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    Detroit police stations will close from 4 pm to 8 am daily to cut costs

    Detroit, which has one of the highest crime rates of large American cities, plans to close the doors of its police stations to the public for 16 hours a day starting on Monday as the cash-strapped city struggles to slash costs.
    Public-facing desks at the eight stations that represent the eight precincts or districts of the Detroit Police Department will be closed at 4 p.m. every day and reopen the next morning at 8 a.m. It means residents could have a harder time immediately finding face-to-face help from the police during key hours of the day.
    The moves are expected to lead to "virtual precincts" as the police department plans to redeploy desk-bound officers to more time on the streets during the affected hours.The administration of Mayor Dave Bing is under intense pressure to cut hundreds of millions in costs. The city estimates it could run out of money within the next 90 days if immediate action is not taken. The state is currently conducting a financial review that could result in a state takeover
    More here: Detroit police stations to end 24-hour access - TODAY News - TODAY.com

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    Maybe the city will realize that the PD isn't the place to make budget cuts. The whole place isn't far from being condemned as is.
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    Use the money saved to build a wall around it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisipso View Post
    Use the money saved to build a wall around it.
    Then fill it with water? That waterway needs to be bigger anyhow.
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    doesn't sound like that bad of an idea to me...if someone needs a cop to take their auto burglary report, then they can just call from their house and the officer will go by. you take all those officers chained to desks and you put them out in the field shagging calls and maybe it makes a dent on crime there
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    They should make 1 central police center
    break teh city into 4 quads
    Put a sub station in each quad,
    Make one large dispatch

    If there is walk in a the substation and there is a cop there, great, if not they have a phone in the lobby that they get dispatch and a copper gets dispatched.
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    Our building is more or less "closed" and locked after-hours. If you come here after-hours needing to see an officer, there is an intercom camera phone in the foyer just outside the lobby that connects you straight to dispatch. Once the visitor states their purpose, dispatch can unlock the door and allow them to wait in a secure lobby. I understand that this is an apples to oranges comparison because of size but the same kind of system could be set up at their stations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisipso View Post
    Use the money saved to build a wall around it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    Then fill it with water? That waterway needs to be bigger anyhow.

    kinda of like new orleans?


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    Quote Originally Posted by JLK View Post
    kinda of like new orleans?
    I wonder if there is enough water to flush that toilet.
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    Im wondering, are there lock-up facilities in the precincts that also will be closed during those hours?

 

 

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