LPD update needed
The Pharos-Tribune sends this Rose to police officials ensuring officers have updated life-saving equipment:
The police department currently has five defibrillators, three of which are defective, and they’ve all been around for a decade. The department wants to trade them in for six new ones — one for each patrol car on the road.
Police Chief Mike Clark said the devices have been used many times to save lives. It’s likely they’ll be used more in the future as well. When that time comes, there’s no time for malfunctioning equipment. We applaud LPD leaders for making sure officers are equipped to save lives. We also applaud the Logansport Public Safety Committee, which is fast-tracking the request, by addressing the issue with the urgency it deserves.
Thumbs up for vote centers
The Pharos-Tribune sends this Rose to Miami County officials:
Miami County officials are assembling a committee to look into implementing vote centers in the county. The committee will look into possible locations for the centers, technology challenges, how to set up early voting and also conduct a cost analysis.
Officials there say the centers would do away with precinct polling places and make voting easier and more convenient for residents. Having a couple elections under our belt with voting centers, we agree. Before Cass County started using vote centers, it had 20 polling places. That number dropped to seven in the first year. That same year the county saved more than $67,000. Using the centers seems like a no-brainer. We hope Miami County follows Cass County’s lead.
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LPD update needed
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