The current Sheriff’s administration has seen a sharp decline in the level of transparency that is expected from a public official and a police officer. As a political outsider, Ken brings in a new vision of what can be expected from the Sheriff’s office
Organizational Police Transparency and Police Accountability:
FOIA Overhaul - Ken will overhaul the Freedom of Information Act process within the Sheriff’s department, a process that will include increasing the number of employees to assist with FOIA requests, reducing and eliminating fees associated with requesting documents, improving access to the general public and media, within a legal scope releasing body-worn camera footage in a timely manner, and uploading policies and procedures for basic law enforcement operations online so that the public can stay informed.
Sheriff's Independent Oversight Committee (SIOC) - Ken pledges to create a Sheriff's Independent Oversight Committee that will have complete autonomy from the WCSO and will be tasked with reviewing all allegations of serious misconduct by law enforcement officers, as well as review of completed internal investigations. The SIOC will be given complete and total access to information needed to reach their conclusion and follow up with recommendations.
Sheriff's Department Fiscal Accountability: Ken is committed to eliminating the financial waste that is presently occurring within the Sheriff’s office. Ken vows to eliminate the use of the Sheriff's office for independent financial gain and put a stop to the mismanagement of department resources.
Personal Transparency: Ken will implement the aforementioned organizational transparency and fiscal accountability, as well as exercise personal transparency for the Sheriff’s office. That’s why Ken has promised to make his personal tax returns, personnel file, and professional calendar open and visible to the public when elected Sheriff of Washtenaw County.