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#21 Jan 18, 2010
at taking reports after the crime has been done. they have no resources or funds to establish crime prevention in town. The Fitchburg Alliance would really like city hall to consider adding another patrol officer especially thursday thru saturday nights. An extra pair of eyes to spot problems and instant backup to be first responders instead of waiting for the other cars to merge from different parts of town. Also the FLAWED priority Que system they have does not allow for responding to multiple calls at the same time. Once again this selective response is putting Citizens Public Safety in a dire situation. Especially when some 911 calls are not being responded to! Until City Hall and Fitchburg Police abandon the position to get untrained citizens to be responsible for our Public Safety by reporting crime and start to increase the Fitchburg police department with TRAINED officers,many waiting to be called up to serve. The Dept and city hall will be getting calls as THEY REQUESTED! THEN it is THEIR OBLIGATION to followup and RESPOND to Citizens that are taking up a stand against crime. Especially if it is a 911 call! We could see by using the tip line we could get a someday response but as stated by several people in the forum some do not get a response at all and are left to deal with Public safety or emergency situations on their own! Lets hope the Lack of this Public Safety does not MAKE A VICTIM OUT OF YOU! Call or write city hall and let them know how you feel,then tell us how you feel when you get little or no response. This is why Crime Prevention should be left to Professional Trained Officers not untrained citizens with no police backup.
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#22 Jan 18, 2010
We need a clean slate at the FPD and then we need to manage a police force back into existence that can be functionable!
#23 Jan 18, 2010
Leave the police alone... they have to deal with criminals who act stupid, spare them the people who act stpid and are stupid. FPD is not here to protect and serve you .. they are here for ALL of us. Crawl back in your hole. They have ALWAYS come when I call .. maybe because i dont call when my cat is trespassing ....
#24 Jan 18, 2010
What does this babbling have anything to do with the topic? What does FPD is not here to protect you but all of us, mean in relation to this discussion? We are glad you have had your police calls answered, but if you go to city hall and read the complaints about the 911 callS that went unanswered, from business owners and citizens, then you would understand the discussion and could give more that a Pre School response to the issue.
#25 Jan 18, 2010
Everyone in the FPD is either corrupt or inept. They have a F--- it attitude. Maybe this total loss of morale comes from watching the Brass and other cliques within, corrupt the normal runnings of a police department.
Spend a day off walking down Main st. Walk around the police station as crime is rampart. They wouldn't even need to use a cruiser, they could walk and arrest!
They need to revamp the entire system at the FPD. Where have the crime solvers gone? They don't finger print murder scenes ! These murderors are still out there; they have killed already, they past that thresh hold.
It is so obvious to everyone that this department is inept. Nobody wants to deal with this police department. They are so rude and ignorant!! Can anyone even stop this attitude??
#26 Jan 18, 2010
i watched two FP chase a "suspect" down my street. They caught the guy behind a garage at a neighbors house. Put him in the cruiser. The two FP then stood outside the cruiser for 10 minutes talking. They then opened the cruiser door and let the guy GO!
shook his hand and let him walk!!! My neighbors and I were all watching from our inside our homes with our windows and doors locked because of the way they came tearing into the neighborhood and were looking for the guy with guns drawn.
The FPD is corrupt and useless. Heck one cop has a daughter that has a baby with one drug dealer and is living now with another!!! If regular citizens know this sh8t then so do the cops. And they aint doing nothin to stop it
#27 Jan 19, 2010
Remember that other Officers' son they caught? He was a big pot dealer in Fitchburg? Unfortunately the police force in Fitchburg has become corrupt. There are no controls over the officers. They don't care about crime solving! There are a few reasons for this; whatever the reason it is fact that needs to be changed!
There are too many corrupt cliques within the department. They are all at odds internally. Just think; "not one uniform showed up at the inaugeration of our Fitchburg Chief". They did this as a political statement! Morale is non-existent. Most of these cops mistreat the citizens of Fitchburg; the stories are endless!! The rudeness they constantly display causes mistrust of them. No one wants to deal with them at! They never are seen on Main st!! NEVER!!!
