Within reason, agencies must recognize that citizens need to be included in the loop regarding sensitive investigations. And within the department, the lines of communication need to flow up and down. When law enforcement and citizens cooperate effectively, the small, rural agency can assure successful narcotics investigations.
Jerry Carlton is a retired lieutenant from the Nevada Department of Public Safety. The graduate of the University of Louisville Southern Police Institute currently resides in the Pacific Northwest, and when not enjoying the outdoor life, fills his time freelance writing.