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Tribal_cat_tattoo__2__max50

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Hello,


I want to be able to make a difference in the Law Enforcement Community as a civilian.  What is the best thing I can do to help out in my community?  I really have a deep respect for all LEO's and other Emergency Responders.  But, I am just not sure what I can do to really make a difference.  Any thoughts?   What do you all need help with the most?


Thanks!


"Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives." - Ronald Reagan

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Thanks for your support. You can help by buying lots and lots of donuts for law enforcement personnel. That would be a good start.

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chiefdennis says ...



Thanks for your support. You can help by buying lots and lots of donuts for law enforcement personnel. That would be a good start.



Hey Chief... I will have to think about that... LOL 


"Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives." - Ronald Reagan

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Sometimes just being the one who doesn't "hate" the police helps....Another way is to simply be a good citizen, involve yourself in causes that are for the betterment of the community, because inevitiably you will find LE there alongside of you, which is a whole lot better than having to fight LE...

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Here are some suggestions


When you see an officer just thank him/her.  Say something like "I really appreciate the job you do".  You will make an officer's day


If you witness a crime, come forward.


If you are summoned to jury duty don't try to get out of it. 


Keep your person and efects secure so that you are not a crime victim, which will lighten the load for the officers.


If every good honest citizen followed the few suggestions crime would plummet, and the officers would be happier and healthier. 

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Start a "Vest Fund" for donations to purchase new/updated ballistic vests for the officers of your local PD.


Write a letter of support for the LEO Community to your local newspaper Op-Ed page.


Be an alert member of your community and report any potentially suspicious activity to the PD.


When you see and officer driving by....wave.......if he is walking.....say "Hello"


Think about doing a ride-a-long with the police to get a better understanding of what they do.


If you hear others bad-mouthing LEOs, stand tall and dispute their position.


 


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If your neighborhood doesn't have a 'Neighborhood Watch Group" start one, if it does have one, join it.  You can also consider a "Safe Houses" program.

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Thanks for your support.


When people you know start bashing Law Enforcement, counter them with the benifits that Law Enforcement provides the community.


If you see what you think is a crime in progress, report it, don't assume someone else will.


Support elected officials who are pro Law Enforcement.


Obey the law, even those pesky speed limits.


If you have children, instill in them the importance in obeying the law, don't assume the schools will.


If you see a police officer who is not on a call, thank them for their service, you would be suprised how much that can mean to an officer when many times they are called everything but a christian and a child of God for simply doing their job.


Again, thanks for your support.


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Catwoman,


Have you looked into this?


 

The Raleigh Police Department, in conjunction with Raleigh Community Services, is seeking volunteers that are interested in assisting our full time staff in service to the citizens of Raleigh.  Volunteers would assist with a broad spectrum of assignments.


Volunteer assignments may include:




  • security patrols in parks


  • telephone crime reporting


  • data entry


  • neighborhood watch planning


  • crime prevention programs


  • special event assistance


  • ...much more! 



Each volunteer will receive approximately 38 hours of training by the Raleigh Police Academy concerning issues pertinent to their duties.  They will be required to volunteer a minimum of fifteen hours per month.


For more information, please e-mail ci.raleigh.nc.us">rpdvolunteer@ci.raleigh.nc.us or call the number below.



For More Information Contact:
ci.raleigh.nc.us"> Bruce Embry

Volunteer Coordinator



Police Department



110 S. McDowell Street



Raleigh, NC 27602



919-996-1118


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Thanks Cat ! At the very least, a smile and thanks for what you do, goes a long way !!! I think the guys have just about covered the rest !!!  Folks like you are reason we all do this job. To make your life a little safer and easier.


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Midnite_Mikey says ...



Catwoman,


Have you looked into this?


 

The Raleigh Police Department, in conjunction with Raleigh Community Services, is seeking volunteers that are interested in assisting our full time staff in service to the citizens of Raleigh.  Volunteers would assist with a broad spectrum of assignments.


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Thank you for this!!!!!!


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catwoman911 says ...



chiefdennis says ...



Thanks for your support. You can help by buying lots and lots of donuts for law enforcement personnel. That would be a good start.



Hey Chief... I will have to think about that... LOL 



Why is it ALWAYS the donuts?  BTW, I like the glazed bear claws.

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Midnite_Mikey says ...



Catwoman,


Have you looked into this?


 

The Raleigh Police Department, in conjunction with Raleigh Community Services, is seeking volunteers that are interested in assisting our full time staff in service to the citizens of Raleigh.  Volunteers would assist with a broad spectrum of assignments.


 



Thanks so much for this... and all who have posted.  I really appreciate it!!!!


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As earlier mentioned by Midnite_Mickey, many police and sheriff's departments offer a "Citizens Police Academy" that is geared for volunteers.  I did one several years ago (even after the police academy) with the LAPD Harbor Division (and also LAPD's first ever) and was assigned to the front counter taking desk and phone reports.  After the 94 Northridge Earthquake, I was the first volunteer to report and start taking calls freeing up the uniformed guys/gals to go out and patrol.  I gained a lot of valuable training and experience while in that roll.

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chiefdennis says ...



Thanks for your support. You can help by buying lots and lots of donuts for law enforcement personnel. That would be a good start.



Glazed or creme filled? Dunkin Donuts or Krispy Kremes?


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chiefdennis says ...



Thanks for your support. You can help by buying lots and lots of donuts for law enforcement personnel. That would be a good start.



Glazed or creme filled? Dunkin Donuts or Krispy Kremes?



Krispy Kreme!


Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.- C.S. Lewis

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chiefdennis says ...



Thanks for your support. You can help by buying lots and lots of donuts for law enforcement personnel. That would be a good start.



Glazed or creme filled? Dunkin Donuts or Krispy Kremes?



Hey.. if I'm buyin', it's gonna be Dunkin Donuts...


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catwoman911 says ...



Hello,


I want to be able to make a difference in the Law Enforcement Community as a civilian.  What is the best thing I can do to help out in my community?  I really have a deep respect for all LEO's and other Emergency Responders.  But, I am just not sure what I can do to really make a difference.  Any thoughts?   What do you all need help with the most?


Thanks!



Hey Michelle,


Great question and great advice.  As you know, the CPA, would be a great way to start.  You should see if Raleigh has one.  Raleigh might be better than Garner.  I know Cary has one.  FYI........Cary has a volunteer program called CAP (CITIZENS ASSISTING POLICE).  You have to graduate from their CPA first before you are able to join the CAP.  Not all cities/counties have this program. 

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You decide Cat.  I don't think you'll find to many complainers.  Unless it's brussel sprouts. Sorry, but a big thumbs-down there!

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Midnite_Mikey - I wanted to thank you again for posting that information. I am meeting with Raleigh Monday!


Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.- C.S. Lewis