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Sneak Peek Sheriff's View / Re: Sneak Peek Sheriff's View
« on: February 23, 2008, 09:21:53 PM »
The Sheriff’s View #9, Week of Feb. 25 to 29, 2008

Welcome aboard for another ice-covered trip around Pulaski County with the Deputies of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department. I hope you make the trip with one of the Deputies who can stay on his feet while walking on the ice. A number of the department employees have busted their “pride” in the line of duty during the past few days. I would love to be able to say I was one of the sure-footed people but that would not exactly be true.

As I am sure you can imagine the ice has once again forced us to respond to a host of ice related events. We have had a severe rash of vehicle accidents including at least one fatal on I-44. We spend a lot of time on traffic control in weather like this. We also get a few requests to check on the well being of people who have not answered their telephones. So we continue to stay busy during the ice storms.

The case number/calls for service count as of Saturday the 23rd stands at 1,252. We are off to a great start for 2008 but as I have said before we could use a recession in calls. We cannot continue to increase calls at the rate of almost two thousand calls per year. Not unless we increase manpower and that is not going to happen.

There are a lot of behind the scenes paperwork requirements that affect the Sheriff’s Department that the average person has never heard of before. As an example in the last two columns I believe I mentioned the 2007 traffic stops report to the Missouri Attorney General’s Office. While we were working on that report over the past few weeks we were also researching our jail records for another gem, the 2007 Federal Jail Census Report.

The Federal jail report asked questions about daily counts, gender of inmates, and other information. I will not try to put you to sleep with a lot of numbers from this report but you might find one set of numbers of interest. In 2007 we booked into the Pulaski County jail a total of 1,647 new inmates. We had 1,207 men and 440 women drop in for a visit. I know that I take a lot of ribbing for my “the lights are on” remarks in the column each week but really we did not need 1,647 new inmates in 2007. Please cut down on your visits for 2008. We may have to turn the lights OFF!

I have had several questions lately on related areas of the same topic. How do you become a police officer in Missouri? What are the requirements? I will try to answer some of these questions in this column.

First you cannot be a commissioned police officer or Deputy Sheriff in Missouri unless the Missouri Peace Officer Standards Training Commission has granted you a license to be a peace officer. Better known as POST. The POST system works the same basic way a Missouri teacher’s license works. You must graduate from an academy that offered a prescribed course of approved training. There are levels of training and classes of commissions that can be obtained. The most common is the class A license, for 640 hours, that enables you to work for any department in Missouri. Once you graduate you must pass the POST written exam to achieve the license. And if you go to work for a big department such as the Springfield Missouri Police Department you will also have to attend and pass their own Academy. The same applies to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, St. Louis City Police, Kansas City Police and so forth. If you obtain a commission as an officer and you are not POST certified then you have committed a criminal violation of Missouri law by falsely obtaining the license. And by the way the Chief of Police or the Sheriff who gave you the commission without a POST license is also in violation of the law.

The cost to attend the Missouri Sheriff’s Academy here in Waynesville is around $4,500.00. It takes about 340 days to complete the Academy. Once you have your license then you start the three-year refresher training cycles. For each three-year block of time after you get out of the Academy you must complete 48 hours of refresher training. Out of these 48 hours there are 24 required hours in set topics that must be completed. The other 24 you may pick on your own. In addition there is a yearly racial profile class that is required and a special set of rules for firearms training during each three-year block.

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department has set up a program where once each month on a Thursday night and a Saturday afternoon, a four hour block of training is provided. The training hours on each day are the same. So it does not matter if you are working the day shift or the night shift you can take the class. We also have it set up so that if you take the classes at the end of the three-year cycle you will have everything you need to retain your license. And I should mention that if you are a Pulaski County Deputy the department pays the tab for the training.

One last question on the POST license was from an out of state officer who had moved to Missouri. There is a provision to challenge the test. If you can take and pass the test and if the training you received in your out of state academy was roughly equal to the required Missouri training, then you can obtain a Missouri POST license. A number of our local Ft. Wood MP officers have challenged the test over the past three years and so far everyone one I was aware of who took the test has passed the test.

Once again I have acquired the necessary words for a completed column. Once again I will ask you to drive very careful and to stay very legal. Despite what I wrote in this week’s column the jail lights are on. Do you really need to visit us?

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Music, Bands, Concerts? / Re: Love Songs
« on: February 23, 2008, 06:36:22 PM »
My favorite love song of all time..
 
