CaptOveur
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This Is A Sign Your Local Police Need A Budget Cut

Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:51 pm

When they start riding these:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/liv..._article_id=463333&in_page_id=1770

Our brilliant chief of police was looking into both these and segways to improve visibility and all kinds of other crap.

Then we reminded the genius he had a rather large force of bike certified officers. We also reminded him that bikes cost 1/5 the money fully equipped, can go just about anywhere someone on foot can go, don't run on batteries, and only require a minimum maintenance requiring a real technician. A tech which our department has in house, and is working on training up a second. Also, it only takes 40 hours to train a bike officer. Who knows what kind of goofy training one of these things would require.. and chances are there are no certified instructors in Texas.

OK.. End rant
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RE: This Is A Sign Your Local Police Need A Budget Cut

Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:56 pm

Hmmm. There's a cop on rollerblades in the article. Why no spandex?
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