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The term is four years with no term limit; compensation is $85,000 plus retirement and health benefits. No Republican filed for office.


What reasons might voters have to place their confidence in you?

Dave O’Malley (D): I have been involved in public safety in Albany County, at one level or another, since 1974. I have forged my reputation based on a high level of integrity and a commitment to provide the best law enforcement service possible, with the tools that we have. Those who know me will attest to the fact that I take our profession very seriously, and will continue to work with the best for Albany County in mind.


How should officers be trained so that they can effectively deal with cases of suspected child abuse?

Dave O’Malley (D): Deputies should obtain basic, as well as more advanced training in the investigation of child abuse, as that training comes available. The investigation of child abuse involves a multidisciplinary group of agencies, working together for the same ultimate goal--that being the welfare of our children. Deputies must recognize that if one of those entities fails to follow through during the investigative process, the system may fail and our children will suffer as a result.


What makes law enforcement in Albany County unique compared to other Wyoming counties, and what policies should be in place to address that uniqueness?

Dave O’Malley (D): There are multiple law enforcement agencies and jurisdictions within Albany County. It is paramount that those agencies work together, without some of the historical turf protection battles. Currently, the relationship between law enforcement administrators is the best I have seen in forty years. Although our jurisdictional issues and boundaries are not unique in Albany County, the manner in which we cooperate to get the job done is. It makes it a great place to work!