Questions submitted by the Citizens of Oconee and Amanda Tinsley’s Answers:
1. What is going to be your way of reducing the drugs and crime in the county? Would like to hear a plan for crime reduction as this is the core purpose of the sheriffs department is to keep our communities safe. I have been following your campaign and have heard a lot about the internal working of the sheriffs department but would not about the problems with crime in our county.
2. As a Christian and someone running for sheriff, my questions are how do you intend to help repeat offender's with drug addiction and mental conditions ?
3. As a Christian how do you intend to act on circumstantial evidence in cases, and your take on deputies who charge people for a crime, driving, or other that they did not see personally but arrest up on assumption.
4. Do you intend to help all people in public including drug addicts, non-violent criminals as well as us non criminals?
5. How do you intend to keep your officers under control, they kicked my door in with guns on my special needs adult son looking for nephew run away with out a warrant and never replace the damage and he now fears going to sleep unless I'm home.
6. Could you please let me know what is your position on Second Amendment /Gun control and Sanctuary counties for gun owners?
7. Amanda, will you let your deputies lead a funeral possession unlike Mike Crenshaw?
8.Back in 2005 the governor Mark Sanford, then the Governor of South Carolina, issued Executive order 2005-12 on June 3, 2005, directing the adoption of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) as the standard for incident management in the state. Local jurisdictions are encouraged to adopt NIMS for emergency management and incident response. Even though that was way back in 2005 the police have failed to comply with the executive order like other South Carolina police agencies and use Plain Talk as mandated by NIMS. Do you plan to fix that so Oconee is compliant?
9. Amanda, is this the kind of services & policing we can expect from you if elected as Sheriff? If so, you will definitely have my vote! (Referring to how the Sheriff from Brevard, FL chose to publicly video him stating his officers would target a particular residence due to the crime the residents cause). I'm sick and tired of dealing with thieving drug addicts & drug dealers at my employment & my place of residency. Everytime a complaint is made, they turn a deaf ear to the complaint or if an arrest is made they turn the perp into a narc & nothing more comes from it!
10.Why did you wait to report the “so called” wrong doings of the current Sheriff and report it when you decide you want to be sheriff? YOU are the one that was in the wrong for not saying something when the alleged incidents happened. If he didn't do his job, neither did you by sitting back and doing NOTHING. I'd like an answer.
11. What happened to the wrongfully charged lawsuit related to a rape investigation that you did?
Media Questions and Answers from Amanda Tinsley:
1. Where are you from?
2. Why did you choose to run?
3. If elected, what will your main focus be?
I plan to lead the internal culture of the Sheriff’s Office toward focusing on people and purpose. It is time for modern, Christ centered leadership that demonstrates true servant leadership.
4. What are the top three issues present right now that you’d like to do differently in the next four years?
5. What do you think the most important issue facing the council/law enforcement is right now?
6. What do you see as some of the biggest challenges the county will have to overcome in the next four years?
7. What's the one major project/goal you'd like to see council accomplish during your tenure?
8. Point blank, why should Oconee County residents vote for you instead of the competition?
9. How do you intend to recruit and retain qualified officers?
I plan to retain and attract good employees by treating them as I would like to be treated. I hope to market our Law Enforcement agency by appealing to the ideals which draw a person into this profession. Although I am not afraid to reinvent the wheel if necessary, I will seek advice from professionals in private industry and those at progressive, successful Law Enforcement agencies to learn what is working elsewhere. We will then take these ideas and use them to help stimulate creative and innovative concepts that help develop constantly evolving recruiting and retention practices.
10. How would ending the cash-bail system affect the criminal justice system in general and the affected detainee in particular?
11. There is a growing argument that appointment of a sheriff as opposed to election would insulate the sheriff from the political process and help to ensure law enforcement decisions are not politically motivated. What is your opinion on this?
12. If resources were available, what new program would you propose and how would it benefit the county?
13. What is the most challenging aspect of the job of sheriff and how would you deal with it?
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