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(AZ Family)   On-duty cops in a squad car caught playing cards and smoking cigars by a reporter who will soon be found mysteriously dead in a ditch with 10 baggies of cocaine stuffed down his throat and a dozen kiddie porn pictures in his pockets   (azfamily.com) divider line 122
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2014-04-27 07:39:28 AM
I find the hypocrisy to be amazing.  If this were a postal worker, NO ONE would defend this behavior.  If this were a federal worker, NO ONE would defend this behavior.  It this were an employee for the state roads, NO ONE would defend this behavior.

It has been repeatedly said that one of the most powerful unions in the United States is that of the law enforcement officers.  No politician will take legislative action against police corruption and mismanagement for fear of police union retaliation.  Truthfully, the law enforcement in this country is becoming more and more like an organized crime entity and at the same time they've becoming militarized.
 
2014-04-27 07:40:04 AM

Bit'O'Gristle: But seeing as how every other "emergency" profession gets to fark off and watch tv, play cards, or whatever, I'm not going to get all derpy on a few cops who are just tying to stay awake on slow nights.


I missed this bit.

cops aren't firemen, dispatchers, EMS. what they do is irrelevant. They don't have the same job.
 
2014-04-27 07:42:53 AM

log_jammin: Bit'O'Gristle: /True, but as i said, you can't expect them to drive around all shift.

breaks and goofing off is fine, when it;'s appropriate.

This is in no way appropriate.


/So, in your opinion, when would an appropriate time be?
 
2014-04-27 07:49:00 AM
I'm thinking these guys must have some seniority, pulled some strings, and got assigned to a lower crime area.  Or maybe, they were put in a particular spot because they have a history of harassing civilians, and the higher-ups can't get rid of them yet (union stuff), so this way, they aren't riding a desk and leading another generation of cops to think of civilians as criminals in training.  This neighborhood could also have a history of demanding immediate response to stupid things, so the admins decided to placate the busybodies, and got caught.  Some HOAs constantly biatch about every friggin thing and think the cops are their personal enforcers.

It went on for a year, and admins knew about it, pretty sure.
 
2014-04-27 08:02:21 AM

log_jammin: Bit'O'Gristle: But seeing as how every other "emergency" profession gets to fark off and watch tv, play cards, or whatever, I'm not going to get all derpy on a few cops who are just tying to stay awake on slow nights.

I missed this bit.

cops aren't firemen, dispatchers, EMS. what they do is irrelevant. They don't have the same job.


No.  The differences you are attempting to put forth are merely your opinion of what each "should" be doing.

In all reality, those professions are very similar.  To provide coverage for when bad things happen.  Sure, police presence can deter criminals, it's a neat effect, but they simply cannot be everywhere at once on the budget they are on.  So what effect does it have that they were stationary?

In order to prove a point, you're going to have to provide more citation than just "I feel they should be patrolling".

I feel you should just log off the internet and never come back.  Doesn't matter in the slightest of course.
 
2014-04-27 08:04:27 AM
Why is expecting an officer to patrol his area the equivalent to Farkers of "watching the cops ride around for someone to harass"? There's never a happy middle ground with Farkers. These cops could do a patrol just to keep an eye on things. Doesn't mean they have to stop someone if nothing is going on or if everything looks normal.

On my way to work I alway spot at least one cop sitting in his cruiser behind a unused building, doing nothing. It bothers me because the cop could be sitting in his cruiser at some of the intersections I go through to monitor the drivers. During the morning rush the drivers are horrible and break a lot of driving laws. The cop could at least be a visible presence to keep the drivers from driving crazy.
 
2014-04-27 08:10:33 AM
so, according to the subby, snitches get ditches?
 
2014-04-27 08:11:07 AM
Meh.

I'd prefer to have slacker cops.

Better than the super-motivated-kick-your-ass-shoot-your-dog-and-children-still-keep-y our-job cops.