We need to have a complete federal audit of the entire force! They need civility training as there is absolutely zero sense of community! There is no Internal Affairs! If you enter the station; they ask you rudely ,"what do you want".
I encourage everyone to write to the FBI stationed in Boston; with the current embezzlement of Captain Tasca and others,no Internal Affairs and a complete lack of civility towards the community we need change. This department is neither criminal or inept..
There email is Boston@ic.fbi.gov and the contacts are • James C. Burrell
• Noreen Gleason • James C. Trainor, Jr.
• Lucia M. Ziobro .
The FBI has a unit that deals with government corruption. They are currently in stoughton investigating the fact that a few officers bought stolen Best Buy gift cards for favors. One just last week plead guilty to federal charges.
The connections between the drug dealers and the police is an issue that needs to be reviewed. We need a forensic audit of the books as many have been stealing. This stealing takes away from the amount of law enforcement that we need in Fitchburg. The non existence of Internal Affairs breaks the trust between the community and its police.
The attitude and the deterence when you call 911 is unacceptable. Four cruisers on friday and saturday night is unacceptable. All the staffed police are scheduled on M_F, first shift, including ALL detectives. I called 911 as I was out walking and there was a mob and a few knife weilding criminals. They told me it would be 20 minutes as there was only four cruisers!!! This is a PUBLIC SAFETY problem.
#28 Jan 19, 2010
Sorry, I need to correct this typo : This department is EITHER criminal or inept!!!
Disregard this mistake! Thank you.
This department is (neither) criminal or inept..
#29 Jan 19, 2010
of a bigger problem,and the critics say it's only one person.The cue system on prioritizing police calls is one of the biggest blunders in Law Enforcement in Fitchburg, Next to the Police and city backed taking the streets back Coalition To Save Fitchburg GANG at the tatoo shop across the street from city hall!
#30 Jan 19, 2010
They need to clean the slate and hire all ne officers if there is to be any "legal" law enforcement in Fitchburg. Corruption runs throughout the station.
Fitchburg deserves better!! The 911 system is a farce! You need to arm yourself; these guys will not protect you! They have no intentions on helping anyone; they just want to show their power,ignorance and entitlement to breaking the laws!
Why are the city councilmen and women always backing this corrupt bunch? We need strong leadership! The police Union isn't going to put anyone in office! There are 40,000 of us in Fitchburg; we need to vote all the city councilors out of office! We need to demand true change to take place inside the FPD!
Swap the entire force with Leominster! We need a police force that is going to follow their oath!
#31 Jan 23, 2010
So you mock people who question the validity of your accusations? Who's the ignorant one here?
#33 Mar 18, 2010
For the record - I never wrote to the Sentinel that I ever called 911 to report the drug dealing and prostitution in my neighborhood. I called the mail police number.
Also because of a Fitchburg cop who cannot be trusted he gave my name to the people I called the police on. Thatis when the threats on my life began.
#34 Mar 18, 2010
I am th eone who called the police but NEVER called 911. Please get the facts right. L
#35 May 13, 2011
Don't forget to watch the police too
#36 May 13, 2011
The FPD has improved slightly as there are some officers who are professional on the force. There are still major problems within this department.
There is still no internal affairs. The FPD admits that there are no protocols. The only thing that has changed at this department is the corrupt police have surfaced and ID'd themselves. The Chief recieves a higher pay rate and their are new police cars.
Drug dealing is rampant, illegal guns are prevalent and crime is on the rise.
I still remain convinced that the only way to correct this department is to replace the entire department with new officers.
Why can't Fitchburg recieve a police force that operates efficiently? I feel that this department was allowed to conduct themselves as a rogue force for so long that it has become the accepted norm.
911 response has not changed. The rudeness has not changed. The cover ups and corruption is still being allowed as the norm.
I believe whole heartedly that the brass does not care to hold officers accountable for their actions. The FPD is extremely dangerous to the safety of the public.Where there are NO consequences behaviors only get worse.
What is wrong with having a law abiding police force?Lies, lies and more lies. Why can't Fitchburg have a law enforcement department that reflects honesty,integrity and professionalism?
