Tommy Mills Tough Economy Calls for Maximization of Law Enforcement Resources, Trimming Fat from Current Budget
Released on: August 14, 2008, 1:22 pm
Press Release Author: Blueprint Creative Group
Press Release Summary: Leon County taxpayer's dollars are funding the duplicating efforts of the Leon County Sheriff's Office and the Tallahassee Police Department. Tommy Mills proposes strategies to reduce duplication and trim the fat from the budget.
Press Release Body: TALLAHASSEE, FL, August 16, 2008 - A tough economy, increasing property taxes, and a mortgage crisis are all reasons to make effective use of current budgets. Not to mention that current budget shortfalls limit the resources and programs to be allocated funding, and the Leon County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) is no exception. However, the current structure of LCSO where it operates independently of other law enforcement agencies with no collaborative efforts in place is cause for concern for Leon County Sheriff candidate, Tommy Mills. Once elected Leon County Sheriff, Tommy Mills will implement strategies that maximize current law enforcement resources while trimming the fat from the current budget.
To contend against budget shortfalls, one solution is to creative alternative means to save money while keeping those essential services that protect the public. Since there is a lack of collaboration between LCSO and TPD, both agencies often times duplicate the efforts of the other. Consequently, Leon County taxpayers are left to fund the duplicity of both law enforcement agencies. Prime example is the duplication of specialty units for both agencies. As a solution to trimming some of the fat from the current budget to allocate funding in other areas that may be underfunded, Tommy Mills proposes that both agencies collaborate and cooperate with one another and work towards functional consolidation of units to achieve economies of scale, save taxpayer's dollars, and improve the services provided to the community for more effective and efficient crime fighting. The idea behind functional consolidation relies on maximizing the operational resources of both agencies and reducing expenses through cost sharing measures. Mills also proposes a budget reduction measure by reviewing current programs at LCSO and restructuring or eliminating those that are under performing or non mission critical. Ultimately, as Leon County Sheriff Tommy Mills wants to put taxpayer's dollars into good use and alleviate the current stress on the budget. Tommy Mills is the candidate to carry the Leon County Sheriff's Office in a new direction using cost-effective and innovative solutions.
About Tommy Mills
Mills has worked for the Sheriff's Office on the correctional side since the mid-80s and served a short stint as a volunteer reserve officer for the Florida Highway Patrol prior to that. He advocates greater cooperation between LCSO and the Tallahassee Police Department (TPD) as an effective method for better crime solving capabilities. Visit www.MillsForSheriff.com for more information on Tommy Mills and his platform.
Web Site: http://www.MillsforSheriff.com
Contact Details: Media Contact:
Fabiola Fleuranvil of Blueprint Creative Group for Tommy Mills for Leon County Sheriff Phone: (404) 437-0078 Email: Fabiola@BlueprintCreativeGroup.com