Drug use, DUI, domestic violence, school safety and first responders living here are the biggest problems facing our community. I believe we can combat these problems by developing more partnerships with cultural and community organizations but we have to get more first responders living in the county and get them out of the office and into the community.
Drug and alcohol abuse impacts adults and youth in our community. Vaping is a new epidemic, that is rampant among teenagers. The dangers and side effects are somewhat unknown at this point. Because substance abuse is so high, I would like to encourage the community to partner with the Sheriff’s office to offer college/life ready classes to discuss these problems and offer solutions.
I will work from the inside out by updating the Sheriff’s office policies with best practices to increase efficiencies and open up time to build more unity with the community. When it comes to hiring, I would like to recruit more from the bright and talented pool around our valley. I also want to diversify the Sheriff’s office staff so that it is more representative of the community we serve.
We are all on the same team and together we can make our community more resilient, safer and better prepared for what the future may bring.