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(AZCentral)   Phoenix-area cities increasingly rely on volunteer policemen to don special uniforms, tool around in marked cruisers, free up officers to hunt real criminals. "They don't complain like paid people do. They truly come and want to help us out"   (azcentral.com) divider line 67
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2013-12-13 04:01:26 PM  
Here it's REDDI. (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately)  Loosely organized bunch of volunteers that drive around at night reporting drunk drivers.

Not condemning what they do, but some of them can be a bit...vigilante in their approach.  Couple times now I have been driving at night and picked up one of these guys right on my rear bumper, cell phone in hand, just waiting...waaaaiiiiitiiiing for me to cross the center line.

Not that it would do them any good.  I do all my drinkin at home now boys.
 
2013-12-13 04:01:53 PM  
The RCMP have been doing this for ages. Auxiliary officers generally do a lot of crowd control, special events, work with the regular constables on busy days, that sort of thing. It's a great program, and I know a number of people who have started as auxiliaries then gone on to become full officers later.
 
2013-12-13 04:20:46 PM  
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2013-12-13 04:22:02 PM  
anxiously awaiting George Zimmerman II (electric clusterfarkaroo).
 
2013-12-13 04:37:15 PM  

Mikey1969: edmo: So who volunteers for this? Old retired people? Seems a shame that these aren't real jobs for real people with real bills to pay.

And I'm sure the paid officers appreciate the comment about complaining.

That's the point of volunteer work... Sheriff Joe started this, and parts of it have worked well, the Pussy Posse(So named because they used to do prostitute stings) will beef up a presence in mall parking lots at Xmas time, and help cut down on car break-ins, including educating people that they see leaving packages out in the open as easy targets. Being Joe, he misuses the Posse a lot, but it's hard to complain about the Xmas part.


Even a broken clock is right twice a day.
 
2013-12-13 04:45:34 PM  

shtychkn: Mikey1969: edmo: So who volunteers for this? Old retired people? Seems a shame that these aren't real jobs for real people with real bills to pay.

And I'm sure the paid officers appreciate the comment about complaining.

That's the point of volunteer work... Sheriff Joe started this, and parts of it have worked well, the Pussy Posse(So named because they used to do prostitute stings) will beef up a presence in mall parking lots at Xmas time, and help cut down on car break-ins, including educating people that they see leaving packages out in the open as easy targets. Being Joe, he misuses the Posse a lot, but it's hard to complain about the Xmas part.

Even a broken clock is right twice a day.


That's pretty much it..
 
2013-12-13 04:54:47 PM  
My community has Reserver Officers, and Sheriff's Posse.    These people get badges and guns.   Most attend the police academy at some point, and want to work in Law Enforcement.    We also have a C.O.P. (Citizens on Patrol) unit.    These COPs are retired for the most part.   They drive around in old police cars.   They check to make sure all the doors are locked on businesses and government buildings.  They look for signs of vandalism or break-ins.    They will help direct traffic on car accident scenes.   The C.O.P.s get no badges, no guns, no enforcement ability at all.   They are the type of people who would volunteer for the neighborhood watch in a larger city.
 
2013-12-13 04:55:42 PM  
weiserfireman: My community has Reserver Officers, Reserve Officers and Sheriff's Posse.    These people get badges and guns.   Most attend the police academy at some point, and want to work in Law Enforcement.    We also have a C.O.P. (Citizens on Patrol) unit.    These COPs are retired for the most part.   They drive around in old police cars.   They check to make sure all the doors are locked on businesses and government buildings.  They look for signs of vandalism or break-ins.    They will help direct traffic on car accident scenes.   The C.O.P.s get no badges, no guns, no enforcement ability at all.   They are the type of people who would volunteer for the neighborhood watch in a larger city.

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2013-12-13 05:35:40 PM  
There are really popular in China. It really smooths things over for every block to have its own semi-unofficial local ruler with the real power to tell everyone what to do and not to do as they personally see it required by society, like participate in the local patriotic lynch-oversized-pet-dogs mob.
 
2013-12-13 05:38:42 PM  

SwiftFox: There are really popular in China. It really smooths things over for every block to have its own semi-unofficial local ruler with the real power to tell everyone what to do and not to do as they personally see it required by society, like participate in the local patriotic lynch-oversized-pet-dogs mob.


Hmm, that actually makes a lot of sense when you put it like that.    I wonder how I could get appointed to be my neighborhoods semi-official ruler.  I would like my own title, maybe Warlord, or Baron.

Makes it almost seem feudal in its simplicity.
 
2013-12-13 05:55:25 PM  
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We're playing cops for real, and playing cops for free! And riiiiiiiide, ride, how we riiiiiiiiiiide
 
2013-12-13 05:55:50 PM  
Impact : The lines at Dunkin are noticeably longer
 
2013-12-13 06:04:28 PM  

shtychkn: Mikey1969: edmo: So who volunteers for this? Old retired people? Seems a shame that these aren't real jobs for real people with real bills to pay.

And I'm sure the paid officers appreciate the comment about complaining.

That's the point of volunteer work... Sheriff Joe started this, and parts of it have worked well, the Pussy Posse(So named because they used to do prostitute stings) will beef up a presence in mall parking lots at Xmas time, and help cut down on car break-ins, including educating people that they see leaving packages out in the open as easy targets. Being Joe, he misuses the Posse a lot, but it's hard to complain about the Xmas part.

Even a broken clock is right twice a day.


I forgot to mention.... We're still waiting for him to be right the second time...
 
2013-12-13 07:32:03 PM  
Vigilante Volunteer Police departments is a GREAT idea.

/we just have to keep learning the same lessons over and over and over...
 
2013-12-13 08:27:02 PM  

dj_bigbird: San Diego has the RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) that does stuff like this, too. I can't see why it's so revolutionary.


This. Far from being geriatric stormtroopers, you can pay them no mind. Curtail chachi88's nefarious activitahs they have not.
 
2013-12-13 10:14:35 PM  

ChipNASA: [i.imgur.com image 640x411]



Spiderman, is that you???
 
2013-12-14 12:03:06 AM  
A great opportunity for George Zimmerman to get that real policeman job he always wanted.
 
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