pushthatbuton

United States

#1 Mar 1, 2012
I know that sometimes I sound immature. I truly believe that police work hard to resolve conflicts. Because they see and hear the same crap daily, it makes them jaded and reclusive. So when I finally get to interact with them, they seem friendly but only to a point. They have to protect themselves. I mean them no harm. I am curious as hell about them and their occupations and how they work with citizens in the community. I know that I put them on pedestals, I was raised that way. As a child, I believed I could always trust a police officer.
But as an adult I realize that there is more to them. Not that they aren't trust worthy, they are just sometimes defined by the world around them, and it rubs off onto them. They are complex, yet diverse. They are well-meaning, but it may not always show. I know that in the time to come, I will probably be disappointed more often.
I am hoping that I will look passed that disappointment, forgive them for not being able to hold up thier end of the deal, and to except them for they way that they really are; quirks and all. Most importantly, they are here to protect me. They all do a damn fine job of that! gobpd!
LOL

Fort Smith, AR

#2 Mar 1, 2012
Greenwood has the best Police Department in the county. I can say this because I was one in my younger days, I know what is expected of them. It is a streeful, very stressful job, some people hate you simply because you swore an oath to serve and protect your fellow citizen. These days, every time you put that blue uniform on, you are putting your life on the line. Most of our policemen are family men, and not only do they protect their families, they protect ours also.

Law Enforcment is a hard career to choose for your life's vocation, full of stress and public scutiny. You do your job, you do what is right, even though you know you are going to piss somebody off. Yet at the same time it is one of the most humble, thankless and noble careers one can choose. your every move is examined under the microscope of the finger pointers and trash talkers in this city, but you still do your job. You don't see those motormouths putting on that blue uniform to protect the citizens.

I dread the day one of our Men in Blue is cut down while protecting me, you, our city. This is a wicked world we live in, and it is not a question of if, rather a question of when and I support Chief Dawson to do everything he can to protect our Men in Blue.

Next time you see a policeman, shake his hand and tell him thank you for protecting this city and your family.

That's all I have to say about that.
pushthatbuton

United States

#3 Mar 1, 2012
LOL wrote:
Greenwood has the best Police Department in the county. I can say this because I was one in my younger days, I know what is expected of them. It is a streeful, very stressful job, some people hate you simply because you swore an oath to serve and protect your fellow citizen. These days, every time you put that blue uniform on, you are putting your life on the line. Most of our policemen are family men, and not only do they protect their families, they protect ours also.
Law Enforcment is a hard career to choose for your life's vocation, full of stress and public scutiny. You do your job, you do what is right, even though you know you are going to piss somebody off. Yet at the same time it is one of the most humble, thankless and noble careers one can choose. your every move is examined under the microscope of the finger pointers and trash talkers in this city, but you still do your job. You don't see those motormouths putting on that blue uniform to protect the citizens.
I dread the day one of our Men in Blue is cut down while protecting me, you, our city. This is a wicked world we live in, and it is not a question of if, rather a question of when and I support Chief Dawson to do everything he can to protect our Men in Blue.
Next time you see a policeman, shake his hand and tell him thank you for protecting this city and your family.
That's all I have to say about that.


I agree that they are under constant scrutiny. Not just from the citizens they serve but their Depts as well.
Although what I think I ask for is small, it gets in the way of more important issues that they have to address. It's like initially, they want to help me, but as the days and weeks go by they loose track of my request because something immediate came up and then it is forgotten. It is frustrating. But as long as I dont give up I will get results. I just have to be patient.

LOTL

Fort Smith, AR

#4 Mar 2, 2012
pushthatbuton wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree that they are under constant scrutiny. Not just from the citizens they serve but their Depts as well.
Although what I think I ask for is small, it gets in the way of more important issues that they have to address. It's like initially, they want to help me, but as the days and weeks go by they loose track of my request because something immediate came up and then it is forgotten. It is frustrating. But as long as I dont give up I will get results. I just have to be patient.
Both of your points are good and well taken, by the way I meant to put the name LOTL, which means Life on the Line, sorry!

Just make a point of reminding them you ae there and remember to be polite and you will get results.
Citizen

Fort Smith, AR

#5 Mar 2, 2012
Will Dawson is doing a great job leading our Police Department. Too bad we don't have councilmen that support Will.
pushthatbuton

Springdale, AR

#6 Mar 2, 2012
LOTL wrote:
<quoted text>
Both of your points are good and well taken, by the way I meant to put the name LOTL, which means Life on the Line, sorry!
Just make a point of reminding them you ae there and remember to be polite and you will get results.
There was another person writing under the name LOL. He was a riot!
Whatisinthebucke tSteve

Fayetteville, AR

#7 Sep 9, 2012
Ya know, don't get me wrong, I think that it was good of you to remind me to be polite....sometimes when I am frustrated or impatient, I am not polite. But being polite will get you where you want to be.
skeleton

