Monday, July 17, 2017

Once again, from the file, “We all have to keep in mind. . .


. . . there are many new residents in the City of Lake Worth that have no knowledge of things that preceded them.”


In 2008, prior to PBSO taking over the LWPD, crime in the City was so bad a resident actually proposed that Lake Worth PD set up checkpoints and vehicle searches on all roads leading into the City. Listen for yourself:



That never happened. But crime was so bad in 2008 many actually seriously considered police checkpoints. Now let’s take a stroll down memory lane to 2007:

Check out these crime “Clearance” rates, especially for homicides. . . “but having our own police department was just so charming”. Maybe in a few neighborhoods. But not so much in others.

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