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Greetings, 

First, I want to thank the voters of Bradley County for placing their trust in me and electing me your sheriff in 2010. I ran as a career law officer, and not a career politician. I made some commitments during that campaign and I am proud to say that I have kept those promises. Over the next few months I want to assure you, the voters that you made a good decision and I will ask you for your vote once again. Please come back to this site as it will be kept up to date. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity as your sheriff. Thank you, Jim Ruth

"I appreciate your support and I asked each one of you for your vote.


I promise to always be truthful in my conversation and honest in my actions.


I promise to continue to make your bradley county sheriff's office one of the most professional in the state and the nation.


i need your help to continue what we have started. thank you, and



may god bless!"

-sheriff jim ruth

Sheriff Jim Ruth believes that great strides were made toward his initial goal of building a UNIFIED, PROFESSIONAL Sheriff's Office, DEDICATED to keeping Bradley County residents safe. The sheriff's main emphasis is CRIME PREVENTION, SAFE STREETS, SAFE NEIGHBORHOODS, AND SAFE SCHOOLS.


Sheriff Jim Ruth recognized the need to develop solid dedicated professional leaders in order to achieve his goals. The present staff has demonstrated the ability to lead now and into the future. Most of the command staff have an undergraduate degree or near completion. Three hold Master's degrees and four are graduates of the FBI's National Academy; two are scheduled to attend.


According to the latest state statistics for crimes cleared:


78% of Crimes against persons were solved and cleared (far above the state and many other agencies).


22% of the burglaries committed were solved ( state has a 12% average - so we are 10% above most agencies).


55% of the overall crimes were solved compared to the state average of 37%.



The men and women of your sheriff's office, under the leadership of Sheriff Jim Ruth, work hard everyday to keep Bradley County a safe place to work, grow, and live.  The facts prove their hard work.


Due to the high crime and violence in the neighboring Chattanooga area, we've been especially vigilant for any encroachment into our community. We try to make it known - "criminals are not welcome here."  



Politics has seldom solved a crime or kept a criminal from committing a crime. It takes knowledge in the field of law-enforcement, experience, and leadership to prevent and solve crimes.



Our detectives investigated nearly 1,000 cases last year. 

Homicides: Tasha Bates - Case, charged and convicted of first degree murder of two young children. Donnie Brantley - charged in disappearance of Marsha Brantley. Over 100 count of fraud committed against the citizens of Bradley County. Several major burglary rings were broken up. Our detectives monitor 66 registered sex offenders.


These kinds of crimes take real experience and dedicated law-enforcement officers. It takes more than a political desire to make a difference. Many of the senior staff have the experience, knowledge, and education, to run a major department. This kind of experience does not come from being a politician. It takes more than an embellished resume', slick talk, twisted words, and a smile to protect and serve the citizens.



The Governor's Highway Safety Officer recognized Bradley County for the largest reductions in fatal crashes in the state!

TRAFFIC DEATHS: over a 20 year low in traffic fatalities. We are very thankful for this reduction in traffic deaths - we trust the hard work by all of our deputies enlisted in Sheriff's Jim Ruth's campaign "Lifesaver" had its impact. 



The other candidate is a self-confessed politician (he states that on his Facebook page). There are no issues in this campaign, so he has tried to make it look like the hard working men and women of your sheriff's office have not been doing their jobs. Nothing could be further from the truth. But, then again, this election is about the truth. Examine the facts, stats, and records, for yourself. Look at the TRUE experience of each candidate (there is a paper trail to follow the REAL experience). Then YOU decide, who is the best candidate to be an honest, trustworthy, and professional sheriff. 









THE CHOICE HAS NEVER BEEN MORE CLEAR... 

examine the real character, the real experience, the real education, and the real motivations... 

you will find that Sheriff Jim Ruth is the ONLY real choice for your sheriff. 

Keep politicians out of your sheriff's office. Keep Sheriff Jim Ruth your sheriff.

According to the latest state statistics for crimes cleared:

78% of Crimes against persons were solved and cleared (far above the state and many other agencies). 


22% of the burglaries committed were solved ( state has a 12% average - so we are 10% above most agencies). 


55% of the overall crimes were solved compared to the state average of 37%.


The Governor's Highway Safety Officer recognized Bradley County for the largest reductions in fatal crashes in the state!


TRAFFIC DEATHS: more than a 20 year low in traffic fatalities. We are very thankful for this reduction in traffic deaths - we trust the hard work by all of our deputies enlisted in Sheriff's Jim Ruth's campaign "Lifesaver" had its impact. 

links to watson's opposition  

why would a law maker be against these measures? follow the money and you may understand.



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Watson's tough talk against meth is not backed up by his actions.

The Governor and other top officials now agree with Sheriff Ruth. Ruth understands the problem, Watson does not. Watson takes pharmaceutical lobby money, Sheriff Ruth does not. You decide the motives. 


Sheriff Jim Ruth is known to do the right thing in the face of opposition!

click on photo for jim's bio

the choice has never been so clear... An experienced law officer or an exaggerating politician. Sheriff ruth has more than 41 years in all aspects of law enforcement. his opponent has 2 years of actual patrol experience and  10 years in the courts. the only felony arrest he has made has been by executing a warrant someone else had issued. he has never investigated a case or issued a felony warrant of his own.