According to the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), one of the top reforms that define 21st century policing is building trust and legitimacy by creating policy and oversight. The ACSO must be at the forefront of this change. As Sheriff, I will work to do the following things:

Build Trust:

Trust between law enforcement agencies and the people they protect and serve is essential in a democracy. It is key to the stability of our communities, the integrity of our criminal justice system, and the safe and effective delivery of policing services. "Presidents Task Force on 21st Century Policing." 

Build & Repair Relationships with: 

  • Citizens in Alameda County 
  • Law Enforcement Partners
  • Non-Law enforcement partners

Provide Transparency: 

  • Provide a more independent and transparent audit and analysis of the budget every year
  • Address the high number of in-custody deaths in our County jail
  • Break the backlog of 1,200+ untested rape kits