My taxpayer dime vote goes to keeping these guys, and firing the excessive violence cops.
 
2014-04-27 08:15:19 AM

skinink: Why is expecting an officer to patrol his area the equivalent to Farkers of "watching the cops ride around for someone to harass"?


Well, since you asked, I'll break it down.

skinink: Doesn't mean they have to stop someone if nothing is going on or if everything looks normal.


If nothing is going on and everything looks normal, why do they have to continually patrol?

I ask the counter because if they are being dictated to always be on the lookout, always be patrolling even when insanely bored, the longer one looks and finds nothing, the more they'll notice something petty, and they'll be more likely to harass people over trivial shiat.

The monotony of playing security guard in a low crime area is enough to drive people crazy, literally.

It's like sending the kids into the yard to look for easter eggs, when you know damn good and well there are no eggs in the yard.  They will get bored and give up.  It's human nature.  You don't criticize them for not continuing to look for the entire day.  It becomes enough if they gave it a shot and it just ends up nothing was there to do anything about.
 
2014-04-27 08:16:24 AM
I was thinking about getting pissed off at these guys, but then I remembered the hours and hours I spent on active duty playing cards, video games, or sleeping in barracks rooms during the duty day, hiding myself or my Marines from the Gunny or First Sergeant, counting down the hours until afternoon formation, so we didn't get stuck doing some useless bullshiat.  When the training schedule calls for "weapons cleaning", and you just cleaned the biatches for 4 hours the day before, and hadn't touched them since, you try to find a way out of it.
 
2014-04-27 08:17:53 AM

JRoo: Meh.

I'd prefer to have slacker cops.

Better than the super-motivated-kick-your-ass-shoot-your-dog-and-children-still-keep-y our-job cops.

My taxpayer dime vote goes to keeping these guys, and firing the excessive violence cops.


This.  There's a line between diligence and just being oppressive with your presence, never mind the real travesties that go on(meaning, of course fire those assholes).
 
2014-04-27 08:18:39 AM

skinink: On my way to work I alway spot at least one cop sitting in his cruiser behind a unused building, doing nothing. It bothers me because the cop could be sitting in his cruiser at some of the intersections I go through to monitor the drivers. During the morning rush the drivers are horrible and break a lot of driving laws. The cop could at least be a visible presence to keep the drivers from driving crazy.


Reminds me of a story i heard once about a police officer who not only pulled over a speeder, but everyone behind him keeping up, too. Had like 10 cars pulled over at once. Think the morale of that story is you either end up doing that all the time or avoiding certain situations after awhile.
 
2014-04-27 08:20:05 AM

Bit'O'Gristle: log_jammin: Bit'O'Gristle: Do you expect firefighters to drive around in their fire trucks looking for fire all the time?

a faulty electrical outlet doesn't decide to delay starting a fire because a fire truck drives by at regular intervals.

/True, but as i said, you can't expect them to drive around all shift.  If i had pulled that shiat on duty, i would have been standing tall before my LT, explaining why i put 200 miles on the squad car.  The general operation of a squad is, (esp at night) you check closed businesses, do some random patrol, maybe run some radar, and park somewhere waiting for a call. I don't care if they were playing cards or singing campfire songs.  They were awake, and ready to respond to emergencies.  Now, if they had IGNORED calls, i would have an issue.  But seeing as how every other "emergency" profession gets to fark off and watch tv, play cards, or whatever, I'm not going to get all derpy on a few cops who are just tying to stay awake on slow nights.  Sounds to me its just a few people who don't generally like cops biatching to the news trying to start shiat.


Excellent post

At least these LEOs were awake and alert. Too many folks whine over everything LEOs do

And having been to Phoenix around New Years, it is really quiet and slow in the early AM, with few cars on the road, unlike Orlando. I can see it being slow in that city
 
2014-04-27 08:21:56 AM
I'm not a cop - so I'm only speculating but......I'm okay with this.  This is what I want cops in my neighborhood to do.

