Ideas / Suggestions for Volunteer Projects that Don't Require PD Supervision?
:rolleyes: I know I'm kinda hung up about this.... but, I'll ask anyway... Hey I'm VP now, I gotta earn my keep :rolleyes:
Do any of you guys have some suggestions for community crime-prevention projects that our little CPA Alumni group could be involved in, that's harmeless enough that the PD wouldn't get mad at us just doing on our own without their advice & consent?
I was thinking maybe that's part of our problem in getting them to buy into anything meaningful (except the typical stuff like child ID, handing out gun locks, fundraisers, and that kinda stuff), they just don't really have time to spend messing with us, and if we ask them, they automatically feel obligated to lead it.
Personally, if it were up to me I'd start the Citizen Patrols without even involving them, but I suspect that the Chief would get mad at that and they may withdraw their support on other things, given his strong words on the subject last year - so I'd probably get voted down (even though legally we could even do armed patrols if we wanted to - that would REALLY piss the Chief off :D).
Seriously, I was thinking maybe if we proved we could be trusted not to create problems with the little stuff, that may earn us some brownie points so he may trust us on the big stuff later on... Or we could at least temporarily elude ourselves into thinking he might.
I've thought of many things, such as traffic speed radar surveys (using their old portable radar guns, and even mailing out warning letters to the worst offenders), handing out handicap parking warnings, open garage door warnings, etc, etc, but the Chief already made it known that he's against all of that for one reason or another when I ran all that stuff by him last year.
I think he's deathly afraid we'll act like a bunch of Barney Fife's and wind up giving the whole Town warnings whether they deserve it or not - he's probably afraid that he'd get all the blame and be stuck with cleaning up our mess - Of course that COULD happen - No guarantees in this life.
So anyway, I'm fresh out of ideas. The only VIPS initiative he supports is the Volunteer Chaplains :pout: