Motorcycle Police Officers
Original post made by Looking for the value on Aug 12, 2012
I understand an increased presence might deter burglaries, but that doesn't seem to be their focus and they are not in locations to spot the fake solicitors who are sizing up our homes.
I know someone is going to say that residents need to stop endangering others and they will not get tickets, but frankly those I see getting pulled over don't look reckless or dangerous.
If there is a problem that needs to be addressed than the police should declare it is a problem and say this is the action that is being taken to address it. Ticketing residents- including an old man on a bike - by hiding and looking for minor infractions will not change behaviors.
on Aug 12, 2012 at 11:48 am
The goal is revenue and then justification. From a statistic standpoint it will show up as an increase in traffic tickets which someone will use to suggest the need for an increase in PAPD budget to address a "growing" problem.
Perhaps the city should publish frequency and locations of tickets. This will show patterns of police activity and promote awareness and maybe in safety in the community.
We already list burglaries which increases awareness.
on Aug 12, 2012 at 11:56 am
Everyone knows where the speeders are: Middlefield, Embarcadero, Arastradero, Alma, El Camino. We really need to beef up traffic enforcement on these streets, especially now that the school year is starting again. There are schools located along most of these streets, with lots of kids in the crosswalks.
on Aug 12, 2012 at 12:41 pm
This thread is not about speeders which you are correct should be controlled especially around schools.
The motorcycle police are not hiding on the streets you listed.
There was another burglary on Walter Hayes -smashed window- last night and police on patrol for criminals and not residents could deter these.