Visits are historically unprecedented for a sitting county judge.
Historical precedence has been set by County Judge Peter Sakai only 26 days into his term as County Judge. On January 26th and 27th, Judge Sakai visited roll call for all three shifts at the Bexar County Detention Center, something that has never been done by a sitting County Judge. Also in attendance at the roll call were Sheriff Javier Salazar, DSABC President Ron Tooke, and DSABC Vice President Lance Spengler. Judge Sakai offered a commitment to the Detention Deputies that he would work in conjunction with the Commissioner’s Court, Sheriff Salazar, and the Deputy Sheriff’s Association of Bexar County to find solutions for the challenges faced in the jail. Judge Sakai also told the Deputies that he wants their feedback on the wellness room the Commissioners Court recently approved. President Ron Tooke stated, “This is unprecedented for the County Judge or any elected official, other than the Sheriff, to visit roll call.”
After Judge Sakai spoke, Sheriff Salazar addressed the Deputies and recognized that the current DSABC leadership is continuously advocating for the members and that although they may not always agree, he will continue to work with DSABC leadership to address issues. DSABC remains committed to advocating on behalf of its members and will work with County leadership at Commissioners Court, Sheriff Salazar, Deputies, and The Alliance to Keep Bexar Safe to find solutions for the problems plaguing the Bexar County Detention Center.