The cars are provided by the Township and are the color they are because the Township wants them that color.
Then it seems the township is after fine income, not increased police visibility. I think we should keep this in mind when the police millage comes up for renewal.
After the deputies are done with the cars they go to the township for their use, i.e. ordinance officers. The dark cars are preferred by the township government.
I liked it better when the ordinance officers had visible vehicles with big yellow lightbars. Now they run around with "stealth cars" pretending to be deputies. It's pretty silly, seeing their tires spin as they pull out of Tim Hortons. Ordinance violation... Code 3!
Sheriff Malone has brought the newly painted district cars to the Bedford sub-station, so why don't you trot on down and take a look. The deputies will be happy to show them off. They work for you.
Is one of them the the black and white Sheriff pickup truck I see parked at the Lewis Ave BP station almost every weekday morning between 7:30am and 8:15am? Not getting gas, just parked in a spot, unoccupied.
As for the uniforms, I for one really don't care. Tactical clothing is fine, as long as there are patches and and a badge (even a sewed on one). I do think they should get rid of the polo shirts as those are a bit too casual. But again, I don't really care that much.
By the way, someone who knows "nothing about nothing", knows something about everything. Take care with the double negatives, chief.
Again it's obvious you have very little insight into modern law enforcement.
I think we have a little bit better knowledge of modern law enforcement than you think. I for one know that modern law enforcement is seen as a revenue generating operation rather than a public safety one. While that doesn't reflect the purpose and motivations of the individual officers, that is how they are seen by the people in charge of local government.
And the proof is in the decisions they make. Defund school resource officers, while turning our police cruisers into traffic ticket generators. Just because we reject what modern law enforcement has become, does not mean we do not understand it.
Heck I hear rumor there is a movement out there to have Bedford make it's own police department. Modeled after Dundee PD. Oh boy there would be a colossal mistake.
Agreed 100%. But realize the primary reason for podunk police departments (especially those in Monroe County) is to generate revenue for local coffers.
If one of the deputies we pay for was rude or over-reacted during an arrest and roughed someone up, what could our trustees do?
Tell the Sheriff we want a different deputy assigned. If that option is not in our contract, then it should be. We're footing the bill so if we had a problem with a deputy then we should be able to ask he be replaced with another.