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|Written by Administrator|
|Saturday, 21 August 2010 02:53|
What District are you in?
Get to know your district officer
Get information about:
The following is a list of District Officers:
Call 417.890.9876 to talk to your District Officer or leave a message. Due to rotating shifts and days off it could take several days for the officer to return your call.
This program does not change procedures for immediate police services. If you have an emergency or you need an officer you should call 911.
People often talk about the responsibilities of the police. It's true the police have a great responsibility, but the police could never shoulder the full burden of law enforcement alone. Even if there was an officer on every street corner, there would still be crime. You can play a major role in the community by being a good citizen.
Obey the laws - it is up to each individual to take personal responsibility for their actions. Most drunk drivers, for example, blame the officer, problems at home, or problems at work. Unless someone holds you down and forces you to drink and then forces you to drive, it is your fault.
When stopped for speeding, people often remark the police surely have other more important things to be doing. Officers would like to remark - if you weren't speeding I'd have time to do those duties. Most serious crimes are committed by a few people and the police in many cases know who they are. However, we have the responsibility to enforce all laws.
Have you ever littered, do you signal before turning into your own driveway, ever threatened to hit someone or even pushed a person in anger - we all make mistakes, of course, and have fallen short of what we should do, but you should be making a conscious effort to obey the laws and treat people with dignity and respect.
Report Suspicious Activity - You should not rationalize that someone else will call, you don't want to get involved, there will be retaliation, or it isn't that important. If you think something might be a problem - it probably is.
Even if you think - I reported it, but the police didn't do anything anyway - you may not know all of the details and you should keep trying. The police may not be able to do anything this time, but most crimes are solved by tad-bits of information that are linked together. When you call no one knows which piece of information will turn out to be the key.
Give your name when you call. Information from an identifiable source is more reliable than an anonymous caller. You may request not to be contacted unless necessary, but at least you are on record as the caller. It could be very important at some point.
You should not take enforcement action on your own, or take risks to gather information. We just want you to communicate with us.
Be a partner with law enforcement, not an adversary - don't automatically believe the worst in people. Don't blindly accept rumors and verify facts before passing on information to other people. Question blanket statements such as all officers are corrupt or lazy. Be an independent thinker and judge for yourself.
Educate yourself - take the time to read, attend community meetings, and ask questions. Be an informed voter and participant in your local government.
Become Involved - volunteer a little time to some community effort. It can be through City government, your church, or any number of civic organizations.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 June 2011 20:58|