Is it just me or is Bartow County She...

Is it just me or is Bartow County Sheriffs Office and City PD

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Since: Sep 07

Cartersville GA

#1 Oct 7, 2007
very shorthanded?

I listen to my scanner alot and it seems there are always calls holding?

What is the deal and why is it that way?
Danny Davidson

Cartersville, GA

#2 Oct 7, 2007
I think that is the case with any agency. Even where I live they are short employees. I have met with officers before and I get this view: 1. An officer can go to another bigger city and make more money and 2. Fewer and fewer people want the job. They make very little to start with, and then you have the public looking for ways to hang them at every turn who wants the headache?

My daughter wanted to be a cop, but I let her talk to several older cops in our area and they basically talked her out of it, and now she is in school working to become a CPA.
i know

Cartersville, GA

#3 Oct 8, 2007
It is hard to find candidates who can pass the evaluations and backgrounds that the candidates have to pass. Then they have school and training to get thru and then pass the promotion board to get on the road.

Since: Sep 07

Cartersville GA

#4 Oct 8, 2007
i know wrote:
It is hard to find candidates who can pass the evaluations and backgrounds that the candidates have to pass. Then they have school and training to get thru and then pass the promotion board to get on the road.
are you employed with the CPD or BCSO?

I just feel really sorry for them, they don't even have time to catch their breath between calls.
Danny Davidson

Cartersville, GA

#5 Oct 8, 2007
As far as I am concerned, they are more than welcome to the job if they want it.

I like the fact that when I pull out of the driveway in the morning, there is a good 90% plus percentage that I will come home in one piece at the end of the day.

I can not imagine going to work on a daily basis with the odds being about 50% that you will have to fight some drunk, who will then claim that you beat him up for no reason and then he hires a lawyer and drags you around in court for a couple of months all to be thrown out (oh and I forgot he has some funky disease that he may have given to you when he scratched you and now you have to be tested).

Nah, I kind of like my job pushing paper all day long.

DD
If you were in my spot

United States

#6 Oct 8, 2007
What if you were in my spot! I joyed years ago and have come to a point where I don't have enough time yet to retire, but I have just to much to quit. Many of us are so tired from trying to do our jobs, being short handed as you said and then fighting public opion about our bosses. We need a change, from the Commissioner to the Sheriff, and then and only then can we start to get back in line. Otherwise before long know one will want to take on this career.

Since: Sep 07

Cartersville GA

#7 Oct 9, 2007
I just want to say that the guys and girls on the road do a fantastic job. People don't realize just what they do, b/c they are too busy bashing others. I think it is funny how the dispatcher will send one to a certain call and then another will say thats in my zone, I'll take it. To me, that speaks volumes!
If you were in my spot

United States

#8 Oct 9, 2007
anonymous Cart GA wrote:
I just want to say that the guys and girls on the road do a fantastic job. People don't realize just what they do, b/c they are too busy bashing others. I think it is funny how the dispatcher will send one to a certain call and then another will say thats in my zone, I'll take it. To me, that speaks volumes!
Thank you, it is people like you that got me in this business to start with. I knew I wasn't going to get rich but I do get personal satisfaction by helping my fellow man and doing Gods work when ever I can.
hmmmm

Cartersville, GA

#9 Oct 10, 2007
anonymous Cart GA wrote:
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are you employed with the CPD or BCSO?
I just feel really sorry for them, they don't even have time to catch their breath between calls.
Not anymore... but I can tell by both of your posts that you do. Good job sticking up for them. There may be more than a few rotten apples but not all of them are bad and really the majority are just doing a job bringing home a check feeding their families all while working for $12-14 an hour and risking getting shot over a traffic stop or some dope every night!!!!

