Erie County Sheriff's Candidates Debate

October 22, 2013 Updated Oct 22, 2013 at 6:12 PM EDT

By Rachel Elzufon

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October 22, 2013 Updated Oct 22, 2013 at 6:12 PM EDT

Buffalo, NY (WKBW) - The Erie County Sheriff's candidates went head-to-head on Tuesday morning at a debate.

Students at St. Joe's Collegiate Institute grilled incumbent Sheriff Tim Howard (R), Richard Dobson (D) and Bert Dunn (Law and Order) on several big issues.

They touched on everything from gun control to school shootings to morale at the holding center.

The general election takes place on November 5th.