New Freedom pricing options for polic...

New Freedom pricing options for police protection

There are 26 comments on the The York Daily Record story from Nov 17, 2010, titled New Freedom pricing options for police protection. In it, The York Daily Record reports that:

The future of the Southern Regional Police Department may be in question as all of its members look into their options for coverage.

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Reality Check

York, PA

#21 Nov 20, 2010
Truth wrote:
How much do we all really get out of the police service here?
Not much that I see.
I would imagine that the vast majority of work is spent on medical emergencies, car crashes, and such.
I believe our money would be much better spent with state coverage and a full time fire department that can respond to our most logical and likely emergencies.
See how helpful the fire department is when you interrupt a car break-in. Maybe the fire captain will address your next door neighbor who is a drug addict and keeps stealing peoples belongings in the area and attracting an unfavorable crowd to your street. Better yet, call the paramedics to handle the kid who just assaulted your precious little Suzy then told you to go f yourself when you confronted him.

If they won't do it, I guess PSP will add it to their to-do list and will get to you at some point.
giving chances

Shrewsbury, PA

#22 Nov 22, 2010
Damn I understand now that the ambulance has never taken a psych call or an out of control teen to the hospital. It happens all the time cause the police dept is too damn lazy to take them theirselves. This is not true of them all but most. As far as full time fire dept they are there when the sirens go off. Just because they are not paid does not mean they are not full time and they bust their humps when they are on calls and they are free with excellant service. Im proud to say they are New Freedoms Dept. If you are unsure what goes on go to the fire dept and ask. Last best thing you can do is get The Mole off of Borough council. He is ruining our town.
shut up

Shrewsbury, PA

#23 Nov 22, 2010
Truth wrote:
How much do we all really get out of the police service here?
Not much that I see.
I would imagine that the vast majority of work is spent on medical emergencies, car crashes, and such.
I believe our money would be much better spent with state coverage and a full time fire department that can respond to our most logical and likely emergencies.

yeh i dont think youll like state coverage that much when someone breaks into your house and they are on the other side of the county. Have a nice day :)
Truth

Baltimore, MD

#24 Dec 2, 2010
shut up wrote:
Truth wrote:
How much do we all really get out of the police service here?
Not much that I see.
I would imagine that the vast majority of work is spent on medical emergencies, car crashes, and such.
I believe our money would be much better spent with state coverage and a full time fire department that can respond to our most logical and likely emergencies.
yeh i dont think youll like state coverage that much when someone breaks into your house and they are on the other side of the county. Have a nice day :)
We are rural, the vast majority of us can handle situations, police do not have that fast of a response time, 5 minutes at best before the officer is even dispatched, it mostly follow-up which the state can do just fine.

Show me one case of the police interuptting a B&E inprogress, not going to happen. Good neighbors and protecting your own home are the only thing to stop that. poor example you make
Reality Check

Dover, PA

#25 Dec 2, 2010
Truth wrote:
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We are rural, the vast majority of us can handle situations, police do not have that fast of a response time, 5 minutes at best before the officer is even dispatched, it mostly follow-up which the state can do just fine.
Show me one case of the police interuptting a B&E inprogress, not going to happen. Good neighbors and protecting your own home are the only thing to stop that. poor example you make
Im glad as a taxpayer that you want to handle yourself and not rely on police services to guide your life. But with all due respect, you're grossly misleading in making a statement that police DO NOT interupt crimes in progress. Graveshift officers alone either stumble upon or are dispatched to crimes in progress each and everyday, depending of course on the agency and officer's post assignment. And officers consistently apprehend a majority of those criminals. Now that does not mean police catch all crimes as they go down. That would proposterous. But you do not have the basis of knowledge to make such an inaccurate statement. It's a shame that you buy into that stereotype that all police do is traffic stops, take reports after-the-fact and shove danishes down their portly throats. Go do your homework. Speak with officers to get an account. Ride overnight consistently w/ them to see firsthand the public they service. You'll gain a new appreciation, I promise.

Police are not bodyguards. They are not omnipresent. They can't protect you from the moment an emergency begins to the end. But dont think that they don't halt crimes when no one else will for you. Remember, you are not Rambo! You may talk a great game away from the action but when "it" goes down, and you're caught off guard, you most likely won't perform the way you've imagined. You'll instinctively reach to call 911 then wait for a hero to arrive, the hero you have so little faith or appreaciation in now.
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Dover, PA

#26 Dec 2, 2010
Sorry...correction. The police don't "Service" the public. Haha. They "serve" them. Get your minds out of the gutter.

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