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Re: “El Paso County Sheriff's lieutenant has been given six raises under Elder

Lima Charlie, you obviously did not read past WHO CARES lol...

I AM at the EPSO and the environment we have now is CATASTROPHIC as a direct result of the current and generations of former Sheriffs, no argument from me! I simply contend WHOMEVER is elected Sheriff will undoubtedly engage in the same cronyism that every other Sheriff has because that is inherently what politics is all about! Angley will be no different; will he run an agency that is not corrupt? Lets hope; but the desire on some peoples part to end cronyism is laughable and unrealistic.

The rank and file at the EPSO care about two things: staffing and pay; the nastiness of politics will ALWAYS exist as long as our leader is politically elected. The day we finally get a leader to address staffing and pay will be the day our rank and file can finally find relief.

In the future, please read entire posts prior to responding; you would have seen you and I are probably in complete agreement on the state of the EPSO :)

Posted by COSAnonymous1 on 04/27/2018 at 2:03 PM

Re: “El Paso County Sheriff's lieutenant has been given six raises under Elder

Folks...WHO CARES! All these complaints about cronyism from Team Elder, and look who staffs Angleys campaign committee: full of current and former EPSO folks who he will undoubtedly reward with influential positions if he wins! Its politics people! What else would any of you expect to happen?!? I guess its only a problem to you if its not your guy engaging in it lol. Bill Huffor is not the problem here, he is just a symptom.

Angley, I know you read this newspaper: if you are TRULY a change candidate, then very publicly commit to NOT reward ANY of your campaign staff with jobs or promotions. Of course you wont do that because youre no different than any other politician. Heck, youre a former military officer, which means politicking and rubbing elbows is part of your professional DNA anyway (I WAS one so I know; one doesnt make their full bird without borrowing from relationally and professionally Peter to pay Paul). Cant wait to have Commander Duda (who is just another Huffor in sheeps clothing) and Commander J. Reid (took her ball and went home when Elder didnt promote her) next year (eye roll) and still have all the same problems we have always had in his horribly funded and regressive agency.

We have still yet to hear actual specifics from you as to how you will greatly increase funding, staffing, and the operational and crime fighting footprint of the states busiest yet horribly funded and staffed sheriffs department. You are full of hyperbole and emotional political speak but have provided no actual specifics for the rank and file AND underserved citizens to get behind. At this point you appear to be just another politician. Give us specifics to both get behind AND to hold you to account if youre elected.

Heres the bottom line: whomever is in charge at the EPSO needs to focus on HUGE increases in authorized positions and in making our pay competitive. Outside of that most of us dont care who the Sheriff is!!

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Posted by COSAnonymous1 on 04/25/2018 at 2:16 PM

Re: “VRBO rental ended in a brutal assault, plus allegations of racism and home invasion. Why isn't the DA pressing charges? an uninvolved person reading about this for the first time, it seems that there is a he said/she said situation here.

It seems the homeowners perceived a threat to their safety and defended themselves and they disputed the accusations of racial slurs.

It seems the couple renting the home have their own perception of the incident to include allegations of a racially motivated response from the homeowners.

Outside of any video or audio recordings capturing the incident or any INDEPENENT witnesses to the actual incident (meaning no one associated to either family) being able to provide the police officers testimony, I dont see how the police could have possibly determined one way or the other whether or not the injury sustained by the man was a justified use of force or was an assault; it seems to me, based on this article, that there was literally no other place for their investigation to land than by it leading to no charges.

Is there information not contained in this article that could shed light on the matter?

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Posted by COSAnonymous1 on 04/25/2018 at 1:58 PM

Re: “Mike Angley challenges Elder in sheriff's office race


The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) was formed on July 1, 1973, by merging the Las Vegas Police Department with the Clark County Sheriff's Department. Metro serves the city limits of Las Vegas and the unincorporated areas of Clark County.

