Hopkinsville police Capt. Adam Smith is running for Christian County jailer in the May 2022 Republican primary race. He has been a police officer for 12 years and is a lifelong Hopkinsville resident.
“I believe jails are more than just a holding facility. They should be a place where offenders are held accountable but they also should be a place of rehabilitation, a place to grow, a place to overcome setbacks and learn how to become a productive citizen,” Smith said in a news release.
“As Christian County Jailer, I promise to have a tireless demand to have the most secure jail in Kentucky, a strategic approach to having offenders become productive citizens, a focus on utilizing the resources of the jail to greater benefit Christian County through community service projects, and use tax dollars appropriately,” he said.
Smith, a member of the HPD command, is also a small business owner involved in real estate development.
Christian County’s current jailer, Brad Hewell, was appointed to the office by Judge-Executive Steve Tribble in late July to fill the vacancy created when Brad Boyd retired before his term expired at the end of 2022.