Police escorts for school buses?
Two accidents involving school buses this year has prompted Mayor Dean Mazzarella to consider putting police officers on buses or even providing police escorts for buses to and from school to improve student safety.
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#1 Sep 13, 2013
I think that this is a great idea. But, this work should be treated as another police detail. In other words, the police should get time and a half pay; with a 4 hour minimum; for this work. Of course, with all the school buses driving around, there will not be enough police officers available in order to have a cop on each and every school bus. And, that is why I strongly recommend that our officers are immediately given triple tha amount of paid days off per year that they are currently getting, so that they can earn this new extra detail pay.
Additionally, I strongly believe that police details should be mandated for anyone who is having a yard sale, or who is giving away free kittens, as well as when children are running a roadside lemonade stand.
All of the above is "good sound thinking". Clearly, we can not do enough to fatten the wallets of our Heroes.
#2 Sep 13, 2013
If we DO get to the point where we have law enforcement officers riding around on school busses, I strongly feel that these officers should be equipped with tazors; as well as with beanbag guns and batons. Needless to say, these officers would be at great risk riding around with a bus load of pre schoolers; so these officers should have the full authority to tazor our children and to shoot them with beanbags if the children become unrulely.
Additionally, these officers should have the ability to take an especially troublesome child to the rear of the school bus and give them a little "tune up", if you catch my drift.
I can imagine an officer such as Michael Sevigny of the FPD as an example; riding around with a bus load of children. I certainly get the sense; after seeing Sevigny in action; that he is especially sensitive to what he perceives as a lack of respect for the mighty badge and a potential lack of respect for him as a lawman. And officer such as Michael Sevigny could use his talents as a lawman (again, those same talents that I had the pleasure of witnessing myself) to make sure that our Cities 5 and 6 year olds have a full respect for the badge.
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