This county is NOT safe. The schools are not safe, the streets are not safe, no one is exempt from a crime, an assault or even a shooting. We need to bring back the K-9 unit and the D.A.R.E program. It's time for "revival" in the StepensonCounty Sheriff's department.
We need a sheriff's department that has honesty, integrity, solid ethical beliefs and leadership skills. I do not feel safe with the current sheriff's department operating at "bare bones" levels. I thought the sheriff's department was in place to "protect and serve".
I would say that it is definitely time for a change. I don't think the Crime in Numbers for Stephenson County are going down because there is less crime. They are going down because there are less deputies thus less criminals and law breakers being arrested and ticketed.
The Stephenson County Sheriff's department needs new blood and fresh ideas. We need a sheriff that is as passionate as we, parents and grandparents, are about our county and making it a better place to live and work. On July 10, 2014 Sheriff Snyders stated in the Journal Standard that "Property crimes and scams targeting the elderly are among the more prevalent local crime problems, but overall the county is safe. I would say it’s a safe community, a safe county to live in.” WRONG!!
Yes, time for a change. This is OUR sheriff's department, not theirs. Don't vote your party this election. Get out and vote for the best candidate: Steve Schaible.
As always, yours in honesty, Tutty Baker firstname.lastname@example.org