Community Problems Need Community Solutions
Some of the problems facing our society are complex and not easily confronted or mitigated without bold leadership. Mental health is one of these problems. As your sheriff, I will continue and expand current mental health programs practiced by the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in order to reduce the burden on the criminal justice system and find help for those suffering from mental health issues. No one is well served by placing people suffering mental health crises into the criminal justice system. I will form a task force to find solutions throughout our community and minimize government involvement in people’s lives who need mental health assistance, not a jail cell.