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August 30th, 2004 @ 4:36PM (17 years ago)

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

As a tax paying citizen of this community, I am shocked and appalled that the mayor and police chief would play with numbers and areas of Louisville Metro to make it appear that we have more police officers serving and protecting the community when really we do not.

Chief White and Mayor, how dare you put the lives of our police force and the citizens of Louisville in danger like this? The homicide rate this year is through the roof and you have 37 Officers in the Community Development Unit? Those officers need to be on the street!!!

Mayor, you have really dropped the ball on this one. I guess 4th Street Live and the ridiculous painted horses all over Louisville took precedence over taking care the day in and day out safety of the police and citizens of this community.

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August 30th, 2004 @ 8:52PM (17 years ago)

This is a sorry day in a great community. We have 37 officers in the schools raising our children because our society has said it is ok not to be a MOM and DAD. First they tried to make the under paid over worked powerless school teacher raise the kids in this community, but when the kids got wise to they cried and then the part-time parents cried foul. So that makes the police next to raise the youth all 37 of them I'm not sure ,but is that about 2/3 of a Police District. I think that the 40 plus murders should send a message that maybe POLICE SHOULD POLICE AND PARENTS SHOULD PARENT. I realize that I am ahead of my time with this crazy theory, but when the WEALTHY GET TIRED OF HAVING TO REPLACE THERE GOLF CLUBS AND CAR STEREOS MAYBE THE REST OF US WILL GET THE POLICE PROTECTION WE NEED.

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August 30th, 2004 @ 11:13PM (17 years ago)

Outstanding article! Sucinct and to the point. I wonder what other blunders our government leaders have covered up in order to say merger is working?

Why hasn't any of this made the news? I saw an article in the newspaper and the Chief said it wasn't his fault. Who's fault is it then? If you are in charge and things have gotten so far out of hand theat there are 125 Officers positions that have not been filled and more retirements on the way then I would say it is your fault. It is also the Mayor's fault! Apparently he has used this same tact before.

I hope and pray that when I need a Police Officer there will be one available. I hope and pray that our Police Officers remain safe. 44 murders this year so far. Why do we have Police in the schools? Can't they hire their own security? Wouldn't these Officers better serve our community in a patrol car rather than a classroom?

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August 31st, 2004 @ 5:03AM (17 years ago)

Perhaps the citizens of Louisville should start a petition for the removal of the so called Chief of Police.

As well as the Mayor.

...I'm just saying.

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August 31st, 2004 @ 3:40PM (17 years ago)

First to Mr. Napier,

Your comments are correct as not to take one side or the other until you know all the facts. So here are some facts that are not reported.

Yes the dept. has a recruit class starting and Yes the have an extra 10 in this class for a total of 40. What they are not saying is that by the time these people are out of the accademy and finished with the Field Training Program a year has past. To say it in simple terms, we will be short the 125 officers until next year.

There are other officers ready to retire. They have their time in and can go at any time. If any of them decide it it the right time to go we will be down more than the 125 officers and we will also carry that load for at least a year.

The reallignment only changes the boundries of the districts/divisions. IT does absolutly nothing for manpower except to have the officers cover more area than they do now. So when you call for the police, don't be alarmed if it takes them a while to get to you. There are only so many on the street at any time. Once you put officers in training, days off, vacation, sick, or details (just to name a few) you might only having 4 or 5 officers for a whole district. If you have one major incident, (an accident with injuries, hold up, car jacking, lost child) or anything else, good luck.

These are facts about the manpower shortage. You can only do so much with what you have and someone, somewhere won't get the police when the actually need them.

In the area of manpower shortage and getting qualified people to apply, enough so you don't have to "screen people in" as the cheif said, but to actually look for the best people for the job. WHY would anyone want to become a police officer when they can make more money in the private sector and not have the problems of not being accused of not doing your job correctly.

I understand you support the police and the mayor. Maybe the next time you see the mayor you can ask him about these facts and what he is going to do about them.

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August 31st, 2004 @ 9:33PM (17 years ago)

Bravo!! The great black sheep is leading this community down a dark and narrow path. His profile is not as clean as he would have you believe...............................

klompen5

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September 1st, 2004 @ 7:28PM (17 years ago)

What an amazing cooincidence. Jerry Abramson comes back and now we are short of police, he keeps bemoaning the finacial situation of our town and he is cutting out police districts AGAIN to try and fool everyone into believing there are more officers on the street.

When will people wake up and realize that while he is charismatica nd a truly likeable guy, he is not the best thing for our town. He has chased too many businesses away to be able to calim that.

$th Street live is the biggest joke in the world. People will go now because it is bright and shiny and new, but soon they will realize that it isn't worth the drive and it is in between some of the most crime ridden neighborhoods in Louisville.

I don't want to have to worry about my family's safety just to go out for dinner. What cost has this fiasco along with his many other ones been to our town so far?

Without the police to protect us, who are we going to call when something happens? I believe that something needs to be done to address the serious mismanagement of our town very soon!

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September 1st, 2004 @ 9:30PM (17 years ago)

There is mention of a "credit vacancy". Under that line, I wonder if the citizens know what the goverment is doing with all the money ((and it is alot) that has and is in the budget for police) from not paying for the officers that are no longer on the department? He is claiming that the goverment is poor but has all this money that is unaccounted for. Isn't it great to have a load of money that no one is asking about.

I wonder if this is the money that the goverment used to pay for the new parking meeters that you can use a special card (that you have to purchase) to pay for the meeter with. They had to cost alot more than the regular parking meeters.

It would be nice if someone from the mayors office or the cheif of police would cooment on some of these questions.

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September 2nd, 2004 @ 5:14PM (17 years ago)

the word ring true even during this day and age. Leaders will always make things look better by doing a shell game. As long as no one challenges it or questions it, it works for them.

thanks for the good wishes to all the officers.

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September 2nd, 2004 @ 7:21PM (17 years ago)

Louisville Metro Police "IS" becoming what New Orleans police was 10 years ago... DO YOU MR MAYOR WANT THAT!??????????????

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September 5th, 2004 @ 9:31AM (17 years ago)

Let's see - Owensboro, Ashland, Paducah, Bowling Green, Florence, Covington, Newport - and for that matter, Shively, Audubon Park and St. Matthews, are rural? DOCJT was the first fully accredited (CALEA) training academy in the U.S., and is likely to be chosen as a regional Police Corps training site, but it isn't good enough for Louisville? Even though Jefferson County residents PAY TAXES to support it?

How about hiring true laterals and not sending them back through basic?

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September 7th, 2004 @ 6:59AM (17 years ago)

I now see the chief has stated on the news that he wants to reduce violent crime and traffic fatalities by at least 3%. I guess he is finally realizing the **** HE created by reducing the units that effect these areas. It must be great to screw something up and then come back and look at it like the problem was always there and you are going to save everyone from it.

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September 18th, 2004 @ 4:27PM (17 years ago)

Richmond is a quality establishment for the training of Police Officers. It is one the best training schools in the Nation. It is so good in fact that the Department of Criminal Justice Training is a model for other states.

Kentucky State Police have even been considering sending their recruits to DOCJT for training. All telecommunicators in the state are required to attend a 4 week training class. The buildings are state of the art and the instructors are first class.

You can bash LMPD but only them do not bring in other agencys that you know nothing about.