Making official what has been known in political circles for some time, former Covington Police Chief Tim Lentz announced Wednesday (October 3, 2018) that he is running for St. Tammany Parish Sheriff in next fall's election.
Lentz, who resigned as Covington Police Chief, effective October 3rd, said in a news release , "You deserve a sheriff who cares about our community and who builds relationships, not an enemies list. You deserve a sheriff who is a proven professional with the experience and wisdom to surround himself with good people. You deserve a sheriff who is highly educated and highly trained - one who already has the resume for the job, not one who is learning, or pretending to learn, as he goes. I will be that sheriff."
Lentz (55) spent 30 years with the St. Tammany Sheriff's Office and worked in patrol, narcotics, investigations and administration. He retired in May 2013 and was appointed as Covington's police chief five months later.
He is a graduate of Mandeville High School and earned bachelor's and master's degrees at Loyola University, where he has also been an adjunct instructor. He and his wife, Suzanne, have been married for 25 years and have two adult daughters, both students at LSU. The family lives near Covington.
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