NORTH CHANNEL – Taking time from a busy schedule, Sheriff Adrian Garcia met with the North Shore Rotary, and gave a talk explaining the workings of his department.
He noted that the goals of his department were similar to the 4 Way Test noted on the banner in the room. Truth, Fairness, Goodwill and Friendships, and Beneficial to all concerned.
Garcia said his department is the third largest in the nation, and very diverse with about 100 languages spoken.
He noted that especially in the Ship Channel neighborhoods, his department is active in watching for terrorism, and his patrols carry radiation devices at they screen vessels. The Channel is susceptible to a terrorism event that would bring economic disaster to the region, costing as much as $300 million per day in losses.