Sheriff Ron Pierini has won the endorsement of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Protective Association, according to a statement issued on Friday.
The association represents 98 deputies, investigators and sergeants in the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, and 95 percent of those eligible to be members.
“We urge you to support Sheriff Ron Pierini in his candidacy,” the deputies said.
Pierini faces challengers Dave Brady and Michael Gyll in the June 10 primary. The top two vote getters will go onto the general election.
Also endorsed by the association are commission candidate Steve Thaler and Constable Paul Gilbert. Neither man faces an opponent.
On May 13, Gov. Brian Sandoval appointed Pierini as chairman of the Nevada Commission of Police Officers’ Standards and Training.
Pierini has been on the commission since 2002. He has been appointed by governors Kenny Guinn, Jim Gibbons and Brian Sandoval to be the chairman of the POST Commission, and has been since 2006.
Selection to the noncompensated Board of Commissioners is based largely upon the appointee’s commitment to professionalism and excellence within the law enforcement field.
Sandoval wrote a letter personally thanking Pierini for his continued service to the state.
It is POST’s mission to develop and deliver professional training for all law enforcement officers throughout the State of Nevada. The Commission of Police Officers’ Standards and Training ensures that law enforcement agencies comply with established statutes and regulations in order to enhance the safety of officers, residents and visitors of the State of Nevada.