Sheriff Sheehan was sworn in as the 34th Sheriff of Woodbury County on January 2nd
Chad and his wife Anna (Prince) are both Sioux City natives and have five children ages 21, 18, 18, 14 and 11.
Chad was born and raised in Sioux City attending East High School. His parent's John & Janice (Joy) Sheehan were also born and raised in Sioux City. They still reside in his childhood home and celebrated 50 years of marriage on April 18, 2020. Chad's family roots run deep in Woodbury County and is proud to say he has family throughout the County.
Chad has dedicated his life to public safety and keeping you and your family safe. He has 23 years of experience in law enforcement, retiring from the Sioux City Police Department in 2016.
Chad developed the S.A.V.E. Yourself program to train and EMPOWER people to survive the growing threat of an active killer. Since January 2014 S.A.V.E. Yourself has been taught to every school district in Woodbury County for FREE. Additionally S.A.V.E. Yourself has been taught to thousands of residents of Woodbury County at some of Siouxland's largest employers, organizations and houses of worship.
Chad has worked with many of the rural fire departments on being prepared to respond to active killing threats.
Chad has volunteered as a member of the area Critical Incident Stress Management team and has volunteered in many of the rural communities of Woodbury County for over 15 years.
Chad is currently a board member for Boys and Girls Home and previously volunteered for Make A Wish Foundation and Big Brothers & Big Sisters. Chad formed and ran Cops For Kids 2000-2004 to raise money for local organizations who support children. Through Chad's efforts over $40,000.00 was raised for Make A Wish, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Home and Siouxland Youth Hockey Association.
Chad has volunteered as a youth sports coach in basketball, baseball hockey and football for 28 years.
Chad's experience is multi-dimensional and a Sheriff needs to have varied experiences and an ability to multi-task.
Chad is trusted to keep your family safe and now he needs your VOTE on November 3rd!
As a successful small business owner Chad Sheehan understands the importance of responsible and efficient budgeting. He knows how hard you work for your money and he will treat your tax dollars as if they are his own. Especially with the looming task of building a $50 million new Public Safety Center you want Chad leading the project. Chad will bring focused oversight with a business mindset to the project and ensure your tax dollars are spent wisely on needs not just wants. Count on Chad for responsible and efficient budgeting. Your money will be spent wisely. Chad will also be a needed check and balance with no conflicts of interest with the Woodbury County Law Enforcement Center Authority.
Chad is a strong leader who believes in surrounding himself with great people and building partnerships with both private and public sector stake holders. Chad's ability to bring people together and motivate is unmatched in this campaign.
Chad will bring a modern, new perspective to the Sheriff's Office. He will focus on enhanced training and professionalism while also continuing to build on the concepts of community policing and community engagement. Through out Chad's career he has been involved in the community and will be out front leading these efforts.