President Obama came to Prince William County today. Naturally, our police and emergency responders were out in full force assisting with crowd control, security and other associated services for such an event. While the job that they do is a source of pride, someone in the PWC PD crossed the line in their Facebook posts of photos. It is one thing to show these fine men and women in action doing their job at this presidential event. It is another to post photos like this that serve no purpose other than to promote a political candidate.
This is a clear misuse of public services and the PWC PD should look into who did this, make certain that such photos that cross the line into being political in nature are removed and that strict policies are implemented so there is clarity in the future about what is proper and what is inappropriate. (Another reason why the new Chief of Police MUST come from outside the current culture that Chief Deane built there.)
The entire photo gallery can be seen here.