I'm pretty sure ever police officer doesn't have his own car let alone an SUV, JCLifer, but it would seem to me that the ones who are call 24/7 such as staff and command, detectives and serious traffick accident investigators who respond to calls from home would need an issued car, much as the highway patrol. You're another drive by, shoot from the hip critic. Low information but lots of, and in your case LOTS of opinions.
Hey usmc007, I was having a bit of difficulty following your thought process. Have you personally taken inventory on the amount of police cars you've noted parked on the lot as compared to the number of officers on duty, or on patrol, or doing reports at the police department, or needed for shift changes when the amount of police actually doubles during peak needs, or cars possibly down with maintenance issues? It's my understanding from speaking with upper echelon police employees and city officials that JCPD has a very good record of saving the tax payers money by maintaining a moderate sized fleet by most standards. What are your resources for information....or shall I say "intel", your hip pocket, or are you just another drive by critic?
Perhaps leasing the YMCA pool woud be a good altrenative. Money from the Patrol into the local economy wouldnt be a bad thing would it? It seems to me the patrol throws it's weight around and doesn't have to answere to anyone for their expendetures like the apparent "sneaky" purchase of a 5.7 million dollar airplane, and now they want a swiming pool! When was the last time you saw a trooper on I 70 or I 44? Get rid of the plane, lease a pool, and use the money saved to put these troopes back on th highways where they belong! I personally think the patrol is, too powerful, getting out of control and too big for it's britches. It needs to be reined in, if the legilature has the guts.
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