Today, in the second part of the SCPR treatment of Hartville police Chief Larry Dodrea's attempt to advance integrated Stark County emergency force communication, we deal with some key questions and answers posed at a recent appearance by Dordea before the Stark County commissioners about a plan proposed by TAC Computers, Inc utilizing the Summit County Emergency Management Agency's grant submission facilities.
The SCPR believes that the commissioners demonstrated a healthy skepticism in their exchange with Dordea. However, Dordea is not a Stark County official (he also is an at-large elected Alliance city councilman) that gets offended by probing questions. He embraced the questions.
The Report is impressed with Dordea's zeal and by his dedication to the notion that the proposal by TAC to provide hardware, and, more importantly - very, very expensive software (likely more than $1 million) to the 55 fire, police and EMS units that make up Stark's emergency forces, be scrutinized with the highest order of due diligence.
The SCPR does detect a concern by Dordea that his initiative might get derailed by political considerations.
One of the major problems that The Report sees that Stark County has is the reality that some Stark County officials rate their individual political agenda over the interests of Stark Countians in making governmental decisions.
A primary quest of the SCPR is to ferret out these officials and bring their clandestine activities into the light of day.
The video below represents a sampling of questions already asked. Undoubtedly, more questions need to be asked. Readers of The Report should be contacting any one of the commissioners and Chief Dordea with questions they have in mind.
Here is the video.