HiptonRadcliffIII wrote:Geff wrote:Scotty wrote:Geff wrote:How about some better patrolling of the area and pathway.
Patrolling for what? Scafflaws? Hoods? Thugs? Punks? Hippies? Long hairs?
I hope you don't mean that the local police should waste more time "patrolling" a rail trail to insure that nobody rides their bike on it from dusk till dawn?
Not at all! Just making sure there is presence on the rail trail, sans tickets after dark, so commuters and users feel a bit safer. Just having some "presence" always makes a difference. Misuse of the term "patrolling" led to misunderstanding.
I don't know if you were making this point or not, but patrolling is mostly about making the community FEEL safer. You are not safer because an officer is patrolling an area, but the public's perception of the area becomes safer.
one of the many policing statistics that really make you scratch your head and wonder how to make anywhere "safe"
Right on! That is pretty much what I meant.