Friday, November 06, 2015

WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) — Law enforcement across KAKEland continue to face major staffing shortages.

From hiring guards at the jails, to officers on the streets, the Brady/Giglio policy is making it difficult to find qualified applicants.

The Brady/Giglio policy is a list detailing staff whose credibility could come into question should they be called to testify in court. It’s been around since the 1970s but because of recent public scrutiny, departments now disqualify all job applicants who may fall into that category, which significantly narrows the applicant pool.

The article goes on to list a few smaller districts with the same problems. Sterling character is difficult. The article doesn’t specify which or what actions preclude acceptance to the enforcement forces.

In village activities: This morning dawned badly for someone. Police activity, a silent run to the hospital by an ambulance. Not good signs. Food for further investigation.

Range fires on Monday kept the fire crews busy, not too far away, in the county seat, a house fire leveled a home. Total loss.

The activity following the disclosure at the coffee bar of my cameras has subsided. I’ve checked the storage disks for the curious that stopped and photographed the house (probably for finding the cameras), and the usual suspects emerged. No real surprise there, they’ll send their kids to do any dirty work.

I do think, reviewing the pictures, and now having some experience with the camera setup, that I’ll invest in a couple of the more powerful IR cameras. I’m using about half 85 foot IR and half 185 foot IR. I think I’ll up grade to the 250 foot IR cameras and swap a few around giving me a somewhat better coverage.

I started the project of cameras hoping to  identifying who was doing the window peeking late at night. Then who was doing during it during the day, then it (the camera thing) became a hobby of sorts.

I’m actually enjoying the process of figuring out angles ad distances (and staying legal and not in my neighbors front rooms) for better coverage of a given area.

I’ve owned, and won prizes (albeit minor and local) for photos. I didn’t think security cameras, as a static item, would pose challenges. It is coming as a surprise that the ‘improved lens that so easily infects a semi-pro paparazzi as must have equipment can easily infect the security camera user.

I must really write my congressman and tell him not to mess with retirement benefits. I can get a new camera as it is, if nothing changes, and I’m careful of the budget.

I think so anyhow.


From the reaches,

Ten Whiskey

About tenwhiskey

User tenwhiskey is also the author of this blog. He currently lives in small town Kansas in a semi-retired condition. His kids are married and gone (thank you). An empty nester. Divorced. Very happy with life as it is. Ten Mile maintains a personal blog here, writing of events as they appear to him; commentary, and opinions abound. He deviates into fiction as the mood strikes and creates flash fiction stories and short stories. He will not warn the reader when he drifts from fact to fiction. He feels adults are, generally, smart enough to figure out which is which. He does, however, attempt to make his fiction sound as true to life as possible. You have been warned. He, as time permits, writes and occasionally sells writing. More often than not he gives it away to various non-paying publishers of Ether Magazines, forums or for entertainment on a wall for in need of a hand friends. He likes candy, pies and a certain amount of strife. In the matter of strife - in his yourth on the farm, he became embroiled in a slinging fight. The fight involved lath as a launcher, fresh cow patties as ammo and it was a six way free for all. A little mud only adds (Umm?) a certain taste to life.
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