MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Three Democrats signed their name on the line to vie for the title of Bibb County's top cop.
With 30 years of experience serving in the sheriff's office, Chief Deputy David Davis is confident he's the man to take on the title and the job.
"One of the things that people want to see is they want to see their sheriff being accessible and out in the community making a difference," says Davis.
Longtime law enforcement officer Bill Lucas believes he's the one who can make that difference by putting more feet on the street.
"The main thing is getting all the people at the same table and working together, not working apart. One of the things I said in the beginning is I'd deputize all the police officers in the city of Macon," says Lucas.
Like his opponents, retired Bibb County Captain, Albert Hall, boasts more than 20 years of experience. He says taking care of crime is one of his big campaign platforms.
"When you take a community and you bring the crime down and make it a safer community then you can get industry to move back, and when industry moves back jobs come back, and when jobs come back people move back to the community," says Hall.
Davis says he drew from the residents of Bibb County to form his campaign platforms, and one is centered around youth violence.
"We want to recommit ourselves to partner with and advocate everyone who has anything to do with our children so that our youth can use a path that doesn't lead them to the jailhouse door," says Davis.
Davis shares that vision with fellow Democrat Lucas.
"We've got to engage with the children in order to keep them from wanting to go to jail or prison," says Lucas.
Hall says his experience in law enforcement and teaching is why he threw his name on the ballot.
"Knowing both sides of the coin I felt like I should come back and run," says Hall.
No Republican candidates stepped up to qualify yet. Qualifying ends on Friday.