POLICE DEPT. QUITS
In Green Mountain Falls Colorado, don’t bother calling the police because they aint there because they no longer exist.
All four members of the police department, in a community of 700 people, have resigned in a dispute with the new mayor. Tim Bradley, the police chief, and three volunteer reserve officers have quit.
Some residents told an area TV station that they weren’t sure exactly why the resignations occurred.
One resident stated quotation marks are Marshall and three deputies quit, and that’s about all they have said. She went on to say he was our hometown Marshall for many years, and that they hope to get another Marshall in the town soon.
An area reporter who visited the police headquarters, that was empty and the lights turned off, and was unable to get inside the building. A notice hanging in the local post office said the chief recommendation had been accepted the proviso of the details.
Jane Newberry, the town’s newly elected mayor, stated that she did not learn about the resignations and Kelly emergency meeting was held just prior to her being sworn in. She apparently just laughed it off and stating that the turnover was a retained byproduct of election-year politics, and that the idea the resignations were tied to her election was merely a rumor.
After elections she stated there is always some people who choose to stay in some people who choose to go, and that happens in every level of government.
Emergency help for the residents is available through the El Paso County and tell her County Sheriff’s offices, and they had decided to help with law enforcement by adding patrols in Green Mountain Falls.
The spokes woman for the El Paso Sheriff’s office, Jackie Kirby, told local media that the agency has provided dispatch services for Green Mountain Falls police and fire departments for years.
She stated they will answer calls for services like they would with any other district in the County.
Residents have told local media that they are confident that the Sheriff’s office will be able to keep them safe but are worried about local ordinances being enforced. In addition the summer population of the town almost doubles during the summer.
The newly elected mayor and stated that the town is going to hire new police officers want a budget is in place.