Special to the News-Times
COLDSPRING — San Jacinto County Sheriff Greg Capers made moves within the office to help promote his vision of growth within his staff.
Capers said it is his policy to provide the opportunity for advancement within his office, and the promotion of a highly qualified and motivated 35-year-old professional is evidence of that.
Lt. Charles Dougherty joined the force in 2018 from a neighboring Texas Police Department to expand his horizons in law enforcement, and has made a rapid progression into a senior command staff position at a young age.
Capers said that there are numerous issues facing law enforcement, making it crucial to for his office to attract and keep talented professionals like Dougherty, all to provide for the safety and security of San Jacinto County residents.
“According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, some 58,000 arrests were made of illegals during the month of April, and even more alarming was the reported 234,000 ‘got-aways’ during the same period,” Capers said. “This increases the need for good people.”
Dougherty said law enforcement always has been a lifelong ambition.
“I feel blessed to have the opportunity to supervise the dedicated detectives of this Division and to serve the citizens of San Jacinto County where I know my services will be appreciated,” he said.