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Sleuth
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Last Activity: 07-15-2017, 02:20 PM
Joined: 08-26-2002
Location: AZ USA
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  • Sleuth
    replied to Does the negativity ever bother you?
    What negativity?

    Oh, you mean the folks who try to talk themselves into being arrested? - I let them run their mouths until they inadvertently admit a crime.
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  • Sleuth
    replied to school buses
    Have you ever seen kids get off a school bus? They may run in any direction.
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  • Sleuth
    replied to Home Security Systems and Police Response
    When they get a system, have them get interior (and exterior if they live remote) sirens. The one attempt on my home resulted in a wet puddle where the scum was standing when the siren went off. If they are not used to it, have the siren installed, but not activated until they are used to the system....
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  • Sleuth
    replied to Need Advice
    Just like the way that some of us can spot ("smell") a cop from 20 yards away, when they are off duty, in a tee shirt, shorts, and flip-flops. I did litle undercover work because my non-verbal communication was too much like a cop.
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  • In disasters, the National Guard gets called out, usually for transportation or medical needs. Occasionally they are used for "security" details - but if you review the photos of the troops "on guard" in New York after 9-1-1, they did not have magazines in place - in fact most did...
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  • Thank you Cockney Corner.
    Our largest local disaster was a massive forest fire - police from hundreds of miles away came to help out - as did fire fighters. No military (other than perhaps a aircraft or two dropping retardant).

    When the nearest town had an officer killed, during the...
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  • Sleuth
    replied to Who is allowed to do traffic control?
    Just remember, if you direct someone to go a certain way, you could be held liable should there be a negative outcome. And more than one cop has been struck by a car while on a traffic post.
    Who will pay for your lawyer?
    That is why so many venues hire cops to control traffic.
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  • When applying, always explain everything to the best of your ability. Better to reveal it yourself, than have them find it.
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  • Some Clarity from the UK, please

    Some friends were asking about the law in the UK regarding using the military to enforce civil law. In the U.S., it is illegal. They may supply support services, but cannot make an arrest, without a declaration of Martial Law.

    Could a local Chief or Mayor request Military backup?
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