The murder rate is rising not just in Buffalo. The violence is spilling out across the city line. As Sheriff, I will work to increase the department’s existing collaboration with law enforcement agencies across the county. Where necessary and practical, I will look to create new interagency efforts. I led cross-agency teams when I was at the FBI; I can do it as Sheriff. We have great local police in Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Amherst, and the surrounding towns. I tip my hat to those brave and capable officers. But they need back up. The Sheriff’s Department can provide it and I know how.