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Saturday, February 06, 2010

Sheriff Greg Solano Endorses Santa Fe Mayor Coss for Re-Election

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Mayor Coss, Sheriff Solano

Santa Fe County Sheriff Greg Solano announced his endorsement of Mayor David Coss yesterday, citing his ability to bring people together to solve pressing issues in Santa Fe and reduce crime.

“I continue to be impressed by Mayor Coss. The fact that he increased police officers on the city police force from 124 to 154 officers over the last 4 years is credit to his strong stance on public safety,” said Sheriff Solano in a written statement. "These increases in police on the streets are more than any Mayor in Santa Fe’s history. I have complete faith in his ability to lead Santa Fe during these trying times.”

Mayor Coss responded, “I’m very honored to have the support of Sheriff Solano. I have great respect for his work in the County and look forward to our continued collaborative efforts to keep Santa Feans safe.”

Mayor Coss has worked with local law enforcement, community advocates, and neighborhood watches in Santa Fe to reduce crime. As a result, the number of police officers on the streets has increased by 24%, there are over 120 neighborhood watch groups, violent crime is at the lowest level in eight years, and burglaries have decreased by 57% over the last six months, according to Solano.

February 6, 2010 at 12:47 PM in 2010 Santa Fe Municipal Election, Law Enforcement | Permalink

Comments

Insightful, compelling, inspirational. I hope President Obama and members of Congress read this and follow the examples of NM health reform advocates to stay with it until social justice worthy of USA is achieved. Thanks Dr Millen!

Posted by: Sandra Smith, MPH, PhD | Feb 9, 2010 2:14:21 PM