Last updated on: 8/29/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“The sheriff believes that marijuana is illegal. There is a federal law that prohibits the manufacturing, sale or use of marijuana, and he does not allow his deputies to accept the medical-marijuana cards.”

Cindy Beavers, a spokeswoman for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, in a Sep. 25, 2007 article in Inland Valley Daily Bulletin titled “Gray Areas”.

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Description:

“The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is the primary law enforcement agency for the county of San Bernardino. San Bernardino County Sheriff Gary S. Penrod is an elected official. Sheriff Penrod ran unopposed in 2006 and was elected to his fourth, four-year term as Sheriff.”

“About Us,” San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department website (accessed Aug. 28, 2008)

Mission:

“We believe in being a high performance, inclusive department with high
professional standards of integrity, ethics and behavior-guided by the letter
and spirit of the law, and the law enforcement code of ethics. We will
relentlessly investigate criminal acts and arrest those guilty of violating the
law, while building positive relationships with those we serve.”

“Value Statement,” sheriffsjobs.com (accessed Aug. 28, 2008)

Other:
Law enforcement agency