Volunteer Cops are a bad idea. Leland tried it, 20 years ago, when they were starting out. Yes, they managed to get free services, and many were good professionals.
But, 2 or 3 were cowboys. And the many tens of thousands in lawsuits, it cost them, was much more then what they saved.
Many of these "volunteers" were exploited. "You better come in Friday night, if you want a good record, and a reccomendation, when you send out resumes."
I kew one "volunteer", who worked a regular job, and had to "volunteer" 16 hours a week. He was stuck, he wanted to keep his certification, and become a full time cop, real bad. So he had no other choice, but to wag his tail, and pretend he was happy to be working for free.
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