I’m still organizing my thoughts on some of the information from last night and will hopefully manage to untangle them and talk to you some about them tonight or in the morning.
A LOT of interesting and good things to say and we should all be very excited.
First Congratulations to the election winners and here is your new board:
President – Donald Morrissey
Vice-President – Roger Winslow
Treasurer – Moyse Howard
Recording Secretary – Raymond Giusti
Good & Welfare – Ramon Castro
Sergeant-at-arms – Fabian DeSantiago
Some of you may not have voted for each and every one of these people, but now is the time to rally together and support each other in our efforts.
It is important to remember that together, the DSA has a powerful public voice that can be used to communicate to the public that this office is in desperate need of positive change and that the deputies are fighting for that change in this next election.
It is important that we bring to the community a message that while deputies are professional and out there doing the best they can to support their communities, in order to keep doing that, the administration needs to change. Professionals inside the office and around the county have all pointed out to the lack of ability to successfully interact with an increasingly retracted administration. A problem that is starting to and will continue to increasingly impact the people within the Sheriff’s jurisdiction in a negative manner if change doesn’t occur at the ballot booth next year.
When the administration won’t work with other law enforcement agencies and groups, or picks and chooses which community members to support based on favoritism and personal benefit it’s time for a change.
Let’s be the voice behind that change. Let’s be the voice behind Kevin Jensen and all he stands for that will benefit the community: An ability to work with people, a desire to continue to improve the capabilities of the Sheriff’s Office, an understanding of the importance and effectiveness of real community policing, a desire to help deputies be the best they can be in their jobs and within their communities. A man who doesn’t hold grudges and doesn’t seek retribution as a means of reinforcing his position.