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#1 Nov 4, 2011
Passed by the CB Police station this morning and counted no less than 9 marked and unmarked cars parked out front. Just curious about how many officers we actually have in town? Surely not more than 10 or so...Do they really need the expense of maintaining that number of vehicles plus golf carts, bicycles, crime scene truck etc.? With town finances being what they are, might this be a way to save some big bucks? Figure cost of insurance, repairs, gas...just wondering.
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King George, VA

#2 Nov 4, 2011
offandrunning wrote:
Passed by the CB Police station this morning and counted no less than 9 marked and unmarked cars parked out front. Just curious about how many officers we actually have in town? Surely not more than 10 or so...Do they really need the expense of maintaining that number of vehicles plus golf carts, bicycles, crime scene truck etc.? With town finances being what they are, might this be a way to save some big bucks? Figure cost of insurance, repairs, gas...just wondering.
Offandrunning....Thanks for your thoughts and information. Are you sure they were all CBPD cars? County, state, vmrc, game wardens, even the school superentendant and the man in charge of school maintenence drive cars that look like unmarked police cars. Was there something going on that required all the police officers to be out and working at the same time such as the drug raid mentioned in another thread? If you research the past 20 years you will see that studies were done and concluded that in the long run take home or assigned police cars to each officer or deputy is more cost efficient and safety oriented for the communities. Most Police and Sheriff's offices do not pool cars anymore for that reason. Just my thoughts.
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King George, VA

#3 Nov 4, 2011
offandrunning wrote:
Passed by the CB Police station this morning and counted no less than 9 marked and unmarked cars parked out front. Just curious about how many officers we actually have in town? Surely not more than 10 or so...Do they really need the expense of maintaining that number of vehicles plus golf carts, bicycles, crime scene truck etc.? With town finances being what they are, might this be a way to save some big bucks? Figure cost of insurance, repairs, gas...just wondering.
you have to much time on your hands, when something happens to you, you will be hollering and wanting those people moving fast, quit stirring trouble, mind your own peas and figure out how to get rid of council people instead. I am glad the PD have all that they have. trouble like this makes bad situations worst.

Since: Jun 10

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#4 Nov 4, 2011
7 were marked cars. 2 unmarked. Pretty sure they were CB also. You may be right FYI. Was just surprised a town this size had that many. Any idea of the size of the force? Just being curious.
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#5 Nov 7, 2011
Don't know the exact number but say at a minimum they have three shifts with 4 on each shift...12, then add more for vacation and 7 day coverage, 16???, a chief, a detective, 18, I would think that would be a minimum number.

Since: Jun 10

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#6 Nov 7, 2011
Wow never thought there was that many but it makes sense. Thanks for the info!
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Montross, VA

#7 Nov 7, 2011
I LV 4 CBVA wrote:
Don't know the exact number
Who does? Instead of speculating, how about asking the police chief!

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