Crime or the fear of crime is an issue that stays on the minds of most citizens. I believe that the residents of our community have the right to expect to live, work, and play in a crime-free environment.
As a Commissioner, I will continue to work to ensure that our court system operates efficiently and effectively to receive, implement, and finalize cases that are brought before it. I support providing additional resources to help employ and train other District Attorneys who will prosecute cases and move cases through the court system. I support the establishment of the Drug Court, which will help to expedite drug cases.
This parallel court system, I believe, will, on the one hand, alleviate the traffic in our current system, and on the other hand, expedite the prosecution of drug-related cases. We must provide adequate jail space for those who are incarcerated and, at the same time, remove those with mental illness to an appropriate facility that will adequately address their concerns.
We must continue to provide adequate monitoring devices for known criminal offenders, which gives us the ability to track their whereabouts if a crime occurs close to them. I believe that this will enhance the safety of our community.