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“The Sheriff’s View” (#122)
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 “The Sheriff’s View” (#122)

Another busy week has passed, with more events occurring than what we have time and room for in this week’s article, so lets get started by talking about Federal Surplus property.

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department, as with most other small law enforcement agencies in this nation, have limited resources to purchase some of the large ticket items needed to properly supply their departments with equipment necessary to serve and protect their communities. One way of accomplishing this in the past was via a military surplus program that has been in existence for years, which is now being dramatically modified by our President and federal legislators. Recently, law enforcement agencies have received Executive orders from Washington D.C. which are restricting or alleviating some of these military surplus items.

Just last week some staff members and I completed and submitted, to our government, another round of documents required to justify and keep the MRAP vehicle that the Sheriff’s Department obtained over a year ago. This vehicle will be primarily used as a “Rescue Vehicle” due to the almost unlimited capabilities to help save individuals in the event of another flood, tornado or ice storm. This vehicle has no weapons systems that are attached to it. The MRAP is comprised of armor protection material, which can literally be a life-saver for those citizens under fire and your law enforcement officers that are attempting rescues.

I will conclude this topic with stating that I hate to see the direction that the surplus program is now going and hope that the government will continue to allow law enforcement agencies to use excess equipment that is no longer being used by anyone.

As many of you may know from media sources, the exhuming of murder victim Jane Doe did occur last week and was a success. Her remains are being sent to the University of North Texas in Ft. Worth for a forensic examination, which will be a 3-4 month process. Your detectives have high hopes of being able to at least identify Jane Doe from this endeavor. We will keep you updated as this case evolves. I want to express my gratitude to all who volunteered to assist with the exhumation, along with the great media involvement, which is one of the best resources available to help identify this victim.

Over the past few years, the Missouri Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control has received numerous budget cuts that have alleviated the ability to send agents to the field to conduct inspections of nightclubs and bars. Therefore, the State has passed the torch to the local Sheriffs and law enforcement officers to conduct these inspections.

After several months of planning, last week a meeting was held between the Sheriff’s Department and local bar/nightclub owners to discuss this process. Beginning in June, periodic inspections will be conducted by deputies at bars and nightclubs throughout Pulaski County. Deputies will be assisted by officers of that city so that the inspections can be conducted quickly and thoroughly. There was a good turnout of over 30 owners and managers of these local establishments and almost all seemed to be in favor of the checks. In addition to reviewing required documents/licenses, liquor packaging and safety issues, these inspections can help reduce potential problems that these businesses can experience on occasion.

We are also in the process of reviewing the number of past false security alarm reports in Pulaski County, and are in the process of finding ways to reduce them. Your Sheriff’s Department has responded to over 1500 reports of security alarms being activated over the past two years. Of these reports, only eight were valid alarms, with most involving medical situations.

The above accounts for literally hundreds of hours spent responding to false alarms, when deputies could actually be out handling other matters. Don’t get me wrong, I personally am an owner of an alarm system and an avid supporter of them, but I also am personally responsible to assure that my system is properly maintained. Even more important, each owner needs to make sure that if your system is activated that you are accessible to your monitoring company by telephone. In most cases, this would alleviate the response of law enforcement officers to false alarms. Until a workable resolution is developed, your assistance with this matter would be greatly appreciated.

This concludes another week’s summary as your Pulaski County sheriff, and I hope to see you here again next week. For more information about the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and other related items of interest, please visit our website (, or on Facebook.

As always, stay safe and do something positive for your community.

 Sheriff Ronald Long