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ACCOMPLISHMENTS

LET'S FINISH WHAT WE'VE STARTED!

I have a vision for the Sheriff’s Office that I believe will lead it into a new era of rejuvenation and growth. It is built upon what I call the Three C's: 
Command, Community, and Collaboration.

COMMAND

Command means authority and direction, but it also means vision and innovation. Here are some examples of what we’ve done: 

  • More than tripled our yearly deputy training, putting us well ahead of state standards. 

  • Overhauled our promotions process to be more fair, transparent, and merit-based.  

  • Created a Mentorship Program for new deputies.  

  • Created the position of Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – a first for the Sheriff's Office. 

  • Hired the most diverse pool of new employees of any Sheriff in their first two years.  

  • Reinforced my expectation that all deputies and civilian staff treat every individual with whom they interact with dignity and respect. 

COMMUNITY

Community refers to our outreach and cooperation with the public – an approach that’s more important now than ever to help heal our many rifts. Here are some examples of what we’ve done:

  • Invested more than ever in community policing programs. 

  • Introduced Faith & Blue to Summit County, which is designed to bring law enforcement and the community together around shared values.  

  • Expanded our recruitment efforts into often overlooked communities.  

  • Significantly grew our digital presence, making the Sheriff's Office more modern and accessible to the public. 

COLLABORATION

Collaboration refers to our many thriving partnerships throughout the county and beyond. Here are some examples of what we’ve done:

  • Partnered with the Bob Denton Safety Forces Center to provide mental health care and counseling to deputies should the need arise.  

  • Establishing a “step-up” facility for nonviolent inmates with mental health and addiction issues, which frees up jail space and saves taxpayer dollars by reducing recidivism. 

  • Expanded our School Resource Officer program so that if the unimaginable occurs, our schools and communities are better equipped to respond. 

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