No seriously.

Look, if someone phoned 911 and reported a murder - and they kept playing cards; that's a different story.  That's a real problem.  But there are types of jobs where you don't do anything for a lot of the time.  We had night-security at the last company I worked for.  Their job was to sit around, and wait, for something to happen.  If nothing is happening, they have nothing to do.  You are paying them, so that they will be around when something happens.

What *should* these cops be doing?  I mean, sure, maybe in some parts of some countries there is just a never-ending pile of criminals and the cops and patrol the streets and catch them.  But in most places, nothing is happening on a Tuesday night.  Just regular people doing regular stuff.  These guys could go somewhere and hassle minorities or pull over people doing 2-3mph over the limit.  But neither would make things any better.  They're on duty, they are ready to go, and they are waiting for something to do.  That's part of the time.

You see this in a lot of jobs.  If you want to get upset, get upset at the people running things that allocate resources to places where there is downtime.

This isn't like a road construction job where employees are paid to build a road, then go home.  Cops are meant to *maintain* the laws of the land.  Jobs like that are never finished.  I used to work at McDonalds as a cashier.  When we had no customers, I stood around with my thumb up my butt waiting for customers.  If you sent me home, when customers came we would have no cashiers.  Same thing.
 
2014-04-27 08:25:25 AM

devildog123: I was thinking about getting pissed off at these guys, but then I remembered the hours and hours I spent on active duty playing cards, video games, or sleeping in barracks rooms during the duty day, hiding myself or my Marines from the Gunny or First Sergeant, counting down the hours until afternoon formation, so we didn't get stuck doing some useless bullshiat.  When the training schedule calls for "weapons cleaning", and you just cleaned the biatches for 4 hours the day before, and hadn't touched them since, you try to find a way out of it.


This.  It's what I was getting at above.  The point of any emergency response job is not visible presence, but the ability to respond.

A cop that spends every moment of his day with a petty traffic stop or writing a litter ticket, is an officer that's is going to show up that much later when something bad does happen.

When you are required to respond to some really bad shiat, you can't get compensated enough.  So, be it military, medical workers, police etc, when you have down time, it often ends up as "make-work"(which still is not infinite) or striving to not let boredom drive you nuts.
 
2014-04-27 08:26:17 AM
Eh, no surprise or concern,actually. Cops came in and goofed around at my old job all the time, slept in their squad cars out front, and yammered for free food all the time while they shot the shiat with the other manager. Now let's tinker with the headline so it does warrant concern and outrage:

On-duty cops in a squad car caught playing cards with each other's ding dongs and smoking  giving each other 'Sneaky Castros' with Cuban cigars by a reporter who will soon be found mysteriously dead in a ditch with 10 baggies of cocaine rabid minks stuffed down his throat overstretched terd tomb and a dozen kiddie porn pictures cum-stained pictures of Barbara Bush taking a dump and eating it in his pockets.

"It's kind of creepy," a resident said. "They just park up there and their lights are off. You just really don't know. All you hear is lots of moaning, skin slapping around and Lil' Kim playing in the back"

Residents claim the police officers sit there for a couple hours at a time and have been doing so for nearly a year.

"I got home one time a little bit after 7 p.m. and they left a little bit after 10 p.m.," another resident said.
He said he was so curious to know what the officers were doing, he purchased a pair of binoculars and could not believe what he saw.
"They started shuffling sticking tasers up their pissholes, and started playing with themselves, and, like I said, sit back, smoke stuck cigars up each other's asses and play cards Cincinnati Bowtie for hours," he said.
On March 26, 3 On Your Side's cameras captured two officers playing cards He-Man Daisy Chain and smoking stogies each other's farts. Residents said they arrived home about 8:30 p.m. to find the police vehicle parked chief on top of the garage rookie and it he didn't leave his caved in fart box until after 10:15 p.m.


www.motherjones.com

Tim Hogan (pictured on the right, with Internal Affairs Chief Slutmaster Beefflex on the left) replied with shock to the allegations:
"Two all beef patties, special sauce. lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun

 mc donalds is your kinda place hamburgers in your face french fries up your nose dill pickle between you toes "
 
2014-04-27 08:29:57 AM
This is very common, they'll just find another parking lot, nothing will be done about it.

