I firmly believe the legitimacy of our organization and the work we do stems from the trust bestowed upon us by the public. In that vein, I will work tirelessly and continuously to earn and build upon the public’s trust of the Sheriff’s Office.
I have long been an advocate of law enforcement sharing information with the public, and we accomplish this goal through many outreach programs. Community members are welcome to participate in patrol ride-along programs, facility tours, citizen academy presentations, community discussions, media releases, social media resources, and more. I am also a staunch supporter of tools that ensure accountability and provide a means to improve on how we do our jobs, such as body-worn cameras.
Earning and building the public’s trust requires continuous and deliberate action, as well as a collective and comprehensive approach. I view the Sheriff’s role as being chiefly responsible for this critical task, and that is exactly how I will approach my duties as Ventura County’s Sheriff.