As far as we know, there’s no requirement that law enforcement officers learn Latin. However, those working in the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office ought to familiarize themselves with at least one term from the ancient language: Quid pro quo.

A quid pro quo is defined as “a favor or advantage granted or expected in return for something.” In everyday life, those arrangements aren’t necessarily bad. You might agree to pick up your neighbors’ mail while they’re on vacation in exchange for them doing the same for you when you’re out of town.

But when a government agency enters into a quid pro quo arrangement with a private business, that’s a whole different story. That kind of partnership is a clear conflict of interests.

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