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He has been approved
 
I talked to Teddy yesterday and he signed on to the board just waiting on his sign in to go through. He will try and be on sometime today so he can try and answer the questions some on here have. Somethings he wont be able to answer just yet because he hasnt got a copy of the budgets and some other things. But atleast he is one who is willing to talk to us and try and answer what some of us want to know. He said for anyone who wants to know his sign in name will be easy to know it is him it is Ted.

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Music, Bands, Concerts? / Re: Love Songs
« on: February 23, 2008, 05:47:54 AM »
Yes I think it is illegal. Yes I saw your video also.. Here is my favorite live performance, or one of them.
 
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Do what?   burn a DVD?  I don't know why not, if you have a built in DVD player in your pc.  That's why stuff gets removed from the site for misuse,  I suppose. Did I just ask you to do something illegal?  Oooops...

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Music, Bands, Concerts? / Re: Love Songs
« on: February 23, 2008, 05:19:33 AM »
This is my favorite Nazareth song.
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This thread came to my mind because I was just speaking to someone of the Nazereth song 'Love Hurts' another good one.

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Music, Bands, Concerts? / Re: Love Songs
« on: February 23, 2008, 05:15:45 AM »
Didn't know you could do that from you tube..

That explains it.  It IS on the Best of Queen III and I am waiting for them to let me know when they have the DVD on NTSC format.  It is on Pal, but Pal can't be watched on most U.S. and Japanese players. 
I'm not content with cd's.  I gotta watch them and pretend I am there again in person.  Wish you could burn a dvd for me from your computer.

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Music, Bands, Concerts? / Re: Love Songs
« on: February 23, 2008, 05:08:00 AM »
This was with queen..

Thank you so much for that, Bird!  I don't know why this wasn't included on the solo videos on this set.  This will be my first time to watch it!

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Music, Bands, Concerts? / Re: Love Songs
« on: February 23, 2008, 04:57:28 AM »
[youtube=425,350]IGQ7OfqgV7Y [/youtube]  Here is my favoite from freddy.. Right before he died.. I consider this his farewell..

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Business Opinion / Re: Small Business Owners-I have a question or two
« on: February 21, 2008, 10:37:59 PM »
Correction I do advertise a lot, and I am losing money faster than I can keep track of.. If things don't pick up I am closing..
 
I use my personal account but my businesses are mainly online. 

My other half and I have researched opening a retail establishment in this area.  As with everything...location, location, location!  if you find cheap rent plan to advertise.  Alot of folks don't even know where downtown is.  Don't bash me for this people.  I deal with this at the Sheriff's Office too.  I would tell someone downtown Waynesville in the middle of the square and would be asked "Where's That?" The square merchants need to invest in a coop advertising campaign, get some signs up etc.  People would come we think. 

Another thing I would say is the type business you are planning on opening.  Don't open a Subway! LOL.

Above all you need to get the word out.  Take Rick's store for example. He advertises....he is successful.  Look at the retail businesses that are struggling or close after a few months.....little or no advertising.

Don't forget to include enough $$ in your plan to survive for 1 year.  If you don't you most likely won't be open in a year.  It is a known fact that a business usually isn't profitable in 1 year and you can't pull $$ out to live on if you need to pay business bills.

Hope that helps!  Keep us informed.  We love to shop local..... even if the sales tax goes up 1/2%!

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Sneak Peek Sheriff's View / Re: Weekly Sheriff's reports.
« on: February 18, 2008, 08:36:01 PM »
2-08-08 through 2-14-08

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Sneak Peek Sheriff's View / Re: Sneak Peek Sheriff's View
« on: February 17, 2008, 11:07:36 PM »
The Sheriff’s View #8, Week of Feb. 18 to 22, 2008

Welcome aboard one more time. I shall try once again to entertain and to inform you with the same words. It just gets harder to do each week. This past week the ice and ice and more ice created many problems for us. We directed a lot of traffic at vehicle accidents everywhere and house fires near main roads. We had several Deputies out sick so we were also short on manpower. All in all it was a great week. We hope to forget it soon.

I must confess that I was absent from the County on Saturday the 16th for a good part of the day. I attended a special, by invitation only, surprise retirement party for Sgt. Kirby L. Johnson of the Highway Patrols Division of Drug and Crime Control. The party was held in Mansfield, Missouri. I am sure that many Pulaski County residents will remember Tpr. Johnson from the days that he worked here. Some of you might even remember that I was the Trooper who served as his field-training officer when he first hit the road.

