How about SPD follows the rules. Ive seen on multiple occasions officers driving like there is a bank robbery. Do police really need 350hp race cars? I doubt our county can even afford the gas for these things.
I hope the council keeps in mind that Tuolumne county hasover 20% of it's work force employed by the government and they make 36% of all the earned income in the county.The average county has 9% government employees.But it can be intimidating when the sheriff brings in 10 or fifteen uniformed sheriffs with him to the meeting.At least he does to the superintendent meetings.
I've seen them taking corners sideways, and as long as nobody gets hurt I think its good on the job training.
They do need those heavy powerful cars to be able to successfully put evaders into the ditch before they hurt someone. Lots of vehicles now come with 400 to 500 hp, so the police vehicles are barely fast enough to tail behind while radioing ahead. In the future, most agencies will be opting for the all wheel drive Ford Taurus SHO, but it makes no sense to replace them all at once to save a few bucks on gas.
It would be nice if you could get the police OUT of the cars and walking and talking to the unemployed transients hanging around all over this town.
It seems like the police are afraid to walk around and make their presence known.
Almost every time I see a Sonora police car it has a person inside talking on a cell phone.
I am disappointed by the dirty people with pitbulls hanging out in Sonora.
Sonora is not the nice community it used to be and the police are needed to clean it up.
City Fire investigation and Police Fire investigation?
Does this generate revenue for the Police dept or take it from the City Fire?
Just curious if it's a duplicate service.
ez mac aroni
i dont think going sideways around corners is proper driving and in my opinion sonora rarely has a serious enough crime where action movie type of driving is necessary. I have seen first hand a SPD chase through my neighborhood, and luckily no one was hurt when the guy crashed. Is it worth it to capture one knucklehead when lives could further be put in danger by a chase. but what do i know about law enforcment?
Why do officers need to take their patrol cars home? I know one that commutes to the Tuolumne county line every day, got to be a good 30 miles each way
@romeoq55: That's because there is no industry up here and very few good paying jobs, but there are still plenty of criminals.
Hey Macaroni, should our cops be driving prius's around and asking people to pull over? Let's get real.
BTW, if you check the gas milage on the new dodge chargers vs. the old crown vic's, I doubt there is much difference in gas milage.
Why has Mark Stinson been out writing parking tickets? Aren't there bigger fish to fry?
Gotta hand it to you Sonora PD for the credit card bust Good Job!!
Now can you please show the transients the way out of town?
Giving these people free food for no work is like feeding stray cats and dogs and expecting them to leave.
The free meals and handouts are not helping them become self sufficient.
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