Badge, gun and whole lot more
By JILL DENNING GACKLE
You can ask the girl to the dance, but she is going to need a lot more than an invitation.
That's what the Garrison Police Committee is finding about moving toward hiring a police department chief. A chief and his or her department is going to need a lot more than the title, the committee seemed to be realizing.
Councilman John Matthews said after a review of lists and plans Dec. 4: 'It's a big learning experience.:
Applicants were reviewed Wednesday after the Tuesday application deadline.
The committee looked last week at the equipment the police chief and the department will need for a February start date.
First it was a car that was purchased for $18,500 from Renville County.
Once an officer gets here he or she will need: a badge, firearm, ammunition, handheld radio, body armor, uniforms, handcuffs, pepper spray and maybe a taser.
Then the chief will need equipment for an office including a computer (and one for the car), software, phone, answering machine, fingerprinting supplies, forms for arrests, camera for criminal investigations and mug shots, crime scene processing supplies, recorder and desk.