The leadership and wisdom that come with rising through the ranks within the Sheriff office is very beneficial because the sheriff office is unlike any law enforcement agency. As Sheriff, Alex will understand the details of running a Sheriff's Office.
- Dallas Baldwin - Franklin County Sheriff
I have worked closely with Alex on numerous occasions. His "can do" attitude and willingness to collaborate closely with other agencies greatly enhances the safety of the citizens of Fairfield County. The relationships of the numerous law enforcement agencies in Fairfield County has never been better and Chief Deputy Alex Lape is a large part of that successful collaboration.
- Chief of Police, Adam Pillar, Lancaster, Ohio
Sheriff Dave Phalen will leave behind a considerable legacy upon his retirement. I can think of nobody more qualified to take over and continue that legacy of service than Alex Lape.
- Chief of Police, David W. Bailey (Ret.), Lancaster, Ohio.
As the Commander of the Fairfield-Athens Major Crimes Unit and someone who has spent the last thirty-five years in law enforcement, I can think of few people more qualified to serve as the Fairfield County Sheriff than Chief Deputy Alex Lape.
- Commander Dennis Lowe, Major Crimes Unit