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Way to go Sheriff. I am thankful to know that there are people in public office out there that are not shy to say how they feel, even if the demo stooges dont like it. Way to go!
Raises are long overdue. Officers have done their jobs through thick and thin, mainly thin. Calls for service have increased steadily and the loss of EXCELLENT officers to other agencies, some even within Gwinnett County is ridiculous. Gwinnett County provides the best trained recruits straight out of the academy than the other 158 counties within GA. It makes you think "Why do federal agencies as well as MANY other police agencies attend classes and utilize the Gwinnett County training facility" when GPSTC provides excellent training as well. The answer is that the training offered is excellent and thorough to say the least.
When officers are trained so well, it provides a better officer to citizens. Yes, some citizens will get citations for traffic offenses and such, but the officers are doing their jobs. Speed kills, maims and is one of the leading reasons for accidents....possibly just as much as TEXTING, WRITING EMAILS AND TWEETING while driving! Suck it up and slow down.
It makes perfect sense that other police agencies would recruit officers from Gwinnett County. It is easy to show prospective officers "The grass is greener on the other side of the fence" when they could go to these other agencies at up to 10,000 dollars more than they make doing the same job, if not more, every year. In addition, it is good business to get the best person for the job and why not get someone with some of the best training in the State! Other agencies are reaping the rewards, not Citizens of Gwinnett County.
Pull your heads out of the sand Gwinnett County Board members. Bad business decisions have been running rampant lately. This is one of them.
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