Last Thursday night, the Bartow Police Department held class number one of the 2014 Citizen’s Police Academy. Holding true to the tradition, Mr. S.L. Frisbie was the keynote speaker to start our year; and, as in years past, he beautifully outlined the beginnings of the Bartow Police Department.
While I listened to his unique blend of comedy and history, I just couldn’t help but think about where we are today and where we will be in the future. Not being originally from Bartow, my wife and I find the historical background of the city very fascinating. But, as police chief, my job requires that I also prepare us for the future. As Bartow grows, and it will grow, crime typically grows too.
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