Saturday, February 10, 2007
Security At Matawan Borough Council Meeting
Anyone noticed the Matawan Police presence at the last few Borough Council Meetings? Our little Borough is low on Police manpower. Their skills as Professional Law Enforcement officials would serve the community better if they were out patrolling. Special uniformed law enforcement officials are a daunting site. While the meetings have gotten a little heated at times, never heard or saw anyone threatened from either side of the podium. Borough Council members who feel the necessity for personal security, should pay for it from their stipend. As Councilman Cannon has stated, "we have to watch our pennies." Personally, I never felt in harms way at any of the meetings. Let me state for the record, this is only my opinion.