Don't you know,this is Illinois, people with guns have to be watched. People with guns are a dangerous threat to our Homeland security. You should have been here the first year,more troopers than shooters. The biggest joke of the century. Lets have a big shoot here??? CED
Those of you who think they have too many law enforcement officers please send them to southeast Tennessee to help us get a handle on the growing gang problem. We will take all we can get as long as they are honest.
The police are here because it is a state park facility and they are required to provide police for on site security, traffic, enforcement, etc. I never worry about seeing the police, it makes me feel safer.
In Vandalia, it was common to have more than a dozen guns stolen every year. The first year in Sparta the SP caught two right away - predictably from Dayton planning to continue a career. Since then, I have not heard of a single intentional instance.
I talked to two CD cops who work late, occasionally shoot the sporting clays course, and go home to sleep. I have found all of them polite, helpful, and very interesting to talk to. I'm glad they are here.