There has been a dramatic increase in crime in Unadilla (located in Dooly County) of late because that city has been without a police chief and had only two full-time officers on staff. Well, as of now their police department is disbanded for six months to allow them to regroup, the Cordele Dispatch is reporting.
The Dooly County Sheriff’s Department will take over law enforcement and protection duties during those months while the city makes an attempt to employ a new chief and hire more officers.
Much like Erick’s comments of late about the need for a law to permit state intervention when local school boards screw up, it makes one wonder how problems like this can be better avoided in future.
[UPDATE]: Fresh into the Rogue109 Operations Center comes this query: “Why hasn’t the sheriff’s office been patrolling the city all along? Don’t city residents also pay county taxes that support the sheriff’s office? Yes, yes they do.”
Excellent point and very curious as it applies here…