Bring back the police reports

“What’s going on with the police reports?” A week doesn’t go by that someone questions when the Lane County Sheriff’s Reports are going to be part of this newspaper again. The last ones we printed were from November 11, 2013.
People like them because they provide some insight into why a patrol car may have been in their neighborhood. The reports sometimes describe suspicious vehicles poking around mailboxes or shady characters checking how secure doors to residences might be. Details could also include if there were injuries in an accident a reader might have driven by.
We feel they may have played a part in generating some support for the passage of the recent law enforcement levy by showing taxpayers what the Sheriff’s Office is involved with locally.
Whatever your reasons, we’ve been hearing from quite a few folks who would like to see the reports in print again.
We periodically check with the Sheriff’s Office to see if any progress has been made in upgrading the Computer Aided Dispatch System that needs to be fully operational again. It might help if you did the same - and told them why you think it is important.

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