The following questions were asked by the Advocates for a Prosperous Community, in conjunction with the Iron County Republican Party.
Cedar City Police Chief Adams recently posted a video on Facebook effectively endorsing and defending no-knock warrants. Which of the following describe your position on this issue?
I support no-knock warrants when there is a reason to suspect harming of peace officers.
I support no-knock warrants when there is verifiable information showing the ability to harm peace officers.
Will types of surplus military equipment do you think are appropriate for the county to accept and use? Which are not?
The types of military equipment useful for county officers are those used to ensure officer safety.
Do you support efforts to unionize the sheriff’s office?
What enforcement authority do federal agencies have in the county and how can the Sheriff prevent federal overreach?
The Sheriff prevents overreach by first building relationships with federal authorities which I have done, then when a person has violated federal law we work together to achieve the best outcome.
What is your position regarding “civil asset forfeiture”
Civil asset forfeiture can be abused, and should be limited to only extreme cases
How do you propose to reduce the harm done to our community resulting from drug abuse? Do you think there are better ways to combat this problem?
A lot has been and is being done in Iron County to combat the drug problems. Despite the limitations the law places on us we need to continue to; educate, use great officer and prosecutorial discretion and work together to curb the problem.