Since: Sep 07

Cartersville GA

#10 Oct 13, 2007
actually, I do not work there either. I ama SAHM and I have no family employed there either. I just listen to a scanner alot.
Janet Justice

Rome, GA

#11 Oct 13, 2007
Their are so many good cops in the world. But unfortunately there are a lot of bad ones too. They are 9 out of 10 times the ones who have more power and make more money i.e. the Sheriff and Captain of narcotics.
I have one question for all the good cops. Why don't you guys stand together and blow the whistle on the dirty ones? It's now considered to be the right the to do.
Are the internal affairs just as dirty as the Sheriff and Captain of Narcotics? They would have to be to overlook what has been going on for years. Dead bodies, and unsolved homicides that the general public does not hear about. And the New Captain of Narc. is just as bad as the last one. When People find skeletal remains and skulls and think they are doing the right thing by calling the Sheriffs Dept. Their wrong. Unfortunelly no one ever hears anything about it. What do they do with remains? God only knows how long their family members have been waiting to hear something. You guys are going to have a wake up call real soon when the media has questions regarding this matter. You good ones need to stand together and fight for a more respected office.

Since: Sep 07

Cartersville GA

#12 Oct 13, 2007
JJ, you have hijacked my post! This wasn't about the Garmon cases or bad cops. I feel like the SO is short-staffed and that was the whole purpose for my post!
hmmmmmm

Cartersville, GA

#13 Oct 15, 2007
Janet Justice wrote:
Are the internal affairs just as dirty as the Sheriff and Captain of Narcotics?
Simple answer...YES!
The Problem is

Mableton, GA

#14 Oct 15, 2007
Janet Justice wrote:
Their are so many good cops in the world. But unfortunately there are a lot of bad ones too. They are 9 out of 10 times the ones who have more power and make more money i.e. the Sheriff and Captain of narcotics.
I have one question for all the good cops. Why don't you guys stand together and blow the whistle on the dirty ones? It's now considered to be the right the to do.
Are the internal affairs just as dirty as the Sheriff and Captain of Narcotics? They would have to be to overlook what has been going on for years. Dead bodies, and unsolved homicides that the general public does not hear about. And the New Captain of Narc. is just as bad as the last one. When People find skeletal remains and skulls and think they are doing the right thing by calling the Sheriffs Dept. Their wrong. Unfortunelly no one ever hears anything about it. What do they do with remains? God only knows how long their family members have been waiting to hear something. You guys are going to have a wake up call real soon when the media has questions regarding this matter. You good ones need to stand together and fight for a more respected office.
Janet!
I understand your line of thinking if you really don’t know what goes on at the Sheriffs Office. But the fact is if, Officers turned in or made any attempt to speak out, then they would be looking for a new job.

If they are fired,(and yes they can find a reason to fire you ) then there will no longer be anyone there to do what good things are being done. Not to mention the fact that they have families to feed.

You must understand that it is going to take and outside source, or just vote him out of office when the time comes. Because the FBI did nothing to him or B. Garmon on the gun incident. And internal affairs is located in his office and is run by the Sheriffs on hand picked men.

The Sheriff is the most powerful politician in the County.

In short there are men and women at the Sheriff’s Office that hate to even meet the public, because of all the negative talk directed towards them.

But it is the Management that has caused this, not the staff. Every department endures some criticism of one kind, and at one time or another but this department did not have this kind of reputation until the Milsaps took over.

The Voting Public put him in office and they are going to have to remove him. Not one or two honest men or women just trying to feed their families.

And I apologize for continuing these posting and I will stop and move on to the appropriate ones.
FYI

