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Scs100
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Post Number: 102
Registered: 12-2006
Posted on Wednesday, January 03, 2007 - 10:00 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Since everyone is so down on the police these days, I felt like changing the topic, even though I agree with most of these opinions. So here goes. Who do you think has the best police department in the suburbs? (since Detroit has been slammed so much, it won't be included.)
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Wash_man
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Post Number: 259
Registered: 05-2006
Posted on Wednesday, January 03, 2007 - 10:04 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Macomb County Sheriff Mark Hackel. He has the respect of residents and I think the criminals fear him. He seems to get the job done. He has enough confidence in what he does that he overcame the bad press about his dad. He is physically fit (black belt I think) smart and effective. A model policeman. I think he has the respect of his officers too. I know a deputy that can only speak highly of him.
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Jimaz
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Post Number: 1284
Registered: 12-2005
Posted on Wednesday, January 03, 2007 - 11:34 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'll second Hackel. He's conscientious. That counts high in my book.
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Jerome81
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Post Number: 1232
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Thursday, January 04, 2007 - 1:22 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Grosse Pointe police seem to be pretty damn effective (fairness is probably for another discussion).

But who honestly has had experience with all the different police/sheriff departments around metro detroit? Besides Detroit and GP, I've only seen police cars for other cities.
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Mikeg
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Post Number: 427
Registered: 12-2005
Posted on Thursday, January 04, 2007 - 1:35 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hackel is a publicity-seeking camera-hound, who despite his "deer-in-the-headlights" appearance, always seems to get good press and reviews from everyone except my daughter. She was enrolled in a mid-day drama class at Macomb Community College back in 2001 along with the recently elected Sheriff and she found him to be kind of strange. I found it kind of strange that he didn't have more important things to be doing during the middle of the day than sitting in a class of mostly 19-20 year old girls.
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Livernoisyard
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Post Number: 2059
Registered: 10-2004
Posted on Thursday, January 04, 2007 - 1:45 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Everything seems strange to 19-yo girls, especially their parents who support them at home and all.
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Scs100
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Post Number: 103
Registered: 12-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 04, 2007 - 3:54 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'll agree with the GP assessment. When I was there, the cops were down on everyone for everything. Couldn't even walk your dog of the leash (figuratively).
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Bibs
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Post Number: 637
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Thursday, January 04, 2007 - 8:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Have camera! Have Hackel. Big time camera hound!
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Patrick
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Post Number: 3842
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Posted on Thursday, January 04, 2007 - 8:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I liked his dad more. Yeah, i know, he got in trouble but still he was better than the kid.
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Jimaz
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Post Number: 1287
Registered: 12-2005
Posted on Thursday, January 04, 2007 - 8:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hackel is downright modest compared to Joe Arpaio. :-)

(Message edited by Jimaz on January 04, 2007)
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French777
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Post Number: 54
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Posted on Thursday, January 04, 2007 - 8:50 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Rochester Hills / Rochester / Troy
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East_detroit
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Post Number: 906
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Thursday, January 04, 2007 - 8:54 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The St Clair Shores police do an excellent job of guarding the 7-11 at 11 Mile and Little Mack, 24/7.
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Jimaz
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Post Number: 1288
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Posted on Thursday, January 04, 2007 - 9:18 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

In my limited experience, Michigan State Police seem professional. They seem to very skillfully walk that tightrope between "Am I dealing with a good citizen I should assist?" and "Am I dealing with a perp I should arrest?"

This I contrast against an Arizona State Police officer who merely joked around with me, a stranded motorist, while traffic zoomed past on a busy, dangerous freeway. I had to advise that officer that we both needed to leave the area ASAP.
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Scs100
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Post Number: 105
Registered: 12-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 04, 2007 - 9:24 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I dunno about the state cops. I did 80 on 96 out by Grand Rapids and got passed by a cop going 90. Didnt even look at me. So with the exception of speed checks, they are good, I'll agree with that.
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Detroitteacher
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Post Number: 846
Registered: 06-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 04, 2007 - 9:38 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Dearborn Police aren't the greatest. I come to this conclusion because they never saw the guy who left the gentleman's club on Michigan Ave, drove through Dbn like he was driving NASCAR (right past the police station, btw) and then killed a motorist at Michigan and Oakwood. No clue why the cops didn't see him.
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321brian
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Post Number: 238
Registered: 02-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 04, 2007 - 11:21 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think MSP and Macomb Co. are pretty tightly run ships.

However I had a run in with a MSP Trooper and he basically pulled up to my accident and ignored everything I told him and proceeded to tell me what I had done to cause it.

Which in the end was mind my own business and get broadsided by a drunk. Which I told him but he didn't believe.

Yes, I am still a little mad.

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