Rumor has it there are several cops looking to leave the fair city of Melrose. what is it? The administration? Not enough details? Dolan?
Are you Joshing us? Is this that new fangelled thang the call Sacasm?
Do you mean younger guys transferring? Or older guys retiring? Your post is not very specific.
Rumor also has it that Dolan wants to get rid of Lyle. Wouldn't be a surprise if younger guys transfer/older ones retire. Morale is terrible. Dolan treats the police like dirt. None of them have any respect for him.
Meter maids could do 95% of what the Melrose police do.
Definition of a local cops workday:
Find a place to hide and sleep during regular shift so that you are well rested for the detail. Work as many detail hours as possible.
1 cop leaves, another comes in...does it affect public service at all? No. Any bozo can roust underage kids drinking, hand out traffic violations and give parking tickets out at night.
That's actually a dis-service to the community. Junkies aren't worth the cost of a can of narcan.
So all you guys who posted above are in favor of the Override, if it ever comes to that? That's good news.
Sounds like the same issue we have in the school department - management problems! And all seem to trace back to city hall...hmm!
Townie, look up the police report. There is a whole lotta nothing going on in Melrose as far as policy activity is concerned.
Townie, another Melrose Messages conspiracy theorist. The Evil Empire lead by Lord Dolan and Darth Lindstrom controls the media, police department, fire department and school department with a nefarious iron fist.....
What's more likely, the police officers who can't stand Dolan falsify police reports placing their jobs in jeapordy to protect a Mayor they don't like and home prices in Melrose, or there simply isn't much crime in Melrose and the newspapers are accurately reporting what the police put in the log.
Gimme a break. You people are nucking futs.
Just for the record Townie, Winchester has just had its 3rd Murder arrest in the last 4 years. I'd do a re-do on your latest diatribe.
You're a typical MM whiner and complainer. I assume your information is coming from the front lines at Dunkin Donuts or in the latest traffic jam caused by construction being waived on by the local cop detail...because that's the only front line a Melrose cop will ever be on.
Please, now all Melrose cops are heroes from the Iraq war...most of those cops went to Melrose High and the closest they ever got to Iraq was watching Wolf Blitzer. Tip of the hat to the few who served, but they are no longer in danger in Melrose as you would have us believe.
For the reord, Winchester now has more murders in the last 3 years than Melrose has in its entire existence. Winchester must be the "maniac with serious psych issues" capital of Massachusetts. I'm afraid to go down Main Street Winhcester at night. I might get car jacked.
Stop charading for a bunch of guys who make there money directing traffic and handing out speeding tickets.
Yeah, they are all heroes. NYFD is heroic, MFD, not so much,although they hope clowns like you lump them all together. Its makes them look good. Townie wants us to equate patrolling the streets of Melrose with military combat and you want to take A few events in a country of 300 million people and try equate it the danger faced by all cops. Melrose cops, as does any individual in this country, has a far higher percetage chance of getting hurt in a car accident or dying in a plane crash than getting injured in the line of duty. Its a bunch of crap. The statistics show local cops make their money in details and work in communities that largely have no crime rate. There are more cops on the force in Melrose right now that the total of violent crimes in the last ten years. Thats 5 cops for every violent crime in the city and they showed up after the fact in every single one, and then turned it over to the State police. The truth is they spend their time writing traffic tickets and rousting teenagers drinking. The last set of Melrose detectives involved in a serious criminal act (drug distribution) sold/ingested the evidence and blew up the District Attorneys case. You are on the right wesite for pedaling BS though, keep it up. Its fun reading.
Lets have a quiz:
Statistically, who is more likely to be injured on the job:
1) Melrose or other suburban police officer
2) Commuter commuting over 15 miles to work
3) Laborer for construction company
4) Elephant trainer
Rank them in order townie and guess who comes in last. You can puff it up all you want but its a bunch of crap. Anyone paying attention knows it, and other than your alter ego posting under another name no one has taken your side
Interesting/fun to see the word "simpleton", haven't seen it for ages! (not saying whether it's accurate, just like the word)
Interesting Boston Globe today, along with the news of the 6th murder in 4 years in that paradise called Winchester there was another story about some Winchester animal that lets his rotweilers and bull mastiff off leash and yesterday the bullmastiff killed a 4 month old cock-a-poo. Hey, thats 2 murders in 2 days...a new record for the crime capital of the Middlesex League. Now the Winchester police can claim they are on the front lines in the fight against crime. Thats one more puppy homicide than Melrose has ever had.
