Hanover bike patrol keeps silent watc...

Hanover bike patrol keeps silent watch on borough

There are 23 comments on the Evening Sun story from Jun 20, 2009, titled Hanover bike patrol keeps silent watch on borough. In it, Evening Sun reports that:

Officer Jason Byers signals to where he and Sgt. Dwayne Smith will head next during their bicycle patrol on a recent Friday night in Hanover.

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Critique

Chambersburg, PA

#1 Jun 21, 2009
I live ONE block SE of the arboretum; WHERE were U when my driver's side quarter glass got shot out w/ a BB Gun???

“Honor&Integrity”

Since: Apr 09

south central PA

#3 Jun 21, 2009
Having the officers on bike patrol is a great way to promote the idea that officers are here to "protect and serve." Saying that though I wish they patrolled during the day but with our type of community it really is better to have them on "stealth patrol" at night.
Thanks for all you do!
tin lizzie

Plano, TX

#4 Jun 21, 2009
Critique wrote:
I live ONE block SE of the arboretum; WHERE were U when my driver's side quarter glass got shot out w/ a BB Gun???
get real.... they CANNOT be everywhere at once.
Supportive

Philadelphia, PA

#5 Jun 21, 2009
Any tool that allows the element of surprise is good in Hanover.
Hanover Life Today

Philadelphia, PA

#6 Jun 21, 2009
Thank you so much Hanover Police Department for volunteering your time to such a successful and necessary program. Many big thanks to Simplicity Bicycles and Gates & Gates. We don't want or need the low-life infection that Baltimore and York escapees allow to fester here. Yeh, Hanover was once a beautiful little town to escape to when you have problems elsewhere, but have you ever noticed what follows behind you? The same problems you tried to get away from crime, drugs, and lack of respect for anyone and anything. Baltimore Street, York Street, and the alleys tell it all. Semper Fi!
Dizzy Lizzy

Harrisburg, PA

#7 Jun 21, 2009
Critique wrote:
I live ONE block SE of the arboretum; WHERE were U when my driver's side quarter glass got shot out w/ a BB Gun???
Dah...and where were you? Why would you let someone do that and get away with it?
Dizzy Lizzy

Harrisburg, PA

#8 Jun 21, 2009
Hanover Life Today wrote:
Thank you so much Hanover Police Department for volunteering your time to such a successful and necessary program. Many big thanks to Simplicity Bicycles and Gates & Gates. We don't want or need the low-life infection that Baltimore and York escapees allow to fester here. Yeh, Hanover was once a beautiful little town to escape to when you have problems elsewhere, but have you ever noticed what follows behind you? The same problems you tried to get away from crime, drugs, and lack of respect for anyone and anything. Baltimore Street, York Street, and the alleys tell it all. Semper Fi!
I think they were still on duty and getting paid. Hard to say though the way the article is written.
bob

Camp Hill, PA

#9 Jun 21, 2009
yes they get paid for riding bikes . the volley part is for them to ride the bike not all officers can they have to be good shape to ride the bikes
overtime

Chambersburg, PA

#10 Jun 21, 2009
they must be paid probably overtime so they are covered by the boro's workers comp and liability insurance.
R_Laughman

New Bloomfield, PA

#11 Jun 21, 2009
From an email I sent my sister very early one Thursday morning a year ago in July:

"Ever been scared to death by a COP???!!

I just took the trash out. First I carried the bag from the kitchen out to the light pole in the alley, with a flashlight in my other hand 'cause I don't have good night vision without my glasses.

Then I walked back towards the gate, to grab the trash can with the two older bags in it, to wheel it to the light pole so I could put the third bag on top. What's that, SECONDS???

In that little bit of time, very SILENTLY a sneaky cop on a BICYCLE had come up the alley, heard me and stopped to check it out. I didn't even see him until I was almost at the pole, draggin' the can.

There was NOTHING showing - like reflectors or anything - that showed he was a policeman. So I stopped dead. That's when he said he was a cop. I said, "You scared me half to death!!"

Then I said something about, "you guys are on BICYCLES at this time of night?" He said, "yeah, that's when we all come out!" All I could think of was vampires, but I kept my mouth shut and just wished him a good night.

Geez, my pulse is still jumping!!"

To this day I still think an apology for scaring me would have been a nice touch, but maybe I scared the cop too, and I didn't exactly apologize either.:)
SCARED

Waynesboro, PA

#12 Jun 21, 2009
Typical public servant, not there they catch H and when there catch H as usual can't win for loosing.
Greg

United States

#13 Jun 21, 2009
Go get COPPERs!!
moo

Bensalem, PA

#14 Jun 21, 2009
I, for one, am pleased that the Borough has implimented the "bike patrol". Over the years, there have been many instances of vandalism in my neighborhood...some personally. If these officers are "sneaking" around, GOOD FOR THEM and GOOD FOR US. Perhaps next time they can prevent someone from throwing a rock through my window, or my son's car window being smashed with a baseball bat, or a bicycle being stolen from my yard...all done under the cover of darkness. If they take the time to ride through the Myers Arboretum, any time of the day, perhaps they could curtail the drug traffic that occurs there...especially now that the warm wheather is here.
Paleeeze

Thompsontown, PA

#15 Jun 21, 2009
Changing the mode of trasportation will make little difference..

"OK, YOUR UNDER ARREST... GET IN THE BASKET!"

paleeeze..
Critique

Chambersburg, PA

#16 Jun 22, 2009
Dizzy Lizzy wrote:
<quoted text>Dah...and where were you? Why would you let someone do that and get away with it?
Dah...you butthead, I was in bed sleeping, where I belonged at that time of night, since I had to work the next day. You see, Butty, the incident occurred at night!!!
Kirby G

Bethesda, MD

#17 Jun 22, 2009
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Thank you so much Hanover Police Department for volunteering your time to such a successful and necessary program

They are getting paid to patrol !
karen

Mount Holly Springs, PA

#18 Jun 22, 2009
I wish they would do this in New Oxford as well. But most of our cops are heavy set and not in shape to even do that. All they do is put those cars around with the dummy in them which are white white so we all know their fake lol
Adam

Harrisburg, PA

#19 Jun 22, 2009
karen wrote:
I wish they would do this in New Oxford as well. But most of our cops are heavy set and not in shape to even do that. All they do is put those cars around with the dummy in them which are white white so we all know their fake lol
Saves a lot of gas this way!!!!!!!!!!
And so far, they've left me alone so I can do over the speed limit!!!!!!!!!!
Common Sense

Falls Church, VA

#20 Jun 22, 2009
Critique wrote:
I live ONE block SE of the arboretum; WHERE were U when my driver's side quarter glass got shot out w/ a BB Gun???
Do you get your mail everyday? Do you see the mailman come and go? Don't blame the cops for not being there in front of your house 24/7!
Dizzy Lizzy

Harrisburg, PA

#21 Jun 22, 2009
Critique wrote:
<quoted text>
Dah...you butthead, I was in bed sleeping, where I belonged at that time of night, since I had to work the next day. You see, Butty, the incident occurred at night!!!
Butthead? You're a gutter rat.

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