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As your Sheriff, Ernesto is determined to tackle some of the most distressing challenges our community faces today. He pledges a steadfast commitment to eradicate child sex trafficking and the drug pandemic, two societal plagues that demand immediate and forceful response. To realize this, he aims to establish specialized departments, staffed with professionals possessing strong intelligence backgrounds, to strategically target and dismantle these insidious criminal networks. His approach underlines the necessity for both focused expertise and community commitment in these battles. The initiatives in his platform further support this comprehensive approach:

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Addressing Miami-Dade's shooting epidemic through proactive investigative units.

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Establishing a bona fide Criminal Intelligence Bureau to dismantle drug trafficking networks.

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Establishing a bona fide Criminal Intelligence Bureau to dismantle child trafficking networks.

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Prioritizing merit in command staff promotions, ensuring qualified leaders are at the helm.

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Implementing equal opportunity in command level position interviews.

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Raising standards in the hiring process, particularly to bring more military veterans into our ranks.

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Forming a public advisory board consisting of citizens and retired law enforcement personnel.

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Encouraging further education for officers through incentive pay, including for multilingualism.

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Revitalizing the Psychological Services Unit with certified mental health professionals.

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Promoting transparency and harmony with media outlets.

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Prioritizing prompt response to calls-for-service.

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Establishing an aggressive Grant Writing Unit to secure additional funding.

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Reinvigorating officer-friendly programs for positive engagement with children.

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Addressing low morale within the law enforcement community through open dialogue.

14

Collaborating with the public sector to create grants for children of first responders.

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Improving health benefits for retiring/retired law enforcement personnel.

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Ingraining a philosophy of treating the public with the respect and kindness one would show to their mother.

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