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Sheriff Stan Sniff

Sheriff's Opinions


The articles on these pages have been published in various media outlets and reflect the views of Sheriff Stan Sniff. They are collected here for the convenience of the public and media.




Title Published Date
Feds must find long-term fix to 'sanctuary' strife
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is caught between idealistic state laws and unrealistic ...
Press-Enterprise 04-22-2017
Sheriff seeks budget stability
Consider some recent FBI numbers: Violent crime in 2015 rose by 18 percent in the unincorporated swaths ...
Press-Enterprise 06-27-2016
On settlements in jail cases, look beneath surface
If a jail inmate trying to kill himself ends up with a significant brain injury, instead, should the county offer ...
Press-Enterprise 06-03-2016
Working to keep a tight rein on overtime
The Office of the Sheriff welcomes scrutiny of annual overtime in the department. But that assessment ...
Press-Enterprise 03-25-2016
Inmate rehabilitation contingent on jail space
Education and rehabilitation programs? Drug treatment and mental health support? Alternatives to ...
Press-Enterprise 09-11-2015
Renting Jail Beds Offers a Stopgap, not a Solution
Easing crowding - while minimizing early inmate releases - has long been a priority of the Riverside County Sheriff's …
Press-Enterprise 08-20-2015
Police shooting statistics don't tell whole story
A man wielding a knife charges a law enforcement officer and is subdued and taken into custody. In another case...
Press-Enterprise 07-24-2015
Riverside adopts body cameras
Body-worn cameras are fast becoming the standard in modern law enforcement, and for good reason ...
Press-Enterprise 06-26-2015
Prop 47 - Opposition
Prop 47's title "Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act" is misleading and is a collection of poor changes …
Desert Sun 10-15-2014
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