A Driving Force in State Police

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Lt Thomas Heinssen,new Commanding Officer Connecticut State Police Troop G in Bridgeport.
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james beardsley

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Mar 31, 2008
 
CONGRADULATIONS COMMANDER LT THOMAS HEINSSEN!
Mark

Hartford, CT

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Mar 31, 2008
 
Godd luck Commander. Hopfully you can get your officers to abide by the laws they enforce.
Javier Rodriguez

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Mar 31, 2008
 
Mark wrote:
Godd luck Commander. Hopfully you can get your officers to abide by the laws they enforce.
Care to elaborate or are you just going to make an arbitrary statement and expect the general public to guess what you are talking about?
Public Defender

Bridgeport, CT

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Mar 31, 2008
 
Mark wrote:
Godd luck Commander. Hopfully you can get your officers to abide by the laws they enforce.
Police in Ct are on call 24 hours a day, so if you mean being on a cell phone or running a light they are on duty. Therefore these laws don't apply to them. They are here for your protection. If you mean something criminal it's your civic duty to inform the Internal Affairs Division. Leave the ambiguous comments to yourself, if your not man enough to come forward!
Mark

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Public Defender wrote:
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Police in Ct are on call 24 hours a day, so if you mean being on a cell phone or running a light they are on duty. Therefore these laws don't apply to them. They are here for your protection.
Actually there are laws that require emergency vehicles to use lights and sirens when going through an intersection against the light. It would also be nice if they didn't ride the bumper of cars in the left hand lane on the highway and then turn around and give a driver a ticket for following to close. All I am asking for it for them to lead by example. So if an office is going to do 65mph in a 55mph zone, he/she should have his lights on. If not I see it as an abuse of authority. This is not a comment against all officers. The ones who it does apply to makes all of them look bad.
pissoffyank

Rocky Hill, CT

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sounds like your just a jealous hater mark, fail the police test?
or did a cop steal your girl?
get a life
Mark

Hartford, CT

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Mar 31, 2008
 
pissoffyank wrote:
sounds like your just a jealous hater mark, fail the police test?
or did a cop steal your girl?
get a life
Nope, none of the above. I just don't believe in "Do as I say and not as I do. Please try to stick to the topic. Taking it to personal level just shows you have nothing relevant to contribute.
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Every time there is a criticism of the police weather it be State or Local we get all the neanderthals on making dumb statements. The laws apply to all and the police are not exempt. So when you see a police car speeding and there are no ligts or sirens you have to wonder why/ Yeah i know there will bea rsponse. Pissoffyank Your kidding right? your remarks are half the problems with the public. Fail the police test? One does not have to be a college grad to pass the test. Steal your girl? give me a break.
Javier Rodriguez

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Mar 31, 2008
 
Police is a verb and a noun. Let's just hope the new Commander considers it more of a verb than a noun. The stretch of I95 btwn Greenwich and New Haven is a deathtrap and needs to be POLICED much more than it is now.
Mark

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Mar 31, 2008
 
Javier Rodriguez wrote:
Police is a verb and a noun. Let's just hope the new Commander considers it more of a verb than a noun. The stretch of I95 btwn Greenwich and New Haven is a deathtrap and needs to be POLICED much more than it is now.
Agreed
Eric

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Mar 31, 2008
 
Mark wrote:
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Actually there are laws that require emergency vehicles to use lights and sirens when going through an intersection against the light. It would also be nice if they didn't ride the bumper of cars in the left hand lane on the highway and then turn around and give a driver a ticket for following to close. All I am asking for it for them to lead by example. So if an office is going to do 65mph in a 55mph zone, he/she should have his lights on. If not I see it as an abuse of authority. This is not a comment against all officers. The ones who it does apply to makes all of them look bad.
My perception is that when they drive fast they get out of the area quickly. Be honesty with yourself, when a trooper is driving the limit he/she creates a traffic jam because now everyone is driving the limit. As far as I am concerened they shoudl go where they are going so I can get to where I need to be without everyone slowing down. As to the following closely, they are professional drivers, sadly the vast majority of drivers are not.
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Mar 31, 2008
 
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As to the following closely, they are professional drivers, sadly the vast majority of drivers are not.
My point exactly. They are professional driver and she know better.
Mark

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Mar 31, 2008
 
Eric wrote:
<quoted text> As to the following closely, they are professional drivers, sadly the vast majority of drivers are not.
Sorry for the spelling error.
she=should

Sol

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Mar 31, 2008
 
You'll get the benefit of the doubt for starters Lieutenant Heinssen, but let's see what you do about the four 'tuck in' spots (that I know of) on 25 north/south where your co-workers park: they can't be seen from the road, and can't SEE the road...
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Apr 1, 2008
 
Mark wrote:
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Actually there are laws that require emergency vehicles to use lights and sirens when going through an intersection against the light. It would also be nice if they didn't ride the bumper of cars in the left hand lane on the highway and then turn around and give a driver a ticket for following to close. All I am asking for it for them to lead by example. So if an office is going to do 65mph in a 55mph zone, he/she should have his lights on. If not I see it as an abuse of authority. This is not a comment against all officers. The ones who it does apply to makes all of them look bad.
It's known as proactive patrol. If you went at one speed you would come across the same few cars until you either stopped or turned around. This way you increase the area covered in the same amount of time.
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Folks, why can't we stay focused?? This article is introducing a new professional to the area. Why can't we wait and give him time to study his NEW work place and sit down with his team and develope a new working plan? We do that every where else in life, but since Mr. Heinssen is a cop, no chance!!! He must be no good. Well, you are wrong. I will bet that in due time, the people of SW Connecticut will see an improvement in the all around work as it relates to the State Police. Do Troopers drive fast? Yes they do. They are trained and for the most part, pretty good drivers. They also have, on most occassions, a reason to be driving fast. It does not always require lights and siren. It also does not always mean that they are on a life or death call. But, their timely arrival means something to someone. The part that bugs me is, Do you and I, the regular motoring public, drive fast?? Yes, all the time. So why the Hypocrisy? Think about it. These people are out there all day long, rain, sleet, snow, listening to cry babies like some of you here!!!! Give them a break!!!! Let the man, Mr. Heinssen, do his job!!! The same ones that b**ch here about speeding Troopers are the same ones that call Mr. Heinssen on monday morning to complain that they were waiting for a Trooper at an accident for a half hour!!!!! Think about it folks..........
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you are all gay for arguing over what the cops do and don't do with their lights on get a life
Thomas Heinssen

Old Saybrook, CT

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May 19, 2008
 
You should have trust in my father he knows what he is doing

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