I absolutely agree with our current policy, and have no intention to change the existing Yolo County position regarding ICE. Our priority is now, and will remain, solely the safety of our local communities and families.
I’m not planning to make any changes to the current policy. In my experience there is quite a bit of misinformation and misunderstanding, and because the topic is very emotionally charged any past dialogue has been difficult.
I’d like to start by bringing people together to talk. After a thorough dialogue, we’ll have a clearer picture and can proceed from there. But I absolutely commit to an inclusive, open and transparent discussion.
Our office needs to be more reflective of our entire diverse community. It’s our responsibility to be proactive in pursuing and recruiting staff and Deputies so that our Sheriff’s Office is a more accurate representation of the community and can better serve the needs of every neighborhood.