Sheriff guild endorses Krebs | Letter

Sheriff guild endorses Krebs | Letter

We, the members of the San Juan County Sheriff’s Guild, by majority vote, endorse Ron Krebs for re-election as sheriff.

We believe Ron Krebs has met our expectation of “community policing, responsiveness, communication and has improved morale in the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office.” The guild anticipates he will build on established relationships within the community and the department. Our hope is to continue to foster strong relations with the public and agencies our department works with. Ron Krebs will continue to ensure the department has the tools necessary to continue to be effective in our line of work.

This election has been tough, as they often are. We stand almost unanimously to endorse and re-elect Sheriff Ron Krebs.

The guild members had an opportunity to attend, listen and field questions to both candidates running for sheriff. The forum addressed items including proactive policing, reserve deputy programs, hiring obstacles, improved morale, competency of the department, community interactions and concerns raised by the public via various avenues.

The sheriff’s guild consists of 26 members including candidate Jeff Asher; 22 members endorse the current Sheriff Ron Krebs; one member endorses candidate Jeff Asher; and three members abstained. The guild members consist of three sergeants, two detectives, 11 deputies, two corrections officers and eight dispatchers.

The Sheriff’s Guild

San Juan Island