I understand that not all of the FPD is bad but it does seem like the majority is unhonest,lacks integrity and is unprofessional.
We need to have a city wide vote on this issue and to have a debate on this issue. And we need to beg Chief Bratton to come to Fitchburg as our Chief for a couple of years.
Someone needs to explain to the FPD that you are not a gang, you are not the mob and that you must conduct yourselves professionally. Treat people with dignity and respect and most importantly treat people equally and with integrity.
Since: Feb 10
#37 Jun 27, 2012
You should consider running for Mayor...
Deep down inside his heart lurks a malicious, bitterly envious creature wholly in the grasp of the compulsion to control and get even with all authority.
#38 Jun 27, 2012
Stamos, the post you brought up instructs citizens to call the FBI.
If you read the post of others, it is obvious that there are major problems in Fitchburg.
Let me ask, do you think there are no issues within Fitchburg?
Let me get you going again! I think/feel that fitchburg judges, police, court personel, reporters and lawyers in the criminal court(public defenders) should not be employed in Fitchburg!
If you want to get technical Stamos; almost every single court case in Fitchburg could be overturned due to conflict of interests. Why not avoid such a situation? You are talking about liberty interests!
You seem to avoid common sense. Why are you not against officers who lie? This fact takes the professionalism and respect right out of the equation. It creates an us against them attitude. The police then start shooting steroids and begin to feel that they will address situations with pure brute force. This is not a safe answer!
What is wrong with proper law enforcement???? It is like you don't care if it is improper as long as they come out on top. This is why IA has dissapeared. They should just change the name to CU (cover up processing).
Now, you will scream, "see, see" "Lynch hates cops" see, proof!!
No, Lynch believes in honest law abiding law enforcement. OJ may have been convicted if Vanadda didn't plant the blood evidence!!!
Honesty is essential to the justice system!!!! You have an acceptance level to lying. You feel that it is OK against me because I did time before. This is discrimination!! You are stating that my constitutional and civil rights should be completely violated and never respected!!!!!!!
I will always argue against this unjust NAZI like process!!
#39 Jun 27, 2012
I should be more specific. I feel that Those that were raised, currently live in Fitchburg should not be employed in the court system nor in the police department.
This isn't the Andy Griffith days Stamos! Many of Fitchburg drug dealers went to school with officers in the FPD! I would like to see all Fitchburg officers who have connections in Fitchburg should be switched with officers from other cities far away!
#40 Jun 27, 2012
The FBI is in Fitchburg. The State Police are in Fitchburg. The DEA is in Fitchburg.
I am very comfortable with this fact as all the arrest are made by them concerning guns, drugs and drinking and driving no matter who the person is.
If you want a better and safer Fitchburg then you cannot take HALF MEASURES! You have to be serious about change for the better.
I believe we need more detectives. We need detectives working on second and third shift. Undercover operations. This is an effort!
If you have family in Fitchburg, if you were raised in Fitchburg then you should not be employed at the FPD nor the court.
The fire department is different as it shouldn't matter.
If the city made this happen then politicians wouldn't know the police so personally. The less connections the less corruption. License boards, planning boards and all other board members would not have connections to police.
It is human nature. Everyone wants to have a connect in the police department. In Fitchburg it is almost a need and it equates to status.
I applaud the state police,FBI and the DEA/ATF efforts within Fitchburg!
It isn't easy to make these statements about the court ect but it is a just statement. The less connections between the court and the police the better justice and the safer Fitchburg will be.
A lot is overlooked by officers do to this relationship. many were raised, drank with at teenage parties with each other. There are crack dealers who have stated that they went to school with many officers in Fitchburg.
I am sorry but yes this seperates who is gone after and who is not! We need to begin to exchange officers with other cities and not leominster our twin city!
#42 Jun 27, 2012
What is wrong with you? On one post you claim police are over wheight and not fit for duty and then you post the cops are steroid junkies sticking needles in them. Please make up your mind. The police are fair people I don't understand why you bad mouth them.
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