I hope you get elected. You can really make a difference by supporting the city's law enforcement. No one will move a business into a city with an under staffed, underpaid police department that isn't able to keep up with the criminals. We know they do the best they can with what they have but they they need more. They have been ignored for far too long. The last mayor who supported the Police Department was Paul Martin. Look what happened when he left office. Crime went through the roof and hasn't slowed down. SPD was once the premier law enforcement agency on the shore. Now it is overworked, underpaid, and ill equipped. No wonder these animals come to Salisbury to sell drugs and commit crimes. What are your plans for correcting thes problems if elected?
Publishers Notes: Rest assure, the Salisbury Police Department will be priority #1 should I be elected. One thing you will come to learn about Joe Albero, when I say I'm going to do something it will never be a feel good phrase just to gain votes.
Ignoring crime in Salisbury has gone on far too long. We need to face it head on, (IN THE PUBLIC EYE) and work together as a community to make our quality of life and safety better.
I want Officers back on foot patrol and on bikes. I want Officers introducing themselves in the community again, not just riding by in cars. I want to see proactive community policing. Officers driving through our City streets at 5 mph with their windows down at night listening to dogs barking and unusual sounds that might tip them off to crime in progress, not just reactive policing answering to 911 calls after the fact.
The Mayor's job is NOT to run the Police Department. Rather than micromanaging the Police Department from the Mayor's Office, I'll put my faith in Chief Barbara Duncan and expect, (like you) that she will perform and deliver results. Paul Martin was a highly respected man by most. Hopefully one day the community will be saying the same thing about Chief Barbara Duncan.
The Salisbury Police Department will never again experience every day broken down cars and inadequate equipment. Their safety should and will be priority #1. Asking a man to dig a hole with a flat head shovel and expecting it to get done in seconds is just ridiculous. This Mayor will give them the proper tools to get the job done, should the citizens have me.