Dickson believes past work as police officer will help as constable

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By Thomas Barr

 SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Donnie Dickson has worked as a police officer.

And he now works at the detention center.

Starting in January, Dickson would like to serve the Third District as its constable.

Dickson has filed as a Democrat for the seat, which will be open as incumbent Russ McCubbins opted to not run for re-election.

In working with constable Charlie Wright on the inmate work detail at the Bullitt County Detention Center, Dickson said he decided it might be a good position to seek.

"You should be a working constable," said Dickson, 64. "I want to help out."

Dickson worked nine years as a Hillview police officer and has been employed at the detention center the past five years.

He envisions his duty as being able to assist law enforcement when needed by being another set of eyes.

He would like to help on things such as Neighborhood Watch programs, which would allow the sheriff's deputies and police officers to spend more time patrolling.

At night, Dickson said he would be able to patrol areas which might not have as much police coverage.

He would still work at the jail during the day.

During the work details, Dickson said he has been able to work with officials in the north end and believes that would allow him to have a good working relationship.

"I love the north end," said Dickson. "I want to be the working constable for the Third District."