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Commitment to Others, Not Service to Self
Those seven words are the core of our campaign. Our mission is to return the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) back to an agency that services the community rather than the needs of an individual. In recent years the CCSO has lost sight of its responsibility of being a part of the community and working cooperatively with the other consitutional offices. This is not at all a fault of the employees who selflessly do their duty every day, but is instead due to the style of leadership of the administration. The only way to correct this shortcoming is to have a change in leadership. Leadership that looks to empower the employees, be responsive to the concerns of our citizens, and cooperates with the other constitutional officers for the betterment of us all.
Changes in the way the CCSO does business are necessary. We cannot continue to have situations such as the failure to cooperate with the Board of County Commissioners on budgetary matters. The on-going refusal to work in equal partnership with the school system is another example of the failure of the current administration to grasp its responsibility. Another issue that must be addressed is the preference of education over experience for agency personnel. I would much rather depend on someone who has “been there and done that” than someone who has “been there and read about it”. There are many other issues that must be addressed and thus the reason in the need for a change in leadership.
Civilian law enforcement experience is a necessary characteristic needed of any candidate for Sheriff. Saying that military law enforcement experience is the same thing is far from true. Having served in both military and civilian law enforcement I know they are not the same thing. Not only is the manner of service different, but the motivation and management of the personnel are not the same either. So please join our campaign so we can put the CCSO back on the right track. I invite you to browse our website and find out more about our campaign.
- Enhance community involvement
- Increase frontline deputies
- Focused deployment of resources
- Create a positive work environment
- Increase pay for employees
- Budgetary and operational transparency
- Reduce non-mission essential spending
- Implementation of an Employee/Volunteer Relations Committee