Christopher J. Ortiz
In today’s front-page story, Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden
is quoted saying Fort Collins and Larimer County have an active
“There are escort services, and make no mistake about it, those
are all prostitutes,” he says. But when asked by The Collegian
about the issue, Fort Collins Mayor Ray Martinez said he hasn’t
heard any reports to indicate there is a problem. Rita Davis, press
information officer for Fort Collins Police Services also says
there is not a problem inside Fort Collins city limits.
Here is an example of bad communication between government
agencies. We have one saying there is a problem and another saying
To better effectively fight the problem, our city agencies need
to work on the same level. If the sheriff’s department feels
something is a problem, our city hall and our mayor should also be
made aware of it.
Although many view prostitution as a victimless crime, a crime
is a crime and needs to be pursued as such, but this can only occur
when our local leaders are all on the same page and working
together and not receiving news from a reporter about problems.