Dennis Crane

Running for Sherriff, Callaway County

Dennis Crane

Dennis Crane, Running for Sheriff, Callaway County


Full Name: Dennis Crane Click here for Voting Records
Current Office: Sheriff, Callaway County  
First Elected: 2001  
On The Ballot:

Sheriff, Callaway County

General Nov. 6, 2012  
Primary Aug. 7, 2012  
Gender: Male

Married to Jackie R. Crane (Bennett) in 1993.  Parents of one son, Jesse, (17) who attends the North Callaway High School.

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I am seeking my fourth term as Sheriff of Callaway County.    If re-elected, I will bring more than twenty-eight (28) years of county law enforcement experience to the Office of Sheriff.

It has been an honor to serve the citizens of Callaway County.  It has been a very challenging and humbling experience.  We continue to face an ever growing and changing society with many demands, and we need to continue to change to meet these demands, always striving to improve the Office of Sheriff to better serve our community.  This is becoming more and more difficult given our current economic situation.

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I have over 2,500 hours of law enforcement training consisting of course work in Basic Law (University of Missouri, Columbia), Computer Voice Stress Analyzer (National Institution of Truth Verification), Techniques of Interviewing and Interrogation (John E. Reid College, Chicago, IL), NIMS training for major incidents (National Incident Management Systems), Ameren U.E. Nuclear Plant drills for both accidents and terrorist incidents, Major Case Squad training, and other various courses of training.

My background and law enforcement experience provides a firm basis for fulfilling the duties of Callaway County’s Sheriff and the needs of the citizens.  As your Sheriff, I will continue to strive to improve the Office of Sheriff, and serve its citizens by applying a common sense approach, along with realistic expectations, to law enforcement.

It is important for the citizens of Callaway County to elect the MOST QUALIFIED candidate to serve their needs.  I hope you will allow me to continue to serve you.

Current Positions:

·         Callaway County Sheriff (2001-2012)

·         Board of Directors for:

Mid-MO Major Case Squad (2006-2012)  Representing over 30 agencies. 

      Mid-MO Unified Strike Team and Narcotics Group (MUSTANG (2009-2012)

Representing Boone County, Cole County, Callaway County, Boonville Police, Columbia Police, Fulton Police, Jefferson City Police, and Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Prior Positions:

·         Lieutenant/Investigator (1995-2000)

Responsible for overseeing grants, county patrol vehicles, equipment, and conducting investigations.  D.A.R.E. instructor

·         Road Sergeant (1989-1995)

·         Road Deputy (1985-1989)

·         Reserve Deputy (1982-1984)   Over 3,000 hours served.

·         Callaway County Assessor’s Office (1984)

Prior Employment:

·         Harbison Walker brick plant (1977-1982)

Family History

Son of Fred L. and Juanita Iman Crane (both deceased)

·    Fred Crane retired from the Missouri State Highway Patrol after 39 years of employment.  Fred retired as a supervisor with the Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement section.  Fred was raised in Miller County, MO

·    Juanita Iman Crane retired from the Callaway Community Hospital after working 37 years as a registered nurse.  Juanita was raised in Audrain County, MO

Married to Jackie R. Crane (Bennett) in 1993.  Parents of one son, Jesse, (17) who attends the North Callaway High School.


Community Involvement:

Former Neighborhood Watch Program Coordinator

Member of the Richland Baptist Church (former deacon and youth teacher)

Fulton Public School Alumni

Eagle Scout

Contact Information:
Phone:  573-642-7291
Address:  P.O. Box 817, Fulton, MO  65251