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What Would You Do And Where Would You Start To Do To Fight Crime In Detroit?

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Since: Jul 13

Taylor, MI

#1 Oct 18, 2013
If you were in Police Chief Craig's shoes, where would you start and what solutions or ideas would you incorporate for fighting crime on the streets of Detroit?
Pete

Livonia, MI

#2 Oct 18, 2013
Police work is not for amateurs to speculate. This is why Chief Craig is so highly paid. They expect his experience to pay off where several prior chief have failed. He has a severe problem to deal with and restricted resources. He seems to have the confidence of his officers. People can work half speed or double time. His officers can do more with less if they enjoy their jobs, see progress, and respect their leader. Craig is re-instituting tactical squads that were stopped. His version of data driven deployment has proven successful in other places. He's going after the party stores and gas stations where thugs loiter.

I'm not giving Chief Craig advice just like a don't advise my doctor. If he performs, he can keep his job.

Since: Jul 13

Taylor, MI

#3 Oct 18, 2013
Amateurs, CAN often give the BEST answers to what needs to done. After all, the good people in Detroit live in and under disturbing situations and they are in a better position to tell Chief Craig what is really needed. Going by training books, graduating from police and officers academies and aggressive action in the communties of Detroit by the DPA doesn't mean anything if the dots are not being corrected. Book sense simply doesn't work these days. What's lacking is simple common sense in dealing with crime. Consistency and new firm strategies are needed. Though I don't believe humans have the ability to change things significantly when things are this far gone (Jeremiah 10:23). Something higher than human wisdom is needed. Just the same, until God steps in, ask the people who have been either directly or indirectly affected by crime for their opinion and what they think might help. Come down to the people in their neighborhoods and just be real and talk with them and listen to their concerns and fears. Also, scriptural morals is sadly lacking and that is why you see the sad situations in in Detroit as well as the whole world.

Since: Jul 13

Taylor, MI

#4 Oct 18, 2013
Also, offering suggestions or ideas is NOT doing police work. The people in Detroit are not amateurs when it comes to surviving in the city. They a pros at it. You live in Livonia which is is pretty secure or peaceful. TRY for one day or for one hour living in Detroit, I guarantee you that your blood pressure will rise. Your anxiety level will increase and you will worry on a regular basis about your life and that of your family members. Its easy to be judgemental when you live where the grass is presumably greener. Be, in the line of fire so to speak and see if you don't change your tune.
Pete

Livonia, MI

#5 Oct 18, 2013
eikcaj wrote:
Also, offering suggestions or ideas is NOT doing police work. The people in Detroit are not amateurs when it comes to surviving in the city. They a pros at it. You live in Livonia which is is pretty secure or peaceful. TRY for one day or for one hour living in Detroit, I guarantee you that your blood pressure will rise. Your anxiety level will increase and you will worry on a regular basis about your life and that of your family members. Its easy to be judgemental when you live where the grass is presumably greener. Be, in the line of fire so to speak and see if you don't change your tune.
All you really know is that I am posting from Livonia. I can post from any country or city in the world almost. I have lived and worked in Detroit regularly. I sold a property there two years ago. I have been under fire. I have had a gun with live ammunition pointed at my head.

Offer all the suggestions you want. I said I was not prepared to speculate. People are free to read your suggestions and decide for themselves what makes sense. Why not send them directly to Chief Craig for his consideration?

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