Getting officers out on the street

Part of the way our police department people are trying to justify their $287 million portion of the bond being considered is that they will try to get 60% of their sworn officers assigned to patrol duty.

Evidently they spend the rest of their time doing administrative work.

The 60% number comes from a national organization that recommends that level for larger police departments.

It seems that El Paso is below that number and if we give them a lot of money they will somehow come up to standard.

We deserve better


10 Responses to Getting officers out on the street

  1. Anonymous says:

    Maybe it’s more like 5-10% of any shift that actually works the streets. Can drive from North East to East, West side, never see a patrol car. Speeders, DUI, wreckless drivers, 100 mph bikers, construction, traffic jams, nope, no police in sight. The Mayor, Clown Council, City “Manager”, Commissioners have apparently turned the Police, Sheriffs Department into a “Reaction force”. They “Respond” to 911, in due time. Maybe at night they are all at the ball park or some other “Venue” and in the day time they are resting up from late night shifts. Maybe the El Taxo political view is “Let the State pay for it”. Because DPS Troopers are about the only ones we see. On I-10, highway 54, the loop, school zones, it’s Troopers and NOT enough. These politicians are RESPONSIBLE for most traffic accidents, deaths, because of the condition of streets and little to no ENFORCEMENT, Police, Deputies on the streets. THEY don’t want to PAY THEM. But then in the “Worlds SAFEST city”, why bother.


  2. Rico Suave says:

    El Paso PD has been neglected far too long as with many other needed fixes for El Paso such as infrastructure.


  3. Clarification Needed says:

    The slide makes not mention of paperwork. It doesn’t say what they should do the other 40% of time. It says “workload.” An officer’s workload is their total job, including paperwork. I read it as if they are suggesting that officers should only have to work 60% of their shift.


    • Anonymous says:

      Exactly, if they are not working the streets, active cases 80-90% of the shifts, how can there possibly be so much “Paperwork”, Reports? The city doesn’t want them actually WORKING because of the possibility of overtime, so they sit around, running out the shift clock, parking lots at the stations filled with idle vehicles, not on the streets..


  4. good governance oxymoron says:

    Issuing bonds to meet payroll is not a financially sound practice nor is it sustainable.

    This proposal seems to be a troubling sign of a much bigger problem at the City.

    They are trying to sell this nonsense to the public saying taxes will not be raised.

    This is a lie and the same game the Cook/Wilson/Fuzzy math lady CC and admin played, which caused taxes to subsequently skyrocket.

    Once the debt is issued taxes will have to be raised in the next budget cycle to pay the debt and/or interest.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Anonymouse says:

      You are 100% correct. Bankruptcy is inevitable and none of the geniuses responsible for all of this will suffer any personal consequences.


    • Anonymous says:

      The ONLY “Job” the Mayor, Clown Council, Commissioners, City “Manager” have is to INCREASE taxes. Find new excuses, ways to tax, spend, waste. The best thing that could happen to El Taxo citizens, BANKRUPTCY and the State taking control. Lie, deny, hide, deceive, cover up, lie again. Inherent corruption.


  5. Tom Busch says:

    Has anyone checked the donut shops? According to a recent national survey, El Paso has the safest donut shops in the country.


  6. Anonymous says:

    Just a few years ago EPPD would park marked but unmanned cars at convenience stores and other places to deter robberies. Maybe they should expand that program. Think of the savings in salaries and pensions.


    • Anonymous says:

      Maybe they do the “fake” police car thing now?. Drunk drivers, people on the phone, texting, wreckless drivers, speeders, no license, no insurance, unregistered, Mexico tags?? Hardly ever see Police, Sheriff “Stops” any more. Maybe the Chief, politicians just tell them, sit in the station, don’t get involved. React to 911 calls, but not too fast and nothing more. “We don’t want to pay the MONEY for too many of YOU”.


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