I would appreciate your vote on August 2. Thank You!

Sheriff Jimmie Russell has served the citizens of Taney County for more than 31 years—the last 16 years as Sheriff. He is a committed husband, married for more than 35 years, with three children and five grandchildren—all living in Taney County. Jimmie is also a member of Victor Baptist Church.

When it comes to protecting the lives, liberty and finances of Taney County, no one knows the job or does it better than Jimmie.

  • Experienced law enforcement professional—7 years with the Branson Police Dept., 24 years with the Taney County Sheriff’s Office, 16 years as Taney County Sheriff
  • Homeland Security Advisory Council for U.S. Congressman Billy Long—6 years
  • Taney County 911 Advisory Board—16 years
  • Law Enforcement Recognition Board Member—3 years
  • Member of Forsyth Child Abuse and Neglect Task Force
  • Member of Tri Lakes Regional Internet Crime Task Force
  • Member of Missouri Sheriff’s Association
  • Member of National Sheriff’s Association

Proven & Trusted Leadership

Over 1.5 million dollars in grants secured for the Sheriff’s Office—securing equipment, Internet crime task force, bullet proof vests, Tasers, etc.

Use of private prisoner transport companies to transport out of state inmates—saving over $100,000

Contracting with private inmate food service company—reducing inmate meals from $3.00 average to $1.50 per meal, saving $328,5000 a year

Installation of state wide digital radio system in Sheriff’s dispatch and vehicles allowing state wide communication during emergencies

Installation of computer systems in patrol cars allowing officers access to records while in their vehicles—able to complete reports in vehicles instead of returning to office, which keeps officers on patrol and provides continual tracking of patrol vehicles

Installation of new Conceal Carry Permit system reducing wait time for return of criminal histories from 45 days to one day or less

Installation of commissary for prisoners allowing an additional $100,000 reduction in the jail budget per year

Housing prisoners from other agencies, which brings in additional revenue to Taney County and helps offset expenses