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NEW ALBANY, IN (WDRB-TV) -- New Albany Police are beefing up patrols even more around the S. Ellen Jones Neighborhood.
The New Albany Police substation is located inside the S. Ellen Jones Elementary School and all roll calls will be held there from now on. Chief Todd Bailey says, "The focal point is to keep the police officers in this neighborhood as much as absolutely possible."
Bailey says crime is down 10% since February when the Problem Oriented Policing program launched. It's all from increased patrols in this neighborhood, made up of several rental properties. Now, more than 45 officers can work out of the new substation.
Bailey says, "Most of what we have had decreases in is burglary, thefts and vandalism cases." Captain Lee Miller says, "I've talked to neighbors who are thrilled to death to see police presence and it has helped quality of life issues in the neighborhood."
In the substation, officers can fill out reports, take a break, and take calls. But police interviewing will still be done at the main police department.
NEW ALBANY — Though the program is still in its infancy, New Albany Police Department officials said they think they’re seeing positive results from their Problem Oriented Policing initiative at a press conference Wednesday....Part of that plan is to station police in schools in these areas. Bailey said he hopes to get such an installation in the S. Ellen Jones Elementary School by the beginning of April.
Originally posted by HenryPatrick
I wonder if their obituaries and tombstones will say "thrilled to death" after these same cops start murdering civilians on the streets and in their houses once all the children have been terrorized and tasered.
No problem elaborating.
Originally posted by Catalyst317
I think this is a good idea. I would certainly feel safer about my children while they are at school.
I also do not understand what this has to do with the NWO or a Police State. Please elaborate.
The term police state describes a state in which the government exercises rigid and repressive controls over the social, economic and political life of the population. A police state typically exhibits elements of totalitarianism and social control, and there is usually little or no distinction between the law and the exercise of political power by the executive.
The inhabitants of a police state experience restrictions on their mobility, and on their freedom to express or communicate political or other views, which are subject to police monitoring or enforcement. Political control may be exerted by means of a secret police force which operates outside the boundaries normally imposed by a constitutional state.
“The fundamental point of problem-oriented policing is to keep the cops where the crimes and the problems are,” Bailey said. “So we really believe that having our roll calls there and having the officers operate out of that location … will further anchor the police and school to the neighborhood.”
The substation is a 12-foot-by-15-foot room next to the school gymnasium. “Our office is the old popcorn stand … but it’s enough space that we can do what we need to do,” Bailey said....Bailey said that while officers will be entering and leaving the building around the clock to do reports, interview crime victims and do other police work, there won’t be a person sitting at a desk to deal with the public.
I never suggested police be out of sight, and there are plenty of stories involving cops I am deeply ashamed to hear of.
Originally posted by kro32
reply to post by hotbakedtater
I find nothing wrong with cops being situated by kids. They get to know one another and the kids probably won't grow up with stories about fear, they could always ask the cop if it's true, and the cops wont' think all kids are up to no good all the time, which they are, and I see no negatives to this at all.
Why put the police somewhere out of sight like your ashamed of them? Have them in the community getting to know kids and parants the more time they spend there the easier they will be able to recognize if something seems out of place or doesn't feel right.
Kids are more apt to go up to a cop and say hey these kids are talking about doing this or that thought I'd just let you know. Maybe some young child is being abused at home but happens to know a police officer and might mention this because she or he isn't afraid of the police.
Maybe the police might actually contribute more than just showing up when there's a problem.