At least we aren't pushing the squad cars - yet:
- Police in south suburban Dixmoor said their squad cars' gas tanks are empty and they need permission to fill them up. A policy requires officers to get gas money directly from the mayor every time they want to fill their tanks. The village pays for it, but the mayor has to approve it every time. (Channel 5)
- Officials in south suburban Dixmoor say they have solved a budget problem that left many police squad cars without gasoline. The police department had no money to fill up the cars. Some village trustees say this has been a problem for the last few weeks. They were concerned that the safety of residents could be in jeopardy.
But, Wednesday afternoon, officials said the crisis is now over. (Channel 7)
As the rumors have started flying about the City wanting to cut Police expenditures by about $50 million dollars for next year, might the suggestion be made that we could do without gasoline? Or how about we discontinue yearly qualifications? Or eliminate 3 districts? Aha, now we're getting somewhere.