Berrien County Undersheriff Chuck Heit announces his run for Berrien County Sheriff

BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich - Chuck Heit announced his run for Berrien County Sheriff after serving as Berrien County Undersheriff for the past 21 years.

According to the press release, current Berrien County Sheriff Paul Bailey has announced he will retire at the end of 2023, a year before his four-year term ends.

Heit, a resident of New Buffalo, says he will seek appointment for the final year of Sheriff Bailey's current term and run for sheriff in 2024.

Heit majored in sociology with a concentration in criminal justice while attending Central Michigan University, and in 1992 he graduated from the Kalamazoo Valley Community College Police Academy.

He was then hired as a police officer for the City of Buchanan in February, 1993 before joining the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office in December, 1993.

He left the Sheriff’s Office in 1999 to become the Chief of Police for the City of New Buffalo and returned to the Sheriff’s Office three years later where he has served as Berrien County Undersheriff since January 1, 2003.

Heit also graduated from the FBI National Academy in 2011.

You can expect to see Chuck Heit on the primary ballot.

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