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 How should a volunteer parking patrol officer introduce oneself?


Is this example correct?


: Hello, department name, position title, how are you today?


 


Thanks for helping!

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As a volunteer you should have a person you report to. They may have a policy of how to do so. In montana for traffic stops we are required to identify ourselves as a police officer. That is all we are required to do. It does not say how or in what order.

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Axe a supervisor. I have never introduced my self as a police officer. I always figured the uniform was a giveaway.

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Me neither. We are supposed to, but I never have...unless I was in plain clothes, of course.

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 Thanks for the help!

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Just tell them you like butter brickle ice cream.  There's no better introduction.

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How about:


"My name is Sue! How do you do? Now you're gonna die!"


Okay, you might want to leave off the last part....

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And I looked at him and my blood ran cold. And I said...


MH557 says ...



"My name is Sue! How do you do? Now you're gonna die!"


 





Bessie Braddock: “Sir, you are drunk.”
Churchill: “Madam, you are ugly. In the morning, I shall be sober.”

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mz66 says ...



And I looked at him and my blood ran cold. And I said...


MH557 says ...



"My name is Sue! How do you do? Now you're gonna die!"


 



Glad somebody got it!   

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 Oh J Cash I get it...

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...no ma'am, I'm the Manhattan Flash and I am the best bank robber in New York.




Bessie Braddock: “Sir, you are drunk.”
Churchill: “Madam, you are ugly. In the morning, I shall be sober.”

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mz66 says ...



...no ma'am, I'm the Manhattan Flash and I am the best bank robber in New York.



When you got ten bucks that you can blow, you gotta catch that Johnny Chicken show.....

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 How should a volunteer parking patrol officer introduce oneself?


Is this example correct?


: Hello, department name, position title, how are you today?


 


Thanks for helping!



 


Are you in uniform? Plain clothes with vest? If you have to say something I would just make it plain and simple. Smile, I am a parking enforcement officer, here is your $200.00 ticket. Have a nice day!


""Life is a storm.. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes"
Alexander Dumas-The Count of Monte Christo

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SGT405 says ...



jakec91 says ...



 How should a volunteer parking patrol officer introduce oneself?


Is this example correct?


: Hello, department name, position title, how are you today?


 


Thanks for helping!



 


Are you in uniform? Plain clothes with vest? If you have to say something I would just make it plain and simple. Smile, I am a parking enforcement officer, here is your $200.00 ticket. Have a nice day!



I'd leave out the have a nice day part.  That usually makes them mad enough file a complaint against you and it's just not worth the trouble.  Otherwise Sgt405 is spot on again - just leave in the have a nice day part.


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I need no introduction......the Cape and BIG S usually spell it out.


It is what it is.............and.........these things too shall pass.

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DL- I do it  on purpose. I like to  see the reaction I get.


""Life is a storm.. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes"
Alexander Dumas-The Count of Monte Christo

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I issued a parking cite (No Stopping Anytime) to the male driver and parent of a student he was picking up from school.  He had stopped his vehicle along side a obviously red painted curb and was facing a clearly posted "NO STOPPING ANYTIME" sign.  I pulled in behind the vehicle, wrote the cite with the exception of the model of the truck he was driving.  I approached the vehicle and the conversation went something like this.


Me:  How are you today sir?  I am Officer -*-*-* with the xxxx Police Department.  Can I ask what model truck is this?


Offender:  What's the problem?


Me:  Sir, you parked  your truck in a "NO PARKING" area.  Can you tell me what model truck this is?


Offender:  It's a Silverado but I am not parked.


Me:  Really?  How do you figure sir?


Offender:  My key is in the ignition, the engine running, transmission in drive and my foot on the brake and stopped.


Me:  Sir, is your truck stopped along side the curb?


Offender:  Yes


Me:  Is the curb painted red?


Offender:  Yes


Me:  What does the sign say right in front of your windshield?


Offender:  No Stopping Anytime


Me:  Well then sir, here's your citation.  You have a good day now. 


Let's just say he was far less than the typical happy camper and was on the phone to one of my Sgt's before I even got back into my unit.  That said........ Complete with the photograph I took of the offending driver and vehicle showing both the red curb and the clearly posted sign, the citation stood and the complaint went unfounded.

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Yes I'm in uniform, my truck has the department name on it as well so Im sure just keep it simple. Again thanks!

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Most of the time when you issue a parking cite, the driver is likely not even going to be there.  That said, there are the exceptions when they come running out of the location they have been at for hours saying that they had just been there for a few minutes and would move the car and plea with you not to cite them only to call you every name in the book when you hand them the citation anyways.  That's when you point out to them that there is a process for and that they have the right to contest the citation if they wish.  Be as polite as you can even though you know that you just capped off their day with a $40.00 plus fine for their oversight in failing to legally park their vehicle or pay the appropriate fees upon parking the vehicle.

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Just remember that as a volunteer you don't get paid to take any nasty rhetoric from them, so don't sink to their level. You have just caused them to have a bad day and they will be eager to reciprocate so that you have a bad day. Simply nod, tip your hat if you are wearing one and leave, but never turn your back on them...