Given all the past and recent school shootings, Elias' goal is to have permanent School Resource Deputies assigned to each school. Currently there are two School Resource Deputies. Taylor County has seventy four (74) day cares and early learning centers. Elias plans to meet and coordinate safety plans of action with each facility. It is dire
to remedy this and have operational plans ready. Elias and communities are tired of hearing about school shootings that could have been avoided if there was an on duty Officer/Deputy to intercept. Elias plans constant training exercises for his Deputies in this area. Elias personally responded to two active shooter incidents. On one of the incidents Elias went in alone to look for the shooter. Elias is a leader that will not hesitate when the occasion arises.