INTELLIGENT and POSITIVE
An intelligent and postitive post that deserves to be repeated:
Once again, some of the citizens that bother to post comments on this site are not concerned with the real issues facing Combine.There seems to be a great deal of concern that the police department makes a lot of traffic stops. I was in Kaufman County a few weeks ago and heard numerous traffic stops by your officers and it sounded an awful lot like police officers doing their job. Ask any officer that has been on patrol for a while and he or she will tell you that most of the drugs, weapons, felons, and burglars are caught by making numerous traffic stops. If the police are making a number of traffic stops where I live, and they do, I feel much more secure. Eventually, the word gets out that if you drive through this town you are going to be stopped. It has been my experience that people who reside in small towns want the “criminals” stopped but not themselves. This is counter productive in terms of preventing crime and it is not the way a police officer is trained and goes against the fair expectation that you demand of your officers.
There was also a comment relating to “rent-a-cops.” This comment only shows your lack of knowledge and understanding of the laws regulating peace officers in the State of Texas. All peace officers have the same license regardless of where they work. That’s right; a police officer in Combine has the same license as a police officer in Plano. Then to say other police officers that have worked in Combine were “ticket happy Nazi’s" is just a stupid comment. What that says is I received a citation I probably deserved but since I live here I should be able to drive any way I want to. As far as tickets go, the police department does not get all of the ticket revenues that are generated by writing citations. The police department gets a small percentage and if the citation revenue goes over the projection for the year it is lost.
This is just another example of the lack of knowledge by some of the people who write comments on this site.Remember; thieves do not call the police when they are stealing or burglarizing your residence. However, they usually drive vehicles and often that is how they are caught.
6/11/08 12:20 AM