Eric Hatfield

Running for Sheriff

Summary

Eric Hatfield is a Democratic candidate running for Sheriff of Caddo Parish. If elected, Hatfield’s priorities will include addressing violence, drug abuse, and our overcrowded prison system. Other challenges he hopes to address are bullying, improving highways, decreasing taxes, and troubled leadership.

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How They Compare

We will continue to update this chart as we receive candidate's responses.

On Public Safety & Community Investment Issues

  • I support hiring people based on qualifications and work ethic, rather than denying them opportunities based on the stigma of their past; and I intend for my agency be a role model for other employers.
  • I support substance abuse and mental illness treatment, including Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) be done by medical professionals in the least restrictive settings available; crisis interventions be done by highly trained and highly skilled people who de-escalate tensions and promote nonviolence; and jail-based responses that maintain a continuum of care in conjunction with outside service providers.
  • I support creating housing units that are accessible to the people who live in my parish, at prices they can afford, and with non-discrimination policies that reduce the negative impacts of mass incarceration.

    I support hiring people based on qualifications and work ethic, rather than denying them opportunities based on the stigma of their past; and I intend for my agency be a role model for other employers.

  • Steve Prator

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  • I support substance abuse and mental illness treatment, including Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) be done by medical professionals in the least restrictive settings available; crisis interventions be done by highly trained and highly skilled people who de-escalate tensions and promote nonviolence; and jail-based responses that maintain a continuum of care in conjunction with outside service providers.

  • Steve Prator

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  • I support creating housing units that are accessible to the people who live in my parish, at prices they can afford, and with non-discrimination policies that reduce the negative impacts of mass incarceration.

  • Steve Prator

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    I support hiring people based on qualifications and work ethic, rather than denying them opportunities based on the stigma of their past; and I intend for my agency be a role model for other employers.

  • Hersy Jones Jr.

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  • I support substance abuse and mental illness treatment, including Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) be done by medical professionals in the least restrictive settings available; crisis interventions be done by highly trained and highly skilled people who de-escalate tensions and promote nonviolence; and jail-based responses that maintain a continuum of care in conjunction with outside service providers.

  • Hersy Jones Jr.

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  • I support creating housing units that are accessible to the people who live in my parish, at prices they can afford, and with non-discrimination policies that reduce the negative impacts of mass incarceration.

  • Hersy Jones Jr.

    -

    I support hiring people based on qualifications and work ethic, rather than denying them opportunities based on the stigma of their past; and I intend for my agency be a role model for other employers.

  • Eric Hatfield

    Agree
  • I support substance abuse and mental illness treatment, including Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) be done by medical professionals in the least restrictive settings available; crisis interventions be done by highly trained and highly skilled people who de-escalate tensions and promote nonviolence; and jail-based responses that maintain a continuum of care in conjunction with outside service providers.

  • Eric Hatfield

    Agree
  • I support creating housing units that are accessible to the people who live in my parish, at prices they can afford, and with non-discrimination policies that reduce the negative impacts of mass incarceration.

  • Eric Hatfield

    Agree

    I support hiring people based on qualifications and work ethic, rather than denying them opportunities based on the stigma of their past; and I intend for my agency be a role model for other employers.

  • Glenn Cornell

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  • I support substance abuse and mental illness treatment, including Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) be done by medical professionals in the least restrictive settings available; crisis interventions be done by highly trained and highly skilled people who de-escalate tensions and promote nonviolence; and jail-based responses that maintain a continuum of care in conjunction with outside service providers.

  • Glenn Cornell

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  • I support creating housing units that are accessible to the people who live in my parish, at prices they can afford, and with non-discrimination policies that reduce the negative impacts of mass incarceration.

  • Glenn Cornell

    -

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On Restorative Justice Issues

  • I support a separation between the criminal justice system and schools, and utilizing restorative justice practices to resolve issues among children.
  • I support bonds being affordable (if necessary), and pre-trial programming reserved for those who seek it.
  • I support the creation of a Trauma Assessment tool, and assessing impacts prior to any sentencing; and clearly informing Defendants about specific impacts a conviction will have on voting, employment, education, housing, 2nd Amendment, professional licensing, and potential future criminal allegations.
  • I support public health interventions, voluntary rehabilitative programs, and family connectivity for people being detained in jail, including ensuring human contact visitation and phone rates similar to the general public.

    I support a separation between the criminal justice system and schools, and utilizing restorative justice practices to resolve issues among children.

  • Steve Prator

    -

  • I support bonds being affordable (if necessary), and pre-trial programming reserved for those who seek it.

  • Steve Prator

    -

  • I support the creation of a Trauma Assessment tool, and assessing impacts prior to any sentencing; and clearly informing Defendants about specific impacts a conviction will have on voting, employment, education, housing, 2nd Amendment, professional licensing, and potential future criminal allegations.

