Letter: Leave Salisbury alone
I have read article after article criticizing the town of Salisbury for not having a police department. After reading the editorial “Salisbury needs its own police force” (Monitor, May 6), I’ve decided I’ve had a belly full of other people trying to tell the residents of Salisbury how to run their town.
The decision to have a police department was voted on at town meeting and was voted down by a 4-1 margin. As far as response time from the state police is concerned, I have heard only positive feedback on this.
Our fire department has nothing but praise for their quick action.
We recently had a “meet and greet your state trooper” at our safety building, and a good many citizens attended this event with their children. We are fortunate to have such well-trained, personable and caring people as members of our state police force.
I have discovered that if a serious event happens in any town warranting police action, the state police are called upon to help or take charge. I believe the Monitor editorial department should have better things to editorialize about than telling towns what they should do with their own tax money.
In other words, stop harassing Salisbury. Mind your own business!