Michigan sheriff says deputies will respond to non-urgent calls over the phone due to gas prices – IOTW Report

Michigan sheriff says deputies will respond to non-urgent calls over the phone due to gas prices

Just The News: A Sheriff’s department in Michigan says prohibitively high gas prices have forced them to reassess the way in which they handle non-urgent calls.

The Isabella County Sheriff’s Office, located in Central Michigan, announced via Facebook post this week that because of significantly higher fuel costs, they have requested that their deputies manage the calls that they are able to over the phone.

The post, written by Sheriff Michael Main, reads, “Isabella County Sheriff’s Office is feeling the pain at the pump as well. We have exhausted what funds were budgeted for fuel with several months to go before the budget reset.

“I have instructed the deputies to attempt to manage whatever calls are acceptable over the phone. This would be non-in-progress calls, non-life-threatening calls, calls that do not require evidence collection or documentation. more


14 Comments on Michigan sheriff says deputies will respond to non-urgent calls over the phone due to gas prices

  1. I’m not seeing the downside to this.

    If we assume, backed by past police behavior, that the cops will not intervene when they do see a crime in progress, I’m failing to see what good they are.

    If someone is breaking into your house there is no guarantee that the cops will either respond or take action if they do respond. Ditto with any violent crimes foisted upon the citizenry, they are at the mercery of the assailant unless they have the courage and capacity to fight back.

    I never thought I would say this but there just might be something to this “defund the police” movement I keep hearing about.

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  2. Next up, instead of delivering the mail the Post Office will require a PO Box or you can pick it up General Delivery. I lived in a dinky little hamlet that did that; had to wait for somebody to die or move before you could get a box.

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  3. Seattle basically eliminated its sexual assault division because there aren’t enough police- to actually police-let alone staff for special investigations.

    What in the world. 🤡

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  4. Time to start gathering your fours G’s up now.

    You’re gonna need:
    Gas (fuel);
    Gold (money);
    Guns (guns & ammo);
    and a whole lotta God.

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  5. I think they only have one patrol vehicle in that entire country…but they do have a couple of gas stations.

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  6. “Bad boys bad boys, whatcha gonna do when the cops call you” just doesn’t have the same impact.

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