Let me introduce myself, my name is Richard Branche I’m a veteran Law enforcement officer with 38 years of service. I was educated at Middlesex County Community College and Thomas Edison State College studying Criminal Justice Police Science. During that time I worked in the East Brunswick Police department NJ , I worked in the patrol division , later assigned to the K-9 section . After that I would move to the special operations division, conducting background investigations for new applicants and training. The next step in my career would take me to the Traffic division / supervisor of the Motorcycle Unit. Responsibilities would include traffic enforcement, fatal accident investigation, radar and lidar certifications for the department officers, in charge of the police impound and auctions, the police tow truck list. I was also assigned to the department’s Special Weapons and Tactics team during that time. The final rug in my 30 years in NJ would be as Range Master / Supervisor of the East Brunswick Training Facility. Duties there included firearm qualifications for the department, supervising 25 state , local , and federal departments firearm qualifications, repairing the indoor range system, preparing budgets and managing inventory and schedules.
After retiring I found myself back in law enforcement in South Carolina working for Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office as a supervisor in charge of training for the department. This entailed writing lesson plans, implementing policy and procedures, introducing a computer based training system to assist with accreditation.
During all of these years of service, I have extensive training and instructor certifications in many areas including firearms, driving, defensive tactics, Axon Taser, alert active shooter/ breaching, ALS Less Lethal instructor, Master motorcycle Instructor Maryland state police, Incident Command and emergency response, Command and control of line staff. These are just a sample of a few. I received awards for my service, the Life Saving Award, Service Commendation Award, WTC Award, Meritorious Service Award, 2020 Training Officer of the Year, State of South Carolina.
My last stop was Carbon County Sheriff’s Office for 6 months.
My time away from law enforcement was spent with my wife Laura for 36 years and our 4 grown children and 2 grandchildren. My time raising our children was spent coaching them in sports, being commissioner of several athletic organizations and enjoying the time with family.
I am running for Sheriff of Carbon County to instill a professional law enforcement attitude, integrity, and accountability to the position. I would do away with wasteful spending, present budgets that are responsible and in the best interest of county residents, institute policy and procedures that are up to date and in accordance with state and federal laws. Work towards keeping the officers the department currently has, ending the revolving door of young deputies leaving which in turn costs the county money. I will work with the local police departments and the citizens of Carbon County to address the issues at hand.
I’m being endorsed by Joseph Hager, retired Chief Deputy of the Carbon county Sheriff’s office who served the residents of Carbon county for 35 years. I am a lifelong republican, not one which has switched parties within the past several months in order to stay in an elected office and take advantage of republican voters. Attached please find my resume, should you have any questions or need further information I would be more than happy to discuss.
I hope to garner your support for the nomination of Sheriff, thank you . Richard Branche for Sheriff, the ONLY REAL REPUBLICAN candidate in the primary!
Richard Branche Sr.
Republican Candidate for Sheriff of Carbon County