Thursday, December 30, 2010

ATTENTION: Supervisor Auberger, Captain Chatterton & Chief Baxter:

  
Anonymous said...

At 8:47 AM this morning Greece Police Truck #810 was parked in front of Golden Touch barber shop off Latta Road, unoccupied and with its engine running. I pulled into the parking lot and ran three parallels. Two officers were inside the shop. One getting a haircut, the other reclining on a sofa.

On my third parallel I observed what appeared to be the owner of the shop approach the shop window and look out.

My question is whether these officers were on duty or not. Was protocol violated?

A digital camera is now in the glovebox.   12/30/2010 10:39 AM

SCATS ~~ Isn't it good to know that Auberger & Baxter totally cleaned up Greece PD?

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

"ran 3 parallels" Is that some kind of code?

SCATS said...

To 1:11PM ~~ I think it sounds very cop-speak. I suspect they meant that they passed the window driving parallel to it 3 times, in order to observe what was happening inside.

Anonymous said...

No doubt this is the unkindest cut of all

Anonymous said...

SCATS is correct. To "run a parallel" is to position one's squad car with the driver's side facing whatever situation, scenario, or incident is being observed.

Anonymous said...

And "cop cars", as the taxpayers refer to them, are not "trucks" yet I think all cop cars have that #800 series of plates. Was it a cruiser or a utility vehicle of some sort. But would that make a difference? And why two officers in one vehicle?
Like the 6 year old that needs Mom or Dad to go to the barbershop with them?

SCATS said...

It's amazing at how a post like this brings out the group of 40+ yr. old Badge Bunnytypes to defend Chief Todd's mighty marauders.

Anonymous said...

Maybe they were on a break, so be it. Maybe their shift was over. Let it go. They were in a barber shop for cryin' out loud. I know everyone is P>ssed off about Rahn, Joseph, and Pignato, but they are gone.
Let this one go.

SCATS said...

To 4:30PM ~~ That's the same cry EVERY time a Greece cop gets caught doing what they shouldn't be doing on the job. On break or not, leaving the engine run should be a crime in itself.

Anonymous said...

Cops aren't perfect. That doesn't mean they
are criminals or are looking to make mistakes.
The best move we can make here is give these
two the benefit of the doubt and welcome in
2011. Let's direct our energy elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

Surely someone who really knows will comment that the electrical load of the police communications systems on a not-running vehicle will run the battery down quickly. And while running I suppose that they can receive computer screen info and it is real-time ready when they open the car door. And can the dispatcher sound the horn when it is running? Or take pictures of the 3rd parallel run by the blogger?
Slow news day for sure.

Anonymous said...

Not a big deal, let's take a breather for the
holidays. Clean slate everyone.

Anonymous said...

I agree with 4:30- there are worse things than a hair cut...I.e., if they were filling their OWN vehicles up with Town gasoline-

Anonymous said...

FYI @4:30pm- at that hour of the day, it's NOT near a shift change. When the work day is done, turn in your vehicle BEFORE heading to the barber shop. Any impropriety is too much in this town.

SCATS said...

To 5:04PM ~~ Clean slate for everyone? I think NOT!

Anonymous said...

Suck it people, when are you going to wake up and accept the fact that no one cares. The town is an embarrassment that has no dignity left. That includes the schools that are putting out a future generation of prisoners. The police department still has a few that were taken care of that should be in jail with big Merrit. Wait till they promote the next pedophile he will make Pignato look like an alter boy. I say raise your can in the air and take it with a smile and pretend you have self respect. Happy New Year!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Two-in-a-car means that a new officer is being trained. Also, the police are allowed breaks and lunch while on duty. Does anyone else on this blog not realize this? Enough already...

Anonymous said...

Let's find out who these two cops are and fire them. In fact, let's fire all the cops. That would be awesome because cops suck.

Anonymous said...

Hair grew on Town time.
Regulations require near hair.
Hair gets cut on Town time.

Simple as that.

Anonymous said...

It's just a matter of time before recent past history repeats itself inside gpd. Next time will be more monumental than Rahn's 2 year dismantling.

SCATS said...

To 5:24AM ~~ I fear you may be proven correct!

It's a bit amusing, in some dark way, to see the sudden interest and defensiveness by some towards our less than stellar PD. Several comments were rejected for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is bullying. For me, it's an interesting contrast to see that a topic about law enforcement evokes the equivalent of verbal warfare so easily. Some of you should be ashamed.

Anonymous said...

These guys are putting themselves in harms
way every day for OUR safety. Baxter is highly respected.
There is no disputing that. He rose quickly
in RPD, and commands tremendous respect.
There is no disputing we have the right chief.
To the original poster, please refrain from
jumping to conclusions, as tempting as that
may be at times. The last thing we need to
concern ourselves with under Baxter's
leadership is history repeating itself.
There is too much at stake for all of us.

Let's bring in a solid 2011.

Anonymous said...

What the deck is a police truck?

SCATS said...

To 8:51AM ~~ I thought Baxter WAS the right chief, too. Sadly, it appears he has caved into Auberger's political alignment and has become part of the problem, instead of part of the solution. I'm not the only person who has observed this.

SCATS said...

To 10:03AM ~~ I think they meant one of those bigger SUV type vehicles, like the kind that is marked "Tactical unit."

Anonymous said...

To 8:51 on 12/31 at "These guys are putting themselves in harms
way every day for OUR safety"

And they are putting the rest of us in harm's way when they are running their abandoned vehicle and being seen in a vulnerable position "reclining on a couch". It's lucky they serve in such a haven of elderly citizens and soccer moms that would not take advantage of that relaxation of professionalism. I am sure the new chief will not appreciate that his mentor officers are showing this type of example to the trainees.

SCATS said...

To 11:58AM ~~ Excellent point!