Sheriff Mike Boudreaux speaks: Cannabis, public safety, and critical response times

In this part one of a two-part interview with the Tulare County Sheriff, Mike Boudreaux begins by explaining how growing up in California Hot Springs gives him unique insight into law enforcement in mountain communities. In this 3R News exclusive, Sheriff Mike presents a macro view of cannabis and the current gray area between what’s legal and what’s not in California and Tulare County.

A couple of decades ago, Deputy Mike Boudreaux was making arrests for possession of marijuana. A few years later, Boudreaux commanded the Sheriff’s SWAT team busting down doors and eradicating huge illegal grows cultivated by Mexican cartels.

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Today, Sheriff Boudreaux is facing challenges confronting all police departments. How does law enforcement fight escalating crime with diminishing resources?

Watch how Sheriff Boudreaux plans to meet the challenges of public safety in Three Rivers with its explosion of short-term rentals, parking problems, and critical response times.

John Elliott, 3R News, interviewed Mike Boudreaux (left), Tulare County Sheriff, at the department’s new headquarters on Akers Street in Visalia. Photo: Teresa Douglass¬†

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