Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Marketplace Of....Police?

Or, Why We Have Sheriffs: Seems the little town of Farmland has found itself having to charge most -- or all -- of their tiny police force in a possible theft.

No problem; the county sheriff's department will be responding to police calls instead.

Compare and contrast: In unified Indianapolis/Marion County, when we have a problem with our unified police agency...they just start moving things around, like deck chairs on the Titanic. Except nobody even bothers to play a few bars of Nearer My God To Thee. And it probably won't sink; they just keep patching it up and ramming into -- so to speak -- icebergs.

When we had IPD and MCSD, they'd even nick one another for speeding. Guess that got fixed.


perlhaqr said...

Even though Albuquerque physically takes up the vast majority of Bernalillo County, we still have separate BCSD and APD.

Which is good for the reasons you mention.

Data Viking said...

You have then Indianapolis Mayor Richard Lugar to thank for the current state of police force affairs in Marion County / Indianapolis as UniGov was his baby.

Roberta X said...

Bingo -- though he only set the stage, police unification was much more recent.

Bigger isn't necessarily better.

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

We do still have MCSD, but it's been reduced to a palace, sorry, actually they run the county jail. :)

GuardDuck said...

little town of Farmland

Boy am I glad I had that blocked in facebook.