The finest Troopers who ever worked in the Waynesville Zone of Troop I attended the party. We had Lt. Bill Hobbs, Lt. Bill Cottom, Sgt Ralph Roark, Sgt Dwayne Rucker, and of course the guest of honor Sgt. Kirby Johnson. It was a great party and after a short social time the party degenerated into a long period of “war stories” as told by the old time Waynesville Zone Four members. We covered car chases, foot pursuits, drug arrests, murder cases, bank robberies in progress and a host of other problems. Some of the stories were told in a funny way and some made you want to cry but they were all true history. It was a nice trip down memory lane.

So why have I brought this topic up in the column? Simple answer, the “war stories” reminded me that this has always been a County with a lot of crime and violence. It reinforced for me the fact that the price required to meet the crime of the future has not yet been paid. As the leader of the Sheriff’s Department it reminded me that my JOB requires that I push for the manpower and resources that we will need today, tomorrow and for the long term future to meet the crime of the future. In short I need to push hard for the good of the department and for the good of the citizens of Pulaski County. And that will not make me a very well liked guy with some people. But this is an issue of leadership and my choice will be to push for a bright future.

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department needs the push to survive. We must have a ½ cent Law Enforcement Sales Tax to meet the growth needs of the department. We must have a new jail to replace the inadequate antique jail we have at this time. As the tax payers of the county you have a choice, rise up and meet the needs of the future or be ready to enter the dark ages of law enforcement. The sad fact is that we are way to close to the edge of the cliff at this time. The longer we wait to take the corrective action needed the more expense we will have to cure the problem.

The future of Pulaski County changed forever in 1939 when the United States War Department decided to establish a training center named Ft. Leonard Wood. The County began an upward growth spiral that has never stopped and most likely will not stop for many decades. You can accept that fact of life or you can stick your head in the sand. The law enforcement needs of Pulaski County will continue to grow. If your head is in the sand you may not notice until you are the victim of a crime.

In other news the case number/calls for service count stands at 1,142 on Feb. 17th. So in 47 days we had 1,142 work requests. That could mean for the 365 days of 2008 we could have roughly 8,900 calls.

This past week we had a special court action in Pulaski County Circuit Court. We had a murder case sent here from Reynolds County for a plea. We provided overnight accommodations for the defendant and extra security in the courtroom for the plea hearing. The next day we transported him to the Missouri Department of Corrections to begin a life sentence.

I finally finished the racial profile traffic stop report for 2007 and sent it to the Missouri Attorney General. Just to recap a few figures, from the year 2000 through 2004 the Sheriff’s Department made 761 stops and issued 62 tickets. For 2005 and 2006 combined we had 769 stops and issued 101 tickets. For the single year of 2007 we had 523 vehicle stops and issued 155 tickets. And yet despite the efforts of our Deputies and the local Missouri State Highway Patrol Troopers Pulaski County is still a high total county for traffic accidents, injuries, and fatalities. We need to do better in 2008.

We do have one cute crime story for the week. We were notified of a failure to pay, gasoline drive off from a station out by the highway 28 overpass. We assigned a case number to the event and told a Deputy to respond to investigate. The Deputy was busy with another matter and it was a few minutes before she left the office headed for Mo. 28. As she made the left turn on the city route in front of the office the suspect vehicle passed her going west. So she U-turned and went after the car. The car turned off the city route and stopped in front of the local revenue office. The driver stayed in the car but the passenger fled on foot.

We lucked out and one of our dog teams was not to far away and the dog was soon on the trail. In fact the dog was very hot on the track and the dog was very eager to pursue. The problem was the ice. The dog had good traction due to his studded tires (feet with claws) but the dog handler had plain old shoes. I understand there was a good deal of laughter as the dog handler busted his “pride” three times because he could not slow the dog down. But the nice doggy found the missing passenger hiding in a back yard. And for a bonus the dog alerted to a bag of marihuana the suspect had thrown away.

Once again I seem to have reached the end of a column. I would ask all of you to drive careful and to stay very legal. The lights in the jail are on!

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HOW TO TICK PEOPLE OFF

Leave the copy machine set to reduce 200%, extra dark, 17 inch paper, 99 copies.

In the memo field of all your checks, write "for sexual favors."

Specify that your drive-through order is "TO-GO."

If you have a glass eye, tap on it occasionally with your pen while talking to others.

Stomp on little plastic ketchup packets.

