I wanted to thank each and every one of you that went out and participated in our democratic process last week by voting. In our May primary election, you took the time to go out and write in my name, last week you went and affirmed that vote.
Things at the Sheriff’s Office are going as planned. We have restructured the Sheriff’s Office, placing more people on the road to better service to the public. I swore in our new Chief Deputy, Steve Dorau at the beginning of October and we are now concentrating on reviewing policies and creating updated procedures as well as a training schedule. Our patrol staff are optimizing coverage for the county by looking at call volume vs time on the road.
Throughout the summer we started a new ATV / Motorcycle patrol that is focusing on safety and public education. Our dispatch center is well on the way for the Text 2 911 system upgrade and our civil office has been upgraded and trained on a brand new driver’s license system. The School Resource Officer program is continuing to practice Restorative Justice and work on Emergency Operations Plans for each school.
A Boise County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page has been created and there will be a large media information campaign drive beginning 2017 that will include newspaper articles and Facebook postings that will be designed to inform the public of the activities of the Boise County Sheriff’s Office as well as answer frequently asked questions. There will also be an opportunity for you to send in questions ahead of time to the Idaho World and have the Sheriff or a deputy answer those questions. Each of the responses will be posted both on the Facebook page as well as published in the Idaho World.
Some of the topics that will be covered in the media drive are as follows:
1) The Sheriff – Duties, statute, law vs reality etc.
2) Crime defined – felony, misdemeanor, civil infraction, our role in each
3) Ask a Deputy a question:
4) Sheriff’s Office Structure
5) I called 911 and…
6) Ask a Deputy a question:
7) Why don’t I see the police? / Why did it take so long for them to get to me?
8) Why doesn’t the deputy do anything? I’ve reported this x of number of times and nothing happens.
9) Ask a Deputy a question
10) Deputy perspective – Police and culture today: what it looks like from your local law enforcement’s perspective.
So again, thank you for trusting me with the office of Boise County Sheriff and I look forward to my continued service to you.
Boise County Sheriff