He is a native of Bradley County and of the 6th District, having attended Oak Grove Elementary and graduated from Bradley Central High School in 1982.
Hicks began his involvement in law enforcement as a charter member of Cleveland Police Department’s Explorer program in 1980 and completed the department’s Citizens’ Police Academy. Early in his career, he received several commendations while being a Tactical support K-9 officer for the Bradley County Sheriff’s officer.
Hicks said he believes strongly in family and Christian values and is asking for the continued support of the 6th District constituents.
He said his bid for re-election is grounded in three basic principles: honest law enforcement, individual rights, and the support of the law enforcement and emergency responder’s community. He also supports The 2nd amendment of the United States Constitution that allows all citizens to have the right to bear arms.
“During my 16 years as the 6th District constable, I have enjoyed working for the people and I desire to continue to serve the residents of the 6th District. I am qualified for the constable’s office and, if re-elected, I will continue to serve my district in a full-time capacity. I promise not to be controlled by any one person or special interest group.
“I will continue to place the best interest of the 6th District residents as my top priority. I will continue to treat all residents equally, regardless of their race or economic background,” Hicks said.
Hicks said he is dedicated to the support and protection of all law enforcement officers, fire fighters and medical personnel who risk their lives in a daily basis to protect residents.
Hicks welcomes suggestions and comments about his candidacy and issues facing the 6th District.
He can be reached at 650-3267 or jdhicks2002@yahoo. com.