Written by Ron DeLord
The world of law enforcement is changing, not just in the U.S. but globally. The cost of wages, health insurance, pensions, training and equipment are skyrocketing at the same time as the economy worldwide is entering a recession. Elected officials are being forced to trim their budgets, and the biggest budgets in any state and local government are police and fire. In many states the non-essential public services have been trimmed back as the economy slowed down. Now many governments have decided to see how much they can trim from essential services. In the poorer communities, there is not much fat left to trim.
********COMMENT FROM RON YORK***********
This is a very good article. Ron DeLord is right on target. Every police officer should click on the link above and read the entire text. Police associations are not prepared for the battle that has just begun. Ron "the taller" has a game plan - a good game plan.
I want to thank Cynthia Brown for putting this article on www.apbweb.com for everyone to read. Cynthia is the Publisher of American Police Beat Magazine - "The Voice of the Nation's Law Enforcement Community."