Friday, June 17, 2016

Watertown Police Now Patrolling Downtown Watertown On Foot | WWNY TV 7

   This is a great idea.   Remember the cop on the American Corner....well in the 80s the mantra was you can cover more territory in a squad car. Unfortunately you lose touch with the community, so some foot patrol is long overdue. Kudos.

Watertown Police Now Patrolling Downtown Watertown On Foot | WWNY TV 7 - News, Weather and Sports for | Local News

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Funny to Hear Crazy Ray on the radio, Bemoaning the fact that Capara's didnt get any help on the restaurant in the Harbor, As I remember right They wanted a PILOT for the car dealership on Bradley St. odd isnt it????????

Anonymous said...

Exactly what the firemen said when they stopped the fire safety things with the kids and the elderly homes. We looked forward to their visit and talented lessons on fire safety. Something that has been taken from us, but one of those things you cannot measure the positive outcomes.
Just like the dare officer in the schools, its something that cant be measured, but when kids are staying off the drugs, something must be working.
Congratulations Chief, a step forward in the past direction which hopefully others can follow.

Anonymous said...

What community?Does anyone ever see anyone out shopping public square anymore,it is like a ghost town down there.Even the peanut park denizens don't hang out night and day like they used to.But let's send some cops to walk around deserted downtown because it makes some people feel good to see it like in the days of their long ago youth.Nonsense.

Anonymous said...

10:53, you say kids are staying off drugs. On what planet is that? You sound like a teacher, where accountability is to be avoided at all costs. The Dare programs don't work. They haven't worked. They won't work. This has been proven time and again. Read something. Just because you feel good about it doesn't change facts. And your linkage between the firequeens and police foot patrols is stupid.

kali_kastaway said...

http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/policing-two-officers-on-the-beat-prevent-86-assaults-and-save-thousands-in-prison-costs?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=University%20of%20Cambridge%20Research%20Bulletin%20Friday%2017%20June%202016&utm_content=University%20of%20Cambridge%20Research%20Bulletin%20Friday%2017%20June%202016+CID_0fd2dc91ed30030d987929a12b2352cf&utm_source=Campaign%20Monitor

This study just came out (link above) about how effective foot patrols can be. An intersting perspective about boots oon the ground vs vehicles in making communities safer.

Anonymous said...

Kali, thanks for the link. But what you are saying is not relevant to the discussion about the effectiveness of the DARE program or the attempted linkage to the fire dept situation. But I agree with what you are saying.