John Jordan http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Too Easy To Qualify For Sheriff In Missouri, Sheriffs Say http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/too-easy-qualify-sheriff-missouri-sheriffs-say <p>Sheriffs from around Missouri want state lawmakers to tighten the requirements needed to become a county’s sheriff.</p><p><a href="http://www.capecountysheriff.org/page.php?id=1">Cape Girardeau County Sheriff John Jordan</a> (R)&nbsp;told a <a href="http://house.mo.gov/">State House</a> committee today that the only current requirements for potential candidates are that they are “breathing,” and can pay the $50 filing fee.&nbsp; He wants lawmakers to craft legislation that would require sheriff’s candidates to have prior law enforcement experience. Tue, 27 Nov 2012 00:23:49 +0000 Marshall Griffin 6809 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Too Easy To Qualify For Sheriff In Missouri, Sheriffs Say