Sheriff Mack To Serve With Navajo County Sheriff Candidate Dawn Wilson

wilsonNavajo County Sheriff candidate Dawn Wilson will have former Graham County Sheriff, Richard Mack, as her ‘Under Sheriff’ if elected. Mack is the only sheriff in American history to sue the federal government and ultimately win a landmark case at the United States Supreme Court.

Founder of Constitutional Sheriff’s and Peace Officers Association, CSPOA, author/speaker and former sheriff, Mack has served in a wide variety of roles over the course of his twenty year career in law enforcement, which began in Provo, Utah.

Although currently a licensed private investigator, some experience includes; prior law enforcement officer for nearly seven and a half years with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office; she has also worked as an investigator for the State of Arizona; and spent the last six and a half years working as a special investigator for the Navajo County Public Defender’s office.

Wilson holds a Master of Science Administration of Justice/Law Enforcement Organizations and a Bachelor of Science Criminal Justice/Human Services and is currently working on a second Master of Public Administration.

Mack began his career as a parking enforcement cadet while attending BYU. A couple of years later he became a full-time officer and was soon promoted to Corporal, Sergeant, and Detective. His most traumatic experience there was a one-year assignment as an undercover narcotics agent. After 11 years with Provo PD, Mack decided to return to his hometown in Arizona and run for Graham County Sheriff. He was sheriff for two terms until 1997. He was named Elected Official of the Year by the Arizona-New Mexico Coalition of Counties, received the NRA Law Officer of the Year, inducted into the NRA Hall of Fame, 1995 Cicero Award, Samuel Adams Leadership Award, and Gun Owners of America Defender of the Second Amendment Award.

Mack has been a consultant on numerous cases regarding police abuse, excessive force, and public corruption. He now resides with his wife of 41 years in Gilbert, Arizona.

Navajo County Sheriff candidate Dawn Wilson began her career as a Communications Officer with the City of Overland Park, Kansas Police Department in 1989. Wilson hired on with a premier law enforcement agency, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office in 1992, and attended KLETC (Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center) becoming a certified Law Enforcement Officer. Over the next 7 ½ years, Wilson worked a variety of areas, starting in detention then, after one year of service became a training officer. She worked closely with Personnel and Training, instructing classes such as CPR, Cultural Diversity, and Suicide Prevention. Although not officially transferred on paper, Wilson also worked with court security, community policing, transportation (conducted out-of-state extraditions), assisted patrol on special assignments, assisted city agencies with parades, and worked county fairs promoting the department and recruiting. She conducted detention investigations, and sat on officer review boards. Wilson was a member of the Rape Crisis Evidence Collection Team.

Wilson has served on the Sheriff’s Transition Team working with construction workers, architects, and interior designers to build a state-of-the art detention center and sheriff’s building. The team developed and wrote standard policy and procedures for all law enforcement staff pertaining to Detention.

Dawn Wilson has been endorsed by Mack and Joel Alcott of the Tenth Amendment Center.

5 Comments on "Sheriff Mack To Serve With Navajo County Sheriff Candidate Dawn Wilson"

  1. Dick Bundy | July 27, 2016 at 9:53 am |

    Mack is a vocal proponent of “constitutional sheriffs”. In his seminars, Mack states that the ultimate law enforcer in any county is the sheriff. According to Mack, the sheriff has absolute authority over all other law enforcement officers in his or her county. This is simply not true. Legal jurisdiction – the laws that determine who has how much authority in specific circumstances – does not go away when the sheriff steps into the picture. A sheriff who interferes with a federal agent or marshal carrying out a federal arrest warrant is breaking the law. He or she will likely be reprimanded one way or another.
    Mack also advocates that law enforcement officers “have a duty” to not enforce any laws that they feel are unconstitutional. This is also not true. The primary role of law enforcement is to ENFORCE the law as it exists, just as citizens are expected to follow the law as it exists. Even if we believe a law is unjust or unconstitutional, we are still expected to follow the law until we can have it formally changed. Some people believe that the 2nd amendment gives everyone the right to bear arms, and that laws preventing felons from owning guns are unconstitutional. Those people can legally work to have those laws changed. However, if they simply break the law because they think it is unjust, they need to be prosecuted. Why? Because the law applies to everyone equally, and if we allowed people to decide which laws they were going to follow, we would have anarchy. Any law that people didn’t like would be meaningless. There are people who think pedophilia should be legal. I am not for them being able to break the law.

  2. Ponder This | July 28, 2016 at 5:53 am |

    This is great news!!
    To the write who made the comment, please don’t confuse victimless crimes with pedophilia, that is NOT true nor what what unconstitutional means.

  3. notluf trebor | August 24, 2016 at 1:58 pm |

    Perhaps Mr Bundy could give us some authority for his legal opinions.

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  4. Bill Edward | August 25, 2016 at 9:55 pm |

    Mr. Bundy is in error. For a so-called law to be lawfully enforceable, it must first be pursuant to the constitutions for the united states and the state. That is where Mack is coming from in his advocacy. He studied constitutional Law and paid for the course himself because Provo P.D. wouldn’t send him. I’ve know Mack for 25 yrs. or so and wholly support his position because he’s right. Mr. Bundy, also look up KrisAnne Hall and Eddie Craig, AKA tau of law.

  5. Informed Citizen | August 26, 2016 at 6:56 pm |

    So why then is Mack NOT running for Sheriff instead of Wilson?? #1. He lives in Maricopa County, not Navajo. #2.He also told the “constitutional” candidate in Mojave County he will be HER “under sheriff”. #3. He didn’t choose Wilson, the Navajo Co Republican Committee couldn’t get him on the ticket in 2012, so they found a puppet to tag him to this time. #4. He’s not healthy enough to do the whole job, and she’s not smart enough to know she’s being used. BTW note to Dawn Wilson…Rick St. Marie.

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