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Albemarle County Police Switch to Geo-Policing Policy - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Spor...

There are 12 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Dec 4, 2012, titled Albemarle County Police Switch to Geo-Policing Policy - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Spor.... In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

Albemarle County Police are making big policy changes this week in hopes of increasing safety in the community.

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Roy g biv

Harrisonburg, VA

#1 Dec 4, 2012
More big carpet bagger ideas
Gnu

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Dec 4, 2012
Don't care what they try, there aren't enough police to adequately and effectively prevent crime. Switching to Geo will leave time of day based periods vulnerable to criminal exploitation. The crooks will figure out the patterns.
Well well well

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Dec 4, 2012
Will this cut crime? Probably not, just make scheduling easier.
thinking free

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Dec 4, 2012
Talk about much ado about nothing. Like the city cops, Albemarles are too chicken to go after real criminals like the drug market, they spend their day writing tickets.
Great Idea

Ferrum, VA

#5 Dec 4, 2012
The point of having officers patrol one area exclusively is so they can build a rapport with the people (and an understanding of the types of crime) in that area. The Police can only solve crimes with the help of the people they serve. Now, if people would organize their neighborhoods with the Neighborhood Watch Program and WORK WITH THE POLICE, than we would see a reduction in crime.
Roy g biv

Harrisonburg, VA

#6 Dec 4, 2012
"I want to just tell yoos guys how we did it up north"
Hokie

Brookneal, VA

#7 Dec 4, 2012
What are they going to do when its time to saturate a tiny portion of the bypass with dozens of cops stopping everyone and nearly causing wrecks to write tickets?
twinmom

Farmville, VA

#8 Dec 4, 2012
Let's face it. Albemarle County is a relatively safe place to live and work. I appreciate the hard work and professionalism of our law enforcement officers. If you think that they write too many tickets, perhaps it is because you like to break the speed limit too often.
Thank you, officers!
Rusty

Edinburg, VA

#10 Dec 5, 2012
So does this mean there will no longer be 84 cops on 29 from Rio to Hydraulic? They're actually going to patrol the "common parts"? I bet there are some places that haven't seen a ACPD car since their inception in '86.
Wes Roland

Charlottesville, VA

#11 Dec 5, 2012
Aren't enough police? How many do we need? In this area, there are 3 different departments in the same county, Albemarle, UVa, and Charlottesville. Every time I see someone pulled over, there are 3 or 4 cops doing it now. I think we have enough cops, they just need to quit grouping together so they can cover a larger area. I understand the need for safety in numbers but it seems like overkill to have 3 or 4 cops pulling someone over for running a stoplight. Oh, and no matter how many police officers they have, crime will never be prevented, period.
Gnu wrote:
Don't care what they try, there aren't enough police to adequately and effectively prevent crime. Switching to Geo will leave time of day based periods vulnerable to criminal exploitation. The crooks will figure out the patterns.
Gnu

Charlottesville, VA

#12 Dec 5, 2012
Wes Roland wrote:
Aren't enough police? How many do we need? In this area, there are 3 different departments in the same county, Albemarle, UVa, and Charlottesville. Every time I see someone pulled over, there are 3 or 4 cops doing it now. I think we have enough cops, they just need to quit grouping together so they can cover a larger area. I understand the need for safety in numbers but it seems like overkill to have 3 or 4 cops pulling someone over for running a stoplight. Oh, and no matter how many police officers they have, crime will never be prevented, period.
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Problem is most are at the Spudnut Shop; it's the safest place to be in Charlottesville.
I do all my work there.
thinking free

Charlottesville, VA

#13 Dec 5, 2012
Cops tend to congregate for a number of reasons, most having to do with social aspects human behavior, fairly common, but, when on the clock they need to present, at least, an air of proffessionalism, which they don't. Again, aspiring cops need to be tested the same way state cops are, otherwise we get what we got.

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