I'm don't agree with the premise that "Police Don't Care About ID Thieves" or the other postulates of what "police logic" lead to. I think it would be very informative to get a deputy's perspective on the comments.
If priorities have to be made, I would rather our Sheriff deputies spend their time on more serious crimes and other issues like conducting more random visits to our school buildings (which I understand they are now doing).
Mr. Hoffa, since I am a deputy sheriff and you asked for some insight, I will offer it. First to Bedforddady, I am sorry that you had a negative experience with the law enforcement agency (I'm not sure if it was the Sheriff's Office or the Michigan State Police) that you spoke to about your situation. If you were not satisfied with the response, you do have some options. If it was the Sheriff's Office, I would first encourage you to contact Sheriff's Sgt. Heath Velliquette. He is in charge of the Bedford Substation and the 16 deputies that work out of that station. He will address your concerns. Or you can always call the Sheriff's Office directly and speak to the administration up to and including the Sheriff Dale Malone. And If the matter was handled by the State Police, I'm certain you could call the state police post in Monroe and relay your concerns to the post commander there as well. For now, I will reserve my thoughts about the "police logic" comment.
In the big picture, I guess a garbage thief or snooper may not be a high priority for law enforcement. But the matter certainly deserves a response, especially in Bedford Township where the residents support and pass a special law enforcement millage which provides additional police coverage by the Sheriff's Office. The dispatch center and deputies often must prioritize calls for service, with some shifts sometimes being absolutely crazy and other times relatively slow. But every call deserves some type of response.
And back to Mr. Hoffa. Yes all of the deputies working the day or afternoon shift out of the Bedford substation have been making periodic or daily checks at all south county schools including Bedford Public, Mason Consolidated, Whiteford Agricultural, New Bedford Academy, State Line Christian, St. Joseph Erie, Summerfield and Ida Schools. Monroe County currently has 57 total sheriff deputies. Approximately 10 years ago we had 82 deputies. However the loss of 8 school resource officers, 5 contracted deputy positions and 12 county-paid deputies have taken it's toll. We are often stretched thin now, but the safety of the community and all of its residents, including our children at school, remains a top priority for all of us that work there.