As a matter of habit we try and always have a quick early breakfast together in the zone. From my previous management experience I can tell you people bond over food and for a group of people who have to rely on each other in critical situations, this is essential. Having said that, everyone is aware and ready to get up and leave at a moments notice and pay for a meal uneaten should the need arise. We catch up on a personal level on what happened on our days off or vacation, we chat about things we want to get done during the block, find out what we can help each other with and there’s always some light-hearted jokes thrown in.
Another platoon was short staffed so I took a call out shift to help out. I took a report of a found child’s bicycle in someone’s yard and was able to locate the rightful owner and return it. Returning property to anyone is rewarding, returning it to a smiling child is especially rewarding. Prior to lunch I was dispatched to a report of an assault and ended up tied up for most of the early afternoon taking statements and locating the suspect. Shortly before the end of shift I saw an MVI take place on the highway. Fortunately no one was seriously hurt. Continue reading Impaired getaway driver
This block I worked on a project shift, 4 afternoons in a row in plain clothes with a partner called our Charlie shift. Primarily we use this shift to conduct curfew checks, make outstanding warrant arrests, walk through the bars and conduct special projects suited for plain clothes detail. We also support the patrol officers as it’s nice to be able to have a plain clothes unit for some calls. Continue reading Plainclothes work
This morning one of the guys on the Platoon and I were able to link multiple theft from auto’s over the last few months to someone redeeming Airmiles for gift cards from the stolen wallets. A link to a possible suspect is great, however it highlights the fact that people continue to leave their wallets in their vehicles and on top of that some of the vehicles are left unlocked. We see it all the time, some thieves will just walk down a street checking door handles in the dead of night. Anything left unlocked is fair game to these guys. Continue reading Impaired parking