I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to everyone taking time from your busy schedules to respond to this survey. (Poll, Feb. 13, News Bulletin)
I would also like to thank the Crestview Bulletin for conducting this survey. It is critical for the Crestview Police Department to receive feedback — both positive and negative — as it is how we assess the level and effectiveness of our service to the community.
Speaking to this particular issue, opening our facility on a 24-hour basis is an important matter, as it will greatly enhance our ability to provide more services to the community of Crestview.
I would also like to allay some concerns regarding potential misconceptions.
The staff necessary to achieve this goal is already in place, just not all in the right location. Our Communications Center is currently located on the opposite end of Crestview from the main facility. All that is necessary for us to open our doors perpetually is to move the Communications Center into the Crestview Police Department.
We are assessing pertinent expenses and we do not anticipate a budgetary impact significant enough to create the need for raising taxes.
Again, thank you all for your input. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or suggestions on how we can work together to improve the safety and security of our community.