Phenix City Police
koweta native

Greenville, GA

#1 Jul 15, 2011
The police dept. and city council continue to get the finger from citizens and non-citizens alike. It seems they can't control traffic violations in certain neighborhoods around the city. One example is where city council approved making a neighborhood street into a one-way with a 20mph speed limit. The concern of the residents of this neighborhood was the high volume of traffic and the high rate of speed in which the motorist were traveling. Residents complained that they were unable to walk the streets and afraid to back out their driveway`s without fear they were going to be run down. It seems the residents made attempts for years to get the police dept. to enforce the speed limit but had no success.

Now that the city has made the street a one-way and 20mph speed limit there has been very little change. The residents still complain that on an average day at least 80 drivers disregard the one-way signs and rarely does anyone obey the speed limit regardless of which direction they are going. It looks as if a lot of people in phenix city have very little respect for the law or the police dept. Residents say they are taking this to the state attorneys office since the city can't do anything. The police dept complains that they don't have the manpower but all one has to do is attend a concert at the amphitheatre and you will see plenty of manpower at one of those events. I wonder if this were one of the up-scale neighborhoods on the north end rather than an older poorer neighborhood how quickly this would be handled?

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#2 Jul 17, 2011
koweta native wrote:
The police dept. and city council continue to get the finger from citizens and non-citizens alike. It seems they can't control traffic violations in certain neighborhoods around the city. One example is where city council approved making a neighborhood street into a one-way with a 20mph speed limit. The concern of the residents of this neighborhood was the high volume of traffic and the high rate of speed in which the motorist were traveling. Residents complained that they were unable to walk the streets and afraid to back out their driveway`s without fear they were going to be run down. It seems the residents made attempts for years to get the police dept. to enforce the speed limit but had no success.
Now that the city has made the street a one-way and 20mph speed limit there has been very little change. The residents still complain that on an average day at least 80 drivers disregard the one-way signs and rarely does anyone obey the speed limit regardless of which direction they are going. It looks as if a lot of people in phenix city have very little respect for the law or the police dept. Residents say they are taking this to the state attorneys office since the city can't do anything. The police dept complains that they don't have the manpower but all one has to do is attend a concert at the amphitheatre and you will see plenty of manpower at one of those events. I wonder if this were one of the up-scale neighborhoods on the north end rather than an older poorer neighborhood how quickly this would be handled?
Surprising thatthe police can't stop by once in a while and snap out a few quick tickets... word would spread after a few of those events.
larry in wilmington north

Wilmington, NC

#3 Jul 19, 2011
I know that the problem is a pain in the butt,yes the police should show up and write a few tickets,i know that manpower is a issue,the officers that you see at a concert are working for the concert folks the officers are contract workers the city makes money off them working those contract jobs,they pay the city and the city uses part of that money to pay the police,so your tax dollars are not being used to pay those officers.
koweta native

Greenville, GA

#4 Jul 21, 2011
I have to disagree with the manpower argument. I will also say that after visiting that neighborhood it is more than a pain in the butt. It`s a high volume, high speed hazard to the people who live there. It seems that it`s more of a pain in the butt for the Police Dept. to write tickets for such a petty offence.

It gets back to the fact that you can make anything illegal but if you can't enforce a law then whats the point? Take the Mayors stand on yard sales. If you can't enforce traffic laws then how the hell can you limit yard sales or anything else? As for the concerts. They are put on by the Parks and Recreation Dept. so I would think the city pays for the officers presence.
Not important

United States

#5 Aug 1, 2011
When it all boils down, the phenix city police do not care. I feel I can say that because I was born and raised in pc. Ive complained several times about the lakes subdivision off highway 80, nothing was done. The nieghborhood is filled with children and the city still has done nothing. The police around here are to lazy to get off there ass and get out there sqaud car. Half of them are to fat to pass a PT.

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