County Sheriff is an important job that oversees the safety and security of Erie County’s citizens and public spaces. The sheriff is responsible for, among other things, keeping county roads safe, investigating and stopping crime, handling public emergencies, and protecting women, children and others threatened by domestic violence. The Sheriff’s Department is also responsible for the county jails, and the holding center, where prisoners are secured before trial and after they have been convicted.
These are important matters, and Erie County deserves to have the best possible sheriff in charge of addressing them. Someone who understands our community’s needs. Someone with law enforcement credentials and experience. Someone with fresh ideas to improve the operations of the Sheriff’s Department and overcome tough new challenges to public safety. And someone who won’t play politics with the sheriff’s badge.
I possess the traits necessary to be the sheriff Erie County needs and deserves. I have the background. I am Buffalo born and raised and I’ve held jobs throughout Erie county. I have the experience. During my thirty-two-year career in law enforcement, security and investigative work, I ran the FBI’s Buffalo Division which encompassed Erie and the 17 other counties of Western New York. I have the ideas we need to clean up the mess in the County Holding Center, halt the rise in street violence that is spreading across the county, and attack the opioid epidemic that is destroying families and robbing lives.
I am Buffalo-born and Buffalo-bred. I love our city, I love our county, I love Western New York. And I want to make a difference. I want to protect and help complete the Buffalo renaissance — for the entire county, from Grand Island to Sardinia, and from Lackawanna to Lancaster.
We live in a great community. I believe it is the best in the country. A great community deserves a great Sheriff’s Department. I hope you will support my candidacy and join my campaign.Together, we will call on the traditions, values and qualities that make Western New York great. We will protect and defend our great community. We will lead it into a bright and promising future.