In my research about a TX arrest, I visited the site of the Denton Police Department. I was interested to see what they had to say as I attended NTSU (now UNT). I was dismayed to see another example of marketing a paramilitary police force. Denton is a college town of about 80,000 with two universities, UNT and TWU.
This is the only photo on their homepage:
The paragraph under the photo begins:
"These are exciting and challenging times for public safety service delivery and we seek to meet those challenges by creating new and different ways to better serve our customers."
Is Osama Bin Laden hiding in Denton? What is their intent in posting this. Is this how they want to be seen now? Someone thinks this is good PR for them? No one has gotten upset about this in a city filled with college students?
Is this what serve and protect has come to look like in your town?
Where have all the sheriffs gone?
Am I just being too sensitive about all of this? Am I blowing things out of proportion?