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Old 01-02-2011, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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That's not the only problem. Officers currently on the payroll only do the minimum required work, there is absolutely no community policing going on, and I think the police are actually scared to go in certain areas.

I'd like to see them hire a bunch of new, motivated officers, so they can show the old dinosaurs the door.
I can assure you that your post couldn't be more wrong.
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Old 01-03-2011, 09:54 AM
 
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I can assure you that your post couldn't be more wrong.
Thats a MountainMen post for you.

I can say that at least in South Omaha the police make their presence known and are even in the neighborhoods. Sure they are not on every block all day, but you will see one go by several times a day.
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Old 01-03-2011, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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Thats a MountainMen post for you.

I can say that at least in South Omaha the police make their presence known and are even in the neighborhoods. Sure they are not on every block all day, but you will see one go by several times a day.
That, and all those new motivated officers end up starting out in the northeast and southeast precincts by default.
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Old 01-04-2011, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Middleburg
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Sure they are not on every block all day, but you will see one go by several times a day.
Making a presence with a drive-by is not community policing, and it does not keep communities safe.
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Old 01-04-2011, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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Making a presence with a drive-by is not community policing, and it does not keep communities safe.
The problem is that OPD is too short staffed to do a real community policing job. Officers in the northeast precinct are literally on calls back to back with no down time in between. The southeast precinct isn't much better. In some of the western districts you can have downtime between the calls, but that's it.

If you really want to see community policing, contact the mayor and city council and tell them to quit cutting the funding for recruit classes.
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Old 01-04-2011, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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Making a presence with a drive-by is not community policing, and it does not keep communities safe.
Community policing like the Santa at the Southwest Precinct event held last december? or the Wells Fargo Family Fun Festival? or the yearly Safety Expo? or National Night Out? or any number of other events that OPD takes part in?

I don't want to be rude. but do some research before claiming that a department makes no efforts to reach their community. OPD's efforts are well noted, especially on their Facebook page, which has been nationally recognized for its ease of access and human touch.

could there be more? sure. but we'd need better funding if you want enough officers to staff these things... OPD is doing a great job with what they have.
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Old 01-04-2011, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Middleburg
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My statement about lack of community policing is well supported by crime statistics and communities that flat out refuse to speak with the cops or act as witnesses.

Also, making appearances as Santa is good, but I'm talking more about outreach during their actual patrols. Like getting out of the car and making connections so that citizens feel comfortable giving info when the police need the info.

Is OPD "doing a great job with what they have"? I'd have to say that when people can tell a visitor a dozen places "not to go" then the police are not doing a good job.
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Old 01-04-2011, 09:02 PM
 
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My statement about lack of community policing is well supported by crime statistics and communities that flat out refuse to speak with the cops or act as witnesses.

Also, making appearances as Santa is good, but I'm talking more about outreach during their actual patrols. Like getting out of the car and making connections so that citizens feel comfortable giving info when the police need the info.

Is OPD "doing a great job with what they have"? I'd have to say that when people can tell a visitor a dozen places "not to go" then the police are not doing a good job.
Okay Mattden (ahem.. busted..) when a city the size of Omaha has a crime rate much better than most cities its size then it must be doing many things right.
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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Is OPD "doing a great job with what they have"? I'd have to say that when people can tell a visitor a dozen places "not to go" then the police are not doing a good job.
Are you dense?
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Middleburg
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The State legislature was considering calling in the National Guard last summer because of the violence in North Omaha. Please help me see the situation more clearly.

And no, I'm not Matt Den.
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