Thu, June 25, 2009
I just want to say that unlike the scottsdale couterpart Phoenix Police officers from what I have seen are very professional. We do have to understand that they can't be all places all of the time. They have a very hard job and they do a great job.
Tue, June 03, 2003
I'm afraid that you can give no such assurances that this would have been followed up on if it were a "valid" complaint. I live in MA....and we just had a hearing in a town near me concerning an officer who chose to NOT respond to a hang up call. Dispatcher called him to check on this (officers had been to the house before for domestic violence) and the officer lied, saying that he couldn't take it because he had a burglary suspect in the back of his car. He later admitted that he did not but rather he didn't want to take the call as the end of his shift was only a few minutes away. This is just one example of many that I could cite. (By the way, another officer did respond....and yes, the woman in the house had injured the male pretty badly, resulting in hospital treatment for head injury). So let me get this straight: a 15 yo kid is supposed to be under house arrest and is driving like a LUNATIC up and down the surrounding streets, nearly causing accidents and risking the lives of those around him. And this is hardly the sort of the the police would give a "flying f*ck about" (to quote you)? Um, pardon me? If this kid should injure or kill someone doing something like this, who do you think this is going to come back on? Not the neighbor who apparently realized the great danger this little puke was causing. I'm the first to admit that our officers are placed under great stress and are required to place their own lives on the line for the people of their community. Not enough respect is given to the fine men and women in our departments. But I have to say that I'm glad you USED to be an officer. I hope you found a line of work better suited to your attitude.
#4UPDATE EX-employee responds
Thu, May 01, 2003
I would hope that anyone reading understands that the resorces of any large city's public safety department will become over-taxed during a holiday weekend. As a former officer, I can assure you if a valid complaint was received in this instance, it was followed up. A person who thinks otherwise has only to contact the department's public information sector and request a report. Finaly, it is clear in this case that the individual who called the police is portraying the actions of a young person whom he or she seems to know a great deal about and while the incident may loom large in the eye of the caller, it is hardly the sort of thing that the police would give a flying f*ck about. Thank you,