I personally know a cop that has 2 full-time jobs, he takes the graveyard shift with the police department and sleeps for most of that time inside his cruiser parked by the side of an empty road.
 
2014-04-27 08:31:13 AM
Not to mention what they'll do to his wife, children and the family pets.
 
2014-04-27 08:33:28 AM

Snapper Carr: AverageAmericanGuy: Meanwhile we're all reading Fark at work and no one seems to give a shiat about that. I guess double standards and hypocrisy is still okay, eh subby?

The average Farker is probably not responsible for public safety.


Indeed.

/posting from a relatively slow ER.
//oops..someone died bc I was reading fark
 
2014-04-27 08:34:53 AM

Bit'O'Gristle: /So, in your opinion, when would an appropriate time be?


what department policy says it should be.
 
2014-04-27 08:37:32 AM
As someone who's been on patrol, internal affairs and been a desk sergeant, I find the cops' behavior here unacceptable. Can 'em.
 
2014-04-27 08:40:18 AM

omeganuepsilon: No.  The differences you are attempting to put forth are merely your opinion of what each "should" be doing.


no where did I state what each "should be doing".

In all reality, those professions are very similar.  To provide coverage for when bad things happen.

that's a gross oversimplification.

Sure, police presence can deter criminals, it's a neat effect, but they simply cannot be everywhere at once on the budget they are on.

so since they can't be every where at once it's ok to be nowhere? wow. ok then.


So what effect does it have that they were stationary?

they're more than just stationary, they're hiding. in short, they're not doing police work.

In order to prove a point, you're going to have to provide more citation than just "I feel they should be patrolling".

I feel you should just log off the internet and never come back.  Doesn't matter in the slightest of course.


oh farking yawn.
 
2014-04-27 08:40:32 AM

Bit'O'Gristle: CruiserTwelve: Frederick: Would you care to weigh in on the article? Or maybe shed some inside light on the practices of cops on patrol during slow times? I'd be interested....

I used to see cops sleep or read a book during slow midnight shifts, but most cop cars have GPS so you can't get away with sitting in one place for very long any more. I don't know what the guys in the article were doing, but how did they get to sit in one place for three hours? In a city like Phoenix, you'd think they'd never go that long without a call.

I've head cops rationalize such behavior by pointing out that firefighters get to sleep on company time when they're not actively doing something. Not sure if I agree with that or not.

/Why not? What's the difference? Both are jobs that deal with emergencies that they get called out on. Do you expect firefighters to drive around in their fire trucks looking for fire all the time? Face it, the guy was just picking on cops. It's not like everyone in other jobs doesn't get time to fark off a little bit.  You expect them to drive around for 8 hours non stop?


Firefighters mandate: Put out fires, and rescue people.
Police mandate: Serve and protect (protect meaning if possible to prevent crime in the first place)

/one of these things is not like the other...
 
2014-04-27 08:45:09 AM

95BV5: As someone who's been on patrol, internal affairs and been a desk sergeant, I find the cops' behavior here unacceptable. Can 'em.


correct me if I am wrong please, but isn't the point of patrolling not only to find suspicious/criminal activity, but to also be a preventative presence for such activity? It is one of the things I learned in criminal justice...
 
2014-04-27 08:46:32 AM

Bit'O'Gristle: True, but as i said, you can't expect them to drive around all shift.


Driving around all shift is literally the entirety of their job.  They're supposed to:

(a) be keeping an eye on things along the patrol route and

(b) be a visible presence along the patrol route to ward off potential trouble.

