EDITORIAL: Time to hear from citizens about police
As if the lack of officers already was not a major problem, Ethan Henderson’s departure from the Andrews Police Department forces the town to make some difficult choices.
With word getting around that the chief’s job does not have any local takers, Andrews will be forced to look outside for someone who is ready to lead this department. They also must find someone who is not afraid of working for the town so infamously referred to as a “chief killer.”
Even if the town finds the right person, rebuilding the department from nothing is a huge undertaking.
While this newspaper has strongly supported the police department over the years, allowing it to completely disintegrate has brought into question whether it’s worth doing all over again. This cycle has played out all too often.
We suggest the town hold a public forum on the future of the police force.