I read in the last opinion section the letter titled, “Residents Deserve a Safer Tomorrow.” We have safety with Sheriff Nole. We have needed Law Enforcement several times and the response …
I read in the last opinion section the letter titled, “Residents Deserve a Safer Tomorrow.” We have safety with Sheriff Nole. We have needed Law Enforcement several times and the response has been quick, swift, and very professional.
I don’t care much for mission statements, strategic plans, or extensive reports. People given restraining orders and pieces of paper do not make you safer and neither do strategic plans on paper. Sheriff Nole is from here, loves the area and its citizens, and protects us all. What more could you ask for?
Last month I heard a woman screaming in the forest across the road and called 911, deputies were here in just a few minutes. They quickly helped the women who had mental health issues.
A few years ago at about 3 a.m., we heard noises upstairs. I again called 911, and within two minutes four deputies were outside our house. Two circled the house and two entered our bedroom from an outside door. When they heard the noise, they drew their weapons and cleared the whole house finding an animal that got in.
I’ve also done many ride-alongs with our deputies and am very impressed with their service.
You can have a big strategic plan and a mission statement, but it’s just paper and ink.
I look at the performance, results, attitudes, and results. Our sheriff’s department under Sheriff Joe Nole is doing a great job protecting us all and our property.
We all need to re-elect Sheriff Joe Nole who is for the people and not for a piece of paper.
Gary H. Price
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Ethical people should disregard Gary Price’s October 19 letter in the Leader urging voters to reelect Joe Nole.
First, consider Price's character: In an earlier letter to the Leader on June 26, 2019, Price attacked racial justice activists and wrote, “Don’t worry about the noose in the window” of a Quilcene storefront because “It’s free speech and nothing else.”
What is it about Nole that attracts the support of Price–an endorser of hate crimes?
Price’s October 19 letter contained many false claims.
CLAIM: “We have safety with Sheriff Joe Nole.”
FACTS: Under Nole, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) has no school shooter response plan. Also, Nole has violated JCSO policy by failing to coordinate emergency planning with other first responders and other county partners.
CLAIM: “Nole is doing a great job protecting us all and our property”
FACT: Too often, when residents call 911, JCSO does not show up and help. Victims often complain JCSO fails to investigate property crimes.
CLAIM: “restraining orders” are “pieces of paper, but you’re not safer.”
FACT: Restraining orders usually prove effective–when enforced by responsive law enforcement officers.
CLAIM: “Strategic plans don’t make you safer”
FACTS: A good strategic plan would enable JCSO to enhance public safety and improve service quality. When Nole trashed JCSO’s strategic plan, he committed to rudderless mediocrity.
CLAIM: “I look at performance, results, attitudes and results.”
FACT: If Price really looked at those criteria, he would recognize how Nole’s underperformance and lackadaisical attitude have produced subpar results.
Voters who really care about performance and results should vote Art Frank for sheriff. An experienced and highly decorated law enforcement officer, Art will ensure JCSO staff are fully trained, equipped, and prepared to protect our schools. Art will develop a dynamic strategic plan to drive continuous improvement at JCSO.
Vote Art Frank for sheriff.
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Maybe if Mr. Frank ran on his merits instead of trashing his opponent, he might have a better chance of being elected.
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