Thursday, November 08, 2012

Watch Your Wallets!


Greece Police Unveil New Police Cars
Greece Police unveil new redesigned patrol vehicles
WHEC reports: "Greece Police have unveiled their newly redesigned Greece Police Department vehicles. The 2012 Greece Police Patrol Vehicle will feature a new make and model vehicle, as well as a new exterior design. The new cars will be transitioned in to the vehicle fleet as they need to be replaced.

For the first time since the early 1990s, the vehicle will not be a Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor as the Ford Motor Company has ended production of the vehicle. After extensive research, the Greece Police Department chose the Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle as the new patrol car for the department.

With the change in vehicle make and model, came a change in design of the Greece Police vehicle. The new exterior design will include a new charcoal gray with silver and white markings. The word POLICE will appear in large print on the side of the vehicle, with the words TOWN OF GREECE and the Greece Police Badge on the front doors. New additions to the design include the American Flag on the fender and a “September 11, 2001 – Never Forget” memorial on the back bumper. In a return to an old design, the Greece Police motto of “Serve, Guide, and Protect” is written on the back fender."

SCATS ~~ Lots of fancy verbiage but not a single word about cost!
    

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nearly $200,000...

http://www.greecepost.com/latestnews/x470419580/Greece-unveils-new-look-for-police-cars

SCATS said...

To 5:23PM ~~ Wow! I'm impressed! Your post with that link came just a few moments after the Greece Post posted the story ;)

Anonymous said...

Greece Post says 5 cars cost $167,985.40

SCATS said...

Top 6:38PM ~~ Apparently, $167,985.40 is "nearly $200,000" to 5:23PM. I concur. It nearly is.

Dirk Diggler said...

Some please explain what the big deal about the police cars is? Really? They need new cars, who cares the color and such!

Anonymous said...

it is almost as much as Auberger's salary for next year, Since he can't actually get that no show job he is raising the salary of his own no show job so it will be nearly the same

Anonymous said...

Unbelievable! What a waste of money. And then they have the audacity to ask us to send in donations. Using the shop with a cop to play on our sympathy. Appalling.

SCATS said...

To 8:39PM ~~ Apparently Baxter & Co. care. They "researched" it.

To 8:40PM ~~ What no show job do you mean?

Anonymous said...

Check carefully, I think the new Porkimobiles come with 120 volt electric plugs so Officer Friendly can run Mr Coffee in the trunk.

Maybe if they collect enough for shop with a cop the selected children will buy them Kureg machines.

Anonymous said...

The no show job is supervisor. The new buddget gives him a nice raise. Auberger is frequently out on vacations and then daily "naps" and when he is there he is out.

Anonymous said...

Not sure if you've read this yet, but BDW bought a place in Greece. It's a condo. You'll have to scroll down a bit to find her name in the buyer column.

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?Category=comrealestate&town=Greece

Anonymous said...

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?Category=comrealestate&town=Greece

Scroll down and you'll see BDW and her husband bought a condo.

Anonymous said...

9:01 you make no sense! Where is a waste of money? I'm pretty sure they get new cars every year to replace old cars. It's part of a budget which every police, fire, ambulance, highway department has. Ford does not make the Crown Vic anymore.

Anonymous said...

9:01 your post was a waste of time and space. How about this idea to save you some money. Let's get rid of all the cop cars, buy 30 mountain bikes and give them to cops as patrol vehicles with which to respond to calls for service or emergency situations My guess is that given an occasion that requires a quick response to your problem, you would be on the phone to bitch about how long it took the cops to respond riding their bikes.

This scenario is about about as ridiculous as your appalling post. Better still, why not get rid of the GPD
entirely . .Just think of the savings you would realize as a result under this scenario.




Anonymous said...

I guess I must be missing something here. Can some one please explain to me what all this cop bashing is doing to polish the tarnished image of Greece and promote positive changes in the process ?

Anonymous said...

Serve, Guide and Protect? How do they do this??????

They serve themselves and their egos.

