Harry M. Hittle, (R), 41, 9608 Silas Dr., Nokesville, is a Prince William County police sergeant. He has been with the department 13 years, and spent three of those years on the staff of the police academy. Previously, he was an Arlington County police officer. He has been active in several police and community groups. Answer: The most important elements that I possess over my opponents is experience in administration and management. I think the next sheriff of Prince William County must be well-versed in management. There are quite a few things that I hope to establish in the department. Primarily, I hope to enhance and build on what is already there. I'm a strong believer in leadership by example and an advocate of career and job development. I would make every effort to implement a strong program of career and job development in the department. I would plan on improving the use of available criminal justice training services. I would like to improve the system for equipment procurement and replacement, create a closer working relationship with the Prince William County Office of Personnel, implement a more formalized personnel selection and advancement procedure, improve the department's communications system, improve record-keeping procedures, improve the working relationship with other sheriff and law enforcement agencies, and create a career attitude within the department. Frank E. Bolton (R), 46, of 9704 Clark Place, Manassas, is an auctioneer. He has been a Republican precinct chairman and a delegate to Republican state conventions. Answer: If elected, I will be able to use all of my assets and professional experience as sheriff, an office under present law that has three functions, all administrative: serving public papers, assisting the courts, conducting auctions of foreclosed or tax-delinquent property. My long experience as an independent insurance agent in business for myself, my wide involvement in volunteer work, organizing activities in the Prince William County Republican Party and occupational status as a professional auctioneer are relevant assets that would enable me to faithfully and efficiently discharge the duties of the office of sheriff for Prince William County. When my father was sheriff in East Tennessee for eight years, law enforcement experience was a valuable asset. However, if my opponent, who currently is a Prince William County police officer, is elected, his valuable tax-paid police experience will be lost to the county because the Prince William sheriff no longer has law enforcement responsibilities.