Human Sex Trafficking As your Sheriff, I will actively promote solutions that encompass Education, Enforcement, and Prosecution. Law Enforcement Agencies and citizens must maintain and enforce a “No Tolerance” attitude towards Human Sex Trafficking. When we work together, we can restore victims’ dignity and freedom.
ICE and Sanctuary Cities People who violate immigration laws are identified by Federal law enforcement, and not at the local level. The term “Sanctuary City” continues to evolve, and is also managed at the Federal level. As your Sheriff, it is my duty to enforce laws of the State of California. No matter what a person’s status is, we need everyone to report crimes.
Recruitment and Retention of Qualified Deputies Vacancies in law enforcement have reached crisis proportions, and we must take an active role in the recruitment of individuals. We have some visibility through various programs for youth administered by the Sheriff’s office, but we need to do more. As your Sheriff, I will assume the role of educator, mentor, and even parent when warranted. Targeting this population for law enforcement careers is a realistic and productive long-term solution.
The wearing of Body Cameras It is imperative that law enforcement be transparent with the public we serve. Body cameras can be useful, can qualify as evidence and promotes accountability. As your Sheriff, I will require body cameras for all deputies with appropriate guidelines in place. It is our duty to earn continued confidence with trust.
The Use of Force and Reporting Officers are trained in the use of force to protect your lives and their own. We must provide continuing education with an emphasis on deescalation of an active situation. Recognition of subjects behaving erratically and posing a threat, but unarmed, are especially in need of increased options by law enforcement. As your Sheriff, I will review and update the local policy and institute practical training to ensure safety for all in our community.
Community Policing Strategies As your Sheriff, I would implement a program called “Predictive Policing”. Predictive Policing is gathering crime data, analyzing it, and then using the results to anticipate, prevent, and respond more effectively to prevent future crimes. We will use results to educate the public in crime trends and seek to gain their input. We intend to cultivate relationships with people we serve to implement strategies at a personal level by interacting with the public face-to-face.