Friday, May 23, 2008

High gas prices forces other cops to make concessions, but not in DeKalb, we have a money faucet.

Bolton’s lack of leadership is on course with his proven ineptness for which the City of Dallas fired him. Violent crime during his tenure is at an all time high. Homicides are up over 50% and robberies are up 70% compared to 2007. He has had 517 days to reduce crime in DeKalb County, but yet it has only spiraled to being nearing out of control. It’s nearing where it will not be safe to walk the streets or park your car without fear of being shot, robbed or your car broken into, if not all the about at the same time.
For all purposes, The City of Dunwoody will be incorporated on July 15, 2008, meaning the loss of millions of dollars in tax revenue to the county. On a scale, you can somewhat compare the county finances to that of your household. During this time of soaring fuel and food prices, we all have and are having to make changes in our life style.
We combine trips, we park the vehicles that cost more to operate, we wait to some items go on sale before we buy, some things we simply can’t afford anymore and go without. The thermostat goes up, or the windows are opened.
The fuel cost as it relates to the police department, is massive. Gasoline is approaching $4.00 a gallon which it will probably surpass by summers end.
While Bolton sits idling, literally and figuratively, other police departments are making concessions. The number one concession is to park unnecessary take home cars.
We here at DekalbOfficers are asking for public support and pressure to insure Chief Terrell Bolton is forced to do all in his capacity to help the taxpayers save money during these economic times, not waste it.
• Park all ICP cars. These officers do not answer 911 calls from their house.
• Park all non essential administrative take home cars. Keisha Williams and Mekka Parrish, just to mention two, are not sworn police officers and do not answer 911 calls from their house.
• Park all administrative aides’ vehicles. These are non essential personnel.
• As it applies to take home cars, curb back the mileage allowed to live outside the county from 35 miles from the county line, to 35 miles from headquarters.
• Study the option of 2 officers per car, thus eliminating the need of 2 separate vehicles to answer the same call.
• Be required to publish the monthly operating cost of each Mobile Precinct Bus.
We are all in this together and if Bolton is not going to step up, then we as brothers in arms need to take some control and make sacrifices just as the taxpayers. As your comrades, we ask that you simply cut your police car off when handling a call or out eating (right, like you have the time for a sit down meal). Cut your car off when you run into the Quicktrip to grab a cup or use the facilities. At the beginning of the shift, check the tire pressure, this too will save on gas mileage. Don’t have an air gauge? Then send a request and the purpose, up the chain. If they deny it, then we will call them out.
During times like this, it takes a leader…..and Bolton is not that leader.

The Vision Continues

DeKalb Officers

5 comments:

655321 said...

I completely agree that the non essential personnel don"t need cars< but Meeka Parrish does take on_call duties as PIO and responds to scenes from home< thus she should have a car

Taking cars from CID who live more than thirty miles away will just hurt the detectives who live closer< as they"ll have to take the other detectives" on_call shifts>

And did anyone else notice that Fire just got about fifteen new Impalas? Clearly it"s got to do with our department< and not something higher up in the County!!

ou812 said...

655321,

Your comment can be summed up in one word: idiotic.

655321 said...

Well, I guess we can't argue with your well supported reasoning.

Care to elaborate on what you think is so idiotic about my post?

655321 said...

Well, I guess we can't argue with your well supported reasoning.

Care to elaborate on what you think is so idiotic about my post?

Internal Affairs said...

It's very stupid to suggest to Public Information Officer for the police dept., who is on call at all hours of the day and night, doesn't need a take home car...you just sound disgruntled when you say dumb stuff like that.