I oppose a major part of defunding police departments. I feel we could use more police officers in our town. I am opposed to militarizing police departments. I do understand criminals have better weapons than most police, but I don’t think we need such armored military vehicles. We are fortunate in our town we have no hate crimes committed by police officers. Most officers are local citizens who became officers. I just don’t think defunding will do any good. That means less officers, less patrol cars, less training, less safety equipment, less body cameras, less school protection, we need to correct the system not eliminate it.