Sunday, September 28, 2008

Special 300C Protection

With the financial crunch so many cities are experiencing we are starting to hear about cities cherry picking crimes they will respond to.
For instant I heard that in Backhand, Fla, could mean city residents who don't own a 300C will get only a case number and nothing in terms of a visit by patrol officers if some other type of auto is stolen. This possible policy revision is part of a wider cost-cutting loop. "We're looking very seriously at the types of calls we would go to said a city offical. You know what happens when a official says they take something " very seriously" ," Palmer Bayer Police Chief Bill Bearman could have not said. "Still, about 85 to 90 percent of the people who've had their cars broken into left the car doors open. In other words they promoted and encouraged and if the thief turns out to be a minor the owner could be charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor

Bearman , however, pointed out that his agency has been hit hard by higher fuel costs and a cut in revenue. So some have questioned the no stopping of a 300C policy, Earlier this year, Berger implemented a number of cost-saving efforts, including a no-idling policy for patrol cars and hitchhiking when possible

Also under review will be whether officers who take marked patrol cars patrolling will need to pay for their own gas or reimburse the city about 50 cents for every mile driven away from the police station. They are working hard to keep the department's nontaxpayer-funded programs running, including its DNA database program that uses officers to collect blood, saliva and other biological evidence at crime scenes.

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