Taking breaks are one thing, but what is appropriate for breaks is specifically outlined in employment law (15 minute breaks, one or two per shift).  If they're not actually moving/patrolling apart from that, they're failing at both their listed job responsibilities and the first half of "protect and serve".

It's like if a night watchman at a museum decides to just not walk through the gallery-- since the presence of the watchman and the occurrence of patrols is the  major deterrent to theft, that's a firin'.

These cops were not just "on call", if that was the case they'd be allowed to do anything they wanted (that didn't involve drinking or leaving the area), but they also  would not be drawing a full paycheck.  Doing this is stealing the city's money on top of the central problem of the service not occurring.
 
2014-04-27 08:47:06 AM
They should be out using their cop vision to spot crimes
 
2014-04-27 08:51:43 AM
To back up a couple steps from the previous post, firefighters generally  are in the "on call" state, and receiving significantly less pay for it.  The ones that aren't and have active assignments are called fire inspectors, and if they don't walk part of a building because they don't feel like it that day then they will  also get in trouble.
 
2014-04-27 08:51:45 AM

trappedspirit: They should be out using their cop vision to spot crimes


it's not a special power... those are called eyeballs.

/FTFY
 
2014-04-27 09:00:03 AM

log_jammin: so since they can't be every where at once it's ok to be nowhere? wow. ok then.


That's the argument you need to resort to?  They were "nowhere"?

Typical of the rest of your sunday morning troll-fest.
 
2014-04-27 09:05:58 AM

omeganuepsilon: That's the argument you need to resort to?  They were "nowhere"?


they were hiding. they were not patrolling.

omeganuepsilon: Typical of the rest of your sunday morning troll-fest.


yeah I'm a troll. that's it.
 
2014-04-27 09:13:55 AM
log_jammin:  they were not patrolling.

yeah I'm a troll. that's it.


I can get drunk to this.
 
2014-04-27 09:20:15 AM
We were not allowed to have reading material on patrol.
I had a Sargent pull over behind me and my partner when he saw us parked.
We were reading. He demand the reading material. (thinking he's getting free pron to confiscate for his own use.) I handed my book out the window. Leather bound, three inch thick, first edition of the complete works of Plato. He's like, "What is this shait? Russian?"
I said, "No. It's Greek"
He says, "You read Greek?"
I said, "You don't?"
Then he demands my partner's book.
I said, " You have to wash your hands, first, Sarge."
He says, "What?!"
I say, "It's the Koran, and you must wash your hands before he will hand it to you. He's
Muslim, and that is really kind of the protocol."
At this point, the Sargent
realizes he doesn't want to involve himself in the paperwork and leaves.
end csb
 
2014-04-27 09:20:40 AM
Hey subby, this isn't Albuquerque. The reporter will be left alive.
 
2014-04-27 09:25:01 AM
Well, apparently they didn't have much assigned work when games weren't being played, and unlike the rest of us, can't goof off on the internet, so goofed off in other ways.  I guess all of us who post on Fark during the workday should be thankful our desks aren't out there in broad daylight where just anyone can take video of us goofing off while on the job.

Guessing command will give them some busy work for slow days now..
 
2014-04-27 09:32:56 AM

NFA: To be fair, if they're playing cards and smoking cigars on the taxpayer dime, at least they aren't doing the things seen in the youtube video below.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtWNyBTrIQc



Agreed.
 
2014-04-27 09:37:49 AM

Fark_Guy_Rob: I'm not a cop - so I'm only speculating but......I'm okay with this.  This is what I want cops in my neighborhood to do.

No seriously.

Look, if someone phoned 911 and reported a murder - and they kept playing cards; that's a different story.  That's a real problem.  But there are types of jobs where you don't do anything for a lot of the time.  We had night-security at the last company I worked for.  Their job was to sit around, and wait, for something to happen.  If nothing is happening, they have nothing to do.  You are paying them, so that they will be around when something happens.

