Frith to run for sheriff

Published 11:30 am Friday, November 10, 2017

Carl Frith, a lifelong native of Pineville, has formally declared his candidacy for Bell County Sheriff.

Frith is currently serving the citizens of Knox County, where he works as a deputy sheriff and holds the title of sergeant. He has been with that office for three years.

Previously, Frith served Bell County for 11 years as a deputy under former sheriff, Bruce Bennett. Frith was a sergeant in Bell County as well; he was the K-9 handler with his partner, Canto.

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Frith graduated from Bell County High School in 1993 before going on to own and operate his own trucking business, which he ran for six years. He began his law enforcement career in corrections working with the Kentucky Department of Corrections and later answered the call to serve the public and his community with the Kentucky State Parks as a ranger for the Pine Mountain State Park in Pineville.

Frith completed the Police Academy at the Department of Criminal Justice Training in Richmond in 2004, where he received distinguished graduate honors. He became a Bell County Deputy Sheriff shortly after Bennett took office and remained with him until the end of his term.

Frith has attended and completed several trainings and academies in law enforcement, including basic training with the Kentucky Department of Corrections, basic training with DOCJT, K-9 academy in Knoxville, Tennessee, and multiple 40-hour yearly trainings.