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Old 09-18-2015, 05:52 AM
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This is t meant to be a cop bashing thread I am just wondering about something. Yesterday having lunch down town Boston there were six bike cops, three state and three BPD just hanging out for over two hours on the sidewalk. They were interacting with people, letting people sit on their bikes and take photos. We stopped and chatted with them a bit they were all great guys. I was just wondering is this official cop duty? Hanging out, chatting with people and letting your presents be known? I always thought official cop duties were pulling people over and what not until yesterday.
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It's called interacting with the public.
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I would say, that they are doing their job, while earning the respect of the community. Not acting like power tripping jerks.
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Originally Posted by agallant80 View Post
This is t meant to be a cop bashing thread I am just wondering about something. Yesterday having lunch down town Boston there were six bike cops, three state and three BPD just hanging out for over two hours on the sidewalk. They were interacting with people, letting people sit on their bikes and take photos. We stopped and chatted with them a bit they were all great guys. I was just wondering is this official cop duty? Hanging out, chatting with people and letting your presents be known? I always thought official cop duties were pulling people over and what not until yesterday.
Interacting with the community in a positive sense is never a bad thing.
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Yes it's official duty. Half, or maybe 25% of today's society thinks they only bash heads in...a little interaction with the public to let the public know they're everyday joe's and they're there in force to protect them, can only be a good think IMO.

Now highway construction workers standing around watching one guy dig while 5 workers, a supervisor, and a QA inspector watch.......
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Originally Posted by Wolakrab View Post
It's called interacting with the public.
http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/..._jpso_d_1.html

Interaction with the public.
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Originally Posted by agallant80 View Post
This is t meant to be a cop bashing thread I am just wondering about something. Yesterday having lunch down town Boston there were six bike cops, three state and three BPD just hanging out for over two hours on the sidewalk. They were interacting with people, letting people sit on their bikes and take photos. We stopped and chatted with them a bit they were all great guys. I was just wondering is this official cop duty? Hanging out, chatting with people and letting your presents be known? I always thought official cop duties were pulling people over and what not until yesterday.

Many units like Bike Patrol, Horse Patrol, walking beat officers and other specialized units are as much about positive community interaction as they are doing any real law enforcement.
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I have no problem with it. Besides everyone wants to complain about them pulling everyone over just collecting revenue so if they're not getting any dispatched calls at that time it seems getting out in the public and interacting with folks is a little bit better use of their "free time." I think it's great.
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The media undeservingly so, has put them in a position to where you'll likely see more of this. Especially "big" cities.
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It is better than having the LEOs cooping some where that they can not be easily seen or found and likely sleeping. At my local gin mill we used to have an LEO on duty sit at the bar drinking with after taking off his uniform jacket and shirt. He was a great drinking buddy, but if I needed help he is not the one I wanted to be sent to my aid.
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You must have not noticed the free dog shooting sign

Cops doing their job.
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Originally Posted by Cracker View Post
Many units like Bike Patrol, Horse Patrol, walking beat officers and other specialized units are as much about positive community interaction as they are doing any real law enforcement.
So is it a duty assignment for the day?
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Sounds like great community policing.

I know which one I prefer, anyone else?



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Here's another way they interact with the public.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=426_1442543449
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Originally Posted by Jersus View Post
Interacting with the community in a positive sense is never a bad thing.

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Wait a minute. Oh noooooooooo
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They are sniffing fo weed brah....oldest cop trick in the book.
Don't fall for it man.
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Originally Posted by Crabpot Man View Post
Sounds like great community policing.

I know which one I prefer, anyone else?



X2, I'll take 5 minutes out of my day to get a few drunks off of the road.

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Here's another way they interact with the public.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=426_1442543449
You surprised me with that one, thanks.

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They are sniffing fo weed brah....oldest cop trick in the book.
Don't fall for it man.
Doesn't matter if you stink if you're not holding.
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Well, State Troopers in my neck of the woods do one thing very well. Ticket writing!! The generate lots of bucks for the states coffers! They work in wolf-packs of 5 or 6. Not even a "have a good day", or "slow down, please",. Just turn, seek and detect!!!! OK, I'll admit, it''s not a job I'd want, that's why I don't! But a firm lack of personality must be one of the 1st things they teach 'em at the academy.
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Here's another way they interact with the public.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=426_1442543449
I love it..
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