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    That's wild. I work in a town of 30k people and my agency has 37 officers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Averageman View Post
    Unless I grew up in the Town there is no way I would try it...
    My family moved to what is now DFW (from KY) in 1845 and I lived in the area for about ten years while growing up. I still have family in the area (some by marriage ironically) so we visit the area every few years but in no way would I knowingly drive through a small town that corrupt. Itís really a shame it takes a news organization to hold a corrupt governmental organization accountable (although thatís one of the reasons we have a First Amendment).

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    I don't really find any of this all that surprising, honestly.

    Incompetence, greed, and corruption are the Holy Trinity of small town government.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kerplode View Post
    I don't really find any of this all that surprising, honestly.

    Incompetence, greed, and corruption are the Holy Trinity of small town government.
    Yup, reminds me of those one horse towns that have a sliver of an Interstate Highway to poach on. Funny how they can make traffic stops and write tickets and make contraband seizures but wait for a Trooper to investigate the crashes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThirdWatcher View Post
    Yup, reminds me of those one horse towns that have a sliver of an Interstate Highway to poach on. Funny how they can make traffic stops and write tickets and make contraband seizures but wait for a Trooper to investigate the crashes.
    We actually had policy in place to call GSP for most accidents. Plus we had a huge trooper post in town so we called them for accidents and DUI’s.

    They didn’t mind working our TA’s and they loved us handing them 5 or 6 DUI’s most nights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThirdWatcher View Post
    Yup, reminds me of those one horse towns that have a sliver of an Interstate Highway to poach on. Funny how they can make traffic stops and write tickets and make contraband seizures but wait for a Trooper to investigate the crashes.
    Been told by a couple of deputies years back that the city had annexed an area with a 4 lane highway and advised the county they would only be writing tickets on it, but not responding to emergency calls. I didn't think they had any reason to make that up, but hadn't heard a similar story till now.

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    I would have felt like a revenuer if all I did was write tickets without responding to crashes. I liked being able to testify in Court that the Defendant’s conduct could have resulted in a crash because I had investigated crashes in the area. The irony is the areas that have the most crashes are the areas that are the hardest to work. Traffic LE isn’t supposed to be about revenue, it’s about modifying behavior.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThirdWatcher View Post
    Traffic LE isn’t supposed to be about revenue, it’s about modifying behavior.


    The three Es.... educate, engineer, and enforce. Enforce comes last. I have never looked at myself as a tax collector for the state, and I feel that citations generally do more to harm the public trust than they do good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stickman View Post
    The three Es.... educate, engineer, and enforce. Enforce comes last. I have never looked at myself as a tax collector for the state, and I feel that citations generally do more to harm the public trust than they do good.
    Of the three, way too many places seem incapable of the middle one. They create more infractions and enforcement citations than they solve. We have a notorious intersection in my area that's been the cause of many deaths and serious injuries. Two jurisdictions fighting over who should pay for fixing the problem has resulted in YEARS of inaction. Neither one of them minds writing citations there though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stickman View Post
    The three Es.... educate, engineer, and enforce. Enforce comes last. I have never looked at myself as a tax collector for the state, and I feel that citations generally do more to harm the public trust than they do good.
    I agree. There are times citations are warranted (and I wrote plenty of them) but not for the sake of generating revenue.

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