Beefing up police presence: Wayne Co. program offers take-home cars to officers

There are 3 comments on the Jun 18, 2012, Detroit Free Press story titled Beefing up police presence: Wayne Co. program offers take-home cars to officers. In it, Detroit Free Press reports that:

Wayne County Sheriff's Deputies Ian Wellman, 31, of Belleville and Rachael Davis, 32, of Detroit are participating in a program that stipulates they are to park patrol cars in their driveways and be in uniform when driving to and from work, among other things.

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kev

Detroit, MI

#1 Jun 19, 2012
So now this area has become " Gotham City"?
Kingfish

South Lyon, MI

#2 Jun 19, 2012
Take home cars seem like a waste of money maybe. One cop and one car for each 24 hour period seems expensive. They should get out of the car, and pass it on to the next shift. Except for maintenance down time they should run em like they do the taxi cabs.

Police presence is very important but the cost of new cars dont make sense.

Just a thought.
Tony

Saranac, MI

#4 Jun 23, 2012
Sometimes just parking old police cars around cuts speeding so maybe this could work.

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