John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor  (CREST BACKYARD HOMES, ON THE LEVEL GENERAL & FACTORY BUILT HOME CONTRACTOR, TAG REAL ESTATE SALES & INVESTMENTS)

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Ours will still play jump rope and hopscotch with the kids on the street and rescue kittens in trees.  We're good! 

PS  They earn in excess of $100K for their service

Jul 18, 2016 12:17 AM
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Lyn Sims
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Nope, everything is cool in surburbia. I like the police, wish other people did.

Jul 18, 2016 02:20 AM
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Jeanne Gregory
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Our Fort Bend County Sheriff proved himself during recent floods.  He even adopted a dog that was tied to a fence and left to drown in rising waters.  Houston is a big place and there is protection from many different law enforcement agencies.  My son in law works for one of them.  I hope, because of our diversity in this city, that we can work through the mess we have right now, but you never know.  People have lost their damn minds.

Jul 18, 2016 02:00 AM
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Barbara Todaro
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the Franklin Police Dept, is the best.... we have great law enforcement on many levels in my area.... my family members are part of that community....

Jul 18, 2016 01:22 AM
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The various police forces in Canada are generally well regarded by Canadians.

Jul 18, 2016 12:28 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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In the Sarasota County, Florida Area, the police do a great job even though they are quite frankly  overwhelmed with too many traffic incidents and too few officers due to the low payscale.

 

You already know about San Diego.

Jul 18, 2016 12:17 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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We just got voted the #2 safest city in America.  I guess we're doing all right!

 

I'm biased since I've volunteered with both of my local agencies.  I think they do a darn good job.

Jul 18, 2016 03:02 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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John DL Arendsen The Police Force here is doing a good job.

Jul 18, 2016 02:06 AM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
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We are in a rural area, with a local Sheriff's Department that is tops when it comes to community  interaction;  there is a Shop with the Sheriff program at Christmas, where the Sheriff and his deputies shop with underprivileged kids;  the Sheriff and his Deputies participate in Bright Beginnings, a YMCA sponsored program where we take underprivileged children shopping for new school clothes and provide them with a new backpack full of school supplies...I could go on and on about the positive things the Sheriff's Dept does in this area, but you get the drift.  I am sure they are relatively underpaid and as this is a rural area, they have a lot of space to cover, so most of us realize our personal security is in our own hands and we, as well as all of our immediate neighbors, are fine with that and well equipped to handle it.  The folks who live here are here to get away from the city and are typically like minded. 

Jul 18, 2016 01:22 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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Overall the San Jose Police Department does a good job.  Has not cost me any business. 

Jul 18, 2016 12:52 AM
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John,

They do a good job here.  A

Jul 18, 2016 12:25 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
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It is never the police department that is at fault for an area to be depressed.

Yes all of our departments in the area do a good job but there are naysayers here as well.

Jul 18, 2016 12:24 AM
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Susan Laxson CRS
HomeSmart Professionals - La Quinta, CA
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Our police department personnel are AMAZING and not only keep us safe, but are always available at local functions to answer questions and participate. We admire and respect them for the services they render.

Jul 18, 2016 06:26 AM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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     Tallahassee Police Department, the Leon County Sheriff's Department, and the Florida Highway Patrol (State Troopers) are dedicated professionals.  

    See my recent blog about "Gunshot in the Dark", how quickly and professionally the Sheriff's Deputies responded to my call.

     Also, a neighbor's fire got out of control a couple of weeks ago, the Fire Dept. was putting it out, a Sheriff's Deputy came to surmise the situation.  He was a professional.

    The greatest enemy that American Police are facing is the treasonous bastard sitting in the White House.

Jul 18, 2016 03:30 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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I can't say with any certainty.  They seem to be OK for the most part, but I don't have much interaction with them.

Jul 18, 2016 03:15 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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I love our police department and they do lots of things with the neighborhoods. Our Coffee with a Cop program is very popular, as well.

Jul 18, 2016 03:03 AM
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Corinne Guest
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Barrington Lifestyles

On the rare occasion I have had anything to do with the police, I feel they are simply doing a fantastic job. I don't live near Chicago but I feel really sorry for the police there. They are trying to do a good job, the budget gets cut so the force gets diminished. One small infraction does not a work force make. Every one makes mistakes but when they do it gets blown up into a monumentous problem. Talk about using small problems to create large ones. The media are as much to blame. They only report the problems, never all the good things the police are entrusted to do and do well. When did I last watch a news item about a police man or women helping someone and why not! In some areas it's a very tough job to do and all they get is a paltry salary.

