bart police car at Dublin

Does the bart police car at dublin station ever move in the afternoon??

i awlays see it their when i go to take bart in afternoon.

maybe the Officer is on Break, having lunch, or maybe writting reports, give the cop a break!

bart cops... bart = breaks are routienly taken

The officer at Dublin also has the Castro Valley station, but there's usually a sargent there or someone writing reports to cover it. It's easier for the officer to stay at Dublin (unless something's happening at Castro Valley) because of freeway traffic and response time. There are also two CSO's at that station, so the officer is probably on foot and the car is left for visibility. Does it really matter where the car is parked?

So with all these people out there, why'd my car get vandalized?

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personally, i think police presence at a bart station is better when performed on foot rather than in a car. can a cop patrol the platform/ticket machines/faregates from their car? no. so why do you care if the car moves?

if the car was gone, you'd probably still be complaining: "that cop car is never there. aren't they BART police? where are they driving the cop car to? if they aren't using the parking space, why can't i park there?"

Well said.

If that cop car wasn't there, that person would be crying about how BART police is never at Dublin Station. lol

"personally, i think police presence at a bart station is better when performed on foot rather than in a car. can a cop patrol the platform/ticket machines/faregates from their car?"

You stealing my thunder Boopie?

There are extensive studies which have shown repeatedly that foot patrols are a far more effective method of crime prevention than drive-by "patrols."

Of course I advocate elimination of fares. Maybe that would free up the cops for that EMT duty.

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DON'T TAKE THE BAIT, FOLKS...

I agree with you, PPID911. There are not - and never will be - enough officers to patrol every train, every station, every parking lot 24/7/365. OF COURSE opportunistic crime happens within the BART system as it happens in every single town, every single day. Get people to start respecting each other and their individual property and then you wouldn't need any kind of police anywhere. In the meantime, keep doing what it is you're trying to accomplish and fuck those who don't get it.

There are extensive studies...

Extensive?

Really?

Give us documented proof.

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9905E5D7163BF934A15754C0A967948260

Foot Patrols Cut Fear, Not Crime, Study Says

Police officers walking a beat on foot reduce citizens' fear of crime, but do not reduce crime, according to a major study released today.

In what was said to be the largest study of foot patrol in the United States, the Police Foundation, a private, nonprofit organization, studied Newark and 27 other New Jersey cities from February 1978 through January 1979.

The researchers said they found that the presence of foot patrols had no significant effect on crime as measured either in reports to the police or in interviews with residents to uncover unreported crime.

But they found ''consistently, residents in beats where foot patrol was added see the severity of crime problems diminishing in their neighborhoods.'' The report said residents perceived the greatest crime reductions in street disorders, attacks on the elderly and auto theft, ''all of which are street crimes potentially controllable by foot officers.''

Citizens in areas where foot patrol was added also perceived their personal safety and mobility had increased, the report said.

"Can we now drop this issue of patrol vs. foot patrol! Let us also agree, Big Daddy is a Dip Shit,talking out of his ASS!"

Let us see your study now, Big Dip Shit

The Police foundation's web sit for this report is at:

http://www.policefoundation.org/docs/newark.html

1978-1979! You had to go back nearly 30 years to support your bullshit argument. That's pathetic. Thank you for the collection of great quotes though. I feel they strongly support MY argument:

"But they found ''consistently, residents in beats where foot patrol was added see the severity of crime problems diminishing in their neighborhoods.'' The report said residents perceived the greatest crime reductions in street disorders, attacks on the elderly and auto theft, ''all of which are street crimes potentially controllable by foot officers.''

This sounds like a major positive to this community!

"Citizens in areas where foot patrol was added also perceived their personal safety and mobility had increased, the report said."
Some more humongous benefits! Bravo!

Of course we can add to that the millions of dollars saved by not maintaining a fleet of hundred thousand dollar luxury sedans running 24 hours a day and I say we're infinitely better off!
I'd love to see the details of that study's design too, by the "Police Foundation."

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