The top priority of the department is to protect the lives of the people that live, work and visit this county. But there needs to be a balanced approach between law enforcement and the community it serves. As the challenges confronting law enforcement change, so must law enforcement adapt to remain effective. The current Sheriff is out of touch with those who elected him because he fails to view law enforcement as a vital service in need of the ability to change as needs demand.

Mike Montes Speaking

I have set out the following initiatives for change in Onondaga County Sheriff’s
Department: