Issue 3: Support and Funding for the SAPD
For the Citizens, the policies of the St. Augustine Police Department should be clearly outlined (this also falls under “Transparency”). We have the right to have laws enforced and to keep our community safe. However, I am regularly told conflicting information, and I see different actions taken by officers from one day to the next. It is my expectation that rules and policies should be clearly and consistently enforced.
For the SAPD officers, body cameras should be standard. In today’s world of instant information, it is essential to have video evidence from the perspective of the officer.
I would personally like to work with the Police Chief in support of our officers receiving accreditation.