As a member of the Pasco Police Officers Association I have had the pleasure of working for and with Jim Raymond for the last 23 years. Never has there been a better time for a change at sheriff. Jim will bring a fresh change to the sheriff’s office. Jim knows and understands the issues facing the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. He will work to insure the safety of both officers and citizens.
The current sheriff says there is nothing wrong with the VHF radio system. However, Jim realizes there needs to be a change to better serve the county. Currently law enforcement on the two sides of the river cannot communicate. A 911 call from a cellular phone does not necessary go where it is needed. Often times the call has to be forwarded losing precious time.
Jim Raymond will also foster a transparent sheriff’s office by forming an advisory committee as well as opened investigations within the police community. He will also reestablish a relationship with the other police agencies within the bi-county area which as sorely been missing. I wholeheartedly endorse Jim Raymond for Sheriff and hope others will join me.