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Community Policing

On 1 Feb 2011 at 4:06pm piglet wrote:
After the announcement about the new crime/postcode/next door neighbour's burglary thing on www.Police.UK and it's disastrous opening day, I thought that rather than waste time trying to look at a crashed web site, I might have better luck with the good old Sussex Poice Lewes District policing thing - so put in post code BN7 etc comes back no such place - put in the full address, no such place. What is it with these people? Set up web sites so you can find who your friendly local copper is, and they go all coy on you. Useless, like a lot of things these days.
On 1 Feb 2011 at 4:14pm Mack The Knife wrote:
Yep, tried it as well. It appears the Police have not heard of BN7, Lewes or even the street name. This would explain the lack of Police interest every time my car is vandalised or my front window busted. I wonder whether I can get a reduction in my Council tax as I have no Police coverage!! HeHe!! I'm sure they do a great job...just not here. Only jesting Officer
On 1 Feb 2011 at 4:22pm piglet wrote:
They just don't want to get their boots dirty, more exciting things to do, like "Make mine a double cheeseburger with fries on the side".....
On 1 Feb 2011 at 6:37pm Clifford wrote:
Me too Mack - 'Sorry, we couldn't find a policing area that matched your search.' That would be Lewes, East Sussex, BN7...
On 1 Feb 2011 at 11:21pm piglet wrote:
The good news is that crime is on the decrease - somewhere. I was interested to know where the £7000 jewellery and laptop theft was in my neck of the woods - somewhere close but no-one's telling. In the last two years, a load of break-ins including next door neighbour, some folks done twice, 31 cars with slashed tyres in one night, dog muck bin and parking meter blown up. Own house is like Fort Knox now, yet only help from boys in blue was a "Good Morning" from the PCSO dolly bird out for a stroll. Wait another 25-years and I might see another one. You are on your own now, but just make sure that when you clobber the little oik (note not old age pensioner), you don't do too much damage or you will be on the wrong side of HMP Lewes perimeter fence - the Krays weren't that bad were they?
On 2 Feb 2011 at 8:36am Mr Forks wrote:
Perhaps its time for a bit of community vigilantism (is that even a word?!), lets set up the Unoffical Borough of Lewes Police Force and actually 'man' the streets! (Taking on board existing Police training we'll meet in Costa in Tesco every morning for 5 hours drinking coffee and donuts but thhen breaking away from tradition, we'll keep the peace and scare the yobs of Lewes off the streets! After all I'm sure the Government would approve, after all this would be Localism and the Big Society in operation!
On 2 Feb 2011 at 10:39am piglet wrote:
Re Mr Forks - I quite like the idea - a bit of briefing at a leisurely pace with bacon sandwiches and a nice cup of tea before getting togged out - I once saw a PC standing outside the Police garage at the top of Western Road, obviously waiting to to get his Beema back. He had so much stuff all over him I stopped to have a chat. He had a Glock proper pistol on one side, a Chinese imitation yellow one (Taser thing), cuffs, pepper spray, radio, flak jacket, nasty looking metal baton looking like an oversized car aerial, and of course, the big black combat boots, not forgetting the sandwich box - no wonder they don't catch anyone, you couldn't walk let alone run. I quite fancy one of those John Wayne Winchesters or a Colt Peacemaker and a little tight waistcoat for the roll-ups. I wouldn't hold your breath for government approval as there is the small matter of Lewes District Council who kicked up a right fuss when I asked for a bit of grit, but that's another story.
By the way, don't waste your time with Police.UK - 30-minutes ago you could get the bit that lets you put the post code in - BN7? never heard of it - that's what I call a proper spanner in the works - useless, useless - the average school kid could do a better job while they aren't nicking your laptop.
On 2 Feb 2011 at 12:55pm jrsussex wrote:
What gets to me, with the rather accurate description of a police officer by piglet, is that their superior officers do not have the common sense to appreciate that with the average police officer now looking similar to the SAS embassy busting troops many people are too intimidated by their appearance to approach them. I doubt one would ask them the time any more, may well get yourself charged with wasting theirs.
On 2 Feb 2011 at 5:21pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Let's face it, JR, if you did stop one to ask him the time, he'd struggle to find his watch among all the other hardware.
On 2 Feb 2011 at 9:00pm Deelite wrote:
What like guns and batons?
On 3 Feb 2011 at 10:27pm piglet wrote:
ACT - He would find it OK at knocking off time. I recently helped a neighbour find her elderly early Alzheimers husband who had forgotten his way home in the very cold weather of December. When the plod did turn up, the lady one was quite nice, but the SAS lookalike bloke obviously did'nt like the idea that a mere member of the public should involve themselves, and get lost was the order of the day. I'm afraid this is a case of as you sow, so you reap, and as crime escalates, so the the coppers.

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