Innovative and Award Winning Jail Management
Over the past five years, my office has secured funding for jail security improvements and additional staff with my partners at the legislature and the county executive’s office. These improvements allowed my team to re-establish old inmate programs lost in the 2004 Red/Green Budget and create new rehabilitative initiatives.
My Responses To The League of Women Voters
I just submitted my responses to the League of Women Voters. I appreciate the opportunity to be part of their website but there was limited space – here are my complete responses:
We Can’t Arrest Our Way Out of This Epidemic
Everyone in our community is aware of the opioid epidemic that is gripping our community, and we may be in one of the worst periods during my nearly 50 years in law enforcement. Our way out of this is not through arrests alone, rather compassionate enforcement. As a law enforcement professional, I have to charge someone with illegal drugs, but my job doesn’t stop there, that’s why I implemented many programs and services to help individuals battling addiction.
A Message from Sheriff Tim Howard
January 31, 2013 – Our state already had some of the toughest gun laws in the nation and with the stroke of a pen our State Legislature and Governor made them even more restrictive last month, all in the name of making us safer. I don’t believe for one minute that Governor Cuomo did this to protect us; rather he rammed this bill through for his own personal agenda, so he could be the first out of the gate to thump his chest and say how restrictive gun laws are in New York , thus beating President Obama to the punch.