Neiswonger to run for county sheriff

Photo provided to the Times Observer Conewango Township Police Officer Scott Neiswonger has announced his candidacy for Warren County Sheriff.

Scott Neiswonger has announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for Warren County Sheriff.

Neiswonger is a county native, a 1999 graduate of Warren Area High School and a Conewango Township Police Department officer since 2006.

“I will bring all my training and experience into my leadership role as the Warren County Sheriff,” Neiswonger said in an announcement posted on Facebook. “I want to see us moving forward in this county and advance towards a common goal we all share, keeping our community and children safe.”

Neiswonger started the Conewango Township K9 program in 2014, working with K9 Choper, who passed away as a result of injuries sustained in a 2018 training exercise.

“I currently work with Police K9 Nic and we have continued to work with the Drug Task Force to combat the drug dealers that have unfortunately set up shop in our town,” he said. “The K9 Program has performed numerous community service events for all ages to educate and help give back for us receiving such overwhelming support from all of you.”

He also currently serves as chairman of the Warren County K9 Committee and vice president of the Warren County Fraternal Order of Police.

Neiswonger said that, if elected sheriff, he would continue to work with outside agencies and the Drug Task Force as well as seeking to expand the school resource officer program.

“I will work closely with the victim assistance programs and rehab program efforts within the courts to get the help that our citizens may need during a difficult time of their lives,” he added.

Neiswonger stressed that he wants to “keep an open line of communication with the citizens of Warren and beyond, serving the courts and maintaining the highest degree of professionalism and integrity within the department.”


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