For over three years now, I have had the opportunity to work with Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich on criminal justice issues in Spokane County. In doing so, I have found him to be knowledgeable and willing to listen to citizen concerns, respecting ideas offered, even incorporating some into workable practices.
He recognizes how difficult it is for some individuals to break the bonds of criminal activity without a combination of determination and assistance as they re-enter the community following incarceration.
He is staunchly dedicated to bringing together factions of the Spokane community to assist in smart justice. I have found him to be willing to sit down with citizens to discuss issues that would advance various options of that philosophy. I believe him to be tough but just; caring but realistic.
Knezovich is hardworking, dedicated and constantly works under the pressure of smaller budgets, fewer deputies and, always, more needed in order to stay ahead of those who create havoc for citizens and law enforcement alike.
Party politics aside, I’m talking about doing the job that must be done and showing thanks to those who are doing just that for all of us in Spokane County.