  • Steve Prator

    -

  • I support public health interventions, voluntary rehabilitative programs, and family connectivity for people being detained in jail, including ensuring human contact visitation and phone rates similar to the general public.

  • Steve Prator

    -

    I support a separation between the criminal justice system and schools, and utilizing restorative justice practices to resolve issues among children.

  • Hersy Jones Jr.

    -

  • I support bonds being affordable (if necessary), and pre-trial programming reserved for those who seek it.

  • Hersy Jones Jr.

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  • I support the creation of a Trauma Assessment tool, and assessing impacts prior to any sentencing; and clearly informing Defendants about specific impacts a conviction will have on voting, employment, education, housing, 2nd Amendment, professional licensing, and potential future criminal allegations.

  • Hersy Jones Jr.

    -

  • I support public health interventions, voluntary rehabilitative programs, and family connectivity for people being detained in jail, including ensuring human contact visitation and phone rates similar to the general public.

  • Hersy Jones Jr.

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    I support a separation between the criminal justice system and schools, and utilizing restorative justice practices to resolve issues among children.

  • Eric Hatfield

    Agree
  • I support bonds being affordable (if necessary), and pre-trial programming reserved for those who seek it.

  • Eric Hatfield

    Agree
  • I support the creation of a Trauma Assessment tool, and assessing impacts prior to any sentencing; and clearly informing Defendants about specific impacts a conviction will have on voting, employment, education, housing, 2nd Amendment, professional licensing, and potential future criminal allegations.

  • Eric Hatfield

    Agree
  • I support public health interventions, voluntary rehabilitative programs, and family connectivity for people being detained in jail, including ensuring human contact visitation and phone rates similar to the general public.

  • Eric Hatfield

    Agree

    I support a separation between the criminal justice system and schools, and utilizing restorative justice practices to resolve issues among children.

  • Glenn Cornell

    -

  • I support bonds being affordable (if necessary), and pre-trial programming reserved for those who seek it.

  • Glenn Cornell

    -

  • I support the creation of a Trauma Assessment tool, and assessing impacts prior to any sentencing; and clearly informing Defendants about specific impacts a conviction will have on voting, employment, education, housing, 2nd Amendment, professional licensing, and potential future criminal allegations.

  • Glenn Cornell

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  • I support public health interventions, voluntary rehabilitative programs, and family connectivity for people being detained in jail, including ensuring human contact visitation and phone rates similar to the general public.

  • Glenn Cornell

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On Equal Participation

  • I support all government employees setting the highest example of inclusion and unity, and will not stand for policies or practices of different treatment due to the actual or perceived race, religion, birthplace, or self-identity; furthermore, I will not sign 287(g) agreements to work on behalf of ICE.
  • I support empowered community boards monitoring public servants within the police, the courts, and jails, as everybody should be held accountable for their actions; as well as body camera programs where armed members of law enforcement interact with the public.

    I support the civic engagement by people under community supervision; and I encourage all people to take part in the democratic process.

  • Steve Prator

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  • I support all government employees setting the highest example of inclusion and unity, and will not stand for policies or practices of different treatment due to the actual or perceived race, religion, birthplace, or self-identity; furthermore, I will not sign 287(g) agreements to work on behalf of ICE.

  • Steve Prator

    -

  • I support empowered community boards monitoring public servants within the police, the courts, and jails, as everybody should be held accountable for their actions; as well as body camera programs where armed members of law enforcement interact with the public.

  • Steve Prator

    -

    I support the civic engagement by people under community supervision; and I encourage all people to take part in the democratic process.

  • Hersy Jones Jr.

    -

  • I support all government employees setting the highest example of inclusion and unity, and will not stand for policies or practices of different treatment due to the actual or perceived race, religion, birthplace, or self-identity; furthermore, I will not sign 287(g) agreements to work on behalf of ICE.

  • Hersy Jones Jr.

    -

  • I support empowered community boards monitoring public servants within the police, the courts, and jails, as everybody should be held accountable for their actions; as well as body camera programs where armed members of law enforcement interact with the public.

  • Hersy Jones Jr.

    -

    I support the civic engagement by people under community supervision; and I encourage all people to take part in the democratic process.

  • Eric Hatfield

    Agree
  • I support all government employees setting the highest example of inclusion and unity, and will not stand for policies or practices of different treatment due to the actual or perceived race, religion, birthplace, or self-identity; furthermore, I will not sign 287(g) agreements to work on behalf of ICE.

  • Eric Hatfield

    Agree
  • I support empowered community boards monitoring public servants within the police, the courts, and jails, as everybody should be held accountable for their actions; as well as body camera programs where armed members of law enforcement interact with the public.