Townie, you are an angry Melrose Hater looking to complain about anything and everything. This week its the PD, next week the Mayor. Completely unoriginal for MM, but completely expected by the trolls on this site.
Oh come now, Reelitin, it seems that perhaps you're the one with issues. Don't forget that Winchester is now run by King Robbie's "mentor," King Richie, who is garnering nearly as much ill will (if not more) in that fair town as he did in Malden. Maybe King Robbie will once again try to test the Ethics Commission and see if they notice him slipping Richie in the back door as the city solicitor, unless he tries to appoint the Melrose Messiah, disbarred or not.
All the good cops are retired Roth and Dwyer
Yes, Townie, because I said cops are not on the front line in Melrose I hate the military. Love the logic. And because I believe suburban police officers make their money on details and spend their legitimate "work hours" handing out traffic violations and parking tickets I hate suburban police as well. You're a real smart fellah
Where as you say you like Melrose, but spend your time on this website "being realistic" or essentially sh*tting on Melrose...
You are the classic Melrose Messages whiner and complainer.
I trump you in years in Melrose, military family members and I bet I even have more people that are suburban police officers that refer to me as a friend.
But back to the original point...a spades is a spade, and these police officers spend their time doing exactly what I said they do...and if a Melrose Cop leaves there are 20 guys that will take his job without thinking about it for a second...they are not that concerned about the danger.
PS - I do think Winchester s*cks.
Has anyone watched these cops working all these details. It's comical: Texting, Phone calls, watching the workers, talking to each other. They don't pay attention - they don't even try. It's offensive. I hope someone in one of the Melrose (waste of a time) newspapers, do an expose.
That's interesting Vinnie. About how much time are you sending each day, watching the workers?
Townie, you haven't listed a single fact in endless posts. You are a legend in your own mind who has Winchester envy and obvioulsy hates Melrose. Just read your posts. You talk out of both sides of your mouth and wish you had the money to live in Winchester...your a joke. Post as long as you want. You are just another anti-Melrose guy on this site.
Townie, most people living in Melrose are very happy living here and don't need a Winchester address to make their wives and kids feel safe. Real men can make their family feel safe in Melrose. You're still a clown and a Melrose hater, go away. Go back to your friends on the front lines and tell them you don't feel safe inMelrose and wish you had the money to live in Winchester you mewling coward.
Give it up Townie. You have Winchester Envy. You're an embarrassment to your family. Couldn't make enough money to live in the community you want to be in...so sad.
Isn't it about time for you two girls to take your little squabble someplace else?
Back to the original topic of the post. I have heard there recently was a cop who left the dept. and is now working somewhere nearby, Malden? maybe. The chief didn't want to sign his transfer papers. After all this city paid for his training. Heard that almost all of the Melrose cops have grown up here but this guy did not. Felt like an outsider in the department and didn't like the way the department is run and the different way cases are handled all based on who is friends with whom.
Have no problem with cops earning money through details. They do have to stand in the cold, heat, rain, snow on their feet for hours on top of their regular shifts.
Am curious as to how the same cops get the same details daily though. I drive down Main St. daily and always see the same cops at the same place. Do they get a choice of where they want to work?
Also want to know why they put up the work zone signs much earlier than they planned on actually working. It appears they are planning on working in the Ell pond, hospital, Lebanon, Main St. intersection according to signs that have been up for weeks but they have started nothing.
It was also interesting/funny how the changeable message sign near the cemetery was worded, "WARNING Lebanon St. roadway work starting soon".
You weren't back there hanging tongues on trees again, now were you Rezeeg?
"They do have to stand in the cold, heat, rain, snow on their feet for hours on top of their regular shifts"
I don't mind if cops work details either, but like you said, it's usually the same ones. How do they get enough sleep for safely patrol our streets? I guess they do have a break between details and shifts for a nap. Long story short, I am pro cop (unlike that reel it in fool) and i suppose these men do need to do details to make good living. So as long as they can safely patrol my neighborhood then have at it on details.