In the early 1970s, both the Las Vegas Police Department and the Clark County Sheriff's Department struggled with jurisdictional and budgetary problems. Oftentimes, people living in the metropolitan area would call the wrong agency to report crimes in progress, which would delay police response. Both agencies were also strapped for manpower, yet used a lot of it duplicating record-keeping and administrative functions in both of the agencies. The idea of consolidating the two law enforcement agencies into one metropolitan department began to circulate among the top officials in both agencies, likely due to the close working relationship between the Clark County Sheriff and the Las Vegas Police Chief at that time. It was said that even police officers on the Las Vegas Police Department could see that it would be better if the agency were run by the Sheriff, due to the fact that he was an elected official. Legislation to merge the Las Vegas Police Department with the Clark County Sheriff's Department was passed by the Nevada State Legislature, and the merger became effective in 1973.[2]

In 1999, an outside audit, commissioned by the City of Las Vegas and conducted by DMG-Maximus, commended the department for having fewer managers and supervisors than are typically found in large police agencies. The audit also said that the managers, both sworn and civilian, were of "excellent quality."[3] The auditors found that the recruitment and selection program was "among the best we have encountered in recent years." Although the city had planned to commission a second phase of the study, DMG-Maximus auditors said they were so impressed with the department that further study was unnecessary, saving the city $180,000 that had been allocated for the audit.[3]

On January 5, 2015, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officially assumed responsibility for the Las Vegas Township Constable's Office.[4] Las Vegas Township Constable's Office continues to be a separate entity but under Metro's detention services division.[5]

Metro has more than 5,100 members. Of these, over 2,700 are police officers of various ranks and over 750 are corrections officers of various ranks.

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Posted by COSAnonymous1 on 09/16/2017 at 2:18 AM

Re: “Mike Angley challenges Elder in sheriff's office race

Citizens of El Paso County from a concerned deputy:

1. Although Maketa is gone, almost ALL of his command staff is still at the EPSO. Joe Breister, Brad Shannon, etc. Yes, Elder paid political debts with jobs (Janet Huffor, Bill Huffor, others). Think about it, Janet's only LE experience was as a detentions deputy, which isn't really LE at all but corrections. And all of a sudden she is eligible to serve in a Chief of Staff position? Hardly. Someone who has never worked the street is in a position to potentially directly advise Elder on all things related to patrolling the county? Give me a break. This, and so many other personnel decisions he has made (the rapid ascent of Bill Huffor through the ranks and his protection from policy violations), should give you pause in giving him your vote next time. Although he is not Maketa, he is engaging in very similar behavior. It is TIME for fresh blood at ALL areas of leadership at EPSO.

2. Your streets are grossly unpatrolled. Typically only 8-10 deputies patrol the largest county in the state, both in area and population (roughly 175,000 people who don't live in the Springs, Fountain, Manitou, and Monument, who all have their own PDs). These are 1990-type numbers. The incident last week at the King Soopers with the suicidal man took most of our on duty resources...for one call! Even with 1A, the numbers are low. What this means to you is proactive patrolling (the kind of policing that has proven to prevent crime long term, not reactive patrolling) does not occur. Sure, we need 1A to pass again, but it in and of itself it is not adequate; something has to give. Long term, significant funding increases need to happen from the BoCC. This is not Hazard county with Roscoe P. Coltrain chasing the Duke brothers around, and the funding and staffing levels should not look the same either.

I am a taxpayer and homeowner and am your peer in being a citizen of EPC. No one wants to pay more taxes. However, I am also an EPSO deputy. We are underfunded and understaffed, and significantly so. We NEED a significant increase in staffing, and we need a command staff and Sheriff who will create an environment where people will want to stay. Please help us out and give Elder the boot. Mr. Angley talks like the guy who could do this.

CSINDY, just thinking out loud here, you report for a metro community of roughly 700,000 people who live in several landlocked cities and towns, and surrounding all of this is dense urban unincorporated areas (Security/Widefield, west-side of Colorado Springs, Cimarron Hills, Falcon, etc.). You have reach. There are 5 LE agencies here who all work around and with each other due to proximity on a daily basis. Maybe, just maybe, it's time we as a community start to look at consolidating LE services into one metro agency like Las Vegas has done, for instance. Although each municipality will not initially be for this, in my opinion, some serious reporting and study should be done to determine if such a consolidation of resources would make financial sense for the taxpayer. It will create more funding due to pooling the resources, less overhead overall, and a consolidated law enforcement focus on crime in our area. If the numbers show that it would work, then public pressure could be placed on our political leaders to enact this sort of thing (they would never do it on their own as it would impact their power). This proposed metro agency would still run the jail (just like Vegas Metro does). Just a thought, might be worth studying and reporting on, maybe even teaming with The Gazette or a news station.

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Posted by COSAnonymous1 on 09/16/2017 at 2:07 AM

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