  • Eric Hatfield

    Agree

    I support the civic engagement by people under community supervision; and I encourage all people to take part in the democratic process.

  • Glenn Cornell

    -

  • I support all government employees setting the highest example of inclusion and unity, and will not stand for policies or practices of different treatment due to the actual or perceived race, religion, birthplace, or self-identity; furthermore, I will not sign 287(g) agreements to work on behalf of ICE.

  • Glenn Cornell

    -

  • I support empowered community boards monitoring public servants within the police, the courts, and jails, as everybody should be held accountable for their actions; as well as body camera programs where armed members of law enforcement interact with the public.

  • Glenn Cornell

    -

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Where Eric Hatfield Stands

I support hiring people based on qualifications and work ethic, rather than denying them opportunities based on the stigma of their past; and I intend for my agency be a role model for other employers.
Agree

For the first time in CSO history the citizens will experience a true “equal opportunity employer.” I will immediately level the playing field by promoting qualified females and minorities to administrative positions that have been long over due. I will NOT allow discrimination against applicants solely based upon a past non-violent mistake.

I support substance abuse and mental illness treatment, including Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) be done by medical professionals in the least restrictive settings available; crisis interventions be done by highly trained and highly skilled people who de-escalate tensions and promote nonviolence; and jail-based responses that maintain a continuum of care in conjunction with outside service providers.
Agree

I will place a greater emphasis on corrections and rehabilitation and less emphasis on punishment. I will create a safer and less hostile environment for inmates and encourage deputies to treat all inmates as if they “are what they are.” That is: INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY.

I support creating housing units that are accessible to the people who live in my parish, at prices they can afford, and with non-discrimination policies that reduce the negative impacts of mass incarceration.
Agree

I will promote and support new legislation that will “delete” all misdemeanors after (24) months of no further crimes and all felonies after (5) years of no further crimes. If we are truly incarcerating for purposes of “corrections” we need focus on “correction” rather than treating our inmates like animals.

I support a separation between the criminal justice system and schools, and utilizing restorative justice practices to resolve issues among children.
Agree

I will focus heavily on youth programs that will utilize our community resources including my “arrestee recycle” plan that will offer an alternative to incarceration for nonviolent adult offenders. This program will allow the courts to ROR nonviolent adult offenders on the condition that these offenders volunteer their time sharing their trade and skillset with wayward youth that may be held in a juvenile facility.

I support bonds being affordable (if necessary), and pre-trial programming reserved for those who seek it.
Agree

We are currently holding numerous inmates simply because they are poor and cannot afford to “bond out.” Payment plans and alternative measures should be implemented to decrease our prison population and send parents back to work and home to raise their children.

I support the creation of a Trauma Assessment tool, and assessing impacts prior to any sentencing; and clearly informing Defendants about specific impacts a conviction will have on voting, employment, education, housing, 2nd Amendment, professional licensing, and potential future criminal allegations.
Agree

I will promote transparency not only within administrative positions but also as it will relate to deputies and their transparency when interrogating arrestees as well as full disclosure of rights as well as repercussions as it pertains to arrestees.

I support public health interventions, voluntary rehabilitative programs, and family connectivity for people being detained in jail, including ensuring human contact visitation and phone rates similar to the general public.
Agree

This is one issue that I am most passionate about. Human contact with loved ones is crucial. Inmates who have daily access to their children, spouses, parents, etc are less likely to become combative as they are more at peace. Solitary confinement and a disconnect from their families is traumatic to an inmate and can lead to physical violence while incarcerated as well as PTSD.

I support the civic engagement by people under community supervision; and I encourage all people to take part in the democratic process.
Agree

No one should be denied their right to vote while being held as a pre-trial detainee. All arrestees are innocent until proven guilty and should NOT lose their right to vote simply because he or she is being held in a correctional facility.

I support all government employees setting the highest example of inclusion and unity, and will not stand for policies or practices of different treatment due to the actual or perceived race, religion, birthplace, or self-identity; furthermore, I will not sign 287(g) agreements to work on behalf of ICE.
Agree

We pride ourselves as being the “land of the free and the home of the brave.” However, immigrants often do not enjoy the same freedoms as they are fearful of targeting by law enforcement and deportation. I will promote kindness and compassion toward ALL citizens.

I support empowered community boards monitoring public servants within the police, the courts, and jails, as everybody should be held accountable for their actions; as well as body camera programs where armed members of law enforcement interact with the public.
Agree

I have a strategic plan that includes the implementation of a CAB. (Citizens Advisory Board) This board will be tasked with oversight as it relates to the Sheriff’s Office, deputies, the jail, community relations, etc. I will dissolve the current “internal affairs” department.

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