Greene County Sheriff Brian Tennant, who was elected to his first term in 2013, announced this week he will seek re-election.

During his first term, he has created a monthly activity report to inform the public about what’s happening in the office and has solicited for and received various grants. In addition, a “drug take back box” was opened and set up at the courthouse for unused or unwanted prescription medication.

He also has streamlined the gun permit application process and expanded hours for those who wish to apply for concealed carry permits. Tennant also worked closely with the public schools in Greene County to institute the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program in all five districts to help combat the drug problem through prevention.

Tennant became the first Greene County sheriff to graduate from the National Sheriff’s Institute, a leadership course geared specifically toward sheriffs, sponsored by the National Sheriff’s Association. Tennant, a former Waynesburg police officer, continues to maintain his Pennsylvania Police Officer certification as well as his sheriff’s certification and is enrolled to attend a course later this spring to become a law enforcement instructor through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.

“I’m furthering my education so I can better impart my knowledge of law enforcement to my staff and others,” Tennant said in a written statement.

Tennant is a graduate of Waynesburg Central High School and Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and is a certified firefighter and vehicle rescue technician. He is also a graduate of Penn State-Fayette paramedic program and previously worked as an emergency medical technician at EMS Southwest in Waynesburg.

Tennant is married to wife, Jessica, and they reside in Waynesburg with their four sons, Ross, Blake, Reed and Ty.

“I take the duties and responsibilities entrusted to me seriously, and I work to make Greene County proud to have me serve as their sheriff,” he said. “My hope is that I have met and exceeded the expectations of my office and earned your confidence to be re-elected to serve a second term as your sheriff.”

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