What *should* these cops be doing?  I mean, sure, maybe in some parts of some countries there is just a never-ending pile of criminals and the cops and patrol the streets and catch them.  But in most places, nothing is happening on a Tuesday night.  Just regular people doing regular stuff.  These guys could go somewhere and hassle minorities or pull over people doing 2-3mph over the limit.  But neither would make things any better.  They're on duty, they are ready to go, and they are waiting for something to do.  That's part of the time.

You see this in a lot of jobs.  If you want to get upset, get upset at the people running things that allocate resources to places where there is downtime.

This isn't like a road construction job where employees are paid to build a road, then go home.  Cops are meant to *maintain* the laws of the land.  Jobs like that are never finished.  I used to work at McDonalds as a cashier.  When we had no customers, I stood around with my thumb up my butt waiting for customers.  If you sent me home, when customers came we would have no cashiers.  Same thing.


You got time to lean? You got time to clean.
 
2014-04-27 09:38:10 AM

Notabunny: fta He watched 3 On Your Side's video and said it speaks volumes, particularly when the city of Phoenix is in a budget crunch and the police department is demanding more money.

Idunno. Phoenix has about 1.5 million residents. In a lot of cities that size, the patrol cars have GPS. If that's the case in Phoenix, then admin knew what was going on and the video also "speaks volumes" about admin. Yes, the cops are guilty of misdemeanor stupid. But I think the real question is whether they failed to respond to any calls. Yes, they'll be held accountable for embarrassing admin. But was the public's safety ever jeopardized? Of course, none of that matters, though, because "...the police department is demanding more money" and these guys just mucked that up, and so they are going to have to pay.


It takes a lot longer to get to a call if you are on top of a parking lot nad have to put away your card table, than if you were already on the streets patrolling.
 
2014-04-27 09:39:16 AM
I mostly identify as a cop hater, but for some reason I have no problem with this.
 
2014-04-27 09:40:50 AM

Bit'O'Gristle: Billy Bathsalt: I'm with Prophet of Loss and J. Frank Parnell on this one.  I'd be happy if we paid the cops to sleep on park benches until they need to stop a murder or investigate the theft of my Creedence tape.  Better than them wandering around looking for people to bother.

/I totally agree.  And as a retired cop, i can say i have worked many third shifts, and seconds, that after you check businesses, there is NOTHING going on.  No calls, and no traffic. Esp early in the morning.   And the traffic you do see is just your average joe going home from work.   Would you rather have them pulling everyone over out of boredom?  Least they were minding their own business and not farking with people for the fun of it.  Man, there is no making you people happy.  Cops pull you over, you get pissed at them, even if YOU are the one doing something wrong.  They pull off to take a break and have a bit of non stress fun, and you biatch.  Make up your minds.  Would you rather have them circling like vultures pouncing on every car they see drive by?  They put their lives on the line responding to emergencies that most of the public would run from, including fire and crazy people that are armed, and everyone gets all butt hurt if they take a few hours to park and relax a bit.


No. But I imagine there are pubs and clubs with people leaving in cars they could be pulling over.  Or just dark alleys they could check on.  Or drunk people looking for a place to sleep in an alley, that could do with a lift home.  Maybe just a heap of 24/7 businesses they should be checking up on to make sure everything is ok and get to know the people who also work late.
 
2014-04-27 09:44:40 AM
so what. People at my work show up hammered, do oxicotins or lines of coke off the mudmixer and hide out in scaffold somewhere.

although, in all fairness coke makes some of em work harder.
 
2014-04-27 09:54:39 AM
The reporter is a busybody and a dick.  Part of the problem comes when police administrators expect LEOs on the street to be always looking for problems.

They were probably ready to work, but no, they have to be out there with a radar gun, ect.


