Ron Freeman has dedicated nearly three decades of his life to law enforcement in the state of Georgia, including serving as Commander of the South Precinct and Chief of Detectives for Forsyth County. Now, he’s taking the next step in a lifetime of service to Forsyth County by running for County Sheriff.
Ron has lived in Forsyth County for 38 years. He and his wife Dana have been married 24 years and are active members in the First Baptist Church of Cumming, where they served as middle school bible study leaders. They have two children, Lexi and Hunter, who inspire Ron to ensure Forsyth County is the safest place to raise a family in Georgia.
Ensuring the safety of our children should be the number one priority. That’s why it’s so troubling that only 12 of our 38 public schools have a full-time officer assigned to safeguard them.
Sheriff Ron Freeman will assign a School Resource Officer to every public school on Day 1. There is no excuse not to use every resource available to protect our children.
Ron Freeman will increase the number of narcotics officers to combat the growing issues of drugs. Forsyth County ranks third in the state of Georgia in death by drug overdoses. But the current Sheriff has reduced the number of narcotics officers down to less than three while increasing the number of public relations & social media employees to 11. Stopping the spread of life-destroying drugs should be the focus, not posting on Facebook.
Forsyth County continues to be one of the fastest growing counties in Georgia. With that growth brings new challenges. Commutes that used to take 5 and 10 minutes are now taking 30 and 45. As Sheriff, Ron Freeman will:
Reopen the South Forsyth Precinct. South Forsyth has nearly 70% of the county’s population with 0% of the patrol deputies. As a result, our deputies are forced to travel from North Forsyth to respond to issues in the South. In the case of life-threatening emergencies, this travel time wastes precious minutes.
Create a volunteer Citizen on Patrol (CoP) program consisting of specially trained Forsyth residents to manage traffic incidents and congestion – saving taxpayer money while also freeing our deputies to get back into our neighborhoods protecting you.
With our traditional values under continued assault, it’s important that we have leaders willing to fight for our freedoms.
Ron Freeman strongly supports the Free Exercise Protection Act recently passed by the Georgia Legislature and will stand against any efforts to force residents of Forsyth County to act against their religious beliefs.
If criminals have rights, so do law abiding citizens. As Sheriff, Ron will ensure that the right of Forsyth County citizens to arm and defend themselves is not infringed upon in any way, shape, or form.
The Freeman Difference
|YES||A School Resource Officer in every Forsyth County School to keep our children safe and stop the spread of drugs.||NO|
|YES||Ensure Forsyth County regains accreditation after losing it for the first time in history for failure to meet acceptable standards.||NO|
|YES||End "Pay to Play" by refusing to accept campaign donations from Sheriff Department contractors, including car dealerships, jail contractors, bail bondsmen, and towing companies.||NO|
|YES||Use taxpayer dollars to purchase much-needed patrol cars for deputies at contract pricing, instead of wasting over $370,000 on luxury vehicles at inflated prices for senior staff.||NO|