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Galveston PD asks for more staff, money - The Galveston County Daily News: Local News

October 22, 2016

Galveston PD asks for more staff, money

Police seeking to add 12 positions, facilities with $1.16M budget hike

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  • RonShelby posted at 9:39 am on Tue, Jun 17, 2014.

    RonShelby Posts: 1046

    Here's a link to the Bureau of Justice Statistics regarding municpla law enforcement staffing levels. Maybe it will contribute to the conversation;


    Are there other options such as a DOJ grant for drug enforcement? Are we following the best practices now to combat drugs in galveston? Is this the best way to go?

  • RonShelby posted at 9:48 am on Tue, Jun 17, 2014.

    RonShelby Posts: 1046

    Another Recent Article from Governing Magazine on municipal police staffing across the country with stats. As an example: Houston has 2.35 police officers per 1,000 population. So. The question is. Is the island's drug problem worse than Houston's, justifying a higher number of officers? Even during peak tourist season?


  • Jarvo posted at 8:18 pm on Tue, Jun 17, 2014.

    Jarvo Posts: 711

    It appears they feel a crime surge coming

  • Jbgood posted at 9:29 pm on Tue, Jun 17, 2014.

    Jbgood Posts: 2471

    The BLUE FLU? No such thing....no such thing!!!!! [smile][wink]

  • Jbgood posted at 9:32 pm on Tue, Jun 17, 2014.

    Jbgood Posts: 2471

    Oh shoot!!!!! I could have made that a 50 liner![smile]

  • Don233 posted at 1:35 am on Wed, Jun 18, 2014.

    Don233 Posts: 963

    The problem is Chief Poretto. His mismanagement of the department is well known. The city manager should fire him and promote someone like Lieutenant Michael Gray that has the knowledge to run the department. We don't need more officers. We need someone that knows his to make the department run efficiently.