logo for print

Some Colorado sheriffs to cease regular patrols


By Howard Pankratz, Denver Post

The cost of fuel has become so prohibitive that El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa has asked his officers working the graveyard shift to stop routine patrols, shut their cars off and respond only to emergency calls.

"We have told them to cease all routine or random patrols - which means that residents won't see marked units driving through their neighborhoods being proactive," Maketa said. "We've essentially had to turn back to being reactive, primarily because the county doesn't have the revenue to keep our fleet being fueled."

Copyright © 2013 LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved
Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy

Full story: Some Colorado sheriffs to cease regular patrols

Request product info from top Police Vehicle Equipment companies

Thank You!

*= required

Error occured while sending data

Join the discussion

Brand focus

Sponsored content
Sedans vs. SUVs: What vehicle is right for your agency?

Sedans vs. SUVs: What vehicle is right for your agency?

With more options available, consider your patrol and pursuit needs, terrain and budget

Copyright © 2017 PoliceOne.com. All rights reserved.