rate the performance of the douglas c...

RATE THE PERFORMANCE OF THE DOUGLAS CO SHERIFF

Created by CITIZENS FOR GOOD GOVERN on Feb 19, 2012

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wotcher

Lithia Springs, GA

#1 Feb 20, 2012
no complaints.
chase

Douglasville, GA

#2 Feb 20, 2012
A- always room for improvement.

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#3 Feb 20, 2012
How much you want to bet that the people who voted poor are the ones who are always on the wrong side of the law.
Brainiac

New York, NY

#4 Feb 20, 2012
chase wrote:
A- always room for improvement.
If this is true then the opposite is also true; it could get worse.

Especially if someone who has never been a supervisor or a manager in a law enforcement agency gets to be in charge.
chase

Douglasville, GA

#5 Feb 20, 2012
Brainiac wrote:
<quoted text>If this is true then the opposite is also true; it could get worse.

Especially if someone who has never been a supervisor or a manager in a law enforcement agency gets to be in charge.
I agree and Miller gets my vote but there can always be improvement no matter what.

Since: Jun 07

D'ville, GA

#6 Feb 20, 2012
Seems strange that 100% of the people that come on this forum complain about crime, drugs, theft rings, squatters, thugs, punks, wreckless drivers, DUIs, gangs, shootings, beatings, cost of a new jail...yet 41% think law enforcement, in this case the sheriff, is doing an excellent job. I realize it's a tough row to hoe, but excellent?
curious

Columbia, SC

#7 Feb 20, 2012
spitfire2 wrote:
Seems strange that 100% of the people that come on this forum complain about crime, drugs, theft rings, squatters, thugs, punks, wreckless drivers, DUIs, gangs, shootings, beatings, cost of a new jail...yet 41% think law enforcement, in this case the sheriff, is doing an excellent job. I realize it's a tough row to hoe, but excellent?
No sarcasm intended, but try to look at it from this point of view. Are you aware of anywhere in the state that's not having the same type of problems? If not, then compare crime stats with any other county of equal or larger size, then cross reference with subsequent arrest and conviction rates. You will only find a small handful of agencies/judicial systems that closes cases like they do here.
Brainiac

New York, NY

#8 Feb 21, 2012
I believe that 100% of the people would also want a Sheriff that enforces the law within the law - Constitutional Rights and such.

There is no way anyone can prevent crime while maintaining the rights we enjoy as Americans.

So unless we all want to become subjects of the state rather than citizens, we have to accept the fact that crime will be committed by those willing to commit crime.

The most we can expect from a Sherrif is to operate his agency within the law (and his budget) to serve the citizens as best as he and his deputies can.

Based on this criteria, and from what I know about Douglas County (from living here for several decades), I think that Phil Miller is doing an excellent job.

Looking at the current candidate's experience in law enforcement I also think that Phil Miller would be the only candidate who is qualified for the job.

Since: Jun 07

D'ville, GA

#9 Feb 21, 2012
curious wrote:
<quoted text>
No sarcasm intended, but try to look at it from this point of view. Are you aware of anywhere in the state that's not having the same type of problems? If not, then compare crime stats with any other county of equal or larger size, then cross reference with subsequent arrest and conviction rates. You will only find a small handful of agencies/judicial systems that closes cases like they do here.
I guess conviction rate and closure of cases is one way to measure the effectiveness of the department and no I don't know what the stats are for D County. Statistics can be made to say different things and should never be taken at face value.

But is that all we expect from the department, successful convictions? When I was the VP of our homeowners association we'd have conversations with the deputies that would answer our pleas for traffic control and those that would respond to our calls about people trespassing in our pool and vandalizing our neighborhood.(They never did arrest anyone in those cases.) The officers would tell us that they knew about drug activities on a certain street and that they knew which houses. Did they do anything? No, I guess they didn't have enough to convict. But as a homeowner I don't really care if they can convict? I just want the crap to stop and a heavy police presence would do that. But two or three days later the patrols would stop and the drug dealing, speeders, and fence jumpers would be right back doing the same old thing. Eventually we just stopped calling because we saw no positive result. And most of those concerned people, myself included, have moved out leaving the subdivision to the renters, section 8ers, and similar. Of the 20 or so people that I knew where they moved only one stayed in Douglas County.
Indeed

Lithia Springs, GA

#10 Feb 21, 2012
Stupid black cops.
looiepooie

Ellenwood, GA

#11 Feb 21, 2012
spitfire2 wrote:
Seems strange that 100% of the people that come on this forum complain about crime, drugs, theft rings, squatters, thugs, punks, wreckless drivers, DUIs, gangs, shootings, beatings, cost of a new jail...yet 41% think law enforcement, in this case the sheriff, is doing an excellent job. I realize it's a tough row to hoe, but excellent?
I got pulled over on Fairburn Road last week doing 50 in a 35 zone. I rolled my window down and laughed saying " Man , I haven't got a ticket in 30 years. He said, "well, you're not going to get one today". Pretty cool dude. I've never understood the logic of arguing with them when you get pulled over. Be polite, call them officer and hope for the best.

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Since: Nov 08

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#12 Feb 21, 2012
looiepooie wrote:
<quoted text>I got pulled over on Fairburn Road last week doing 50 in a 35 zone. I rolled my window down and laughed saying " Man , I haven't got a ticket in 30 years. He said, "well, you're not going to get one today". Pretty cool dude. I've never understood the logic of arguing with them when you get pulled over. Be polite, call them officer and hope for the best.
You and I totally agree on this. I'm glad you didn't get a ticket.

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