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Detroitman
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Post Number: 874
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Wayne Co. sheriff works to widen role in Detroit

Department steps in to help shorthanded city force; some say Evans is overstepping his bounds.
Norman Sinclair / The Detroit News
http://www.detnews.com/apps/pb cs.dll/article?AID=/20051212/M ETRO/512120338/1003
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Ddmoore54
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Posted on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 11:59 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Screw turf! The DPD need to get over their pride and realize that any additional policing in this city is only beneficial, especially considering how understaffed they currently are. Sounds like a great idea and I have always preferred Sherrif Evans over Bully-Cummings anyways.
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Morena
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DPS security is a joke. I have visited DPS schools across the city over the past 2 years and constantly observe school security officers looking and acting unprofessional.

At a DPS board meeting just before Burnley's departure, I actually saw a lady run up to the stage to give him a very rude and disrespectful testimonial resolution. There were at least 6 security officers surrounding the stage and not one of them moved to stop her.

DPS Chief Charles Mitchell is and has been a poor leader. DPS security must be completely revamped.

Having said that, I'm not completely supportive of Wayne County taking over DPS security at this point. I would also like to know why DPD cannot do it.

School violence and student insubordination is a very serious matter. I know of a principal that had his jaw broken while breaking up a fight at one of the larger high schools. He had to have his mouth wired for about 6 months.
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Fnemecek
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Posted on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 12:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Amen!

There's enough need for police services in this town without a turf battle between DPD and the sherrif's department.
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Fnemecek
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quote:

Having said that, I'm not completely supportive of Wayne County taking over DPS security at this point. I would also like to know why DPD cannot do it.



They could, if we hired more officers. Unfortunately, hiring more officers doesn't seem likely.
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Morena
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Fnemecek:

Why can't DPD transfer those officers slated for layoff to DPS? It seems like a win-win. DPS gets more highly trained officers with police powers in the schools and the City of Detroit reduces their overhead and helps balance its budget.
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Jmy8
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quote:

I know of a principal that had his jaw broken while breaking up a fight at one of the larger high schools. He had to have his mouth wired for about 6 months.




Teachers at that school were somewhat relieved when a court case involving a disgruntled janitor at the same school was resolved that day and overshadowed the principal's injuries.

That particular school is out of control from what I hear.
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Royce
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Posted on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 7:34 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jmy8, let's get it out there and just say what school it is. Why should such info be a secret?
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Ed_golick
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Posted on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 9:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Finney.
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Jmy8
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Yes, Finney. Similar additional incidents not uncommon from what I've been told by teachers there.
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Kookie
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Finney is a jail thats controlled by the students. I sat in the assistant principal's office for about 30 minutes one day and saw about 7 kids get suspended and one taken out with handcuffs.

About 2 years ago they started frequently transfering the guards throughout the school. So they are constantly in new schools and can't build up a rapport with the kids, consequently the high schools became even more unruly.
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Michigansheik
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Registered: 09-2005
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the more the merrier when it comes to reducing violent crime.

(Message edited by michigansheik on December 12, 2005)
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Evelethcdenver
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Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 2:25 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

How many police officers work in Detroit right now?

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