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Rich Poffenberger's platform

October 24, 2006

· Form a criminal interdiction unit to identify and target drug traffickers and terrorist threats. Members of the unit would undergo additional training.

Expand the K-9 unit, and include K-9s and dog handlers in the interdiction unit.

· Identify courses of actions in case of a terrorist attack.

· Establish a traffic unit that would dedicate its time to investigating major accidents and enforcing speed in the areas where serious accidents have occurred.

· Develop a 10-year plan to determine the Sheriff's Department's needs.

· Offer awareness programs to the public on subjects including domestic violence, drugs and gangs.

· Provide riot gear and TASERs to deputies who work in the Washington County Detention Center and transport inmates.

· Secure grants to buy in-car computers that communicate with local, state and federal agencies for all squad vehicles.

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