Sanilac County Sheriff Garry Biniecki has announced that he will not be seeking re-election for the Office of Sheriff at the end of his current term. According to a recent statement from the Sheriff’s Office, “having been elected to three terms as Sheriff and serving the Citizens of Sanilac County for more than 44 years at the Sheriff’s Office, he feels it is time to move on to new challenges.”
Looking back at his time and accomplishments Biniecki said, some of the key accomplishments over his three terms include areas such as the Jail Addition and Renovation Project, where health and safety issues for staff and the inmates were addressed and remedied. Also, over the past several years under his leadership, the department has written and been awarded multiple State and Federal Grants, with several million dollars’ worth of equipment and technology grants coming back into Sanilac County.
Sheriff Biniecki feels he is leaving the department in “very capable hands, with a challenge to carry on with the Mission.” He said at this point in his life, he hopes to focus on some personal goals like “a very long honey-do list of things that have been neglected over the years. Spending time with family will also be a priority along with exploring.”
Biniecki said he and his wife and “have always wanted to go to Patagonia, not to mention that Lake Huron still has hundreds of undiscovered shipwrecks to locate and explore.”
In closing, he said he wanted to convey to the community how grateful he is for all the support they have shown over the years.