This is an example of degrees of what happened in the 81st NYC with Schoolcraft.  Who here has not a position where they are paid to be ready to work.
 
2014-04-27 10:13:01 AM

log_jammin: omeganuepsilon: Typical of the rest of your sunday morning troll-fest.

yeah I'm a troll. that's it.


Admitting you have a problem is only the first step, so ease up with patting yourself on the back.
 
2014-04-27 10:15:27 AM

omeganuepsilon: Admitting you have a problem is only the first step, so ease up with patting yourself on the back.


right right.
 
2014-04-27 10:26:50 AM

skinink: Why is expecting an officer to patrol his area the equivalent to Farkers of "watching the cops ride around for someone to harass"? There's never a happy middle ground with Farkers. These cops could do a patrol just to keep an eye on things. Doesn't mean they have to stop someone if nothing is going on or if everything looks normal.


Because 9 out of 10 times it's -exactly- what happens. They -look- for reasons to pull you over, no matter if you're driving safely, with current tags and up-to-date license info, etc. If the left turn light BLINKS at them, they pull you over. Both my dad and I have had experience with this (in both cases the cop was -way- too bored). As long as they respond to calls, they can sit and shoot the breeze all they want.

/I could have told them there are better places to not get caught.
 
2014-04-27 10:30:07 AM

Bit'O'Gristle: They pull off to take a break and have a bit of non stress fun, and you biatch.


I have no complaints, as long as they are paying attention, I don't care.
Not all citizens are the same, officer.
 
2014-04-27 10:46:57 AM
I don't understand the posts sayin "nbd, they can't just patrol for the whole 8 hours!" Err why not? That's what they're getting paid for, right? I mean, my job pays me to come work the full 8 hours, so thats what I do. I don't see why its different for cops on the graveyard shift. We also have a union, but its not a powerful one like the cops union, so their hands are tied if I try whining about how unfair or hard it is to do the job I was hired to do.
 
2014-04-27 10:58:29 AM
Meh. Playing cards and being social versus hiding from the public and playing on their cell phones. This is fine as long as they respond when needed. Only can do so many ped checks and traffic violations before the monotony sets in.
 
2014-04-27 11:14:10 AM
I worked the last 4 years on the night shift in a large south Florida police department. I worked weekends in a high crime area. In spite of that, on any given Sunday night I could go for several hours without a call. I'm proactive, and am in a proactive unit now, and some times there just wasn't anything to find. No traffic, no one walking around. Those night suck, and we're required to have at least one entry in our worksheet per hours. That's when you go to a watch order location and you just sit there fighting boredom.

You can put 100 miles on your car in one night and not find anything. It's a fact of policework.
 
2014-04-27 11:15:59 AM

CruiserTwelve: Cops are placed on paid leave because they haven't yet been charged with any violations, either criminal or internal. Being on paid leave means the agency still has control over you and can order you in at any time, like to be questioned by internal affairs. It's a way to temporarily get the cop off the street and still be able to control him.


 To be fair, it is also often used simply as a way for the city to appear to be 'doing something' when they don't actually intend to, and to get the individual cops out of the public eye for a while until things cool off. It may be taken seriously some cases and in some places, but in enough others its abused as a deflection technique so often that it has become mostly meaningless to the public other than as a codeword for corruption.
 
2014-04-27 11:21:12 AM

CruiserTwelve: I've head cops rationalize such behavior by pointing out that firefighters get to sleep on company time when they're not actively doing something. Not sure if I agree with that or not.


This is true, but firemen are generally at the station where they can be awakened from a sound sleep and expected to be fully functional and rolling within a very few minutes, and have whole multi-day blocks of their week tied up away from home where they spend the entire time waiting for calls, cleaning/maintaining the trucks, etc.

Having said that, while the time spent playing cards in the car could probably have been used more constructively, if it's not affecting their ability to respond to a call quickly I'm not sure there's a problem here worthy of such outrage.
 
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