I think Jim would brings another dynamic to the Sheriffs Office besides law enforcement. With his vast knowledgement in the fire service and homeland security among other things he could bring more understanding from the top law enforcement officer in the County when it comes to dealing with large scale events as we have had in the past several years.
Wow now this is a good article. It appears Colorado Springs Mayor's Waldo Canyon fire report he released has a few wholes in it and the statements by the his office is fiction at best.
I think before we spend any money on another contract or RFP process it would be in the best interest in seeing what CSFD has to offer. Find out what they have to present in what they see as cost savings to the entire service. Putting this out for bid before we know what the issue is a sure fire way of causing a split in the combine service. 10 or so years ago we all agreed on a private contractor to run the 911 system in the County to ensure the same level of service and cost was equal across the region. Having one entity to monitor the contractor and ensuring they are meeting their contractual requirements. By having all levels of service represented on the ESA board to ensure that the care of service was met at all levels. I do not believe the fix is in on one contractor or another. 4 years ago this process was put out for bid and only 2 came back. With all of the items in the RFP and stipulations along with cost one was a better fit for this region.
Here we go. 2013 is going to be a fun in the emergency service
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