Last Friday at 7:30 a.m. on San Jose Blvd. towards downtown, there sat a JSO officer running radar. It was a clear morning, not a cloud in the sky, with working people headed to work. The question is:
Could that police officer be doing something else to reduce crime in Jacksonville, Florida?
Speeding working folks are not the problem here, the murder and violent crime rate is the problem. Every officer starts as a patrol officer and that is what they should go back to – patrolling.
When it rains, this officer is nowhere to be found. When there is an accident blocking traffic for miles, police officers are not around, the community patrol officers are there. Ticketing speeding working people may increase revenue, but is is not reducing crime in Jacksonville.