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Old Dog

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Jul 10, 2008
 
Now folks I have lived in Douglas now for 47 years and I have not needed the police's services too many times, but the other night I was driving down Peterson Ave when a car pulled in front of me and almost hit the front end of my car. I blew the horn and a city police officer in Car #08 was right beside me. She (lady officer) looked at me and just smiled. I pulled into GATE and the lady officer came up to me and said "people like that don't need to drive." I asked why didn't you stop that car and she said "They are under orders not to be stopping cars"
What in the H*LL is that about? She said they don't have enough people to stop cars, they only have 4 people working and 2 of them are supervisors (who do not stop cars nor answer calls) and they have to answer calls. Thats bull, i thought, so I decided to check into it. I called 911 and they had a deputy supervisor call me. When I spoke to him I only asked him a few questions; how many deputies are working? He said 3 at the moment (12 midnight), but we have 6 deputies in the daytime shift. Due ya'll patrol with just 3 and stop cars? yes sir. You're a supervisor do you stop cars? Yes sir. How many cars does you and the others stop in a night? about 8-10 sometimes more on the weekend.
Here's my argument. I also found out that the Coffee County Deputies have answered more calls than the City Officers, have less manpower, and still pull over cars.
I will be the first to admit I have been on this site and have had my share of bashing the Sheriff's office but at least as a taxpayer I'm getting my monies woth out of them. Many folks don't like the deputies pulling over cars in the city and I watched the commissioners meeting where Johnnie Roper states that the deputies are taking over "our" streets, but who's gonna if they don't.
I live hear in the city and I will publically ask the same thing I asked that deputy, Please, Please protect me and my family here in the city 'cause the damn city ain't gonna do it!
xlawman

Alma, GA

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#2
Jul 10, 2008
 
I believe u just scratched the surface, check around, u would not believe some of the horror stories.

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Jul 10, 2008
 
clifford thomas is the cheif for the police dept.
he should hear you complaints,also the city commissioner for the police dept.and the city manager should hear the compliant.its hard to believe that she was under orders not to do a traffic stop.what would she be out there for?
even a convenience store robbery or gas drive
off occured it would take her whole shift to take care of it.what was she doing for those other hours?wasting gas or sitting and dozing?

i believe the city was advertising for 2 police officiers.

Since: Apr 08

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#4
Jul 10, 2008
 
if the officer had time to stop and talk with you she had time to pull over the driver of the other car!very well could have been a drunk driver!
ralph

Kathleen, GA

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Jul 10, 2008
 
Isn't there a city meeting soon?
Maybe important questions like this should be being asked.
Old Dog

Nashville, GA

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Jul 10, 2008
 
I took your advice in contacting Clifford Thomas. I was advised he was not in. They didn't even ask if I wanted him to return my call.
once again I would like to add that I am very sure that thier are some good officers at the polce department. Some months back I spoke with an officer that had worked up there for several years and he advised me that they have lost a ton off great police officers due to their discouragement under thie current administration due to disappearing tickets and the ability not to have their supervisors support when arresting someone. He also stated that they have a supervisor that works up there that is drawing two checks from the city and course I asked HOW?
He is retired and still working meaning if he makes $20/hr he actually makes $40/hr.
I would love to make that!!!! And I was also advised that he never answers a call (I guess because he's a supervisor?) and hasn't made a traffic stop in years. So i guess he generates absolutely NO revenue to help compensate his $40/hr.
As a Citizen of this city, This is totally ridiculous! And to think I thought the Sheriff's office was bad.
Ambrose Kid

Douglas, GA

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Jul 10, 2008
 
Livey & Johnnie L are prob happy about no cars being stopped. A city officer told me the same story several days ago. They are supposed to stay 10 8 for calls.

