Yesterday our local paper had a report on the oral presentation. Today, the editor opined about the good news.
It would help if, instead of asking question and then acting like stenographers to report what people said, the reporters at the Brunswick News read the documents we pay bureaucrats to produce and then distill what was writ. Perhaps then, if reporters did that, editors would know what they are opining about.
The IACP report is a case in point. Right up front, on pages five and six, the authors listed 22 recommendations for organizational changes to bring the Glynn County Police Department “into the 21st Century.”
Yes, most of the personnel are fine people, but their leadership, their record keeping and their training suck. Those are administrative problems which the BOC does not want to hear about. So, the oral report did not tell them.
The oral report did mention, albeit in passing, that an independent citizens advisory board should be set up to provide oversight for the new policies that are to be adopted regarding the use of force and de-escalation.
The recommended increase to the patrol division should not be difficult, given that as it stands now, there is one chief for every three indians. The recommended ratio is 1 supervisor for 5 or even 7 subordinates — not unrealistic if everyone is completing the reports by which their effectiveness can be tracked.
IACP GCPD report: response #5
Since I am fully committed to the proposition that all legal action, both civil and criminal begins with a filed complaint, I was interested to see that matter dealt with in the International Association of Chiefs of Police report. The search function found 104 instances of the use of the word complaint. However, upon closer examination, it turns out that only two or three referred to the formal process of citizens filing a formal complaint about an injury or injustice to validate police department investigation and follow up.
Dear Friends of SLEAT:
Dave Kyler from the Center for a Sustainable Coast alerts us to crab fishermen on the West Coast taking on the coal and oil industries:
Meanwhile, here at home, it seems useful to consider whether the DNR approach to managing our ocean’s shore is entirely adequate. The Coast Resources Division, for example, is handing out permissions to engineer the shore, including rebuilding a sinking groin, without paying much attention to the liabilities if something goes wrong. So, I have followed up James Holland’s objections as follows:
Well, it is easier to give than to receive. Being a recipient of someone’s eleemosynary impulse is awkward. There is, at least, an implied admission of inadequacy.
I made a pumpkin praline pie and am fixing to stuff a turkey that some new friends will help us consume.
I like cooking and Puddy likes watching me cook. He has his corner arranged so he can look out the window, watch his video monitor and watch me cooking at the same time.
Perhaps it is the side and rearview mirrors that make operating a car so attractive. For me, driving is like ironing—something that require close attention and little action.
The first recommendation from the International Association of Chiefs of Police to the Glynn County Police Department concerns the organization’s statement of purpose.
“The Uniformed Patrol Division maintains social order through deterrent presence, enforcement of laws, timely response for calls for service, preliminary investigation of criminal offenses, apprehension of offenders and enforcement of traffic laws.”
Needed doing. The Puddy was off playing at the road house, trying out new helpers. Some come with impediments and are easily distracted. The pump house will get a new roof after the old shingles went into a roll-off.
Oil paint seems to attract mildew something fierce. I’m going to have to wash off the red doors with bleach.
It has been chilly at night. Down to 37 one morning.
And a puzzle, too. For a change. Also, I am getting a new nightshirt and undershirts. It is chilly today. 52 degrees.