioner on the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners, four years of which I was elected as Chairman of the Board. I am currently the Chairman of the Sheriff’s Department’s law enforcement committee and have been since becoming a County Commissioner in 2017. I also serve on the county 9-1-1 Board as well as the Roads Committee Board.

I hold a bachelor’s degree in History with a minor in Criminal Justice from Chaminade University of Hawaii. I served 6 years 2 months in the United States Marine Corps as a Military Policeman and Criminal Investigator and returned home to St. Joseph County after being Honorably Discharged in 1981. I began my civilian law enforcement career with the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department in 1982. I was the pioneer of many law enforcement initiatives during my service with the department. Some of those include: Creation of the St. Joseph County Major Crimes Task Force, creation of the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics (SCAN) unit, creation of the department’s Multi-Jurisdictional Special Response Team, construction and renovation of the department’s corrections and administrative buildings, and equipped our officers with state-of-the-art equipment through various state and federal grants.

While Undersheriff, I was asked by the then Sheriff and sitting county commissioners to serve as Interim Director for the St. Joseph County 911 Central Dispatch and Interim Director of St. Joseph County Parks and Recreation. I was also asked to serve as Acting Chief of Police of the Constantine Police Department. All these agencies were experiencing turmoil and I was trusted to assume those roles at different times to “get the agencies back on the tracks” and through tough times.

Countdown Has Begun!

Make Your Voice Heard

Dennis Allen for Sheriff 2024 needs your support to help make St Joseph County in Michigan the best & safest place to live, work and play!

Our County is

More Than Just a

Name

Our close knit communities is what bonds us. Dennis Allen will ensure it stays that way!

Working Harder for You
Join Dennis Allen at the ballot box in August 2024. Pledge your support today!