Pacifica Tribune/Letters-to-the-editor, 5/2/12. "Outsourcing police" by Jack Burgett
"Editor: To outsource public safety is a travesty no, it is lunacy. The people in our community deserve better. The Pacifica Police Department has provided excellent policing and protection for our law abiding citizens.
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Don't expect help from midnight to 8 a.m. The response time for any emergency will be slow because of fewer police (deputies) on the street at that time. I'm concerned that by outsourcing, we have created a situation that can never be repaired. It will still cost us (Pacificans) money to receive adequate coverage at an acceptable level that we are accustomed to.
From top to bottom, the Pacifica Police Department has performed a superior, well-thought out program to enhance public safety. If we go through with the San Mateo County Sheriff's office take over, it will be a move we will regret."
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