a reply to: ShadowGhost
Police departments across the country participate in all kinds of community based programs. There are neighborhood watch group meetings, ride alongs,
citizen police academies, national night out, shop with a cop, the law enforcement torch run, coffee with a cop, tip a cop, the Police Athletic League
(PAL), camp chance, community reading programs, and I could go on...
So please don't sit here and say the police don't try to get to know their communities because most agencies even have community policing divisions.
The community members have to WANT to participate in such programs to make them successful. We can't force them. As I stated in many posts a positive
relationship between the police and the community is a two way street. Both are responsible to maintain it.
Matter of fact where do you live? I bet there are multiple community programs that the police participate in. Have you ever helped them out or
volunteered? Have you even checked to see what they have to offer?
Then you say police need to go after real criminals like they don't.
I have arrested people for murder, burglary, armed robbery, sexual battery, fraud, vehicle theft, etc. just like most officers. Yes sometimes I have
to arrest people for minor things but such is life. It is apart of the job.
That is almost like saying that if a GM car salesman sells anything other than Corvettes they are not doing their job.
I don't get kickbacks for arresting people. I get paid the same amount of money whether I arrest 1 person a year or 1000. I went into the career to
help my community and it is extremely insulting for you to sit here and say "I just want to milk the system."
Let me ask, what positive things have you done for your community?
The last person I asked that question to never responded. Don't let me down.
edit on 7-12-2014 by TorqueyThePig because: (no reason
edit on 7-12-2014 by TorqueyThePig because: (no reason given)