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  • #406436

    Bear
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    Having just had one of Columbus’ finest work his way through my house today after the alarm company called to tell me that something was amiss, I’ve got no complaints. Thoroughly professional, took a nontrivial risk to his own safety to protect my property and possibly corral a criminal (no such luck I’m afraid), and then politely went on his way.

    The only other encounter I had with the police involved stolen property. We tracked it down, and I was surprised when they assumed we didn’t want to press charges. I asked why we had to “press charges” in a criminal case, and the officer explained that it was shorthand: often they go to a lot of trouble to prosecute, but at the end stage, if the witness doesn’t appear in court, the case gets thrown out… and most people who have their stuff back “don’t want to get involved.” It took me less than a second to say “I’ll appear.” He took his notebook back out… in the end, went to court, never had to testify, but the fact that I was there and ready to do so led to a conviction. In that case, what initially seemed like lax behavior on the police was in fact a rational response to long exposure to the public not holding up its end of the bargain.

    So, I do think Columbus police care about city neighborhoods. I’m not quite as sure about the residents of those neighborhoods, though, especially the ones who “don’t want to get involved.”

    #406437

    Just to answer the original question…
    I’d say that it probably depends upon the individual officer. Some probably care more than others.

    I think this is the real answer here, having had more than my fair share of law enforcement experiences. You definitely get the feeling that some are there to protect and serve, with an almost selfless attitude about why they’re doing the job they’re doing. Sadly, this isn’t the case across the board though.

    #406438

    Urbanboi
    Member

    YEAH BRO! GET A GUN!! LOL

    #406439

    Tenzo
    Participant

    Urbanboi wrote >>
    YEAH BRO! GET A GUN!! LOL

    A gun would be less than useless to me, as I won’t shot anyone.

    But back to the subject;
    In many cases law enforcement officers are not allowed to work the area they live in, in an attempt to keep them fair and impartial.
    (I don’t know if this is the case in Columbus)

    #406440

    e8453b
    Member

    Walker wrote >>

    e8453b wrote >>
    Do you think Columbus Police care about City Neighborhoods?

    Just to answer the original question…
    I’d say that it probably depends upon the individual officer. Some probably care more than others.
    As with any large group of people, it’s hard to lump them all into the same mindset on a question like that. A simple “YES” or “NO” is hardly accurate.

    I agree with you Walker. Unfortunately numerous officers on the south
    side have an apathetic demeanor towards citizens on the south side.However, our concerns have been noted by members of City Council.
    Hopefully both citizens and Officers will be able to work together
    with mutual respect.

    #406441

    melikecheese
    Participant

    Did you know you can submit police tips online??

    http://www.citizenobserver.com/cov6/app/webTipForm.html?id=2601

    I signed up for and started using this service. You can upload pictures with your tip.

    When I lived in GV and called the police for some people that looked real suspicious, they should up real fast, the wagon came speeding over in under a minute. Yet a mile south I can call about drug deals I am watching and they never show up.

    #406442

    e8453b
    Member

    melikecheese wrote >>
    Did you know you can submit police tips online??
    http://www.citizenobserver.com/cov6/app/webTipForm.html?id=2601
    I signed up for and started using this service. You can upload pictures with your tip.
    When I lived in GV and called the police for some people that looked real suspicious, they should up real fast, the wagon came speeding over in under a minute. Yet a mile south I can call about drug deals I am watching and they never show up.

    Thanks for the Link!!

    #406443

    JonMyers
    Participant

    More Victorian Village crime anecdotes. My friend returned from a vacation yesterday and went to go to work this morning only to find her garage had been broken into and ravaged.

    They stole a 3 wheeler bike, and some change out of the car.

    If anyone sees a bum on a 3 wheeler please let me know. It’s a distinct ride.

    #406444

    Brant
    Participant

    lifeliberty wrote >>
    CSI TV shows have ruined what people should normally expect from the police and courts.

    You mean the police DON’T have a forensics lab that looks like the the bridge of the Enterprise?

    #406445

    lifeliberty
    Participant

    I’ve been to the CPD lab off King a couple years ago, you could say it is more comparable to the bridge of the Santa Maria. I don’t know if they upgraded it since then, I hope so, but it’s all about funding. It was extremely tiny for a city of this size. If people want more services they have to pay more, and no one wants to pay more. I think they are doing the best with what they have.

    #406446

    Yeti22
    Participant

    ~3 days ago I was heading west on Greenlawn to High st. when an officer buzzed by me doing probably 50-60 in a 35. I figured there was an incident in Merion Village. Just before he got to High St. he made a right into White Castle. Was White Castle being robbed? Nope. As I sat at the light I watched him get his drive thru food. Stay classy Columbus.

    #406447

    melikecheese
    Participant

    Yeti22 wrote >>
    ~3 days ago I was heading west on Greenlawn to High st. when an officer buzzed by me doing probably 50-60 in a 35. I figured there was an incident in Merion Village. Just before he got to High St. he made a right into White Castle. Was White Castle being robbed? Nope. As I sat at the light I watched him get his drive thru food. Stay classy Columbus.

    That’s funny to me because I see the speed traps on Greenlawn all the time, typically with 2+ cars stopped. When the police are jsut driving on it, yeah they do go much much faster then everyone else, That road is making the city some real cash.

    #1023552

    News
    Participant

    Columbus Police Want More Millennials On The Force
    June 11, 2014 11:43 am – Jesse Bethea

    Time calls them “lazy,” The Atlantic calls them “narcissistic,” but the Columbus Division of Police wants you to call them “officers.”

    On June 14 and July 17, CPD will be holding career expos to recruit new officers from recently graduated classes of millennials; the generation roughly defined as having come of age with the new millennium. In millennials, CPD sees an opportunity to gain skilled officers while providing the kind of benefits that recent graduates are not finding elsewhere.

    READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/columbus-police-want-more-millennials-on-the-force-jb1

    #1028121

    News
    Participant

    Riding Along with the Columbus Police
    July 4, 2014 11:52 am – Jesse Bethea

    “You missed an interesting run.”

    Officer Wil James finds me in the parking lot of the police academy on Hague Avenue at about 6 p.m. and immediately tells me I’ve already missed what will likely be the most important call of the day for the Columbus Division of Police’s Precinct 15. A suburban man was just arrested by a task force on child pornography charges. The man apparently sobbed profusely, another officer later mentions, as they removed his wedding band.

    READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/riding-along-with-the-columbus-police-jb1

    #1039135
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    The Dispatch published an article today on crime reports, taking a look at serious crime rates by neighborhood/districts. The highest was found in West Franklinton and lowest on the Northwest Side.

    It’s worth noting that this obviously only includes reported crime, and not unreported crime. And that the specific details and/or context of the crime is not reported in the numbers. An oft-cited example is that two drug dealers having a shoot-out at 2am on a Saturday night has little to do with the safety of someone who lives a dozen blocks away, is safely asleep in their homes, but still falls within the same district so they’re reported at a higher risk.

    It’s also worthy noting in my opinion that personal safety goes beyond the serious crimes that the Dispatch measured for this report (burglaries, assaults, robberies, rapes and homicides). A good example would be the strange use of photo for the safest neighborhood where a woman is jogging in the street (not on the sidewalk) with an approaching car behind her. Traffic injuries and deaths are not included in this report.

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