Yuba City, Ca.
Lifelong Yuba-Sutter Resident and Yuba City Police Sergeant Dennis Hauck, announced his candidacy for Sutter County Sheriff via a radio broadcast early Wednesday morning.
In his official announcement, Hauck stated that his focus as Sutter County Sheriff will be on staffing, increasing rural patrols as a crime prevention measure and changing Concealed Weapon Permits (CCW) to a ‘Right to Carry’ platform while removing the 3-gun limit. “The number one question my constituents have asked is how I feel about CCWs,” said candidate Hauck. “I believe that society is safer when law-abiding citizens who are properly trained and free from mental defect, can protect themselves and their families,” said Hauck.
A member of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, Hauck feels taxpayer dollars must be spent sparingly. The Sheriff-hopeful believes that one of the best ways to accomplish this is to look for opportunities for local agencies to work together to consolidate tasks that are currently duplicated by multiple agencies. “When local government agencies collaborate, the taxpayers win,” Hauck said.
A 24-year law enforcement veteran, Hauck began his career at Yuba County Sheriff’s Department, later moving to Marysville Police Department where he rose to the rank of Sergeant. Nearly a decade ago, Hauck began serving the citizens of Sutter County when he went to work for the City of Yuba City Police Department, where he currently serves as Sergeant and Cadet Coordinator. Voted by his peers, Hauck is a three-time recipient of the Officer of the Year Award, a Medal of Valor recipient, Department Employee of the Year recipient, and Chief’s Spirit Award recipient.
“Dennis is respected by both peers and subordinates in the law enforcement community,” said Shon Harris, Councilmember for the City of Yuba City. “His contemporary leadership style, 24-years of hard work, and a solid balance of experience, commitment and humility, makes him a great fit to lead the Sutter County Sheriff’s Department into the future,” Councilmember Harris said.
Hauck plans to focus on enforcing existing laws and ordinances related to homeless issues, working with the City of Yuba City to turn over Happy Park police services to YCPD (an area the City annexed 18 years ago) in order to make more deputies available for rural patrols and establish a 6-member Citizens Advisory Panel to provide public input on law enforcement issues.
“I find myself at a point in my life where I can make a greater contribution to this community, the community that raised me,” said Hauck. “I want to leave this County better than I found it. I want the children and families who live in this community, to feel safer; to actually feel protected,” he finished.