Banning Police Chief (Ret) John Horton endorses Sheriff Stan Sniff's Re-election

August 26, 2018

Riverside, CA - Retired Banning Police Chief John Horton has recently endorsed the re-election of Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff on Nov 6th. Chief Horton served 29 years with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department rising through the ranks to Captain, and commanding the Indio Station and serving as the Police Chief for the Cities of Coachella and La Quinta. He was subsequently appointed as the Banning Police Chief in 2004 and concurrently served as the Assistant City Manager until 2007 when he retired from a 32-year law enforcement career. Chief John Horton had an extensive career in SWAT operations and implemented the first Regional Violent Crime Gang Task Force in Southern California, involving ten local, state and federal agencies and included nine Coachella Valley cities.

Chief John Horton outlined the reasons for his endorsement as follows. "Sheriff Stan Sniff is one of the most respected law enforcement leaders in the United States. Throughout his career both in law enforcement and the military he has been consistently recognized by his superiors, peers and subordinates for his achievements, his extensive knowledge and his decisive action-driven leadership, as well as setting the standard for his integrity and professionalism. Stan will continue providing the citizens of Riverside County with the proven experience necessary to serve as Sheriff. I am honored to endorse Stan Sniff for re-election as Sheriff of Riverside County in 2018."

Chief Horton’s endorsement of Sheriff Stan Sniff joins those of already dozens of other local retired Chiefs of Police that includes former Palm Springs Police Chiefs Lee Weigel and Al Franz, Cathedral City Police Chiefs Stan Henry and Kevin Conner, Indio Police Chiefs Richard Twiss, Sam Cross and Tom Ramirez, Coachella Police Chiefs Arnold Jimenez and Louis Fetherolf, Beaumont Police Chief Pat Smith, Corona Police Chiefs John Cleghorn, Richard Gonzalez and Richard Madory, Hemet Police Chief Pete Hewitt, San Jacinto Police Chief Joe Kozma, RCCD Police Chief Lee Wagner, UCR Police Chiefs Bill Howe and Hank Rosenfeld, and Blythe Police Chiefs Robert "Bob' Grady and Larry Vandiver, Irvine Police Chief Charles Brobeck, San Bernardino Police Chief Keith Kilmer, Los Angeles Police Chief Bayan Lewis, and Beverly Hills Police Chief Dave Snowden.

Sheriff Stan Sniff remarked, “I am honored by Chief John Horton’s endorsement for my re-election in November. John had a stellar reputation within the Sheriff’s Department and served with distinction and innovation during his tenure as the Police Chief for the City of Banning. I am deeply appreciative that he would endorse my re-election to continue our great work in leading and modernizing our Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.”

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