March 2008 ISSUE
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A Chat with OC Sheriff Candidates: Kevin Keyes
The first and most important priority is to restore honor to the office that was taken by its last office holder- Kevin Keyes
We have offered the seven identified OC Sheriff candidates; Jack Anderson, Bill Hunt, Craig Hunter, Kevin Keyes, Ralph Martin, Ken Maddox and Paul Walters, the CotoBuzz Journal as a platform to communicate with their respective potential supports. We have also posed to them a number of questions – we shall be publishing their responses in the order we receive them.
is a virtual chat with candidate Kevin Keyes
The first and most important is to restore honor
to the office that was taken by its last office
Second is to restore the trust of the
My executive team would immediately begin a financial
All vendor contracts, contractors, suppliers
would be required to re-bid all jobs and services
supplied to the department.
All monies will be noted on where the funds
come from and where it all goes made available to the
taxpayers. The new round of competition should provide
for significant cost savings.
This would include retirement and benefit
packages. All costs itemized and all expensed noted.
No more “MISC” columns.
I would change the CCW policy to a “shall” issue
2nd amendment gives Americans that right,
not the sheriff’s office. There are many laws for
who can and cannot carry a weapon but the interest
must be to assist those asking not make it more
difficult or reserve ccw’s for only those
Work with union to change union work rules on sheriff
rotations on jail service and work with jail division
to reduce costs.
Begin complete implementation of existing computer networks
so officers in the field have access to data.
Review sheriff threat and review need for protection unit.
A review of all staffing requirements in
Meeting with federal counterparts and implement screening
for illegal aliens in custody and arrange for turnover
to feds for deportation.
Meet with all department leaders, develop a five-year plan
on all equipment replacements for future budgeting,
cost analysis, cost reductions.
Then, I’ll have to get re-elected.
is your biggest obstacle to getting the post?
K. Keyes: While
I have been in the professional business community for
27 years, I am not a public figure.
I am also not a career sheriff.
I am a citizen of our community that believes I
can do the job and am interested in fixing the
CBJ : What do you see as the main problems with the
Orange County Board of Supervisors
K. Keyes: I
have not met with them yet to determine their course
of action so I cannot determine that yet.
CBJ : What
do you see as the
main problems with the Orange County DA?
K. Keyes: Their
Seriously, I read your website and saw you use satire so I
thought I’d throw it in.
I would like to have a new attorney for the office and they
would meet with the DA, review all existing known
problems and a plan to correct within 30 days.
The sheriff’s department is huge, it will be difficult to
implement major changes but the longest journey starts
with the first steps.
I believe by example I can earn the trust and
respect of the officers and restore the pride of being
an OCSD member a badge they can wear with pride.
If you think that Kevin Keyes is the right person for position, be sure to write your Orange County Supervisor and send the CotoBuzz Journal a copy of your request.
Orange County Board of Supervisors: Contact Information
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