Pinellas County Sheriff
Eliseo Santana is running for Sheriff of Pinellas County because he believes that changing the culture of policing in the community starts at the top. Pinellas County need to instill values like service, security, and compassion in the rank-and-file officers.
He also believes the county needs to transition away from the violent “domination tactics” that are used within the current Sheriff’s Department and put an end to the militarization of domestic police forces. By utilizing social workers, community policing, de-escalation tactics, and limiting the use of armed intervention, Santana knows that he can create a Sheriff’s office the entire county can be proud of.