This case study about the one million dollar federal grant that was intended for drug enforcement efforts wherein two police chiefs namely Chief David Bascom of the Milledgeville Police Department and Chief Hayes of the Shadow Point Police Department have different plans and intentions as to how the money should be used. Chief Bascom of Milledgeville Police believed that his department should have the biggest share of allocation because he viewed the drug problem in his city as the worst compared to the other cities.
On the other hand, Chief Hayes of the Shadow Point Police Department advocated for the money to be divided equally among the thirty police departments in the county since he believed that the drug problem has a wider and more serious issue that has reached well beyond Milledgeville. The other police chiefs wanted the money to be concentrated in the smaller cities within the county so as to accomplished something good about the problem. This student believes that the one million dollar federal grant should be divided equally among the thirty police departments in the county.
The reason for this is that if the drug problem is already rampant in one city, it means that the drug problem is also rampant in the other cities and interrelated. Studies showed that illegal drug operators usually operate as syndicate that has connections from one city or place to another. And because of this fact, this federal grant should be divided equally among the thirty police departments, all these police departments will then be able to purchase equipments and devices that are needed to improve their surveillance activities.
They can also buy more modern high technology communication equipment that they can use for better collaboration with each other departments. And aside from this, they can also set a certain amount for the additional expenses and salaries of their policemen who will be assigned to work overtime. With this unified strategy, the drug problem can be minimized and prevented. Bibliography Drug Enforcement: Business as Usual. Chapter 11