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03-23-2003, 03:22 #16
SURELY MR MAC this can't be the world-famous Lakewood Police Dept with it's elite "Police Agents"?
03-23-2003, 21:05 #17dan721 Guest
When I was in the BORDER patrol there was one SPA with about 15 years in that would read a book while working primary at a checkpoint. He would be standing there with a book in one hand and talking to drivers as they pulled up. If he wasn't at the checkpoint he would spend his day going to every gas station in town buying scratch off tickets. He must have spent $100 a day. Although I must give him credit where it is due. Some of the senior agents would never make it to primary. They would sit in the trailer ( at the temporary checkpoint) and not move for 8 hours unless someone caught dope. Then everyone wanted in on the action.. I don't want to sound like I am badmouthing the patrol. For the most part it was the best group of officers I have ever worked with, but there are always a few, like those mentioned above, that make everyone look bad.
03-25-2003, 13:05 #18cpd50 Guest
We have the same problem here....you will run into lazy cops, ones that dont answer calls and just code them out, or show up late or pass on the paperwork to someone else. Our district takes care of us though, recognizes who those people are and generally wont partner you up with them knowing how they are.....there will always be someone out there trying to pull a fast one, the only one you really have to worry about is the person you are working with.......
04-06-2003, 18:38 #19
i have a problem with those who like to play "hot potato" with the paperwork or those who are "MIA" when sh*t hits the fan.
-pint"Impossible is a word found only in a fool's dictionary. " - (Napoleon)
04-14-2003, 11:58 #20OffDuty GuestOriginally posted by midtncop
There is usually a reason for the "hair-bag" being the way they are. They usually have a drinking or woman problem, or both, or they had character flaws from the beginning.
We all have them. Heck, I might be one!
04-16-2003, 02:13 #21Praetorian Guest
My partner and I feel like we're the only ones that like to do police work. One officer in my district is well known among the blue shirts for his 2 hour lunches and his frequent visits to his home. He's always on his cell phone (will actually pull up on his call and sit in the car for a few minutes) and always late to any call he gets. An official member of the police welfare system!
I remember getting the assist on an alarm call with this guy, and yep -- just as expected -- I get there first and check things out. I wait on the parking lot for several minutes and still no primary car on scene. Then I hear him on the radio telling the dispatcher the rear door is not accessible due to a large fence. He then codes it!! I have no problem with taking care of call for some guys, but this guy didn't even bother to call me to let me know what was up or to even ask if I was there and if everything was OK.
Another time, my partner and I observe a stolen vehicle turn the corner and park on the street so we quickly turn around and see 2 guys jump out of the car, run up and enter an apartment. My partner advises the dispatcher of the events and of our location. Guess what?!?! Nobody shows up!! My sgt. shows up and sits in the car while we search the apartment.
Keep in mind, I work for a large metro PD. This type of laziness is a real officer safety issue!! Stay safe out there!