Listening to Law Enforcement
"One of the things we like about KOMU is you are responsive in emergencies. Whether it is a missing child, traffic problem, whatever the case may be KOMU does a really good job about getting that information out to the public. So that is a positive in law enforcement," Boone County Sheriff Dwayne Carey said.
Law enforcement also said working with some of the student journalists at KOMU can be inconvenient.
"Occasionally we will see some type of error that we think wasn't presented quite correctly. Of course what is done is done, but typically if we call, and complain about that someone will take a look and correct it for the future," Columbia Police Chief Randy Boehm said.
"Probably my biggest thing, I would like to see an increase coverage on proactive type stuff that we are doing. We have really evaluated our department since I took office in '05. We have done a lot of proactive law enforcement," Carey said. "A lot of those good-feeling type stories would be nice to see on KOMU, instead of a complaint or if something like that happens. Because in our line of work, it is unfortunate, but we say 'no news is good news' but it would be good to say, 'all news is good news.' And have some more on all of the good things we do here at the sheriff's department."
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