Sunday, February 19, 2012

BOBBY RADER SAYS THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT CAN DO BETTER

The first forum of the political primaries was conducted recently and candidate for sheriff Bobby Rader was there to make his case to the voters how a vote for him would be a vote to improve Liberty County’s sheriff department .

Bobby Rader moved to Liberty as a Texas Department of Public Safety Officer and worked in that position for seven years. He then went into business for himself in the field of insurance. He ran for office in 1998 as a Republican and has served as a judge of the Justice of the Peace precinct #1 for 13 years.

Rader told the audience he has more civil and criminal experience than his opponents combined. He also said as a business man he has been successful managing people and budgets and he believes he can use that experience to help the morale problem and the high turnover rate in the department.

“Unless they are trained to the best of their ability, morale goes down,” he said.
Pointing again to the problems deputies have because the sheriff has not exposed them to needed training, Rader wade in with his perspective as a judge, “A lot of cases are dismissed because we either didn’t have the evidence or we didn’t do it right.”

Rader said that his first priority would be to work with local law enforcement agencies. He claimed that the sheriff’s office has no relationships with local city police departments and that the sheriff’s office does not participate in their monthly meetings. Rader said that he wants to improve the communications between the county and the local agencies.

Judge Rader also pointed out that the county needs to catch up on serving warrants. Liberty county currently has over 6,000 open warrants.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Patterson is for keeping things like they are. Cox says the biggest thing we need to do is raise the pay of the deputies - even during a recession. And then there is Rader. Rader has concrete ideas and a goal of improving the department. He says our deputies can go to meetings and benefit from help that is already prepared to assist. My only question about this race is do the voters know what tehse candidates have said. if they do, rader wins easily.

Anonymous said...

Ray, I saw the first stage of the ambush you have said is planned for Bobby Rader at this forum. I saw Eddie Shauberger chewing Rader's ear off with his pathetic nonsense before the forum and I saw all of Patterson's little outsider buddies in the small crowd.

Anonymous said...

6,000 unserved or open warrants?

Anonymous said...

6,000 unserved warrants in the last 4 years would make 12,000 in the next 4 years. No wonder crime is rampant in Liberty County. Don't worry if you get caught doing something wrong,you get out of jail and go free. No warrant will be served on you,then that means you wont be arrested. Go anhead and pass GO.

Anonymous said...

6000 warants is a low number Patterson is hiding the true number if the truth were told there are about 9000 unserved warrants at the sheriff office.

Anonymous said...

6000 warants is lower than the real number. Patterson is hiding the true number if the truth were told there are about 9000 unserved warrants at the sheriff office

Anonymous said...

true number couldn't be 9000, or 6000 either (Patterson, Evans, and Guthrie... put TOGETHER....
can't count that high)! lmao

Anonymous said...

apparantly nobody on this site can count !! I saw so many number in the above comments it made my head spin. Lets keeped focused on why there are so many warrants that need to be served, we do not have enough deputies on the road, but yet we have constables who are sitting around doing nothing !! We need to get rid of the Constables office and pull those guys into the sheriffs department. We all need to be at the commmisioners court showing our support to our deputies who are out there on the street with no back up due to funding. We know Patterson does not care, and I am not pointing the finger at the guys that work under him they cant control what he does, they would be fired if they try to stand up to him. I am going to vote for the guy who is going to prove to me that he is not going to turn his back on the men and women who are out there day after day protecting all of us !! Patter showed us at the forum how iggnorant he is when he admitted that he had no idea how many deputies were out there at any giving time !!!