PRIORITIES

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PRIORITIES

As Sheriff of Parker County, my priorities will be to keep you safe in your neighborhoods, schools and places of work and worship, to make sure your tax dollars are not wasted and that every penny the department spends is justified.  To accomplish this, I believe in following these PILLARS OF POLICING IN THE MODERN WORLD:  

SAFETY, SERVICE, AND AVAILABILITY

The Sheriff’s department should be about SERVICE AND SAFETY, NOT POLITICS.  The Sheriff should be AVAILABLE TO ALL CITIZENS.  I have personally tried for years, to schedule a face to face meeting, only to be turned away by this Sheriff's staff.  The incumbent Sheriff has done great things for Parker County, but voting in this incumbent will not bring fiscal change or availability to our citizens or its' law enforcement officers. As your Sheriff,  I WILL BE AVAILABLE to the Parker County citizens..  It is time for a change at the top and I am the candidate who can bring about that change. 


I will start by repairing the relationship between the Sheriff and our Deputies and will work to bring the entire Public Safety Community in Parker County together to make our county a safe place to live, work, and worship.


Under my leadership, the Sheriff’s Department will be focused on community oriented policing and a proactive approach to crime reduction.


We have some of the finest, most highly trained and professional law enforcement officers in the country working right here in Parker County. What we lack is leadership and direction from our Sheriff.  It’s time to put Public Safety ALONG WITH ACCESS TO THE SHERIFF FIRST, It’s time for a change. 

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY

I will strive for open communication with our County officials and promise them a transparent budget process with real and honest budget needs and goals.   We must work together to solve our budget shortfalls while ensuring our public safety is NOT short changed.  I understand the demands that law enforcement puts on our county budget and will work to ensure that we operate a lean and efficient department, PUTTING OUR COMMUNITY FIRST, and free of wasteful spending.  

KEEPING OUR COMMUNITY SAFE

I will modernize our policing strategies to include a proactive approach utilizing the proven philosophy of Community Oriented Policing.  I understand that the best way to solve our quality of life issues is to work hand in hand with the community to identify these issues and address them before they become real problems.  I will ensure that our staffing is constantly monitored and adjusted so that patrol staffing levels are kept at acceptable levels throughout our county.  Additionally, I will strive for an open and transparent dialog with our communities to build a much needed relationship of trust.  

SECOND AMENDMENT

I am a firm believer in our Constitution, particularly the Bill of Rights.  I believe the only thing that can protect the First Amendment is the Second.  I also believe it has two distinct parts: the right to "keep arms" and the right to "bear arms".  I believe that every person who desires a concealed weapons permit, should be granted a permit, unless otherwise not granted by law or psychological concern.

Parker County is and will always be a second amendment county.

SANCTUARY STATE

I am strongly opposed to any sanctuary state laws that restrict law enforcement's ability to communicate and cooperate with federal law enforcement partners.  While no city in Texas has officially declared themselves as sanctuary cities, many have opted not to work with federal  agencies and further ensure the public's safety when undocumented offenders are arrested and then released pending their hearings and trials.  These actions put politics ahead of public safety.  I will do everything I can to work with federal partners to ensure that undocumented criminal offenders are not released into our communities, while working with our states politicians to shape the laws to further protect our citizens and communities..