MEET DAVE

New Leadership Delivering Results for Our Community

Welcome to my website! Thank you for giving me this opportunity to share a little bit about myself and why I'm running for Floyd County Sheriff in 2020.

I come from a family of public servants and was fortunate to grow up in the local law enforcement community. My father, Lonzo Roberson, had a 40-year career with the Rome Police Department, so my brother and I spent a great deal of time here. We were inspired by so many great leaders throughout our childhood, and it was really never a question that we would one day follow in their footsteps and dedicate our own lives to serving and protecting the people of Floyd County.

 

My brother, Brad, is now chief of operations for the Rome-Floyd Fire Department, and I am a major with the Floyd County Sheriff's Office. In addition, my wife, Thometrice, serves as a lieutenant with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Reserves, and my cousin, Brandon Roberson, is a police officer. So public service is truly a calling for our family.

I started working at the Sheriff’s Office in January of 1995 as a jail officer, and in my 25 years of continuous service, I've had nearly every job there is. I’ve held leadership roles in each of our four divisions. This has prepared me well. But one of the things that sets me apart is the fact that I spend my days out in our community. This has prepared me even better. In my current role as division commander for field operations, I’m on the road every day. I’m talking to people. I know the issues we are facing because I see them. I feel that being in tune with our community is critical for whoever is elected Sheriff.

 

I'm very proud of the good work our team has done under the leadership of Tim Burkhalter, but we must continuously strive for improvement and do even more to support our communities. The citizens of Floyd County deserve that. Our county faces pressing issues with mental health, drugs, youth violence and gangs. I believe that collaboration, teamwork and strategic partnerships are the keys to making Floyd County better and safer for all who live here. As a Sheriff’s Office, we can certainly do more, and I look forward to bringing new energy and ideas to the table.

 

I've always felt that effective leaders need more than just experience — they must be able to connect with, empathize with, motivate and inspire people to want to do and achieve greater things. Should I have the honor of being elected Sheriff, I'll work very hard to serve both my colleagues and the people of Floyd County in this manner.

I've been approached by many coworkers, community leaders, and friends who have encouraged me, and I am humbled by the support I have already received. I hope to earn yours as well. Feel free to contact me with questions or to discuss the issues that matter most to you. I look forward to sharing more with you soon!

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SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
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  • Major with 25 years of continuous service to the Sheriff's Office

  • Currently serves as Division Commander for Field Operations

  • Member of the Command Staff

  • Supervisory experience in all four divisions of the Sheriff's Office

  • Certified as a jail officer, peace officer, general instructor, and crisis intervention training (CIT) instructor through the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council (P.O.S.T.)

  • 2005 Field Services Deputy of the Year

  • 2018 Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau Superstar of Service

  • Member, Coosa Valley Fraternal Order of Police

  • Board of Directors, Sexual Assault Center of NWGA

  • Board of Directors, Harbor House

  • Advisory Board Member, Living Proof Recovery Next Door

  • Member, Noon Optimist Club 

  • Member, Exchange Club

  • Rome-Floyd Chamber Leadership Rome Class of XXXVI

  • Mentor, Rome Middle School Habitudes Program

  • Contestant, 2017  Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge 

  • Enjoys running 5K races that support local charities

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