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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. After three decades with the Sheriff’s Office, I have a unique insight as to what’s needed to keep us moving forward. Here are some examples of what we’ve done: 

  • Consistently surpassed the annual number of required training hours, keeping our deputies well ahead of state standards. 

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

  • Launched the Virtual Courtroom to allow for video hearings, speedier trials, and reducing the risks and expenses of inmate transport.

  • Added more School Resource Officers so that we are better equipped to respond if the unthinkable happens.

  • Provided tablets for jail inmates to earn training and education and stop recidivating.

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

COMMUNITY

Community is at the core of what we do, which is why I’ve significantly increased our public outreach and relations. This community-centered approach to policing is more important now than ever before. Here are some examples of what we’ve done:

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

  • Brought the Faith & Blue initiative to Summit County to bring law enforcement and the community together and heal divisions.

  • Expanded our recruitment efforts to reach more women, minorities, and new citizens.

  • Forged new relationships with local police to curb crime in their communities.

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

COLLABORATION

Collaboration refers to the many thriving partnerships we have forged, which are crucial to both successful policing and good governance. Here are some examples of what we’ve done:

  • Partnered with the Safety Forces Support Center to offer care and counseling to deputies should the need arise. 

  • Teamed up with labor unions to teach trades to inmates and help them find jobs.

  • Developed a recovery facility for non-violent, homeless inmates with mental health and addiction issues (which will open this year).

  • Partnered with the Prosecutor's Office for a series of CCW Workshops to educate residents on gun laws. 

  • Collaborated with county officials, mayors, and other agencies to develop a new state-of-the-art dispatch center.

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