Priorities & Issues - John Hemmerling - San Diego Sheriff County Candidate 2022

JOHN'S
PRIORITIES

John has zero tolerance for behavior that violates the noblest values of our Sheriff's Department. He believes in compassion, fairness, and diversity that reflects our community. He will work hard to stem violence and help victims of crime. Rebuilding morale and rewarding the efforts of those who work hard to keep our communities safe are also integral to setting a higher standard of excellence. John's priority is to bring about real results through strong leadership, collaboration, and innovative techniques when common solutions fail.

COUNTY JAIL AND DETENTION OPERATIONS

I will ensure that we provide immediate and complete behavioral health assessments with increased involvement from county professionals. We must implement comprehensive and common sense diversion opportunities to get out of custody and out of the criminal justice system. We will improve and expand community supervision opportunities with concentrated focus on rehabilitation and support for long term success. I will increase organizational efforts and opportunities in order to support detention deputies and their commitment to success.

VIOLENT CRIMES AND CRIMES WITH VICTIMS

Rooting out violent crime throughout the community is a cornerstone of professional excellence in law enforcement. We will treat victims with utmost respect by professionally investigating crimes and keeping communication open and informative. Victims deserve respect and support and will not be left behind. Government needs to stop holding hands with criminals and start holding them accountable.

SECOND AMENDMENT AND PERSONAL CARRY

PERMITS (CCW’S)

 

The Second Amendment is a guarantor of our freedom as Americans. Individuals have the right to keep and bear arms. Our elected officials must ensure that citizens are able to protect their homes and their families, free from governmental overreach. Sheriffs in California are, by statute, entrusted with the role of approval of personal carry permits (CCW’s). My firm belief is that the “good cause” evaluation process must allow each individual to assess their own need for personal safety or self-defense. I will ensure there is a quick turnaround and direct the Sheriff’s Office to issue concealed carry permits for all persons who complete the required training and pass background investigation.

PROMOTING TRANSPARENCY AND PUBLIC TRUST

I will align resources to focus on the department's priorities. I am committed to staying engaged with the community. Public will see and expect our commitment to priorities that matter most, and the trust and collaboration will follow. We will be transparent and available to respond to the public when visibility and information are paramount.