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Letters to the Editor: Favors Public Safety Measure, 21-186, on May 15 ballot

The views and opinions of submitters to “Letters to the Editor” do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of NewsLincolnCounty.com, its staff or advertisers. The positions taken in the following letter are strictly those of the submitter.
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Vote Yes for Public Safety

Lincoln County is a beautiful place to live and a great place to raise a family, however our crime rate has reached a tipping point. Your local Sheriff’s Deputies are strapped and seek your help in solving our community’s problems by voting “Yes” for Public Safety.

Many schools in Lincoln County have no school resource deputy. Yes for Public Safety funds a school resource deputy to ensure school safety.

Patrol deputies see the affects person and property crimes that occur when none of us are on duty. Yes for Public Safety provides a modest increase of deputies to ensure 24/7 patrol coverage for all Lincoln County.

Corrections deputies see high jail recidivism and mentally ill persons housed in our jail. Yes for Public Safety provides for proven programs and job training in the jail to reduce recidivism, funds a work crew deputy for clean-up projects and an inmate counselor to help mentally ill inmates. 

Detectives see the human toll of illegal drug use by addicted parents who abuse children and property crimes perpetuated by persons who steal to support their habit. Yes for Public Safety provides a drug detective to shut down illegal drug dealers and a supervisor position to help with current abuse/drug cases.

Your Lincoln County public safety servants view Public Safety Measure 21-186 as a Smart on Crime solution that it will improve quality of life for all in Lincoln County.

David Boys, President
Lincoln County Deputies Association

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Yes for Public Safety Measure 21-186

I am asking the voters of Lincoln County to vote yes for the law enforcement levy and would like to provide the perspective of your local Sheriff’s Deputies as to why.

Your single School Resource Deputy would tell you how several Lincoln County schools have no School Resource Deputy. A Yes vote for Public Safety would provide a second deputy to Lincoln County Schools to keep kids safe and provide them with a healthy learning environment.

Your detectives would tell you illegal drug traffickers can’t be shut down because there is not enough funding for a drug detective. A Yes vote for Public Safety would provide a drug detective to reduce illegal drug trafficking and shut down drug houses.

Your patrol deputies would tell you there isn’t 24 hour patrol coverage and they often respond to crimes that occurred when they weren’t on-duty. A Yes vote for Public Safety would provide enough deputies for 24/7 patrol coverage all of Lincoln County.

Your corrections deputies would tell you jail recidivism is too high and many community needs go unmet. A yes vote for law enforcement would provide funding for job training in the jail to reduce recidivism and fund a full-time work crew deputy for community clean-up projects.

The law enforcement levy responsibly addresses all of these critical community needs and is a “Smart on Crime” solution.

Nick Vaille
Newport

 

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