Kennesaw, GA

#15 Oct 15, 2007
The Problem is wrote:
<quoted text>
Janet!
I understand your line of thinking if you really don’t know what goes on at the Sheriffs Office. But the fact is if, Officers turned in or made any attempt to speak out, then they would be looking for a new job.
If they are fired,(and yes they can find a reason to fire you ) then there will no longer be anyone there to do what good things are being done. Not to mention the fact that they have families to feed.
You must understand that it is going to take and outside source, or just vote him out of office when the time comes. Because the FBI did nothing to him or B. Garmon on the gun incident. And internal affairs is located in his office and is run by the Sheriffs on hand picked men.
The Sheriff is the most powerful politician in the County.
In short there are men and women at the Sheriff’s Office that hate to even meet the public, because of all the negative talk directed towards them.
But it is the Management that has caused this, not the staff. Every department endures some criticism of one kind, and at one time or another but this department did not have this kind of reputation until the Milsaps took over.
The Voting Public put him in office and they are going to have to remove him. Not one or two honest men or women just trying to feed their families.
And I apologize for continuing these posting and I will stop and move on to the appropriate ones.
Go in person to the Attorney Generals Office in Atlanta. There is someone there that will help you. Go in numbers,talk to the ones you KNOW are clean,take all the facts with you and they will help.I have been there and talked to this person,he is aware of all the crapp going on in Bartow and Cherokee Counties and he needs all the information he can get. But he needs someone inside he can trust.I know he can help because he helped me and it was all done so quietly no one knew until it happened. I wish I could tell you what it was but until the case goes to court I can not,just trust me when I say someone can help.
Janet Justice

Rome, GA

#16 Oct 15, 2007
The Problem is wrote:
<quoted text>
Janet!
I understand your line of thinking if you really don’t know what goes on at the Sheriffs Office. But the fact is if, Officers turned in or made any attempt to speak out, then they would be looking for a new job.
If they are fired,(and yes they can find a reason to fire you ) then there will no longer be anyone there to do what good things are being done. Not to mention the fact that they have families to feed.
You must understand that it is going to take and outside source, or just vote him out of office when the time comes. Because the FBI did nothing to him or B. Garmon on the gun incident. And internal affairs is located in his office and is run by the Sheriffs on hand picked men.
The Sheriff is the most powerful politician in the County.
In short there are men and women at the Sheriff’s Office that hate to even meet the public, because of all the negative talk directed towards them.
But it is the Management that has caused this, not the staff. Every department endures some criticism of one kind, and at one time or another but this department did not have this kind of reputation until the Milsaps took over.
The Voting Public put him in office and they are going to have to remove him. Not one or two honest men or women just trying to feed their families.
And I apologize for continuing these posting and I will stop and move on to the appropriate ones.
I can understand what you are saying, and I appreciate and respect you and the others who are here to do the right thing and protect us citizens and our children. I hate that you guys have to worry about losing your job for doing the right thing. But I know what FYI stated in their commit is true. If you and a one or two others or even alone find faith in the attorney generals office, then I beg you to please talk to them. You would remain anonymous and can make the most important step in the process of elimination in freeing everyone in bartow county from these "dirty cops" who belong in prison with all the other bad element. I will Pray for this.

"If you dont fight for what is right, them you can never change what is wrong."

Janet Justice
Proud to be in Bartow

Cartersville, GA

#17 Jan 3, 2008
I see posts from Atlanta, Marietta and Kennesaw, what are you all, a bunch of trouble makers? You don't live here and your "VOTE" doesn't count!
South Bartow

United States

#18 Feb 20, 2008
To Proud to be in Bartow

Unfortunately this site doesn't always insert the correct area of residence. I posted to it the other night and it showed me living in Kennesaw, I don't live there I live in Acworth on the Bartow County side. Can't wait to see where this post says I live.
nonvoting insider

AOL

#19 Apr 22, 2008
I sincerely wish that all of you could see things from our standpoint at the BCSO. I see my Boss as an honest man who cares for each and every employee who works there.

I regret that he is going to be tainted by the Garmon(s) affair. When he found out about it, and could prove it, action was taken very very swiftly. Sheriff Millsap knows that as a public figure, he has to take every shot fired his way (like stealing signs) and being dirty, corrupt etc.

The ones who don't work there have no idea how many positive strides have been made. Having said all that, free speech is protected and the Sheriff **haters** are free to sling it.
jjjccc

Atlanta, GA

#20 Apr 22, 2008
Is clark telling you what to say ,because that is a bald face lie.clarks actions prove that clark is out for clark.and are you doing on here while your work.

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