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Old 12-05-2007, 05:54 PM
 
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If there is a crime in progress, such as a robbery or breaking and entering occuring, expect a very quick, emergency response. Other police units will clear less important calls for service to respond if there are no police units currently available.
Given the OP's friend's experience as well as mine, it is clear that this is not true.

I was alone with my three children at 3:00am. I didn't know if the intruder was in my house or not. My three children were each asleep in separate rooms, so all I could do was stand in the upstairs hallway in the hopes of protecting them.

I called 911 three separate times and they didn't arrive at my home for 25 minutes.
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Old 12-05-2007, 06:20 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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CG - thank you so much! You make me feel so much better about things. I know many people hesitate when it comes to guns . . . but honestly - having had to use one 2 times in my life to "scare away" intruders . . . I gotta tell you . . . responsible gun ownership seems the thing to do.

I also have an alarm system and since my H telecommutes and I work from home . . . I leave my alarm on during the day. My neighbors think that perhaps I go a little overboard but you know . . . better safe than sorry.
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Old 12-05-2007, 06:22 PM
 
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Given the OP's friend's experience as well as mine, it is clear that this is not true.

I was alone with my three children at 3:00am. I didn't know if the intruder was in my house or not. My three children were each asleep in separate rooms, so all I could do was stand in the upstairs hallway in the hopes of protecting them.

I called 911 three separate times and they didn't arrive at my home for 25 minutes.
This is exactly the situation that scares me the most. My children are out of the house now . . . and I gotta tell you . . . being responsible for just me - a lot less anxiety.

Being by yourself in a house w/ children at 3 am in the morning . . . that is when we need a fast response from the police.
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Old 12-05-2007, 06:25 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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are slow then what I was use to . We are in S. charlotte and it took about 30-35 mins.

We own a gun though just in case anyone ever tries to break in! I also invested in a really good alarm system.
Are you near a station? I just wonder b/c my friend w/ the intruder messing around is only 2.5 miles from a station and it still took over 30 mins. (and in S. CLT) Of course, this was on a Sat. nite and I expect there is more going on - more calls - around midnite on a Sat nite than during the week. (but that is just a supposition).
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Old 12-05-2007, 10:11 PM
 
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East Lincoln County - THREE MINUTES
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Old 12-06-2007, 07:09 AM
 
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When I lived in Charlotte, police typically took about 30 - 45 minutes to respond, including in one instance to a break-in in progress. The Eastway division handled our neighborhood.

Now that I am in McAdenville, I can't imagine that I will ever have to call them, unless someone is trying to steal my Christmas lights.
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Old 12-06-2007, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Newton, MA
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Not having to worry about what the response time would be if I had to call the police sounds good to me. Do you know of any apartment complexes in McAdenville? I didn't find any doing a web search. If not, I will keep it in mind for when I am ready to buy. Thanks.

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When I lived in Charlotte, police typically took about 30 - 45 minutes to respond, including in one instance to a break-in in progress. The Eastway division handled our neighborhood.

Now that I am in McAdenville, I can't imagine that I will ever have to call them, unless someone is trying to steal my Christmas lights.
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Old 12-06-2007, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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There aren't in apartment complexes in McAdenville. It's a great little town but remember, crime can happen anywhere.
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Old 12-06-2007, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Cornelius
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There aren't in apartment complexes in McAdenville. It's a great little town but remember, crime can happen anywhere.
Exactly, that's why I don't rely on the police.
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Old 12-06-2007, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Cornelius
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CG - thank you so much! You make me feel so much better about things. I know many people hesitate when it comes to guns . . . but honestly - having had to use one 2 times in my life to "scare away" intruders . . . I gotta tell you . . . responsible gun ownership seems the thing to do.

I also have an alarm system and since my H telecommutes and I work from home . . . I leave my alarm on during the day. My neighbors think that perhaps I go a little overboard but you know . . . better safe than sorry.

Great, I'm glad you found the website useful. There's some very practical information on there. We don't have an alarm system, but it's not a bad idea for deterrence. We actually have 2 dogs: lab/newfie mix and an Italian mastiff. They would eat any body that tried anything. So with our arsenal and 2 beasts, we sleep quite comfortably at night.
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