Pasco (FL) doubles up on deputy dispatches; cost to neighborhoods rises

After shootings of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco is mandating his deputies work in pairs when they answer calls for service.  There won’t be two officers per car, but the change, at least temporarily, means emergency dispatches will send two deputies each time someone calls 9-1-1.  The new deployment also means neighborhoods and organizations contracting with deputies for so-called extra-duty — community security patrols or directing traffic after church services — will have to pay for two officers, instead of one.     Read the article………….


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