Sheriff Jones announced this week that he's forming two new advisory boards. One is the business advisory board.
Jones says his goal with this board is to get business owners to help prevent crime. In return, he'll listen to their ideas about how he can make Sacramento more business friendly.
Jones: "The only way to a hastened economic recovery and sustained economic health is by fostering and having a good business climate for Sacramento County, not only for the business that are here, but for businesses looking to come in."
Jones says he's also creating a religious and community advisory board. He says the sheriff's department has always relied on religious and community leaders to help deter kids from gangs and violence. But he's taking the relationship one step further and creating a faith-based advisory board made up of a broad range of religions and ethnic groups.
The boards are expected to be operational later this spring.