HPD officer running for county jailer

Adam Smith, a Hopkinsville police captain, is running for jailer as a Republican.

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. 

HPD officer running for county jailer

Jennifer P. Brown

Jennifer P. Brown is the founder and editor of Hoptown Chronicle. You can reach her at editor@hoptownchronicle.org.

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