LETTER: Preventing excessive force best police practice

To the editor:

As a county resident, I am deeply grateful for the strong leadership of our new sheriff, George Lenzner. In a time where the use of excessive force by law enforcement has become a national issue, it is refreshing to see our sheriff taking proactive steps to ensure his officers are well equipped to handle high-pressure situations.

It’s reassuring that he is addressing the county’s mental health needs through critical incident response training for his officers and by hiring only the most qualified candidates to serve the community. The sheriff’s transparency and open communication is a breath of fresh air and a shining example of what law enforcement can and should be.

Carney Garcia, Shawano