Insist on keeping your car windshield wipers running in all weather
conditions "to keep them tuned up."

Reply to everything someone says with "that's what you think."

Practice making fax and modem noises.

Highlight irrelevant information in scientific papers and "cc" them to your boss.

Make beeping noises when a large person backs up.

Finish all your sentences with the words "in accordance with prophecy."

Signal that a conversation is over by clamping your hands over your ears and grimacing.

Disassemble your pen and "accidentally" flip the ink cartridge across the room.

Holler random numbers while someone is counting.

Adjust the tint on your TV so that all the people are green, and insist to others that you "like it that way."

Staple pages in the middle of the page.

Publicly investigate just how slowly you can make a croaking noise.

Honk and wave to strangers.

Decline to be seated at a restaurant, and simply eat their complimentary
mints at the cash register.

TYPE IN UPPERCASE.

type only in lowercase.

dont use any punctuation either

Buy a large quantity of orange traffic cones and reroute whole streets.

Repeat the following conversation a dozen times.
"DO YOU HEAR THAT?"
"What?"
"Never mind, it's gone now."

As much as possible, skip rather than walk.

Try playing the William Tell Overture by tapping on the bottom of your chin.

When nearly done, announce "No, wait, I messed it up," and repeat.

Ask people what gender they are.

While making presentations, occasionally bob your head like a parakeet.

Sit in your front yard pointing a hair dryer at passing cars to see if they slow down.

Sing along at the opera.

Go to a poetry recital and ask why each poem doesn't rhyme.

Ask your co-workers mysterious questions and then scribble their answers in a notebook. Mutter something about "psychological profiles."

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Restaurant Opinion / Re: Ruby Tuesday's
« on: February 15, 2008, 07:38:13 AM »

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Restaurant Opinion / Re: Ruby Tuesday's
« on: February 15, 2008, 06:00:50 AM »
She came after she got off work.. May seem Fictitious, but I really did enjoy the appetizer, and the main course.

He probably had the main course when he got home, or whenever ficticious got off work, whichever came first.  (I never realized how much inuendo one could slip into a sentence before)

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Restaurant Opinion / Re: Ruby Tuesday's
« on: February 15, 2008, 05:57:48 AM »
No it wasn't chili con queso, I will have Kasie tell you what it was.. Yes we big boys can sure put it away.

Geez Rick, steak, dumplings, crab cake, broccoli, I wouldn't have wanted to look at the bill either.  You tall guys can sure put it away.
And the cheese sauce was probably chili con queso. Does that sound right?

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Restaurant Opinion / Re: Mi Suk's
« on: February 14, 2008, 06:09:31 PM »
They do not deliver anymore.

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Restaurant Opinion / Re: Ruby Tuesday's
« on: February 14, 2008, 06:23:12 AM »
I ate there tonight and yes Kasie aka Fictitious was my server, so I will say the service was frikin impeccable.. LOL. Don't wanna get hurt... I do think they have stepped up their game of late. I loved my steak, it was perfect. All the food was good and I was sure when I picked up what looked like crusty bread it would be tough and flavorless, but it wasn't. The plates were like what they used when I ate at Spago's, the presentation on my dumplings was in Spago fashion also, very classy. All the food was hot, I didn't look at prices, so can't comment there. The cheese sauce or what ever it was she called it, (Chili something) I didn't like it, I thought it was to dip the Broccoli in, but she said it was for the Crab Cake. My daughter had the kids spaghetti, and I hated the red sauce.. I rarely order red sauces at Restaurants because you just never know.. The sauce had this Italian appeal I hate in a red sauce (Give me Ragu anytime.).. They took it off the bill as my daughter wouldn't eat it either. My mom loved her food too..
Not because I am dating Kasie, but 4 stars, pretty damn good....
 
 
No I don't think it unfair because i work there.  My service is always great and I do love the food there.  I have regulars that come in there all the time and always rave about the service and food.  Yes they do sometimes get things messed up, but hey we fix it and take it off the bill.

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Lighter News / Re: Did I do good?
« on: February 14, 2008, 12:01:08 AM »
Drunken horseback riding, how romantic.

