Omar M. Campbell: Merge 2 departments
September 17, 2013
Kudos to Harry Thompson for his insightful letter in last Sunday's Steamboat Pilot & Today. What a wonderful suggestion (merging the Steamboat Springs Police Department with the Routt County Sheriff's Office) — wish I had thought of it myself.
His analysis of the cost savings and the probable reactions of the Steamboat Springs City Council, city manager and probably the Steamboat Springs Police Department is accurate and thoughtful.
Let us citizens put the heat on City Council to adopt the merger concept. If they refuse, most of us remember the remedy from the 700 LLC annexation affair where the citizens and the community won.
Omar M. Campbell