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    PCSO and COVID-19 go together like Corona and lime

    Sheriff Bob Gualtieri stated, "This requires a serious response to a very serious problem. We are asking for everybody's help, everybody's cooperation, and that the public help us, to help them, and that they adhere to all these recomendations."

    The Sheriff's Office as a whole is preaching social distancing to the public and its members. They have even started to quarantine members for being sick, or having recently traveled, and not allowing them to work. Is all of this necessary? Maybe...only time will tell.

    What I am having trouble understanding, is in this pandemic with all of these precaution, how they can continue to have in-service training or active assailant training. These are gatherings of more than 10 people, and require deputies be in very close proximity to each other. Staff meetings also continue. What happens if this virus hits the command staff and spreads like wildfire at these meetings?

    What about FTOs and recruits? They are stuck in a vehicle together in very close proximity for 12 hours at a time. If one of them falls to the virus, the other will be sure to follow. The academy is closed, so cadets are riding along with day shift. This same scenario applies to them.

    If we're going to preach this stuff, in the name of "flattening the curve," shouldn't we practice it too? I don't know the right answer, or how we should proceed, but it seems like our current path is a recipe for disaster.

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    Oh I agree. The sheriff should send all law enforcement and detention deputies to work from home with pay. That won’t be a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Sheriff Bob Gualtieri stated, "This requires a serious response to a very serious problem. We are asking for everybody's help, everybody's cooperation, and that the public help us, to help them, and that they adhere to all these recomendations."

    The Sheriff's Office as a whole is preaching social distancing to the public and its members. They have even started to quarantine members for being sick, or having recently traveled, and not allowing them to work. Is all of this necessary? Maybe...only time will tell.

    What I am having trouble understanding, is in this pandemic with all of these precaution, how they can continue to have in-service training or active assailant training. These are gatherings of more than 10 people, and require deputies be in very close proximity to each other. Staff meetings also continue. What happens if this virus hits the command staff and spreads like wildfire at these meetings?

    What about FTOs and recruits? They are stuck in a vehicle together in very close proximity for 12 hours at a time. If one of them falls to the virus, the other will be sure to follow. The academy is closed, so cadets are riding along with day shift. This same scenario applies to them.

    If we're going to preach this stuff, in the name of "flattening the curve," shouldn't we practice it too? I don't know the right answer, or how we should proceed, but it seems like our current path is a recipe for disaster.
    The jail is a 24 hour a day operation. Someone has to be there to run the place. Can't just release all the inmates and shut it down regardless of what happens in the civilian world.

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    Why not cancel all training? The president said no gathering more that 10 people

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Why not cancel all training? The president said no gathering more that 10 people
    Because Bob is entering the phase of his worst **** ups EVER. It is all too much for him to handle. You saw him ranting about the beaches should not be closed and then giving the presser whining about he isn't going to enforce it. He hated that he was not listened to. That others made decisions and not him. He demands to be in charge and demands that EVERYTHING be his exact way and he knows best. His way or the highway, isn't that how he put it? Clearly, while he may be a sheriff and a lawyer, he ain't no doctor. He is making HUGE mistakes and exposing the entire agency to massive infection rates and potential death by his careless decisions. They will have to get a larger piece of marble for the front of the SAB when this is all over.

    You are correct, all training should be cancelled, all staff meetings, SAB staff cut back, at least 30% of the inmates released, misdemeanor non-violent arrests should be ended with civil citation (if that), Traffic stops should end for all but the most serious of offenses and ALL public interaction should be on a "genuine need" basis. Hit the lights, pull up, tell them to knock it off from your car window and move on. He needs to add 911 staff and field calls where the callers are told, "that is not an emergency". Like people calling over 50 times today telling 911 that there were people on the beach and deputies were dispatched!

    But he won't do any of that until it is literally too late. The jail is a ticking time bomb that is going to wreak havoc on everything and everyone in Pinellas County, and Bob has his head in the sand, or more likely up his own ass. And you and your families will pay the price. You heard it all here first.

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    🐱 COVID Cat 🐱 says: let ALL the inmates out NOW!!! It’s better to be raped and killed by a gang of convicts than to die a slow, painful death at the cruel hands of the corona virus!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Because Bob is entering the phase of his worst **** ups EVER. It is all too much for him to handle. You saw him ranting about the beaches should not be closed and then giving the presser whining about he isn't going to enforce it. He hated that he was not listened to. That others made decisions and not him. He demands to be in charge and demands that EVERYTHING be his exact way and he knows best. His way or the highway, isn't that how he put it? Clearly, while he may be a sheriff and a lawyer, he ain't no doctor. He is making HUGE mistakes and exposing the entire agency to massive infection rates and potential death by his careless decisions. They will have to get a larger piece of marble for the front of the SAB when this is all over.

    You are correct, all training should be cancelled, all staff meetings, SAB staff cut back, at least 30% of the inmates released, misdemeanor non-violent arrests should be ended with civil citation (if that), Traffic stops should end for all but the most serious of offenses and ALL public interaction should be on a "genuine need" basis. Hit the lights, pull up, tell them to knock it off from your car window and move on. He needs to add 911 staff and field calls where the callers are told, "that is not an emergency". Like people calling over 50 times today telling 911 that there were people on the beach and deputies were dispatched!

    But he won't do any of that until it is literally too late. The jail is a ticking time bomb that is going to wreak havoc on everything and everyone in Pinellas County, and Bob has his head in the sand, or more likely up his own ass. And you and your families will pay the price. You heard it all here first.
    Over reaction! You are a dumb azz. Are you voting for Bernie too? Sheriff has it right and is doing just fine.

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    Over reaction! You are a dumb azz. Are you voting for Bernie too? Sheriff has it right and is doing just fine.
    In your dreams he’s doing right. You are the 10 percent that have received gratuities and special benefits from Bob. Now keep slurping his juice.

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    Even the command staff know there are no plans in place for when deputies get sick with his virus.
    Now call takers will tell patrol what house might have this virus yup great plan they cant even give out basic info

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    Riker's Island jail in NY has 38 confirmed cases of coronavirus among its inmates. Probably a lot more undiagnosed. Imagine if that happened at our jail. Better have contingency plans now because eventually it will happen.

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/nyc-jail-...es-coronavirus

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