There is this thing called a ballot statement. They are permanent public record and go out to every registered voter in an election. An incumbent would do well to remember what he wrote in his own ballot statement.
In 2014, “I have raised the morale of deputies who protect our neighborhoods …”
There are some other whoppers about dealing with overcrowded jails and keeping control of tax dollars (you know, those outrageous maintenance contracts, abuses of overtime, etc etc etc)
The special one is improving the professionalism of our deputies… Pelato using the N-Word, Cornett’s Crime Scene Tattoo, Lyndon Raymond “the Executioner” Wood’s skull tattoos, Huizinga drop-firing his gun at the gas pump, cheating on advancement exams are just a few of the things I think about when I hear professionalism and Stan Sniff’s RSO.
Have a look at Sniffy’s 2010 Ballot Statement as snagged from a web archive:
Since I was appointed Riverside County Sheriff in 2007, I have been working to increase public safety by investing tax dollars wisely. Under my leadership, the Sheriff’s Department has maintained a balanced budget and kept the county safe through tough, innovative crime ﬁghting techniques.–I have increased stafﬁng levels, reduced overtime and lowered crime despite across-the–board budget cutbacks. I have raised the morale of the deputies who protect our neighborhoods. We‘ve also improved patrol service levels and reduced our response times.–As a result, we have caught and incarcerated violent and serious felons, cracked down ongang and gun violence, and protected neighborhoods from drug dealers and quality of life crimes.–Under my guidance, the Sheriff’s Department has become more accessible to all Riverside County residents and improved the language proﬁciency and educational levels for deputies throughout the department.–I have also worked to improve cultural sensitivity for all staff and deputies and created a Tribal Liaison Unit to improve policing among the 12 tribal communities in Riverside County.–My leadership as your Sheriff is supported by every one of our police chiefs and by community leaders all across Riverside County.As a retired Colonel in the Army Reserve, with 34 years of law enforcement experience and a strong record on behalf of crime victims, I would be honored to have your vote.