As a former inner-city police officer and field training officer in Kansas City, Missouri and a candidate with two graduate degrees in the criminal justice fields, I have significant knowledge and experience in crime prevention. We must be tough on crime. I have seen drugs decimate a community. I have witnessed weak laws provide an opening to criminals. I understand how poor educational and family structures influence criminality. We must recognize how some progressive policies actually attract crime.
We must focus on increasing police response time in House District 14, and make sure we have an adequate number of officers/deputies on duty during every shift. We must work on less over-lap of services with Colorado Springs Police Department to assure efficient use of resources and funding.