Fayetteville, AR

#8 Jan 27, 2013
LOL wrote:
Greenwood has the best Police Department in the county. I can say this because I was one in my younger days, I know what is expected of them. It is a streeful, very stressful job, some people hate you simply because you swore an oath to serve and protect your fellow citizen. These days, every time you put that blue uniform on, you are putting your life on the line. Most of our policemen are family men, and not only do they protect their families, they protect ours also.
Law Enforcment is a hard career to choose for your life's vocation, full of stress and public scutiny. You do your job, you do what is right, even though you know you are going to piss somebody off. Yet at the same time it is one of the most humble, thankless and noble careers one can choose. your every move is examined under the microscope of the finger pointers and trash talkers in this city, but you still do your job. You don't see those motormouths putting on that blue uniform to protect the citizens.
I dread the day one of our Men in Blue is cut down while protecting me, you, our city. This is a wicked world we live in, and it is not a question of if, rather a question of when and I support Chief Dawson to do everything he can to protect our Men in Blue.
Next time you see a policeman, shake his hand and tell him thank you for protecting this city and your family.
That's all I have to say about that.
In my opinion, ppl might act as if they hate you and your bros and sisters because it just masks the awful fear of what you represent. Your authority represents consequences for their inappropriate actions. Almost everyone on the planet knows right from wrong, but they feel that they have to test their boundaries and the boudaries set by others. Most pppl don't like to get caught nor punished for their actions. Many ppl act as if they don't care, but I bet that inside they really do care. Not that they are sorry for what they have done to others or themselves, they are just mad because they were forced to stop. And you and yours stop ppl all the time from trespassing against others. That is why you exist. Ppl point fingers and talk trash because they see what you have done, but they refuse to recognise that they could do the same under the right circumstances. I have this self-talk regime, where I repeatedly tell myself that it doesn't matter what ppl think of me. Especially ppl who don't know or love me. I have to look at myself in the mirror everyday. I have to make my actions right with myslef. Except when it comes down to you. I want you and what you represent to see me as I am and not what I was. I used to be terrified, you can do alot of damage when you are frightened and you deny your own ethics and morals. And on that last note....thank you Officer LOL, for being a Police Officer at one time. I will try to pay that forward.
Phil Anderer

Charleston, AR

#9 Jan 27, 2013
Citizen wrote:
Will Dawson is doing a great job leading our Police Department. Too bad we don't have councilmen that support Will.
Has the council not given Will what he needs to do the job? I thought they've been doing pretty good to support him. If you are referring to a new building, look back to the old council that moved the department into the city hall in the first place. They could have designed the building different. Why didn't they build them large enough offices? Will needs to sell off all the old cars and motorcycles that the department has laying around.
Jimbo

United States

#10 Feb 9, 2013
I miss the old school cops. The husband and wife. They were great! Great with the kids and at all the functions moving around being seen. I wish we had them back
The Thin Blue Line

Fort Smith, AR

#11 Feb 9, 2013
Good officers don't get enough credit for what they do but some abuse their uniform and authority and should be dealt with accordingly. Those are the cops that make it hard on the real public servants.
Earl

United States

#12 Feb 10, 2013
Alot I abuse from some at gwpd
Missed it

Fayetteville, AR

#13 Feb 17, 2013
The Thin Blue Line wrote:
Good officers don't get enough credit for what they do but some abuse their uniform and authority and should be dealt with accordingly. Those are the cops that make it hard on the real public servants.


How do you distinguish between the ones who care and those that dont? what are the signs to look for? Just how do they take advantage of their situations by use of their uniform or authority?
Y ME

United States

#14 Feb 19, 2013
This is how you can seperate the good from the bad,this is crossing the line when they shoot a scared unarmed man to death that's a bad cop when they run over a child because of reckless driving thats a bad cop or when they shot a mother of 5 to death because she was in the wrong spot at the wrong time ? Bad Cops. But no punishment for these officer's. WHY NOT?
Missed it

United States

#15 Feb 19, 2013
mmmmmmm...I don't think that your reply is what I meant. Besides, it's YOU again... Jesus! Even I can see the writing on the wall. These cops were not punished for their actions because they did nothing wrong. You don't have any facts to back you up on these events. You're kinda one-sided. So, you don't have any validity.
loveeveryone

Fort Smith, AR

#16 Feb 19, 2013
I like Sebastian County Deputies the best
Missed it

Springdale, AR

#17 Feb 20, 2013
loveeveryone wrote:
I like Sebastian County Deputies the best
They are good ppl.
youvelostthatlov infeeling

Springdale, AR

#18 Mar 23, 2013
Missed it wrote:
<quoted text>
They are good ppl.
I have a favorite deputy..oh, I have two. One is kind of nerdy and I can appreciate that cuz I am nerdy too and the other is a comedian....funny guy!
weekeeteekeedanc er

Fayetteville, AR

#19 Jun 10, 2013
Does the Hallmark store sell.....apology cards? Ya know like... I am sorry I stepped on your hand while you were trying to crawl back up the hill after you tumbled down the hill. LOL or when you were bending down to give the cat a bowl of water I walked past you and pinched the shit outta yer thigh, and in response you shot up and banged the back of yer head on the under side of the counter top...jeez! that had to hurt!! LOL or the time you asked me to sew up the hole in yer pants pocket, but instead I just sewed both pant legs shut. LOL. Gee, sweetie I am sorry for all those things I did to you. LOL

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