Massachusetts Cop Forum banner

Sheriffs to write citations?

5851 Views 37 Replies 19 Participants Last post by  MC1010
I was in Middlesex Superior court last week.
Being a professional observer, I noticed a big box of CMVI's that were just delivered to the court house....hmmmm.

I ask around and find out the good sheriff is going to start training a select group of his the fine art of stopping cars.

Any Middlesex sheriffs on this board care to elaborate?

At one time...early in my career, I was all for the more the merrier point of view. Now I know about all the b.s. that goes on.

I can see the station commander running 5-6 cars short, not filling the cruisers with overtime slots for minimum manning, and getting rid of sector cars since they're no longer needed because the sheriffs have cruisers patrolling...because the sheriffs are out there if we need them etc.

I can see it now. I see them jumping on calls.... I see the car chases....I see the manpower of the cities and towns dwindling away.....

I see Middlesex, then Suffolk, then Essex...where does it end?

Tell me it isn't so.

{No disrespect meant to any deputies. Their boss....well...}
Not open for further replies.
1 - 1 of 38 Posts
That's the problem with Sheriff's departments in general; an organization lacks professionalism if someone can essentially PURCHASE a badge and ID. You don't see people donating to charities for SPAM or the BPA getting badges and ID's; they get a bumper sticker, at best. This is one of the major factors in why most police oppose patrolling deputies in MA; no competitive examinations or stringent hiring processes. Sure, there are individual deputies out there that could and probably would be good street cops, but with the way sheriffs are organized you can't tell the good deputies from the clowns that donated some money or held up a sign during election time.
1 - 1 of 38 Posts
Not open for further replies.