If you don't know by now, I set this marriage up so I almost can't screw up. Her Birthday is today, Feb 13th, our 9th Anniversary is tomorrow along with Valentines Day, so thanks to hallmark commercials, I never forget the biggest three event of the year for her.
This year she turned 50 years young. For her birthday she got a new photo printer, as taking and making grand kid photos is her new hobby. I also got her a full day spa package in Rolla to pamper her. Tonight I am taking her out to eat at a restaurant of her choice.
For our Anniversary I got her a set of Diamond Earrings (not as big as Rick's rings) to replace the ones she lost, and am taking her to Café Italia for a nice Valentines/Anniversary Dinner.
I have reservations set up in Hermann MO for a Wine Trail ride, where you go to each Winery along the river, and do a taste of their specialty wine and special desert.
Now all I got to do is get Mother’s day squared away and I have gotten the year all done


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Lighter News / Re: Did I do good?
« on: February 13, 2008, 11:59:45 PM »
He pulls that phoney game out every year..
 
Taz you no good $#^&(*%*&*(**%.
 YOU JUST RUINED IT ALL FOR THE REST OF US MEN.
 I think we as men should join together and have a old fashion lynching.
 How could post something like that!! Now all the women on here will think what a good man you are and that we are a bunch of lazy dorks.
 This has got to be a Hillary plot to gain support from the women back from Obama

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Religion Opinion / Re: The Age of the Earth
« on: February 13, 2008, 03:28:12 PM »
What's you cults name? The Plush Space Craft Davidians?
hey, you get on your cold uncomfortable comet, me I'm waiting for the spaceship with the hot tub and bigscreen

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Religion Opinion / Re: The Age of the Earth
« on: February 13, 2008, 03:25:43 AM »
I know this...
Your the Man Rick!  I mean Oluf


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Religion Opinion / Re: The Age of the Earth
« on: February 13, 2008, 03:21:29 AM »
It was Nike Cortez Black with a White stripe and they were waiting on a comet, not a spaceship. Try and keep all your cult memberships straight..
 
 
I'm still wearing nike tennis shoes waiting for the next spaceship

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Restaurant Opinion / Re: Ruby Tuesday's
« on: February 12, 2008, 03:55:17 PM »
There is a waitress there named indy. Fictitious is my girlfriend that's why I am messing with her.



Y'mean Indy waits on her own table?


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Restaurant Opinion / Re: Ruby Tuesday's
« on: February 12, 2008, 05:45:51 AM »
Sweetheart, don't you think it's unfair considering you work there?

I've been to Ruby's lately and as usual love the food. The service is great especially a lady named Indy she is sweet and she made our experience awesome.  Also they have changed there menu and have added some great new menu items.

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Local News / Arrest in Sex Assault case
« on: February 12, 2008, 03:51:40 AM »
News Release
Arrest in Sex Assault case
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
Feb. 10, 2008
On Feb.9, 2008, officials at the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital notified the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department of a victim in a reported sexual assault case who was seeking treatment at the hospital. A Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputy made contact with the victim at the hospital for an interview. Following that interview members of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department Detective Division assumed control over the investigation. When the Detectives received information that a member of the military was a suspect in the case the Detectives requested the assistance of the United States Army’s Criminal Investigation Division.
The officers working together were able to locate additional witnesses to the incident and interview them. The interviews determined probable cause to believe a felony crime had been committed. A Pulaski County Sheriff’s Detective located the suspect vehicle driving on the city route in St. Robert and stopped the car at 1:46am on 2-10-08. Additional units, including St. Robert City Police Officers responded to back the Detective up. The suspect was taken into custody without incident. The suspect was taken to the Pulaski County jail.
Following additional investigation a statement of probable cause for a charge of forcible rape and forcible sodomy was sent to the Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney. In addition a request for a search warrant to examine the scene of the crime at 20981 Lacombe Road in rural Pulaski County was completed. The search warrant was granted and was served at 9:20am on 2-10-08.
Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney Deborah Hooper filed both charges and the suspects bond was set at $100,000.00 cash. The suspect, Terry W. Riddle Jr., age 28, of Co. F, 787th Military Police Battalion, remains in the Pulaski County Jail pending the posting of bond.
At this time no details of the alleged assault will be released. The victim of this sexual assault will not be identified.

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Religion Opinion / Re: The Age of the Earth
« on: February 12, 2008, 03:15:25 AM »
LOL

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Sneak Peek Sheriff's View / Re: Weekly Sheriff's reports.
« on: February 09, 2008, 11:01:27 PM »
2-1 through 2-7 reports

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Sneak Peek Sheriff's View / Re: Sneak Peek Sheriff's View
« on: February 09, 2008, 10:59:33 PM »
The Sheriff’s View #7, Week of Feb. 11 to 15, 2008.

