Capt. Essick Vows to Bring 'Mayberry'-style Policing to Sonoma County if Elected Sheriff

May 29, 2018

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Credit Sonoma County Sheriff's Office

This is the final part of our interview with candidate for Sonoma County Sheriff, Capt. Mark Essick. He’s the only candidate who’s currently part of the Sheriff’s office. In two dozen years with the department, he’s held a variety of positions – and he has been endorsed by the current sheriff, Rob Giordano.

In this series, we’ve also heard from John Mutz, a former station commander in the Los Angeles Police Department, and Ernesto Olivares, who serves on the Santa Rosa City Council after a long career with the Santa Rosa Police Department.

News Director Steve Mencher asked Essick what he expects will be the hardest part of moving from his current role to become sheriff if he’s elected.