I see many posts that talk about property taxes, and the costs our town spends on services. I recently have been hearing rumors about cutting our Police force. I don’t understand. First we cut our EMS and made sure to do it in a way that they will not be asked back in January. We will be giving up an invaluable organization, and have it replaced with a private company that has teenagers working for it to save peoples lives. Now they want to cut our Police. I agree that there are ways that our Police could be more effective. I know there are some Police that are not the hardest working. But to just go and fire a bunch just because you feel the pressure to cut costs is crazy. How do you think our Police will treat us if they feel that we are making them expendable? You still didn’t decide to cut everywhere. You say you want to save money, but all you will do is cause our Police to work less hard if they feel under-appreciated.
A Lakewood resident.