Its funny how a good many of these comments suggest changing police practice will fix the problem. If you want to fix the problem here is what you do. Fund the police department rather then cutting pay every chance you get(i.e. both Campbell and Boardman's starting police pay is below $33000 a year. With that pay, good luck drawing good hard charging cops to your communities...My buddy, a cop in Portsmouth VA has wanted to come back for years bringing 7 years of SWAT experience, a medal of honor, two medal of valors and two officer of the year awards but could never afford to support his family here on the offered par,) and threatening to lay off civil servants every time there is a budget problem. After that start getting more involved with the community, like the good father in this article. Nothing will happen until the citizens decide to retake the city and act.
October 10, 2010 at 2:25 p.m.
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