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citizen

Mountain Home, AR

#1 Nov 2, 2008
Why are police officers allowed to be in local bars attempting to be bouncers; when the bars/clubs provide proper security. Just thought I would get the input of our community.
guest

Bossier City, LA

#2 Nov 2, 2008
The police officers are off duty officers who are paid extra for their services, which i totally don't mind. Ever since the jpd started working the Electric Cowboy there has not been one violent incident reported that I know of. The jpd provide quality crowd control. They probably don't make alot with their jobs, so i think it is nice that they can make a little extra on the side.
Real American

Osceola, AR

#3 Nov 2, 2008
was at the cowbow saturday night. seen a cop in there full dressed and wearing his side arm. if he's protecting when he's off duty i dont think he should wear his gun. around drunks anyway.
Realistic American

Lake Charles, LA

#4 Nov 2, 2008
Real American wrote:
was at the cowbow saturday night. seen a cop in there full dressed and wearing his side arm. if he's protecting when he's off duty i dont think he should wear his gun. around drunks anyway.
yeah who needs a gun in case some drama goes down? they should just yell loud noises and wave their arms in the air. That will protect everyone!!! Get a clue dude
Larry Lewis

Clovis, NM

#5 Nov 2, 2008
I think if you read some of the laws this form of hiring cops is illegal and against police regulations.
Just a Person

Lake Charles, LA

#6 Nov 2, 2008
Larry Lewis wrote:
I think if you read some of the laws this form of hiring cops is illegal and against police regulations.
u are an idiot..if it was against their regulations the chief wouldn't allow it..i personally don't like the chief at all...but still its legal as can be...get ur stuff straight pal
ASU Student

Clovis, NM

#7 Nov 2, 2008
Just a Person wrote:
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u are an idiot..if it was against their regulations the chief wouldn't allow it..i personally don't like the chief at all...but still its legal as can be...get ur stuff straight pal
I know fir a fact you are wrog. this perso\n is correct.
PLEASE

Bossier City, LA

#8 Nov 2, 2008
Whether it's legal or not... It's still highly unprofessional!
fireball

Manila, AR

#9 Nov 2, 2008
also in arkansas police officers are not cops 24/7 like in some states. which means that when ur off the clock then you have no authority. which also means that if they used their guns at the clubs of threatned tickets then they themselves are screwed. i'm sure some do. but if they ever get caught by the right people then they are screwed. if u don't beleive me then look it up or ask the cop from west memphis thats in prison for murder now because he shot someone with his police issued weapon when he was off the clock and riding around in a cop car with a buddy who was on the clock.
Creative Name

Little Elm, TX

#10 Nov 3, 2008
Almost every police officer I know has at least one other job, usually some type of security. Maybe if they were paid better, they wouldn't need to take these other jobs. Look how many officers work at ASU for security during events, how many work at the Mall, etc.! Don't you think they would rather be home with their families?
Public Servant

Jonesboro, AR

#11 Nov 3, 2008
Even a civilian with a concealed carry license can use their weapon to stop a violent felony. If you have such a damn problem with police carrying their weapons when off duty, why don't you just move the hell out of Jonesboro. Oh no, that guy who's had extensive training with that weapon over there is a menace to society. A cop in uniform without his gun is much more likely to have to use some sort of deadly force to save his life.
guest

Jonesboro, AR

#12 Nov 3, 2008
Larry Lewis wrote:
I think if you read some of the laws this form of hiring cops is illegal and against police regulations.
It is legal if it is approved by the supervisors. GUESS WHAT... IT IS!!!! Request a policy book and you'll see that. Don't just assume you know the law when you obviously don't
citizen

Mountain Home, AR

#13 Nov 3, 2008
Regaurdless of the law, if there are hundreds of drunking and potential drunks in a confined space then there will be an issue eventually. Although police officers may be trained with their weapons, there are still many others that are specially trained individuals such as military personal that work at these facilities. You do not see them carring their weapons of choice. Concealed weapons are not allowed at a place where alcohol is served.
Interesting

Jonesboro, AR

#14 Nov 3, 2008
I'm almost positive it's legal to hire off duty cops as additional security and have them in full police attire. I am also positive that concealed weapons or even un-concealed weapons are not allowed inside a place that serves liquor via ABC rules, but I'm have no idea if there's some loop hole for police officers not on duty per se. Interesting question.
Just a Person

Lake Charles, LA

#15 Nov 3, 2008
it is legal for cops to carry...they are allowed to carry anywhere, anytime in the united states...they don't take um into prisons granted but yes THEY ARE COPS 24/7....if something like a felony happens they are suppose to take action...misdemeanor they can just be a good witness but a cop has all rights to serve anytime...thats why cops don't have to carry a concealed carrying permit around..just being a cop is enough...all you need is your id and badge and you can carry ANYWHERE
cowboygoer

Russell, AR

#16 Nov 3, 2008
Man, what a stupid thread. I think its great the the police are working the Cowboy. I go there alot as in almost every week-end, and I have yet to see a major problems, like I use to see at the thug hole Eagles. The Eagles thought they need big guys to control their crowd, but all them mohawk fat guys did was cause more trouble. I have seen the "boucers" at the cowboy control things, and when they could not the Police there stepped in and everything was smooth. Hats off to them guys. I like going there knowing i dont have to worry about a beer bottle across my face....
fireball

Manila, AR

#17 Nov 3, 2008
Just relaying what came directly from Dr. Russell. Figured he knew what he was talking about. I emailed him on this topic, cause I still keep in touch with him, and he told me that was the law.
guest

Bossier City, LA

#18 Nov 3, 2008
I think its cool they are working security on the inside however, I dont think they should be allowed to stand outside b/c in my opinion I believe that was why there were so many DWI's coming out of the the Cowboy for a while. It has slowed down some now b/c I think the manager is keeping them inside but I think outside they were radioing their buddies sitting at the corner.
DWI

Russell, AR

#19 Nov 3, 2008
I doubt the police call ahead to their buddies. The times i have been there, I have had to wait for a cab (dont need another dwi) and all i saw was them guys business get folks to leave and go home. Did see them stop a couple from driving and just had them call a buddy or cab...I thought that was cool cuz they had them dead to right.
Police at the Cowboy.......hell yes
thinker

Mayflower, AR

#20 Nov 3, 2008
Public Servant wrote:
Even a civilian with a concealed carry license can use their weapon to stop a violent felony. If you have such a damn problem with police carrying their weapons when off duty, why don't you just move the hell out of Jonesboro. Oh no, that guy who's had extensive training with that weapon over there is a menace to society. A cop in uniform without his gun is much more likely to have to use some sort of deadly force to save his life.
Amen!! Thank you!!!

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