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Hope they support Sammy, he is the best choice.
New Poll out shows that all three candidate are tied with a statistical "dead heat"
Anon @ 8:46, I'm not disputing you, but I would like to know your source, so I can keep up with it, too. Thanks
The best question is "What will you set your salary at"?". Few people know that the Marshal sets his own salary.
I good question for them is "What will you do with the online stuff that keeps child perverts off the street"? (sorry I don't know the name of it). I hear that Richard wants to get rid of that
Question for Austin. As CAO you did a study which found BCPD had too many officers. After a "budget crisis" Officers were laid off. BCPD officers lost incentive pay, college, FTO, ect. Would you also decrease the amount of marshalls and cut their pay? If so why? If not why? Why would you treat the deputy marshalls differant than the BCPD officers?
I think Austin may need to explain some things
"Wyatt has experience in the public and private field, plus he did not help screw up a city budget or buy a camaro for a parade car just so he could drive around."If that's all that's required to make a good Marshal, it defines at least half of the voters of Bossier!
The lack of questions makes me think the criticisms are just bellyaching with no credibility or truth.How about, "What do you think about the use of take-home cars?" Do the Marshals have take home cars? They seem like a massive waste of money to me.
I understand Richard wants to give the internet task force to the police or sheriff's department and then downsize the marshal's office. I think that is a great idea. Let a law enforcement agency have the task force so the marshal's office can concentrate its efforts on its court duties.
Give away the internet task force, that is stupid. That task force was developed by Johnny Wyatt, and to throw away all that he worked for is a disgrace. Richard wants to get rid of it, he won't get my vote. This is Bossier City, we do things different, we do things better. Stay in Shreveport Carl.
No one said anything about throwing away or getting rid of the task force. Enforcing criminal laws and arresting child predators is not the function of the marshal's office. They are officers of the city court. The internet task force should be given to a law enforcement agency and the marshal's office downsized to concentrate on the duties required of that agency.What it stupid is giving a politician free reign to do as he pleases to build a political empire at taxpayer expense. And that's what we do different in Bossier, but it's surely not better.
The NWLA ICAC task force is one of at the top in the nation. As a sheriffs deputy I can assure you that it would not get the much needed push it gets from the marhsals office. You guys have something great in Bossier City provided by this marshals office. Training is provided to them free of charge in most cases by the La Attorney Generals office and by the F.B.I. who also assigned and agent to the task force after it's reputation was spread throughout the nation. F.B.I. also pays some of the expenses associated with equipment and such. Manpower is provided by and officer from Caddo,Shreveport, Desoto, Bossier City, Bossier Parish, Webster, and last but not least, from the Marshal's office. While I do not work for that department. It saddens me to think of how little people think of what the marshals office has done. Other than court duties the Marshals Office focus's on warrant's and ICAC. Any other law enforcement agency has dozens of different things to deal with and could not keep up with it as they do. Like I said, you guys have something great provided by your marshal's office.. Support it. Don't try to give it away.
People keep saying that the ICAC task force should be moved to another agency that its not the marshals office responsibility. That would be a huge mistake. The level of training the marshals and other officers have gone through would be lost. If it was moved to let’s just say Bossier PD then you are taking officers off the street to man the task force, and which officers get to participate in the task force and for how long? How much is it going to cost to retrain the officers that get rotated through the task force? Bossier PD officers get paid more and have better benefits than their Bossier marshal counterparts. How much more do you want things to cost? ICAC task force is a service and like any other service it is going to cost something the only question is the cost worth the benefit of the service provided? As a parent of two preteen girls I say it is and commend the officers in all the agency involved on the taskforce.
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