Semi annual hire more cops drive
Posted in the Shelbyville Forum
#1 Feb 11, 2013
About every six months the Shelbyville Police or the Shelby county sheriffs department starts begging for more officers.
The sheriff now wants 10 extra officers.
Over the years the local criminal justice system has become so used to asking and getting more and more they don't even bother changing their reasons for their additional requests. Meaning they have the same story each time.
Each request from the SPD or the Sheriffs department tells the public that they are stretched sooooo thin that they only have two officers to cover the entire town/county on many shifts.
What the local rag fails to cover is the total staffing of these departments. If they did it would appear obvious that any sensable organization would redistribute their staffing to cover the night shifts.
Government organizations with union workers are notorious for having too much management and understaffed off shifts, with excessive employee vacation/sick/holidays break and off time. Without the cost pressures that private businesses have, they cope with problems by simply scaring the public and demanding more money from your wallet.
An additional problem is that as private sector benefits and pay have decreased with the increasing employee workloads, the public employees have recieved steady increases. To make matters worse the benefit packages include pensions and health benefits that were normal 20 years ago, but have gone away for people who have to work in profit drivin businesses. This makes hiring more officers/deputies very expensive and burdensome on the local budgets.
Related to the constant demands for increased staffing is the "we need more brand new cars and SUV's". Instead of the scary story about only having two officers per shift, we are told how all the engines and transmissions are ready to fall out of the vehicles and a single rebuild will be more expensive than leasing a new fleet of 50+ vehicles. Total BS!
When will the county and city councils get wise to this sham.
Overpaid underworked cops can feel free to respond with
"Wait until you need us then you will care"
I won't because most of time you show up late and arrest the wrong person if anyone at all, or take the stolen property report and file in a trash can.
"My job is soo dangerous"
It isn't check the facts ... roofers have more dangerous jobs
"wait till a drunk driver runs over your family"
The drunks that run over people aren't the ones you are arresting, those are just .08 cash cows, cell phones, sleepy people and old people are proven to be more dangerous.
#2 Feb 11, 2013
You sound really pissed off........ Perhaps you couldn't become a policeman or you are one and just angry because you suck at your job And no one likes you!!!!!!! Probably just like in high school!!!!
#3 Feb 11, 2013
Don't be stupid Jimmy!!!
#4 Feb 16, 2013
I currently live in Shelbyville, but I am from Greenfield. When I first moved here, I was appalled at how few officers the SCSD has on patrol at any given time compared to the HCSD.(Or any other SD for that matter.) No matter how good of a job the SPD or SCSD does, there will always be people complaining. I just shake my head at the people who scream that we have too many cops and that they're always harassing everyone. I've lived here at least 10 years now, and I have been pulled over a grand total of once. For a broken headlight. And I got a warning. But then again, I tend to not do illegal things that attract the attention of the police. What are you complainers doing that makes the cops want to "harass" you so badly??
#5 Feb 23, 2013
Not from around here?
If you are looking for all the cops you need to look at the local fast food joints, or at the convienence stores in the area. Chances are there are about 10 cops sitting in one place.
They are probably griping about how their take home cars are a whole 9 months old and have lost the "new car smell" and how the city needs to buy them a new one. Maybe the subject will change to how they saw a fancy gun, tank, drone or an overpriced gadget on TV, and how they need one to help with all the drugs and drunk drivers in town. They might notice some teachers in the same restuarant and exchange tips on getting students to have sex with them.
A few of them will check their smartphones to make some neanderthal response to an online comment like this one. Finally, the group therapy session will probably end with them complaining how a nearby community has more cop staffing or pays more and how shelbyville/shelby county needs to get up to speed.
#6 Mar 4, 2013
I guess you keep a low profile...I've partied with cops and I know guys like Roger Clark with the sheriffs dept...r drunks ....drink and drive in their unmarked car every night
#7 Mar 6, 2013
From the soon dead shelbyville news
"The city also voted 7-0 to use $312,000 to buy up to 13 new police cars. The department's fleet is getting older, said Shelbyville Police Chief Keith England, causing what he called "heavy hitter" expenses, such as costly transmission work."
"Council member Jason Brown, R-Ward 5, is a police detective. He said his vehicle will not have to be replaced for a few years since it only has about 11,000 miles and so he is not being benefited by the release of money. He voted in favor of the spending."
The transmissions are falling out again. This one always works!
Is it time to PK USA another tax abatement for bringing some old stuff from japan, so that all the released felons we created can have a temp job, at near minimum wage?
How long will we fall for this stuff?
#9 Mar 16, 2013
As long as you live in that county you will abide by (they're) rules!!!!! Until someone gets tired of all under handed bullshit , an is brave enough to bring it to a stop!!!!!! So much abuse of the badge an power in that place, it's sickening !!!!:/
#10 Jul 1, 2013
Now the county won't have ambulance service if you don't agree to even higher taxes for the never ending "transmissions are falling out" crisis. Always, the most dire emergencies will happen if they don't get what they want NOW, for "public safety".
"The council will consider re-establishing the cumulative capital development fund today at 7 p.m. at Shelbyville City Hall, 44 W. Washington St.
The ordinance would raise property taxes about 2-1/2 cents per every $100 of value."
How about a physical fitness test and a weigh in for cops? I dunno maybe that has something to do with public safety? I have no more money to give the government, when will this all end?
#11 Aug 1, 2013
Jimmy had some valid points until he veered off on the classic "nut job" jag. I don't work in your area, but I know that some things are true just about everywhere. There is waste, there are lazy and unscrupulous officers. But, for the most part, we work hard to protect you and your property.
A lot of eyebrows were raised when our department starting paying well about 10 years ago. Guess what... good officers began to stay for a career. The officers know the town and the citizens very well, and the crime rate has gone down consistently in that time. Only the criminals in our town bitch about the police department now.
If you are unsatisfied with your local law enforcement agency, you should contact your elected representatives and voice your concerns.
#12 Aug 4, 2013
We're not fooling with the corrupt locals anymore it's been the state bar and even this governor and and the last are aware. The feds are now involved too, particularly the bizarre jury selection methods that are used.
cops can go to jail too.
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