Sioux Falls City Councilor Erickson tries to redefine ‘Precinct’

In the city council informational meeting today there was a presentation on leasing space for a Southwest Police Report to Work Station. During the meeting Erickson said that this is NOT a police precinct. Here is the best definition I could find on what a police precinct is;

In the United States, a police precinct is a geographical area patrolled by a police force. The term “precinct” may also refer to the main police station for such a geographical area. Practices and cultures of policing often vary considerably from one precinct to another.

She can claim whatever she wants to, to defend the mayor’s hypocrisy during the mayoral campaign, but, if it walks like a duck, it’s duck.


#1 "Woodstock" on 05.06.20 at 9:14 pm

“‘Orwellian Falls,’….. This fall on NBC”….

#2 D@ily Spin on 05.06.20 at 9:50 pm

Precinct is not a good word for a city this size. Police placement at certain fire stations makes sense to improve response time. Even a separate space and desk. Certainly, not a regular assigned staff. Instead shift appointments per working officers and anticipated action.

#3 The Guy From Guernsey on 05.07.20 at 7:46 am

Milquetoast Matt Burns parsing the textbook definition of “precinct” in order to rationalize that “this is not a precinct”.

yah, if you have to say, “but, this is not a precinct” … it’s a precinct.

#4 The Guy From Guernsey on 05.07.20 at 7:51 am

Somewhere, as she completes analysis of canine scat gathered the result of post-winter clean-up efforts, Loetscher finds vindication.

#5 D@ily Spin on 05.07.20 at 1:13 pm

Look what happened when the Parks Department got their own logo and offices. They regard themselves separate from city government and subcontract lawn mowing to Nebraska contractors.

#6 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 05.07.20 at 2:08 pm

Good point. The last election was between one who picks it up versus one who spreads it around.

#7 LJL on 05.07.20 at 8:49 pm

It’s a precinct and the only good idea from an unqualified mayoral candidate.