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Jul 10, 2008
 
yes the police dept.has been a mess for awhile.
we were all hoping that after the mayors election
,with a new mayor and a new police commissioner
taking olivia pearson's place,that things would
get better.but i guess not.i dont know just how
we get a new police cheif,but changes need to be made there as well as the sheriffs dept.
i sure would like to know who that supervisor is,
drawing two checks from the city.if both are from the city,i don't really think that is lawful.
looking and listening

Ocilla, GA

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Jul 10, 2008
 
well dont wait for thomas to call you back i have been waiting for 2 months and i have not recieved a call yet and i have called several times. i know a couple of months ago they was stopping vehichles or they stopped the car that my son was in and you want to know what the reason was because he was in the backseat and the officer b c said he was moving to much. they searched him and the car and didn't find anything and i didn't like the way that officer done my son and i have not recieved a call yet.
just me

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Jul 10, 2008
 
im not defending anyone here, but how do you know cliff thomas is even getting the message to return your call, most likely he isnt, because the officers will be scared they will be repremanded from him for not doing thier job...but i will tell you if cliff aint in, i bet if you go to harveys, the one on peterson ave. you will find him, and he probably will be glad to assist you in any questions or complaints you have for him...hes always been generous and kind to me
Old Dog

Nashville, GA

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Jul 10, 2008
 
I recievec a phone call about this post with some MORE information. Get this: the patrol captain gets two checks from the city: one retirement check and a regular check for continuing to work.
The captian of detectives (who is seeking the office of Sheriff) does the same thing and also that Assistant Chief. However, the Asst. Chief and Captian of Detectives are only allowed to do this for two years, but the Captain of patrol was "grandfathered" in and will be allowed to do this for as long as he wants! I wonder how many officers could be hired in the City wasn't paying 3 additional salaries that probably total nearly $100/hr.?

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Jul 10, 2008
 
i wonder if you could make these complaints to the mayor.i would think so.
i can't for the life of me understand our law
enforcement,city and county,its going to hell in a hand basket.
Old Dog

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Jul 10, 2008
 
Why should I go to Harvey's at 3pm? Does he work at both places at the same time?
I will say this, If the mayor don't help get this in order, I help put her in the in mayor seat and I'll damn sure try to get her out! Police Commissioner the same goes for you! I live in Your district!
looking and listening

Ocilla, GA

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Jul 10, 2008
 
huh ?????????? you go old dog.
just me

Gainesville, GA

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Jul 10, 2008
 
Old Dog wrote:
Why should I go to Harvey's at 3pm? Does he work at both places at the same time?
I will say this, If the mayor don't help get this in order, I help put her in the in mayor seat and I'll damn sure try to get her out! Police Commissioner the same goes for you! I live in Your district!
i didnt give a specific time to go to harveys, i just know cliff is there at times i went...my guess is he is on straight salary from the p.d.? and maybe doing security for harveys??
Blessed

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Jul 10, 2008
 
looking and listening wrote:
well dont wait for thomas to call you back i have been waiting for 2 months and i have not recieved a call yet and i have called several times. i know a couple of months ago they was stopping vehichles or they stopped the car that my son was in and you want to know what the reason was because he was in the backseat and the officer b c said he was moving to much. they searched him and the car and didn't find anything and i didn't like the way that officer done my son and i have not recieved a call yet.
You need to make a report on that officer. Just talking about it on this computer isn't helping your case. Put it on paper and start a paper trail on that officer that did your son wrong!!! You don't need the Chief of Police to do that!!!!!!!!!!

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Jul 10, 2008
 
you probably won't get anything done about it! there is one of the jump out boys that is quite good at telling people he will slap the s#@t or kick the s#@t out of them often! i know many people that have been told this by him!one boy went to jerry pope about it and nothing ever can of it! of course he told the boy he would handle it but it is still going on so he must not have handled it very well!

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Jul 10, 2008
 
sorry for the double post don't know happened there!
looking and listening

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Jul 10, 2008
 
what good would it do.and who do i need to see to make a report i ask the lady that aswered the phone and she told me i would have to talk to the chief and make a complaint with him.
Blessed

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Jul 10, 2008
 
looking and listening wrote:
what good would it do.and who do i need to see to make a report i ask the lady that aswered the phone and she told me i would have to talk to the chief and make a complaint with him.
Leave a message on his voice mail or email the chief!!! See his assistant to get the information to him. Let nothing stop you from doing what you need to do!!!!!!

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