Well I just got done watching the MPACT show with the three sheriff candidates. Let me tell you how surprised I am so see that Harrington views the sheriff's operation as a game. Sorry, but our public safety is not a game. He did bring up several good points, like putting court transport deputies back on the road to bolster the numbers. As for Malone, he thinks that long winded responses make him seem smarter. He and Redmond did not differ on too many things, however I find it hard to believe that the correctional staff who 'live' with hardened inmates and criminals, the same staff who goes into the cells with these criminals when they are not in shackles, cannot escort these criminals to the courthouse. He even went as far as to say that correctional staff are not law enforcement trained. Really? So basically he is saying unless you are one of the deputies you are not law enforcement. Mr. Malone, you have several 'cops' working in the jail who are trained. Mr. Malone you are too much like the current sheriff and powers down there. You will be more of the same, keeping the division that exists between the two major groups of employees. From the courthouse we even see how divided the sheriffs department is. We see how the correctional staff are treated as misfits while the focus is on the poor poor deputies who are understaffed. Well the rest of us over here took cuts too. Mr. Redmond: You seem to be the only candidate who believes in making changes that will benefit ALL the employees of the sheriff's department. You sir have my vote. Please address the drug crimes and other major issues. But most of all sir, please settle the turmoil in the department so you don't have two classes of employees, one better than the other (or so they think). Lastly, If you look at Wayne County, they put Reserve Deputies in patrol cars (after the person meets requirements as set by the sheriff) and send them out to deter crime and be first responders. They handle calls such as minor traffic crashes, traffic control, parking tickets, speeders etc. All these things can be handled by reserves, which will free up deputies to investigate crimes, and catch criminals. Why don't we have that here? Why? Mr. Redmond when you are elected sheriff, consider this.. Please. All three candidates said we have to work with what we have. Well if so, then the deputies we have could be freed up to handle major crimes while Reserves could be utilized to handle other things. Criminals and kids who steal etc, do not know the difference between a 'Reserve Deputy' and a Deputy when the car goes rolling through the neighborhoods. Its cheap deterrence. Reserves are free, it will just cost the gas. In Wayne County they do everything. Why can't we do this here? In today's economy, use the free help. It won't take jobs away from the deputies, it will help them. They can rid themselves of traffic crash reports etc. Mr. Redmond I hope to see you in office soon. Think about some things I have said here.