Candidate Profile: Sam Allen
"Sam Allen is running for Dallas County Sheriff to forge a new direction in Dallas County justice. He believes taxpayers deserve better service, and will bring proactive leadership strategies and years of experience.
"Sam Allen will address jail overcrowding, securing appropriate resources for inmates needing mental health referrals, and health/safety issues in the jail. He will reestablish integrity and credibility in the Sheriff’s office. He will empower jail administrators and staff to do their job more cost-effectively, and implement strategies to train and increase employee pay.
"Sam Allen is a dedicated law enforcement professional. For over 35 years, he has served Dallas County as a Patrol Officer, Undercover Investigator, Detective, Fire Marshall/Inspector and Deputy Constable. He was Lockhart, Texas Chief of Police for over two years, and developed a Junior Police Academy community policing program, traffic division, and interagency response team. He was commander of patrol division for Dallas ISD, and Chief of Police of Lancaster ISD. He developed and implemented the Lancaster Junior High School Junior Police Academy, as well as Mounted Education Police.
"He is a loving, devoted husband, father, grandfather and a Dallas County taxpaying resident with the same related issues other residents encounter and want to change." His web site is at www.samallen4sheriff.com.