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Welcome back to the Minerva4Sheriff blog! Today, we’re focusing on two critical aspects of law enforcement: transparency and accountability. As a candidate for Sheriff, Minerva Torres is dedicated to building a law enforcement agency that operates openly and responsibly. Join us as we explore new policies for enhancing transparency and accountability in El Paso.

The Importance of Transparency and Accountability

Transparency and accountability are essential for building trust between law enforcement and the community. They ensure that law enforcement actions are fair, ethical, and in line with community expectations.

  1. Building Trust:
    • Transparent and accountable practices build trust between law enforcement and the community, fostering cooperation and mutual respect.
  2. Enhancing Legitimacy:
    • When law enforcement operates transparently and holds itself accountable, it enhances its legitimacy and credibility in the eyes of the community.
  3. Preventing Misconduct:
    • Transparent and accountable practices help prevent misconduct and ensure that any wrongdoing is addressed promptly and appropriately.

Key Policies and Practices

Minerva Torres for Sheriff proposes several policies and practices to enhance transparency and accountability in El Paso.

  1. Body-Worn Cameras:
    • Equipping officers with body-worn cameras provides an objective record of interactions between officers and the public, enhancing transparency and accountability.
  2. Public Reporting:
    • Implementing regular public reporting on crime statistics, use of force incidents, and community engagement efforts ensures that the community is informed and can hold law enforcement accountable.
  3. Independent Oversight:
    • Establishing an independent oversight committee to review complaints and misconduct allegations ensures that investigations are conducted impartially and thoroughly.

Community Involvement

Community involvement is essential for enhancing transparency and accountability in law enforcement.

  1. Community Advisory Councils:
    • Creating advisory councils composed of community members ensures ongoing dialogue and collaboration with law enforcement.
  2. Regular Community Meetings:
    • Hosting regular community meetings allows residents to voice their concerns, ask questions, and collaborate on solutions with law enforcement.
  3. Feedback Mechanisms:
    • Implementing feedback mechanisms allows residents to provide input on law enforcement practices, fostering continuous improvement.


Enhancing transparency and accountability in law enforcement is essential for building trust and improving public safety in El Paso. Minerva Torres for Sheriff is committed to implementing comprehensive policies and practices that ensure law enforcement operates openly and responsibly. Together, we can create a safer, more trusted El Paso.