Our host, Jenni Prisk, interviews Bill Gore, the Sheriff of San Diego County, who shares his story of what lead him into a career in law enforcement and what it takes to keep our neighborhoods safe. With over forty-five years in law enforcement, Sheriff Gore has witnessed the positive changes women have brought to this profession as more and more enter the field.
Excerpts from Interview
- “I can’t imagine a job more fulfilling…I honestly can say after 46 years I still enjoy going to work every day.”
- “I’ve worked all over the U.S. and what’s so refreshing in San Diego is the cooperation and collaboration between all agencies. It’s like no place I have worked in the U.S…People come from all over the U.S. to see how we do it.”
- “You were hired to be a female agent…Don’t try too hard to be one of the guys…You bring certain qualities, traits, dispositions and experiences that men don’t have. You make us a better organization by being you…”
- “Women in general have a better ability to diffuse hostile situations without having to resort to force.”
More About Bill Gore
William D. Gore was appointed as the 29th Sheriff of San Diego County on July 3, 2009, and elected a year later in June 2010.
Sheriff Gore oversees one of the largest Sheriff’s Departments in the nation with 4,200 employees, an annual budget of $758 million, and a service area of over 4,400 square miles including a 60-mile international border. Along with patrol and investigative operations, his department provides air support, search and rescue service, and forensic support for the San Diego region. His department operates seven detention facilities countywide and provides security to nine courthouses.