Map of Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States with township and municipal boundaries (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
There’s a certain charm to a small-town police force such as Chief Richard Leisey Sr.’s department in Mohnton.
“Our residents like to see our car,” he said. “With a small department, we know the people who are in town, who they are, where they live.”
Like a number of other Berks County police chiefs, Leisey fears that personal touch would fade if his department joined a regional police force.
But as budget cuts force small departments to work fewer hours, cut officers or even disband, the idea of a regional force is looking better and better to Leisey.
“We would have 24/7 (local coverage) again,” he said.
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Editor’s Note: A lighter look at gun control that made its way to my inbox this morning :)
Gun Control — It’s already started at Cabela’s Sporting Goods Store
There was a bit of confusion at the Cabela’s Sporting Goods store this morning.
When I was ready to pay for my purchases of gun powder and bullets the cashier said, “Strip down, facing me.”
Making a mental note to complain to the NRA about the gun registry people running amok, I did just as she had instructed.
When the hysterical shrieking and alarms finally subsided, I found out that she was referring to my credit card.
I have been asked to shop elsewhere in the future.
They need to make their instructions to us seniors a little clearer!