According to Sheriff Amerson, "law enforcement services and jail operations are a cost to society. They are a necessary expense, for without their services our citizens cannot be safe. I believe that elected officials must operate their agencies in a manner that provides the maximum level of service for every budget dollar provided. It has been my greatest honor to be chosen to protect Calhoun County residents. I will continue to make every effort to provide high quality services and to speak out in their behalf on public safety issues."