It's Not the What, It is the Why
It is important to me that the Sheriff’s Office continues to exhibit a culture of service. Providing service to our community is a principle that guides every aspect of our operations. I am honored to work with more than 250 of the finest people in law enforcement. The men and women at the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office are committed to this philosophy.
Every interaction with a member of the Sheriff’s Office should be professional and helpful. For example, a victim of a property crime should get more than a case number for an insurance claim. They need to know everyone in our organization is working to recover their property and hold those responsible accountable for their actions.
As law enforcement officers, we are tasked with a variety of daily duties. We write citations for traffic violations to reduce accidents and increase safety. We make arrests to protect our community and hold people accountable for their actions. We conduct cell safety checks to ensure detainees are safe. Statistics for these types of activities are common to law enforcement organizations. However, it is important to keep in mind that the statistics for these events do not always tell the whole story nor do they necessarily guarantee success.
In our line of work, It is important to remember our work is about “why” we do things, not “what” we do. We live in a world where we are held accountable for what we do, it can be easy to forget why.
We can use our resources to write more tickets, make more arrests, and conduct more checks, but if we do not remember the purpose, we will limit our overall effectiveness. Knowing why certain activities are important and understanding the desired outcome is critical to success. It is more than numbers.