Sheriff Dryden announces re-election bid for Washburn CountyRepublican Sheriff Terry Dryden announced he will seek re-election to the Office of Sheriff for Washburn County.
Republican Sheriff Terry Dryden announced he will seek re-election to the Office of Sheriff for Washburn County.
He’s held the seat for more than 19 years.
Dryden was elected initially in the fall of 1990.
“As your sheriff since 1991, I have helped change the face of law enforcement in this county by taking the quality of the Office of Sheriff and its staff to a higher level with increased mandatory training, improved technology, increased patrols, accountability and commitment to serving and protecting our county residents and those who use, enjoy and travel through our county,” Dryden said in a prepared statement. “We at the Sheriff’s Office are committed to serving our county through the cooperation with other agencies and by our professional and ethical standards of conduct.”
He, and his wife Diane, have been married for 42 years and have lived in the town of Bashaw for more than 35 years. They have three children and eight grandchildren. Sheriff Dryden is a veteran and served in Vietnam.
In announcing his plans to run again, Dryden stated: “Over the past 19 years I have worked vigorous to ensure that the legislators and state leaders understand the needs of Washburn County are just as important as the needs of the southern part of the state.”
Dryden has been selected by governors Tommy Thompson, Scott McCallum and Jim Doyle, and attorneys general Doyle and J.B. Van Hollen to serve on several councils and committees, which directly affect law enforcement and Washburn County. As a result, Dryden said, my commitment to represent Washburn County in Madison has secured thousands of dollars to fund some of our law enforcement initiatives, personnel, and computer technology.
“Most importantly I am able to have an impact into legislation that directly affects Washburn County,” Dryden said.
Dryden was instrumental in the development of the Wisconsin Courthouse Security Manual, which was completed and distributed throughout the state in November 2000. He played a key role in the subsequent courthouse security training in all ten judicial districts for all who work or use the courthouse facilities.
He serves on the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Training and Standards, Management Advisory Committee and the Crime Information Bureau TIME Advisory Committee. He is chairman of the Badger State Sheriff’s Association Department of Corrections Advisory Committee.
He also serves the Office of Justice Assistance on the Drug Task Force Review Committee and appointed by Governor Doyle to serve on the Wisconsin Citizens Corp Council. Sheriff Dryden is a member of the PPAC Subcommittee on Video Conferencing and the Director of State Courts for the State of Wisconsin selected him for this committee. In June 2007, the director of the FBI appointed Dryden to the FBI Criminal Justice Information System, Advisory Process, North Central Working Group as a representative for all of Wisconsin’s law enforcement. This advisory process is critical for the FBI’s CJIS Division in the six programs areas that serve the law enforcement community; Integrated Automatic Fingerprint Identification System, the Law Enforcement National Data Exchange Program, the Law Enforcement on Line, the National Crime Information Center, the National Instant Criminal Background Check System and the Uniform Crime Reporting Program.
“I have a record of effective, fair, and consistent leadership,” he said. “I am an experienced professional which I believe Washburn County needs to continue leading the way with quality law enforcement. All of the councils and committees that I serve on directly benefit Washburn County Law Enforcement and the citizens of Washburn County.”