Clifford officially declares for Sheriff

Hamilton County Sheriff candidate Bill Clifford filed on Wednesday, Jan. 10. (Photo provided)

Bill Clifford officially declared for candidacy as the Republican nominee to be Hamilton County’s next Sheriff on Wednesday, Jan 10. Clifford has served Hamilton County for 30 years in law enforcement and is currently a Sergeant with the Sheriff’s Office. Connected with 2,000 followers on social media, Clifford understands the importance of his mantra “I am Second” and continues to feel a sense of calm in serving others.

“Since I announced my intent to run last February we have been hard at work listening to thoughts and concerns of the people,” Clifford said. “In doing so, my family has been incredibly humbled by such an outpouring of support from new and old friends.”

Clifford emphasized his “Five Pillars” of the campaign: Discourage Repeat Offenders, Expand Addiction Treatment, Grow Community Relations, Operate Efficiently and Protect the Innocent. These “Five Pillars” are the key factors to protecting the future of Hamilton County.

“As your next Sheriff, I pledge to you that working with the community to help restore our families and bring a solution to this opiate addiction problem will be top priority,” Clifford said. “We must distinguish between those who need help with addiction while also holding our offenders accountable.”

Leading up to the May 8 primary, Clifford is looking forward to continuing his mission and invites anyone to contact him at to best serve you.

“Whether it be as an officer of the law or as an individual, we can all offer those in need a path to restore their safety and dignity.”

Bill Clifford is a Sergeant with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office. For more information please visit or call 317-691-4215.