Sheriff Mike Hale qualifies for reelection

Sheriff Mike Hale has served the people of Jefferson County since 2002 and he wants to keep his job.

He filed papers today to seek reelection as Sheriff of Jefferson County.{} The sheriff says even with Jefferson County's financial struggles, the Sheriff's office has been able to keep deputies on the street, crime under control and neighborhoods safe. He has been able to re-open the Bessemer jail and to expand the Sheriff's office law enforcement presence in the Bessemer cut-off.

If he is re-elected, Hale would be serving a fourth term. The election will be held on June 3, 2014