So many issues face us. Chris can tackle them and make our community a better place.
There has been ongoing issues within the Gila County Detention Center, to include prisoners being released by mistake and citizens being detained for 16 days after they were ordered to be released. Furthermore, mental health assessments have been denied to inmates after being ordered by local courts. Some people may not care what happens to those in Jail, yet we should care since we all have to pay for those lawsuits.
The current administration has a “me first” belief, with command staff, all driving new taxpayer funded cars, while patrol Deputies are driving vehicles with 250,000 miles. I learned in the military that good leaders put their staff, who perform the direct services of patrol, investigations, and jail operations first. The county needs leadership that will be actively involved within the community and work along side the citizens.
Service to the Community
The citizens of Gila County deserve nothing but the best when it comes to law enforcement, Period. It is known that the mismanagement of the Sheriff’s Office has made it where there is only one patrol deputy on most shifts for all of Southern Gila County. This results in response times exceeding 20 minutes for high priority emergencies, and several hours for non emergency calls. The citizen have lost trust and respect for the Gila County Sheriff’s Office and cannot count on the adminstration to do whats right.