The current sheriff of Natrona County will seek a full four-year term this November after being selected to the position last June.

“This is my 30th year (with the sheriff’s office), I have a lot of experience here – I started when I was 21 years old, and I feel that our department is very well-respected in the community and I want to continue that,” Sheriff Gus Holbrook said on Thursday.

Holbrook said he has several initiatives related to deputy training and impaired driving that he would like to implement during a full term. He also says, if elected, he will continue to focus on bolstering department technology.

“We’ve been able to improve some of the technology of the department itself, which is one of the big things that we need to see a lot of improvement in for the future,” Holbrook said.

Holbrook, a Republican, was appointed by the Natrona County Commission to replace Mark Benton, who retired last year. He is being challenged by Steve Gaylord, a Democrat.