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Concern over lack of Sheriff's transparency

 

October 6, 2022



Dear Editor

After attending the Sheriff’s candidate forum on 9/26/22, I have some concerns.

Our Sheriff’s Department has a code of ethics signed by every officer. Historically, most police ethics focus on the relationship between the police and the public. What an officer does off duty weighs as heavily on the public as what they do on duty.

A section of the Columbia County’s Sheriff’s office code of ethics states: 

“While I consider the way I choose to conduct my private affairs a personal freedom, I accept the responsibilities for my actions, as well as inactions, while on-duty...



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