Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Militarized Police?

Apparently one of the kids on our college radio station claimed our department is getting "too militarized" because we have an SUV.  I wonder if I could borrow County's Caiman for a day or so to put things into perspective?

I'm quickly learning the extra challenges of working for a University PD.  We don't even keep a long gun in the Tahoe because that's too scary.  We're also a tiny department, and we only have one vehicle, and we need to keep a bunch of crap in there at all times.  Combine that with Wisconsin winters, and it's darn nice to have a vehicle with high ground clearance and four wheel drive.  That's not militarization. That's just common sense.

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