Got some spam from Sheriff Anderson today and I am not sure why...he broke the first rule of permission marketing which is about allowing me to opt in -- where did he get my email address? Where do we have a prior business relationship? The email says I bought a product or service or subscribed...but doesn't say where. The reply email is from a Gmail account but his website uses a Hotmail account....
Spam is not going to make people like public officials more -- that's for sure.
In any event -- thought you BlogaBarbarians would want to see this...interesting to note that there was no "Paid for" disclaimer or ID Number in the piece...
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Santa Barbara County Sheriff
State Crime Report Confirms That Crime is Down;
Sheriff Anderson Continues His Pledge to Make Santa
Barbara County The Safest in the Country
SANTA BARBARA, CA 2 MAY 2006 Violent and
property crimes are down in Santa Barbara County
according to a preliminary report released late last
week by California State Attorney General Bill
The report compares preliminary crime counts for
January thru December 2005 with the same period in
2004. According to the report, violent crime in
Santa Barbara County is down 16.3 percent and
property crime is down 4.4 percent. Within the
violent crime category, aggravated assaults have
decreased by 11.3 percent. Burglary which is
considered a property crime has decreased 16
The Sheriffs Department works diligently to keep
Santa Barbara County one of the safest in the
Country and Im proud of these statistics, said
Sheriff Jim Anderson. By retaining deputies and
giving them the best tools available to do their
jobs, the community benefits. My goal is to make
Santa Barbara the safest county in the Country.
Santa Barbara County experienced the third largest
decline in violent crimes behind Contra Costa and
Monterey Counties. The State Crime Report can be
viewed online at http://ag.ca.gov/cjsc/publications/preliminarys/jd05/jd05net.pdf (http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=lcc8dvbab.0.jhbvdvbab.4g4idvbab.8552&p=http%3A%2F%2Fag.ca.gov%2Fcjsc%2Fpublications%2Fpreliminarys%2Fjd05%2Fjd05net.pdf).
Since taking office in 2002, Sheriff Anderson has
received full funding for 18 deputies; eight new
corrections officers; three new dispatchers and a
forensic pathologist; five new deputies assigned to
school resource positions at high schools to provide
safe campuses; $2 million for purchase of North
County Jail property; and homeland security grant
funding that includes personal protective equipment,
training for deputies, a new bomb truck, a new robot
and a K-9 detail.
Anderson has pledged that his focus will remain on
the safety and security of the County. He will
continue to recruit more deputies, enlarge school
safety programs, prepare for terrorism threats, and
proceed with plans to build the North County Jail.
Among other achievements, Andersons successes
* A decrease in traffic accidents in Goleta due to
* Helped to resolve one of the nations largest
animal cruelty cases; rescued 400 malnourished and
mistreated horses in Santa Ynez;
* Developed the Vision, Mission, Guiding
Principles and Leadership Workshops for supervisory
and management staff
* Improved communications and enhanced public
support of Department services with Public Service
Announcements and monthly videos; and
* Opened a Sheriffs storefront office in
Sheriff Anderson is responsible for all department
functions, 709 employees, an annual operating budget
of $85 million dollars and all 2,800 square miles of
Santa Barbara County.
Sheriff Anderson has a lengthy list of endorsements
from Santa Barbara County politicians, and
residents, to law enforcement officials from
throughout the State. For the second time, Sheriff
Anderson was endorsed by the Santa Barbara County
Deputies Sheriff Association (DSA). To view the list
of endorsements and to learn more about Sheriff
Anderson, please visit www.jimandersonforsheriff.com.