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Friday, April 2, 2021

Unlike the Defund the Police morons, this may be listed as a more efficient use of resources.

There are some calls for service that require a cop, such as robbery, assault, major accidents. However, there are some minor calls (stolen property where there is no evidence, etc) where a civilian can handle the matter. Many agencies allow phone in or Internet submitted reports to be submitted. This frees up police manpower for more critical actions. 

Hopefully this works out well for Fort Worth.  

The first nine members of the Civilian Response Unit will respond to low-risk calls in marked cars 

Fort Worth Police will soon dispatch civilians to some low-risk calls instead of sworn police officers. According to NBC 7, the first nine members of the new “Civilian Response Unit” will graduate Friday after six weeks of training at the police academy. The civilians will drive marked cars that say “Civilian Response” but the vehicles won’t look like squad cars, reports NBC 7. They’ll also wear different uniforms. The team will respond to some non-violent calls including abandoned cars, loose cattle, burglaries and credit card fraud. 

 "We're not armed, we aren't going to have guns or anything like that but we are here to provide the best service,” said Vanessa Clementino, one of the new graduates... 

...The unit was trained in basic investigative techniques, like searching for fingerprints. They’ll also all be assigned ballistic vests, but Gorrie says they don’t plan to ever need them. "We're very clear on the fact they cannot go to a scene where a suspect could be present or could return,” (Forth Worth Police Lt. Chris) Gorrie told NBC 7... 

Hate to tell you sir, but I don't plan to use my Sig-Sauer tonight, but it's there, just in case. 

Wish this group well.  

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