The following was submitted by the Sheriff’s Guild.
We, the members of the San Juan County Sheriff’s Guild, by majority vote endorse Ron Krebs for re-election as sheriff. The guild has 26 members, including Jeff Asher, who is running against Krebs.
Twenty-two members endorsed current Sheriff Krebs; one member endorsed Asher, and three abstained. Guild members consist of three sergeants, two detectives, 11 deputies, two corrections officers and eight dispatchers.
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 listen to and ask questions of 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 as well as concerns raised by the public via various avenues.