When I think about the role of sheriff and the strengths that I bring to the table three themes come to mind – leadership, service, and communication.
The ability to move a group in a common direction with a common goal. One of the greatest opportunities that I have had in my law enforcement career was to serve as the School Resource Officer (SRO) for six years. As an SRO I learned of the positive impact law enforcement could have on students.
A SRO’s role as law enforcement officer, social worker, and informal counselors enabled me to work along with teachers and administrators for one common goal – the success of the students. Every day was an opportunity to see how we could have a positive effect on that outcome. As sheriff I want to lead
with the idea of law enforcement having a positive outcome in the lives of our community, by establishing and maintaining positive partnerships throughout the community I believe that we can accomplish this goal.