Sheriff Javier Salazar has been in office for more than 100 days.

Monday, he said it's been a challenge to handle an overpopulated jail with a staff that's often stretched too thin.

"We're doing well with it, we've enjoyed some success, some things are still works in progress, the boy cam project hasn't progressed to the point that I'd like to see it so we're looking at ways to reinvigorate that," Salazar said.

Some things have not improved under Salazar's administration.

The emergency response rates have improved from an average of 9:52 compared to 2016 where at the same time the response rate was 9:58. But the non-emergency rates have worsened, now averaging 18:59 to last year's 17:16.

"We're really optimistic that the construction of our substations is going to add to that, we're going to more effectively get officers out where we need them," Salazar said.

So far this year the Sheriff has also had to handle 18 jail assaults.

"The thing with our jail population is that it's really just a cross section of what's going on in the outside world so we're seeing an uptick in violent crime out in the streets so it stands to reason that we're going to see an uptick in violent crimes here in our jail," Salazar said.

Salazar said he's working on pushing for more funding and resources to make his department more effective.