Texas Chief Responds to Group Calling for Removal of 'In God We Trust' Decals on Squads

By Michael Muskal of the Los Angeles Times - Invoking God in public and government-funded areas, including police cars, has long sparked the ire of groups.

Created: Oct 1st, 2015 at 6:13 am

City of Hiram Hires 2 New Police Officers

By Scott Bernarde of the Dallas-Hiram Patch - Jessie Gantt and Jared McLaughlin want to make a difference in the community.

Created: Sep 30th, 2015 at 6:05 am

(ICYMI) 'In God We Trust' Decals Draw Reactions

By Scott Bernarde of the Dallas-Hiram Patch - Paulding & Douglas Sheriff's Affixing Decals to Patrol Vehicles

Created: Sep 30th, 2015 at 5:59 am

Sheriff Civil Process Software Programs

By: Thomas SantarlasNew and Exciting Software Programs Available for the Sheriff Office - Civil Process Service Units

Created: Sep 30th, 2015 at 5:46 am

Cops or Firefighters?

From American Police Beat - Cops fight crime and firefighters fight fire. It’s pretty simple stuff. That is, until you get some high-paid consultants involved. Rick Rosenfeld is an “informal advisor” to Chief Sam Dotson of the St. Louis Police Department. He says firefighters should be on foot patrol when they’re not responding to the traditional emergencies a fire department handles. You know, the old “more eyes and ears” routine. 

If you’re a fancy, high-paid consultant, it seems like anyone should be able to do police work, preferably for free.“ I’m not suggesting we arm firefighters, certainly not initially,” said Rosenfeld.“ Each time a firefighter, which I think should be called a ‘public safety officer,’ engages in one of those activities, it frees a police officer for that amount of time to engage in hot-spot patrols and other activities that can have a real crime-reduction effect.” And maybe while the cops are putting out four-alarm blazes, the firefighters can clear homicides. Makes sense right? After all, no one gets along better than cops and firefighters.

Created: Sep 26th, 2015 at 7:26 am