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Why do local LE's treat Code Enforcement officers with no respect, until they need them?

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Ranchocucamonga_dating_6076271_max50

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Posted almost 7 years ago

 

We are another branch of Law Enforcement yet we recieve no respect. Can fellow officers share their feedback with me on this matter.

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not without pissing you off

Bad_cop_max50

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lol...code officers are cool, I guess. I think that they serve their purpose...I guess. I guess...I guess... Did I say I guess? I have a buddy in the PD that got a ticket for not trimming his tree. They are cool...I guess. So I try to keep my tree trimmed so I don't have to see the CODE ENFORCER on a major call. My neighbor has like 5 animals. That is a code violation in my city, but I don't think I'll call the CODE ENFORCER. They aren't killing anyone, that I know of. What kind of fellow officer are you talking about? A CODE OFFICER? I have yet to call a code enforcer to my scene because if it isn't killing anyone, well...you know! lol Stay cool and stay busy...or something. They are cool...I guess. But sometimes I guess wrong...no offense.

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What's a code officer and what do they do?

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CPD, I think they are the ones that address "urban blight" Just came back from Chicago for a weekend. No offense bro, but I think the city might be infested

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Haha, we call them city inspectors and we also have Revenue ticket writers. Yeah they're "real" important. As for the infestation, well, we can't lock them up fast enough.

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Do code enforcement carry weapons and have arrest powers?, just curious

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glad you guys said it.

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Most of the smaller local PD's in the ag communities of the San Joaquin Valley utilize Patrol for Code Enforcement. Count yourselves lucky you have them. :)

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There's a difference, in my opinion, in treating someone with respect, and treating them like family. I generally try to give everyone respect, until they fail to do the same for me. The family title, however, is reserved for those related by blood, marriage and oath. While code enforcement officers certainly have their place, I'll never place them on the same pedestal as I do my brothers and sisters.

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Ever built a deck, got dinged for not having a permit, getting the permit and finishing the deck(now 4 weeks after for permit application), and then having to re-do the stairs because the rise was 1/2 off the projected plans, 1/2 inch off. This is where the contempt come from.

Personnaly where I work I get along with all the code enforcement officers rather well, but I don't liver here Ha Ha.

Kirlian-fingerprints_max50

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LOL, So tell me how can I get a hold of one to site my land lord for not putting in lawn in the back yard or taking care of my pond that is about 16 feet long about 2 inches deep and about 3 feet from the fence that is breeding mosquitoes? OH and wait dont forget about the big thistle bushes that are back there....


“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent”
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Code Girl, they are not Police Officer or Deputy's so no, they are not 'family'. Now you of course would be treated with respect and as a fellow city/county employee we would try to be especially nice but you are not nearly the same.

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Im not asking for respect to fit in. I am asking respect as a person. I realize code enforcement is not in the same league as LE but, for goodness sake I cant believe you coppers are so cold blooded and totally offend just because I am not an LE.

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wow. did you read your own post, the first one i mean...why does everyone expect that respect should be given not earned

Deadman_pirate_flag_max50

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Not all cops are disrespectful. When dealing with the ones that are, just ignore them, as is best to do with anyone incapable of showing common courtesy. Remember, this is an internet chat forum, and some people are going to come here to talk shit due to lack of cojones, or self confidence. You shouldn't take the opinion or words of anyone here to heart.

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the coldblooded cops that you are refering to will probably be the one you call when you anger the public for citing them for not cutting their lawn.

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I am sure you are a good person codegirl. hell...with odin's mouth i know he's a good person. it is what it is... as far as law enforcement is concerned, i'll be convinced when a code officer makes arrests and takes criminal reprots, not city ordinance violations for permit violations and such. you asked a question and recieved the answer. it may not be what you expected, but what can you expect from a bunch of cops that see rough stuff everyday. i believe this is what is called a "release of stress". say what you want cuz that is how you feel. i don't apologize about how i feel. take care and stay safe, those paper cuts can be hell.

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LOL.... If we didnt have people like code girl....they would make the police do there job.... so we should all THANK THEM for the job they do!

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Just chalk it up to the LE social pecking order. You run into the same thing in the military. Spec Ops guys to a degree don't consider regular infantry or support troops on the same level as they are. In Marine Force Recon, there really wasn't a whole lot of association with other Marines that were outside the Recon community. It's normal human behavior and vanity.


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I can ONLY speak to what I know and what I know is Los Angeles County stuff, in California. California has POST Peace Officers Standard Training. There is a VAST difference in the amount of hours a Basic POST cop has to complete over a reserve and then again a VAST VAST difference between what a reserve and a Code Enforcement Officer, School Police, Arson Investigator or other 'people' who have 'powers to arrest' do. How about MONTHS for cops and like 24 HOURS for Powers To Arrest. Add to that, SOME BAD APPLES and I TRY not to judge broadly, but the bad apples seem to stand out, that cannot qualify for being a full time cop, lack the fortitude to be one or just are 'satisfied' where they are ACT like Columbo. Like it was said, there IS a LEO pecking order. Even COPS must endure within their OWN Department. There are the hard charges, the pencil pushers, the 'let's find someplace safe and ride out the job til retirement' types and MANY MORE. These Cliques seldom get along famously with each other. Sgts tend to hang with Sgts or above, Lts with Lts and with LASD, command Staff almost EXCLUSIVELY hangs with command staff.

So If I have to suffer not being in a clique within my own 'family' how is a reasonable person supposed to 'embrace' other agency personnel?

PLEASE don't get me wrong. I KNOW that when the fecal matter hits the rotating air flow device, any clique member, regardless of if they 'like me' or not, WILL HAVE MY BACK as I do they. But it's like High School or any other large group of individuals. We act like a team but are comprised of many different personalities.

No in L.A. County, it's joked, thinly mind you, that LAPD and LASD are tops. Long Beach Police and neighboring Sheriff Departments may rate too, but smaller departments, and we have QUITE A FEW in the County, from Maywood with like 30 +/- sworn coppers patrolling a less than 2 square mile city to LAPD with as many or more sworn personnel as LASD. Obviously we consider the smaller guys "third world" police departments. And as for the California Highway Patrol, well I personally have had great contacts with them, but not everyone has and CHP and the LASD have had an oft rough relationship through the years.

IF there is division among COPS, for SURE there will be a holier than thou attitude with Code Enforcement, Animal Control and the like.

Respect for what you do? Sure, but how often do YOU get shot at? How many CRIMINAL cases involving CAPITAL crimes have you responded to and developed? Same animals, different species.

Like I said, I personally dig CHP officers, don't jack Security Guards unless they NEED to be checked for their own good and like Code Enforcement, but then I am probably in the minority. Most cops are ambivilent at best. So like YOUR bad apples to me, where the code enforcement guy is a jackball or DEMANDS respect, they seem to stand out, although I'd say MOST code Enforcement people are hard working dedicated folk. The SAME goes for you, most cops ignore, have no opinion or work with Code Enforcement, it's the 'bad aplle' cops who think THEIR stuff don't think, or may have had permit issues themselves that you probably SEEM to judge all of us by.