"Community policing" is defined as ".... a philosophy that promotes organizational strategies, which support the systematic use of partnerships and problem-solving techniques, to proactively address the immediate conditions that give rise to public safety issues such as crime, social disorder, and fear of crime."
So, with that, my family and I would like to thank the Everson police officer who cared enough to stop and check to see if my garage door to my house was left open or if it was forced open and my house was being burglarized. It is nice to see that there are police officers working in the town of Everson who are promoting the philosophy of "community policing." So, if you happen to experience this privilege, think of the alternative. A thank you is nice, but a polite attitude would do just fine. They are doing what we pay them to do.
- Guy Bird of Nooksack, via Letters to the Editor
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