Reader says Missouri City’s police facility needs revamping

Dear Editor,

I seem to be somewhat confused when it comes to the running of Missouri City.  It seems that our officials are like Nero, they fiddle (or play golf) while the major parts of the city go to pot.

Prime example is our so called police station. It is really an old Food Lion store that acts like a police station.  The city doesn’t even own it.  Our police department is forced to use closets as offices, their property room is a joke.  Retention of good officers is always a problem with the station in this shape.

Why would a city ignore a station that was cramped in 1998 when they moved in and is much more cramped now, even though we are short about 30 officers.

I say ignored, because our officials chose a golf course over a new police facility. Where are our priorities?  Surely not the safety of the citizens and the retention of good trained officers.  Ask for a tour, ask where they have to go to qualify for weapons training.  You wouldn’t send your worse enemy to the range that our officers go to qualify to protect YOU.

Our police do a great job with what they are forced to work with. Just think how good they would be if they were given a facility that is actually a police station.

Missouri City needs a new facility NOW…not in four or five years, but NOW!

Don  Bell

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