Bill Gore seeking reelection for Sheriff of San Diego County

May 29, 2018

KUSI - Lauren Phinney interviews Sheriff Bill Gore, who is up for reelection. He reflects on his experience and describes his new plans for San Diego law enforcement. Watch Video


Gov. Jerry Brown endorses 'good man' Sheriff Bill Gore

May 29, 2018

The San Diego Union-Tribune - The twists and turns of local campaigns in the stretch run to Tuesday’s election have featured the predictable and the unexpected. Perhaps the most surprising is Gov. Jerry Brown not only endorsing Sheriff Bill Gore but working to re-elect him. “Hi. This is Governor Jerry Brown. I’m calling to urge you to vote for Sheriff Bill Gore on June 5th,” the governor says in a recorded telephone call that has been received by some San Diego voters. “I’ve worked with Bill Gore; I know him to be a good man. His top priority has always been keeping the community safe. That’s what we need. California could use more leaders like Bill Gore. That’s why I urge you on June 5th to vote for Sheriff Bill Gore. Thank you.”

County races are officially nonpartisan, but parties often play a role. Gore is a Republican, though he’s not known as much of a partisan player. Still, it’s notable that he gained the endorsement of the state’s top Democrat, whose standing is good in California and very good among Democrats. Brown had a 51 percent job-approval rating in March, according to a statewide poll by the Public Policy Institute of California. That was 20 points more than those who disapproved of his performance. His job-approval rating among Democrats was 77 percent. Read More


San Diego County one of the safest regions in the country, crime report says

April 28, 2018

The San Diego Union-Tribune - A recent 2017 crime report had good news for residents — San Diego County remains one of the safest regions in the country. According to the report released last week by the San Diego Association of Governments, the county logged 17 property crimes per 1,000 residents in 2017. That’s the lowest property crime rate the region has seen since the association started tracking crime statistics 38 years ago. Read More


San Diego crime rate lowest in 49 years

February 5, 2018

The San Diego Union-Tribune - San Diego’s crime rate last year was the lowest it has been in nearly a half century — an achievement born in part from close ties between police and community members and strategic crime-fighting, city officials said Monday. Overall, crime dropped more than 7 percent between 2016 and 2017 with homicides, burglaries and vehicle thefts posting the most substantial decreases. Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman praised her officers and the community for the achievement. Read More


San Diego Sheriff’s Department Goes Pink for October

October 8, 2017

NBC 7 - The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department (SDSO) is sparking conversation by allowing deputies to wear a pink version of their uniform patch for the month of October. The Pink Patch Project originated with Orange County’s Seal Beach Police Department in 2013, and has turned into a nationwide law enforcement campaign to spread awareness of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, according to the SDSO. Read More


When it comes to murder rates, no big city is safer than San Diego

September 25, 2017

The San Diego Union-Tribune - When it comes to murder, San Diego continues to be the safest big city in the nation. For the fifth year in a row, San Diego had the lowest murder rate among the country’s 10 largest cities, at 3.6 killings per 100,000 people, according to FBI data released Monday. New York came in second, followed by San Jose. Read More


How helping ex-inmates benefits our communities

September 21, 2017

The San Diego Union-Tribune - While Desiman Miller was incarcerated at the East Mesa Reentry Facility (EMRF), he made a promise to himself — he would learn as many new skills as he could during his time there so that when he left he would have the best chance for success. He enrolled in more than 25 classes and spent his free time reading. In our region, Desiman and justice-involved individuals like him have more than a 50 percent chance of going back to jail after release within three to five years. Read More



Sheriff Gore Endorsement - Why we endorsed the sheriff and why we believe this is still the best decision

August 2017

Silver Star - Earlier this year, the DSA Board of Directors endorsed the current sheriff for re-election in 2018. Prior to the decision by the board, the political action committee voted unanimously to recommend endorsement of Sheriff Bill Gore. Only one other candidate has entered the race so far: Dave Myers who is a commander in the sheriff's department. As we're getting closer to election season, we would like to explain our decision making process and reiterate our belief that we've made the right decision for deputies and the citizens of San Diego County. Read More


On Rare Occasions, the Sheriff Has to Sue to Keep Problem Deputies off the Job

August 21, 2017

Voice of San Diego - San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore occasionally has to sue to keep fired deputies from returning to the job. In some cases, even that doesn’t work. In June, Gore filed a lawsuit against the county’s Civil Service Commission – an independent review board to which county employees can appeal disciplinary actions – alleging the commission had abused its discretion by reinstating Jeffrey Hornacek, a deputy fired earlier this year because Gore decided he was incompetent and unfit for public service. Read More


Sheriff Gore fights for what’s right

December 12, 2014

The San Diego Union-Tribune - With law enforcement under a microscope like never before, Sheriff Bill Gore has sent the right message by firing Deputy Sam Knight for using a dangerous — and banned — chokehold on an inmate in a county jail. Gore is considered a tough law-and-order sheriff. But he also has a no-nonsense history of expecting his deputies to be honest and to follow the rules. Read More