Our jails are in crisis. Morale in the Department is at an all time low. Good people are leaving. And the system is broken.
Three former deputies are in prison for murdering an inmate in the jail. Two deputies are currently on trial for severely beating an inmate. Four inmates escaped from maximum security, even after another inmate reported hearing the sounds of bars being sawed.
The situation is so out of control that the Blue Ribbon Commission on Jail Reform recommended a change in leadership at the top of the Sheriff’s Department.
The County Board of Supervisors felt it necessary to create a civilian oversight committee for the Sheriff’s Office jails.
Jose Salcido brings a lifetime of preparation to the position of Sheriff. His unique experience makes him the most qualified candidate to disrupt the current culture and rebuild an effective and dignified Sheriff’s Department.
“It’s time for a change. You deserve a Sheriff that will bring the Sheriff’s Department into the 21st Century. Home-grown terrorism, the opioid epidemic, and the increased threat of gangs to our communities are just a few of the challenges that face law enforcement today. My unique experience makes me the most qualified candidate to meet these challenges. A bold, new future with bold, new leadership is what I will bring to the Sheriff’s Department. Please vote for me on June 5th.” Jose Salcido