Republican Jason Dombkowski files candidacy for Tippecanoe County Sheriff

West Lafayette Police Chief Jason Dombkowski officially turned in his paperwork to run for Tippecanoe County Sheriff Thursday.

Posted: Feb. 8, 2018 10:05 PM
Updated: Feb. 9, 2018 10:15 AM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - West Lafayette Police Chief Jason Dombkowski officially turned in his paperwork to run for Tippecanoe County Sheriff Thursday.

Scroll for more content...

Dombkowski is running as a Republican in this year's race for sheriff. Right after he filed Thursday evening, he had a campaign kickoff party at The Outpost.

Dombkowski hopes to replace Sheriff Barry Richard. He believes his 24 years in law enforcement and ten years as chief have prepared him for the job.

He said his focus will be on the drug crisis that has hit Tippecanoe County. He said he wants to implement a rehabilitation program in the jail for inmates addicted to drugs. Another goal is to improve the K-9 program.

"Don't you think it's about time that we run K-9s through the jail to find these drugs? Don't you think?" said Dombkowski. "Can you believe that that's not currently being done?"

Tippecanoe County Lieutenant John 'Woody' Ricks has also filed to run for sheriff. He turned in his paperwork on Jan. 18.

Current Sheriff Barry Richard has not filed. News 18 reached out to Sheriff Richard to ask if he plans on filing, but never heard back. The deadline to file will be Friday by noon.

Related Content

Article Comments

West Lafayette
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 69°
Kokomo
Overcast
73° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 73°
Rensselaer
Overcast
70° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 70°
Fowler
Overcast
70° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 70°
Williamsport
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 69°
Crawfordsville
Clear
68° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 68°
Frankfort
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 72°
Delphi
Scattered Clouds
69° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 69°
Monticello
Scattered Clouds
69° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 69°
Logansport
Overcast
70° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 70°
A Hot and Humid Holiday Weekend Ahead
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Community Events