READING, Pa. – He is on the helm, steering the ship of Pennsylvania State Troopers in our space. Meet new Troop L Captain, Robert L. Bailey.
“The best way it really works within the state police, in layman’s phrases, like a chief of police,” mentioned Bailey.
It is the Captain’s obligation to supervise the operations of the Troop, which on this case, consists of all of Berks, Schuylkill and Lebanon counties. However he plans on doing greater than keep within the workplace.
“I wish to be seen,” mentioned Bailey. “I’ll have conversations with of us in the neighborhood. We won’t ignore the truth that we’re right here in Studying. I feel it might behoove us as a division as an company to have a relationship with of us in the neighborhood, notably with populations which have a unfavorable notion of legislation enforcement. I feel that is very, essential.”
Captain Bailey’s first initiative is a residents police academy for top schoolers, which he hopes to begin within the fall or subsequent spring.
“The target behind that program is to permit highschool college students to get a a expertise of what to anticipate in legislation enforcement, whether or not it is from the patrol aspect, the crime aspect, the investigative points,” mentioned Bailey.
Whereas Captain Bailey, who can also be a basketball and lacrosse coach, desires to be interactive with the group, he desires the group to work together with Troopers. He hopes that for those who see a Trooper on the road, you merely say whats up.
“Simply have a dialog,” mentioned Bailey. “You see us on Group we’ll converse to you. Let’s have a dialog the place folks identical to you, we’re no totally different.”