The Douglas County Commissioners have appointed Undersheriff Kevin Morris as acting Sheriff following Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal’s early retirement.
After over 11 years of outstanding service, Sheriff Gjesdal has chosen not to complete the remainder of his third term in office. Effective 12:01 pm on July 1, 2018, Undersheriff Morris will serve as acting Sheriff pending the appointment of a Sheriff by the Commissioners.
As required by state law, the Douglas County Republican Central Committee nominates candidates for appointment to the Commissioners. The Republican Central Committee held interviews with interested persons on June 23, 2018.
The Douglas County Commissioners are expected to make a selection to fill the remainder Sheriff Gjesdal’s unexpired term by resolution on Monday, July 9th at 9:00am after they receive nominations from the Republican Central Committee.