Jul 18, 2016 02:29 AM
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Jeff Pearl
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99 % in this area are professionals and quality officers. There is always one now and then that can project a negative image of any dept. Many times it's job stress, or personal problems that can be handled internally by the dept.

Jul 18, 2016 02:09 AM
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Will Hamm
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Aurora police depantment has got better with the new police chief in the last year even if he is a Seattle Hawks fan.

Jul 18, 2016 01:04 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia
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I have to say that our local poice are here to serve and protect the general public. They do respond to calls.

Jul 18, 2016 12:04 AM
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Richard Weeks
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Since I live in Dallas I would say they protect us very well.

Jul 18, 2016 12:03 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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We have a police department? LOL - I seldom hear much about them

 

Jul 18, 2016 11:57 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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It is Chicago, we have a few bad apples! A big job with defense attorney's looking for a quick fee.

Jul 18, 2016 11:25 PM
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Roy Kelley
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We have excellent police departments in our city and county.

Jul 18, 2016 10:12 PM
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Praful Thakkar
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John DL Arendsen - I definitely believe that North Reading Police Department is one of the best around... We have one of the lowest crime rate.

Jul 18, 2016 03:52 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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You know...I feel for anyone in law enforcement right now. That public service job has to be one of the most dangerous ones right now...even more so than before. 

Jul 18, 2016 02:40 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
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The DC Police Department is pretty amazing.  The few times I've had to call for help, they were totally responsive.  They do a great job when it comes to sending neighborhood cops to neighborhood association meetings around town.

Once I came home from a Sunday Open House to find my ex and four of DC's finest in my living room - his car had been stolen.  And I had clients who were supposed to arrive any second to put the last set of initials on an almost ratified contract for a house three doors down.  They showed up and were so impressed that the police were so diligent with a missing car that they grabbed my pen and made the deal.

Jul 18, 2016 02:03 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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Our Police Departments are awesome!

Jul 18, 2016 01:01 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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After serving on the Grand Jury last year I came away with a new appreciation for the skill and dedication of our police. They have to deal with such slugs.

Jul 18, 2016 12:59 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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We have a great force and they work hard under less than ideal conditions most of the time

Jul 18, 2016 12:24 PM
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Bob Crane
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I get along with them well and occassionally call them.  But they have made it clear that arresting guilty criminals is a waste of time.

I could write a book on some of the outrageous statements that they have made, but this box is too small and I dont like typing that much on this tiny keyboard.

Jul 18, 2016 09:37 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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I do not have much direct experience. Cops in my hood are usually nice. 

Jul 18, 2016 07:01 AM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
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I have nothing but compliments and appreciation for the men and women in blue. They are professional, competent, cooperative and compassionate.

Jul 18, 2016 06:40 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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Can be better... but then, who pays for it? There are homeless here that do impact sales via disclosures and light crime. The cops need to deal with this

Jul 18, 2016 03:46 AM
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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

Underpaid and only interested in writing tickets. They don't like to get out of their cars, but they don't get paid enough to buy a home here so i don't blame them. We are almost crime free because of our geography. If something happens they can block the 3 bridges and any escape which tends to keep career criminals away.

Jul 18, 2016 01:50 AM
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Gita Bantwal
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They are good.

Jul 18, 2016 09:42 PM
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Sam Shueh
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You are kidding...

I can defend myself. They can keep eating free donuts and joking.

Jul 18, 2016 05:48 AM
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John DL Arendsen
CREST BACKYARD HOMES, ON THE LEVEL GENERAL & FACTORY BUILT HOME CONTRACTOR, TAG REAL ESTATE SALES & INVESTMENTS - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor

Personally, I'm all in for ride along programs and community volunteer patroling. It really lightens the load to have volunteers writh parking tix and help old folks cross busy intersections. 

I can't say enough about ride alongs and encourage everyone to do at least one man or woman boy or girl. It will really open your eyes and appreciate just how much these guys really do for our community.

Jul 18, 2016 03:41 AM