Ron Krebs running for re-election for County Sheriff

Posted March 17, 2022 at 12:30 pm by

Incum­bent San Juan Coun­ty Sher­iff Ron Krebs sends along an announce­ment of his inten­tion to run for re-election.

Law enforce­ment has changed dra­mat­i­cal­ly in recent years but one thing that has not changed is my com­mit­ment to you, the cit­i­zens of San Juan Coun­ty. Today I am proud to announce my can­di­da­cy for re-elec­tion for a third term as your San Juan Coun­ty Sheriff.

One of my proud­est achieve­ments is the qual­i­ty of the men and women I have assem­bled to work in my office. This ded­i­cat­ed team of pro­fes­sion­als are some of the hard­est work­ing and most car­ing indi­vid­u­als I have been priv­i­leged to know. Day-in and day-out they serve the com­mu­ni­ty with unpar­al­leled pro­fes­sion­al­ism and sin­cere concern.

Great strides have been made in the tech­nol­o­gy and pro­ce­dures of my office. In 2017 I spear­head­ed the Codan radio project. This state-of-the-art com­mu­ni­ca­tions sys­tem replaces an anti­quat­ed radio net­work and goes live next month. This radio sys­tem allows the first respon­ders of San Juan Coun­ty to have clear­er com­mu­ni­ca­tions which pro­vides bet­ter life sav­ing capa­bil­i­ties and increased safe­ty for all.

Good lead­er­ship is a cor­ner­stone in fos­ter­ing bet­ter rela­tion­ships with­in our com­mu­ni­ty so I, along with my entire com­mand staff, have com­plet­ed the FBI LEEDA tril­o­gy of cours­es. These cours­es pro­mote among many val­ues, lead­er­ship, account­abil­i­ty, and integri­ty and will strength­en those val­ues and help fos­ter bet­ter relationships.

One of the lead­ing con­cerns in law enforce­ment today is men­tal health and domes­tic vio­lence. With the pas­sage of Ini­tia­tive 940, I ini­ti­at­ed the state man­dat­ed de-esca­la­tion train­ing for all of our deputies and as of today we are one of the lead­ing agen­cies statewide for com­plet­ing the train­ing in full.

And final­ly we have begun the WASPC Accred­i­ta­tion process to assure we are always keep­ing up with state and nation­al best prac­tices. We are on sched­ule to com­plete this process by ear­ly fall when we will become one of only a hand­ful of accred­it­ed law enforce­ment agen­cies in the State of Washington.

My back­ground as a Unit­ed States Marine Corps vet­er­an, along with 20 years of man­age­ment expe­ri­ence and 15 years in law enforce­ment, have pro­vid­ed a sol­id lead­er­ship foun­da­tion for my posi­tion as Sher­iff. I cur­rent­ly serve on the board of direc­tors for SAFE San Juans, San Juan Pre­ven­tion Coali­tion, Coali­tion for Orcas Youth and am a for­mer San Juan Island EMT Rook­ie of the Year. My wife, Bar­bara, and I have been mar­ried for 10 years and what hap­pens in this coun­ty mat­ters to me, not just as Sher­iff, but as a hus­band, father, soon-to-be grand­fa­ther and neighbor.

I great­ly look for­ward to serv­ing anoth­er four years as your Sher­iff and will work tire­less­ly to ensure San Juan Coun­ty remains a safe com­mu­ni­ty and to uphold our island’s way of life.

Ron Krebs

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