Tuesday, June 21, 2011 10:33:53 AM
cops have zones that they work in. They might be help up at a "my cat's lost" call on the either side of their zone and then that lady calls because her husband bet the s out of her. she is no longer in imminent danger and in a semi secure location. the calls are dispatched to all available officers. Say you have an officer at your house for what you might think is important. You are doing paperwork and telling your side so something could be done then, the officer that you have at your house gets dispatched to a chick who is at a store, who`s husband beat the s out of her, but is now safe at a different location. I, as an officer (im not actually one) am going to say, "you are not as important because somewhere else someone also needs my help" and i leave you. Is that what the officer should do? what the hell do you think officers do all day? if everyone is so held bent on what officers do, call up your local police stataion or sheriff`s office and schedule a ride-
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 10:27:06 AM
I guess people dont realize why cops gets held up at calls. people call for: my neighbor's grass clippings are on my side of the lawn and i want him and the grass clipping trespassed, my bush has been stolen, my ex-husband is teaching my child to hate me, someone is stalking me on FB.
There are Patrol Units and Traffic Units. Your traffic unit will be giving the tickets out most of the time. Patrol Units go to your house, deliver your baby, first responders, save your life, chase a bankrobber and only if he has time and sees a moving violation will write you a ticket.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 10:00:23 AM
"So, it either took and officer 65 minutes to go 300 yards, or they were more concerned with hitting ticket quotas.
Just sayin' this guy kinda has a point. "
Nooooo, if the woman did NOT call 911, then they dispatched a deputy. Those types of calls are incredibly common and in a slow day can have the available amount of deputies running eveywhere. Yes this can range from anything as simple as getting a cat out of a tree to a call that some girl is afraid of her boyfriend.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 9:57:39 AM
It doesnt really matter if you are a tax payer or not. If you have broken the law and got caught, then you get a ticket. it is as simple as that. Its not like the cop can be like "This dude ran a stop sign, but somewhere out there a bigger crime is being commited, but this dude could have killed someone or caused a crashed due to his negligence"
...Suddenly your little crime of running that stop sign doesnt seem so small does it..