If there is one thing we can all agree on, it is the need to protect our school children. Sheriff Chad Bianco believes that School Resource Officers are vital to the safety of our children in our schools. School Resource Officers provide many benefits to our schools such as; intervention resources, protecting children against school violence, and shielding our children from predators and drugs.
The best way to stop crime is to prevent crime from happening in the first place. Sheriff Chad Bianco strongly believes that the Deputies who protect our streets should have a strong bond with the community giving Deputies the ability to recognize and respond proactively. Sheriff Bianco instituted a community policing policy that makes the Sheriff’s Department and its Deputies an integral connected piece of the community and he will continue to expand it over the next term.
Sheriff Chad Bianco has been at the forefront of opposing efforts to reduce sentences for violent criminals in the name of “Reform.” Predictably, because of soft-on-crime policies like this, California is experiencing record increases in criminal activity across the board. Sheriff Bianco will continue to stand up for the law-abiding citizens and work to ensure criminals are held accountable.
The Homelessness Crisis was created by politicians and law enforcement is left to deal with it firsthand. Sheriff Bianco is proactive in dealing with those in need by expanding the resources of the Department’s Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) while partnering with county agencies and private organizations with the ultimate goal of ending homeless encampments in our county.
Sheriff Bianco is committed to vigorously policing and prosecuting gang members, especially those who commit violent crimes. He is also working hard through the Riverside Gang Task Force to provide early intervention to help prevent “at-risk” youth from being caught up in criminal gang activities.
With the issues at our border, drugs are being smuggled into the country in record amounts. Instances of death from overdose and Fentanyl poisoning are a serious issue in every community particularly in young people. Illegal outdoor marijuana grows continue to pose a threat to our rural communities, and indoor residential grows threaten the safety of our neighborhoods. Sheriff Bianco will continue efforts to dismantle illegal drug operations.