This was a really interesting conversation. Like many of us, George was really interested in the news that Ed Jerse was named Cuyahoga County's new Regional Planning Director--a brand new position for a brand new county. I read the story in the print version of the PD but can't seem to find it on Cleveland.com.
As a police officer and interested citizen, George has a really interesting point of view. He's in favor of collaboration and consolidation of services, to a point. That point is somewhere around where it might cut into the department he works for. Still, I was struck by how interested he is in what's best for the region and the community, not just the police.
btw, George blogs at http://www.thethirtyyearitch.com/