Gov. Nixon Makes Meth Task Force Appointment
JEFFERSON CITY -Gov.Jay Nixon today appointed Morgan County Sheriff Jim Petty, of Versailles,to serve on the Missouri Sheriff Methamphetamine Relief Taskforce (MoSMART).The Governor appoints five members from a list of 20 provided by the Missouri Sheriffs' Association, with no more than three appointees coming from any one political party, to serve a term of two years on MoSMART.
MoSMART is responsible for administering the Deputy Sheriff Salary Supplementation Fund that is used to supplement the salaries of county deputy sheriffs. In addition, MoSMART is responsible for approving applications for the MoSMART fund.
Sheriff Petty, a Democrat, has served as Morgan County sheriff since 2001. He retired from the Missouri State Highway Patrol in 1992, after serving 25 years as a trooper. He serves as president of the Mid-Missouri Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force,serving Cooper, Miller, Moniteau, Morgan, Pettis, Howard and Benton counties. The Governor has appointed him to a term ending Feb. 16, 2013.
Gov. Nixon today reappointed Platte County Sheriff Richard Anderson (R) to MoSMART, and also appointed the following other sheriffs to MoSMART: Jefferson County Sheriff Oliver "Glenn" Boyer (D), Chariton County Sheriff Chris Hughes (D) and St.Charles County Sheriff Tom Neer (R).