Thank you, Lynn Lybolt, for your letter (“Posse not security agency,” Sun City Independent, Nov. 2, 2022) regarding the rift between the Sun City Posse and the Recreation Centers of Sun City board.
Your thoughts were spot on.
The Sun City Posse is a great organization serving the residents of Sun City for nearly 50 years, in the capacity of community outreach and Neighborhood Watch. The Posse hosts and engages in many activities that benefit and support the residents of Sun City. But, they are not Law Enforcement.
As a former patrol officer and lieutenant with the Posse, I agree that addressing trespassers on the golf courses should be left to law enforcement. When I first joined the Posse, we did patrol through the North Golf Course at night. But, these are very different times.
The police reports listed in the Independent show a fair amount of the burglaries, assaults, criminal and property damage happening between 113th Avenue in Youngtown, 107th Avenue in Sun City and Grand Avenue. The North Golf Course falls within the perimeters of this “war zone.”
Should a Posse patrol encounter a suspicious person on North Golf Course late at night, and that person refuses to leave and starts to threaten, what can the Posse do? Let Law enforcement deal with the criminal element in Sun City and keep yourselves safe!
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