How To End Up With The Watch Commander's Office Assignment
Most everyone knows that the Watch Commander's Office is the Chief's way of saying "Bad Cop No Donut". Seems a well respected Captain earned the demotion the equivalent of "window sitting" for Toyota, because get this, he was passing notes during a briefing conducted by Deputy Chief Katina Graue.
Graue was boring as usual, became incensed at the general inattention of those officers in attendance and took issue with the contents of the note which reportedly was nothing more the Chief Monroe's email tag line.
The Captain's next misdeed was to take a less than serious interest in church. If the facts check out the Captain who is an admitted agnostic (a person who believes that the existence of a greater power, such as a god, cannot be proven or disproved) made the mistake of saying he wasn't comfortable attending a church to represent the department but was ordered to attend the service anyway. After the first service the captain was told again to attend another service at the same church and he again protested.
Poof instant Watch Commander and Hello 3rd shift.
A Request From An Indianapolis Police Officer
Re: CMPD Baker One Domestic Battery Project
I am a patrolman in Indy looking for honest feedback from CMPD Officers who had experience with the Baker One Domestic Violence Project from 2001 to 2007.
We just began a similar initiative here in Indianapolis to link indicator crimes to dom. batt. cases. Our dept. has set the criteria for one to be a B1 offender as I understand it to be any person with 3 domestic reports in a three month period or 5 in a year. As part of this we are mandated to take a report on any domestic run.
This means that if they were only arguing verbally about taking out the trash and a neighbor calls in a disturbance, we have to file a police report. Three of these and they're flagged as a B1 offender.
Then should we identify early offenders we are to pursue them relentlessly and document every time we come into contact them for any reason and not exercise any discretion when we interact with them.
I am very apprehensive about the possibility of "harassment" claims this may generate. Any words on success and /or opinions would be appreciated.
Your can view the original post and respond here.
Spies Among Us - Occupy Charlotte Mole at CMPD?
This ought to get CMPD's Command Staff's Attention. The writer is Robert Tilford of Charlotte:
"This is also very sad, very sad indeed", says Jane Doe (not her real name) of Charlotte, N.C. a political operative who works inside the CMPD police department and is a self proclaimed "spy inside" for the Occupy Charlotte movement. Her husband, lets call him Paul, a county employee stand in solidarity with the Occupy movement and used to work as a lobbyist for a private hospital network. He says "the money and influence of special interests in Congress is amazing". Congress is basically "for sale" he says. Jane and Paul is among a number of people who are fed up with the political system and are seeking ways to change it."
The entire story is here.
UNCC SWAT Unit - File this under "You have got to be KIDDING!"
According to WCNC - The UNCC Police Department has formed a 13-member SWAT team with special training, special gear, and special tools and weapons.
"You can't just sit and wait for something to happen. You have to be ready at a moment's notice," said Lt. Josh Huffman of the UNCC Campus Police and SWAT team. "We can mobilize quickly. We have swat members on each squad, day shift and night shift.”
"I think it's very possible something like that could happen on campus," said sophomore Corbin Peters. Most of these students weren't in college yet when the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting happened, but it's something they remember. "It was kind of scary. I wasn't even there and I can only imagine how scary it was for the students," said sophomore Calinda Burrus. So learning their college campus has a SWAT team is very comforting.
More details are here.