It is obvious to everyone that crime is on the rise nationwide. Having spent 33 years in law enforcement and the last 12 years as Sheriff, I know a thing or two about keeping people safe, but also making sure people feel safe. It IS possible, but you have to have the experience and courage to make it happen, and to stand up to those that are trying to dismantle our criminal justice systems.

The soft-on-crime policies promulgated by liberal politicians and bureaucrats have led to this drastic rise. We’ve gotten to a place where we treat criminals like victims, and victims like criminals. It’s upside down. We MUST restore law and order in our society, it is the bedrock of everything else that is important. In Congress – as I’ve done for my entire adult life – I’ll work to ensure those who prey on our society face justice, and that victims of crime ALWAYS have a voice.