Anonymous said...

the biggest complainers are the ones who would be on the phone the fastest calling to 911 if something happened to them

SCATS said...

To 6:21AM ~~ Thank you for explaining that.

To 9:06 & 9:07AM ~~ Thank you! Yes, she bought on Old Pine Ln.

To 10:11AM & 10:21AM ~~ I think the other comment was supposed to be sarcastic, but it's hard to tell when the author gives no clue.

To 10:48AM ~~ I see NO "cop bashing" in any of the posts preceeding yours! Which cop/cops were bashed?? I think it's amusing that some people are so overly sensitive that ANY comment questioning ANY aspect of an entire operation like GPD gets named "bashing."

I'd like to know how much the GPD budget has grown since we hired Baxter ... anyone?? We've hired MORE cops, bought him a new car, bought these new cars, opened a newly remodelled 2nd precinct, obtained/trained a K-9 dog & handler, bought all kinds of new guns & other equipment, sent officers for specialized training, etc. Certainly there had to be some budgetary INCREASE to support all of that in just a couple years time ;)

Anonymous said...

I see GPD is on your blog this fine Friday afternoon. Shouldn't they be eating some donuts at Tim Hortons's?

SCATS said...

To 2:33PM ~~ Now, now ... donut breaks are contractually provided.

Anonymous said...

Allow me to refine my position. Every topic on this site about the GPD brings out the worst in some who post here.

You seem to be implying in your response that certain cops were being bashed on this thread. In this instance it started out as a discussion on the new cars. As usual, a few cop haters seized the opportunity to denagrate the profession it self with sarcastic remarks about coffee pots in cars and coffee and donut breaks at Tim Hortons, I fail to see the connection between a discussion about cars and comments about the drivers.

So with this very much in evidence, my position is not limited to individule officers, I believe it follows that the entire operation of the PD from the chief down to police equipment is subject to less than supportive treatment by some on this blog Department bashing would more appropriate discription of the context of some posts on this site as appossed to singular cop bashing.10:48

Anonymous said...

Why does Chief Todd feel the need to contact the media about new cars? How is this newsworthy?? Spending more of our tax payer dollars as usual. And let's see how effective that new town justice really is!!! And does anyone know who it's going to be?????

SCATS said...

To 3:31PM ~~ I responded to the comment left by 2:33PM who seems to have been poking fun at GPD in general. Yes, my comment was equally flippant.

Let me suggest that Greece cops can NOT have their donuts & eat them too regarding their participation in such events as a recent donut eating contest (GPD seemed to be proud to participate in and promote that!)and then turn around and complain that someone brought up cops and donut/coffee breaks here. Either it's taboo for all to use such a reference, or it's OK for all. Let's face facts: the whole cops & donuts perception/joke long pre-dates anything ever posted on this BLOG

As for whether or not this site in general, or me and my helpers in particular, "support GPD" or not:

The record of this BLOG pretty much shows that many QUESTIONS have been raised about GPD, its operations, expenditures, practices, procedures, decision-making by their top brass, meddling by Town Hall, etc. Again, some of you are so overly sensitive to equate raising questions with "cop bashing". The same thing happens with certain criticisms/questions are brought against GCSD or the Town of Greece. What you do not see are the comments we do not post that name individual cops in comments that truly are "bashing" them by describing and picking on personal appearance, particular incidents, personality quirks, etc. Maybe we should start posting those so you can tell the difference ...?

Some of you need to lighten up, stop taking everything so personally and look at the bigger picture.

SCATS said...

To 3:32PM ~~ No, I've heard nothing about who the new justice will be ... or even about how or who will make the choice.

Anonymous said...

Maybe we need closer oversight of our local government, but this doesn't seem to be an example of excess. $33,600 per vehicle, five vehicles this year, both seem reasonable. Let's look elsewhere for whatever waste there may be.

Anonymous said...

Oh come on SCATS, the new Justice will be the recently defeated Judge Barry.

Anonymous said...