Welcome aboard once again as I try for another completed column. In this case I think I should warn you that a whole lot of numbers are headed your way for review. I have a lot of statistics to cover today.

As many of you know I missed three days in the office last week due to the required Missouri Sheriff’s Association training that was held at the Lake of the Ozarks. I am not quite sure if I should call this a rough training session or a vacation from the routine duties of the office. We cover a lot of ground at these conferences. This session we had two very fine speakers who presented topics on the management of a jail. Both of them hammered away on several issues and I believe every Sheriff in the State of Missouri will consider adopting new procedures to cover these highlighted problems. I know that I am going to carefully examine the pros and cons of the issues and try to make a sound decision. And I will also promise you that when the time comes I will explain the issues and my response to those issues. I already know there will be upset people if I make any of the suggested changes.

The Missouri Sheriff’s Association usually holds two of these training conferences each year. In addition to the “book learning” you receive, a junior (as in first term) Sheriff has a chance to talk with a host of older, wiser, or more experienced Sheriff’s about specific problems encountered by the new Sheriff. During the past three years this simple advantage has been an added bonus for me and has saved me a ton of worry. This year’s winter conference once again saved the day on a few problems.

As of 3:30pm on 2-9-08 the calls for service/case number count stands at 950 for the year. This past week we had a confused person get on the Daily Guide comment site and make the claim that each time we receive a phone call at the office we count that as a call for service. Nope, we do not. We only count the calls that lead to a member of the department doing a job or mission. The calls for service must require that we do or attempt to do a job. The telephone call will only be counted as a call to the office. And no we do not count the calls made to the office by members of the department.

The January 2008 dispatch totals are now available for review. We had 6,836 phone calls. There were 2,475 people at the front window. We had 58 animal calls. We had 25 domestic calls and the dispatchers picked off 6 arrest warrants at the front window. So we are off to a great start for the year.

I received E-mail from the Missouri State Highway Patrol this past week announcing the 2007-meth lab seizure totals for the state and for Pulaski County. Each documented number means a single chemical/equipment/glassware seizure or dumpsite located.

(Year 2000 – 0) (Year 2001- 18) (Year 2002- 47) (Year 2003- 44) (Year 2005- 7)

(Year 2006- 0) and year (2007- 3). So we have had a wild cycle of events with regard to methamphetamine lab incidents over the past seven years. I for one am happy that the statewide numbers are down. And even more so that Pulaski County numbers are down.

But, we are seeing a slight increase in numbers once again as the meth-cooking boys and girls have found a way to acquire the needed chemical. And we as a law enforcement community have already identified this method and the blocking action to remedy the situation is already underway. So hopefully the numbers will not get to high before we knock them down again.

I had mentioned in one or two columns this year that I had been working on the 2007 Racial Profile Traffic Stops Report for the Missouri Attorney General. As part of that work I did a little review of the past few years history for the department. And that review makes it easy for me to answer a question that was recently asked. How many traffic tickets has the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department issued? From the year 2000 to 2004, a period of five years, the department made a total of 761 traffic stops and issued 62 tickets. For the years 2005 and 2006 the stop total was 769 with 101 citations issued. While I do not yet have the 2007 totals done I think I can safely predict that during my third year in office my Deputies cited a lot of people. I will share the numbers with you when they are done.

During this past week we once again had the added stress of “law day” for the jail staff. We had to move some two or three dozen inmates around between jails as we tried to get every inmate here for court on the correct day. Since that date gets changed frequently and suddenly law day makes for a stressful time for the jail staff. It also puts a strain on the road deputies who must drop everything on short notice and make a quick trip to Tuscumbia to pick up an inmate for a court hearing.

As I warned you at the beginning I had a lot of numbers to pass on and I hope the column was not too boring to read. Until I return next week I will ask you once again to drive careful and to stay very, very, legal. We do not want your jail business. Not even a small piece of your jail business. But, the lights are on if you must “drag in” and visit us.

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Pulaski Enquirer / Re: Valentine's Day Plans
« on: February 09, 2008, 08:32:44 PM »
Incredible pizza.. With some hot moms and their kids.. LOL

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Night Club, Bars, Night Life. / Re: bar
« on: February 08, 2008, 05:24:01 PM »
Called Billyz, not sure on spelling. Went there 2 to one women over men..
It used to be Z's place, now it is something like Billy Bobs something or another. I still call it Zs though. Been awhile since I've been there, but they used to bring in good bands