Goshen Question: Is There A Need For Trooper?
“If we have a resident trooper, he or she could dedicate the time to investigate what's going on, if we have more incidents”
Does the town need a resident state trooper? Some residents believe it does, and the Board of Selectmen is investigating the possibility by meeting with a representative from the State Police Troop B barracks ... via Litchfield County Times
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#1 Feb 19, 2008
There a several compelling reasons to discontinue the investigation of the resident trooper topic.
1. Resident troopers do not reduce the incidences of crime.
2. A single resident trooper is only on duty approximatly 20% of the time, therefore Troop B will be covering Goshen the additional 80% of the time.
3. If the door is open to put a resident trooper in place, item (2) is a clear and certain justification for a second or third resident trooper down the road.
4. The town lacks sufficient office space to house a resident trooper.
5. Neighborhood watch programs are much more effective in providing key evididence in home invasions than a resident trooper.
6. A paid EMT to cover times when staffing levels for the Ambulance are low is a much better use of town funds and certainly more beneficial than a trooper.
7. Crime is low in Goshen. Don't let a knee jerk political reaction convince you that Goshen needs a resident trooper.
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