Don't waste you time. I know the difference and so do you . The past history of this blog speaks for it self it's general attitude expressed not only at the PD but the negativity directed at the entire establishment of this town is well documented

As someone who claims to be as enlightened as you are, surely can tell the difference between sarcasm and actual expression of one's attitude contained within the intent of the comment.

Please don't get me wrong. I too have become frustrated with the things that" go bump in the night" in this town. However, constructive criticsim that proposes positive results is in order. On the other hand criticism for the sake of one's self gratifying purposes, is non productive in anyway.

My philosophy regarding being critical about something or someone is that unless you have a solution or a better way of accomplishing that which you being critical of, it would be in the best interests of all to say nothing. Criticsim without offering a possible solution, is of no value what so ever.

Anonymous said...

One fact that seems to have been over looked regarding the police car purchases. The $168',000 cost was contained in the town budget and approved by the five member town board. Un like the school budget, us taxpayers do not get to vote on the town budget, or do we? The answer is YES we do.
Every two years, we are asked go to the polls to elect members of the town board. As recent history proves, us voters continue to reward our unresponsive board members by re electing them no matter what they fail to do while not listening to those they are supposed to represent.
My point is just this. If you want your voice to be heard at budget preparation and presentation, you need to change the players. The obvious way to do this ,of course, is the use of the ballot box.
Until we purge the Auburger yo yos from their position, we will continue to powerless to shape the future of our town.

SCATS said...

To 9AM ~~ Anyone paying attention in Greece for awhile realizes that there is no such thing as constructive criticism as it relates to any of the powers that be! You are either with them, or against them. They do NOT accept criticism, suggestions, options, ideas, etc. They are mostly running one pony shows whether at Town Hall, the PD or GCSD. Ideas HAVE been put forward on the BLOG, in the meetings (forums), by signed editorials, etc. Please show me ONE TIME a suggestion from an outsider (to their closed & clubby groups) was ever taken & implemented. I bet you can't!!

If they didn't receive criticism, they'd be patting themselves on the backs & congratulating each other for "a job well done" and I think you know it. They've done it before.

From now on please direct your comments to the topic posted, or suggest a new topic, but keep them off the topic of the BLOG & its creators. This isn't about us peons, but about those who are supposed to be running things efficiently, legally and openly with our hard-earned tax $$$.

Anonymous said...

Scats that's fine with me, however this thread was about the purchase of cop cars, not donut eating coffee drinking cops. The off topic remarks began with the1:49 AM post, which you allowed and continued after that.

If your going to set the ground rules for each thread to stay on topic, all others should be out of order and not posted by you as blog administrator. A little more consistantcy on your part, would keep the discussions on target and discourage some of us from straying off topic in the future.

SCATS said...

To 1:43PM ~~ The ground rule I'm setting is that the BLOG & its authors are NOT the topic. There's going to be lots of room to discuss parallel issues on many posted topics & people can and should bring "news" to our attention about other topics, too.

Anonymous said...

As long as it's BAD "news," right?

SCATS said...

To 4:50PM ~~ Of course not. My idea of what constitutes "good news" is something above & beyond the feel good fluff stories though. Good news might be: "Greece Police Solve Holiday Inn Cold Case" ... or "Greece Central Students Score in top 15%on SATs" ... or "Town of Greece Acts on Citizen Suggestions" ... of course, I'm more apt to win the Mega-ball lottery than see any of those headlines ;)

Anonymous said...

I find it very telling that our PD can't solve two murders, two arsons, yet we can afford new police cars?

Chief Todd can spin his purchases anyway he wants as he does anyway.

Anonymous said...

So why is the new Town Justice such a secret? Someone must be in the know. Will he be republican?

SCATS said...

To 3:49PM ~~ Maybe he will be appointed at the Town Board meeting? It probably takes time getting all of the cronies notified.

Anonymous said...

Rahn was just granted Parole. I bet he will be the next Town Justice!!!

SCATS said...

To 2:29PM ~~ Over Uncle Auggie's dead body! lol