Occupation: Deputy Sheriff, Major Crimes Detective
Occupational Background: 30 years local law enforcement; Hood River Police; Officer; Sergeant; Lieutenant; Hood River Sheriff's Office; Deputy; Narcotics Investigator; and Major Crimes Detective.
Educational Background: Hood River Valley High School, Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminology, Southern Oregon State College; DPSST Advanced Police Certificate and Supervisory Certificate.
Prior Governmental Experience: Member of the Oregon Peace Officers Association; Mid-Columbia Narcotics Task Force; and the Oregon Narcotics Enforcement Association.
CORE VALUES: Dependable Leadership; Open Communication; Proactive Public Safety; Customer Service; and Teamwork.
I ENVISION A SHERIFF'S OFFICE:
- That will constantly be seeking innovative and efficient funding to provide the best services to the citizens and visitors of Hood River County. My goal will be focused on securing dedicated funding for an enhanced Sheriff's Office.
- That will welcome and encourage our citizens to participate in long range planning, crime prevention and community based problem solving, through establishing an inter-active web site, scheduling town hall meetings and recruiting citizen volunteers. I will also form a Sheriff's Advisory Group comprised of volunteers from throughout the county.
- Striving towards a reduction in Illegal Drug Activity, sex abuse crimes, child abuse, domestic violence, I.D. Theft and Fraud by working with and educating business owners and citizens to become more vigilant.
- By encouraging our employees to participate in planning and value their meaningful role in determining the direction of the department.
When I am elected Sheriff, I will
Be committed to building and sustaining effective relationships with neighboring agencies and organizations such as: Schools; DHS/Child Welfare; and local community based programs. Safety in Schools is one of my top priorities. I will explore ways to reinstitute the SRO program in our schools.
I will be available to you. We can work together to meet the "CHALLENGES OF CHANGE" in Hood River County meeting the needs of all citizens.
(This information furnished by Committee to Elect Bob Davidson for Sheriff.)