Sheriff Farber to retire.

February 29, 2016
Oceana County Sheriff Robert Farber

Oceana County Sheriff Robert Farber

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor.

HART — Oceana County Sheriff Robert Farber is not seeking re-election in the upcoming November election.

Farber, 57, has a 36-year career in law enforcement. He was elected sheriff in 2008 after former sheriff Ken Prince retired.

Thirty five of his 36 years have taken place at the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office. He worked one year as a part-time officer for the Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office, the Hesperia Police Department and the White Cloud PD.

“I’ve had a great career here,” he said. “I’ve worked with a lot of wonderful folks. I have been very fortunate.”

The sheriff has taught law enforcement courses at West Shore Community College, Ferris State University, Grand Rapids Community College and Muskegon Community College during his long career.

Farber said he plans to do some traveling after he retires and has some other job opportunities that he’s looking into later on down the road.

In the meantime, Farber said he will diligently fulfill his duties as sheriff through his last day on the job, which is Dec. 31. The new sheriff will take over Jan. 1, 2017.

Stay connected with OCP to see who will be in the running for the sheriff’s post. An updated story about the sheriff’s candidates will be posted soon.

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