I did call the Sheriff’s Department and reported what happened. They didn’t want to see the video. They were nice but kinda like . . ok . . what do you want us to do? I told them I didn’t care about making a report – nothing was taken and he didn’t appear to be trying to get inside, but if they had any other problems in the area last night, they might want to see our video.
For those of us who grew up in a different era, it’s hard to believe the changes that have happened and are happening to police departments lately. We have a friend who is an officer and we have an officer who speaks at our neighborhood group meetings. The police departments here are short handed and are not getting qualified applicants to fill the positions. Officers are leaving at an amazing rate and who can blame them?
It seems we’ve pretty much gone to a no bond system here so they arrest the same people over and over, often multiple times in one week.
I respect what they do and I feel like calling them because a man was on my porch, even doing something as absurd as changing his clothes . . they just don’t have time for that. I only called in case they had other problems in the area, this was their guy and I had good pictures of him.
Talking to police officers, in Brownwood and here, has been pretty eye opening. If you aren’t up to date with how your local police departments are running, you may want to do a little research. Most will probably be surprised.
I understand that there are a few, and I think a very few, bad police officers but for the most part, our officers put their lives on the line every day to protect us. Please let them know you appreciate what they do and support them when you can.