Michael Rollins: Training safety personnel is expensive

11/19/2013 5:15 PM

11/19/2013 5:17 PM

Chris Ricci and Kimberly Humke want to turn Modesto into a training ground for law enforcement officers and firefighters for all the bigger departments in our state. Do either have any clue to what it takes to train an officer or firefighter? How does this save money?

All this does is allow a fully trained employee to be lost after five years and to start over again with a “trainee.” MPD/MFD and council will have to now find a Plan B.

Modesto has super police and fire departments. Turning Modesto into a training ground for other departments is not the answer. Unfortunately the voters showed they do not trust the council.

MICHAEL ROLLINS, Retired Fire Fighter, 35 years

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