What I Stand For
I recently heard a gentlemen state, “There are no problems in life just opportunities to be gained”. Chautauqua County is an awesome place to live but it is not without its problems and like many of you I am deeply concerned with the ongoing drug epidemic which often results in added criminal activity and safety concerns. We need to strive for an effective and efficient Sheriff’s Office. Many of these initiatives are interrelated and focus on reducing recidivism which in turn reduces the costs of operating the Sheriff’s Office. As your Sheriff I will work to ensure we have:
- Efficient and Effective Operations of the Sheriff’s Office
- Properly evaluate the spending within the Sheriff’s Office
- Working with those who are knowledgeable within the agency and with the various stakeholders outside the office to develop the most efficient and effective measures.
- Not a matter of being soft or tough on crime but being smart on crime.
- Safe and Secure Communities
- Collaboration with other police agencies, fire departments, and community members
- Neighborhood watch initiatives / community involvement
- Training initiatives and planning with other police agencies to better serve the agencies and the public we serve.
- Training officers to better assist those with mental illness thereby keeping communities safer and reducing the costs of incarcerating those with mental illness.
- Stressing the importance of mentoring of various types – many of those incarcerated have no loving father figures in their lives and lack the prosocial attitudes to succeed in society.
- Joint Efforts in Combatting the Drug Epidemic
- Cooperation and collaboration in drug enforcement to create a safer and more efficient effort.
- CAER – Countywide Alliance for Enforcement and Rehabilitation (support and work with County Executive Borrello)
- Education, Prevention, Enforcement, Treatment – Hope
- Work with service providers and peer advocates to help those in recovery or desiring recovery.
- Pre arrest diversion
- Collaboration with providers and peer advocates to guide people through the process to obtain proper treatment quickly.
- Put law enforcement in a position where they can assist individuals seeking help from their addictions.
- Advocate for long-term recovery centers.
- Follow up – aftercare
A Qualified Candidate!
With his 30 years in Law Enforcement you can count on Jim Quattrone to:
- Work for Improved, Efficient, Effective Law Enforcement
- Model Integrity, Courage, and Respect
- Establish positive relationships with local fire departments and service providers
- Create Law Enforcement partnerships to combat the drug epidemic