A safe community will attract business and provide opportunities for our citizens.

We need to develop a strategy with the Sheriff’s office and first responders to ensure we have competitive wages, adequate staffing levels and necessary technology. By increasing our training budget we can adequately ensure our LEO’s are best equipped to handle any emergency or crime in the most professional way possible.

One of my goals as county commissioner is to make sure our first responders are adequately staffed to handle crises and able to decrease EMS call times. I am also in favor of realigning management of our law enforcement departments, eg, the jail, back to the experts and out of the hands of the commissioners.