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Fredonia discusses proposed police budget

March 5, 2013

The village of Fredonia will be purchasing two new police vehicles in the near future, pending budget approva....

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mattdillon

Mar-06-13 10:38 AM

Radio works fine, if you have someone to talk too..

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rumblefish

Mar-06-13 9:13 AM

as for needing a four wheel drive for high speed pursuit,has anyone heard of a radio?,haven't seen any vehicle who can out run one...

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rumblefish

Mar-06-13 9:08 AM

leaving suspects in a room with dangerous weapons,really,really,as for the Dunkirk slammers,the next you run out of water you get charged double,maybe than you will learn to hold your tongues,I doubt it but maybe

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PhilJulian

Mar-06-13 9:02 AM

BASEBALL, COMMENTOR AND HAVE A NICE DAY - I don't disagree with any of you. However, the fact remains that our entire area is dying a slow death because of excessive government costs. We are all in this boat together and unless someone takes the bull by the horns there will be no future here for the next generation. Government must be re-structured or Fredonia will die right along with Dunkirk.

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Christopher

Mar-05-13 7:58 PM

Captain, yep, 2 officers I believe, but it does suggest good reason NOT to assume good weapons training is a requirement to be a "trained officer".

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Christopher

Mar-05-13 7:57 PM

Baseball, this is the delirious world I live in...I ASKED A QUESTION!!! Yes, that is allowable. I also think maybe YOU ought to investigate how much shooting most policemen do(or don't) (I'm not talking about those who hunt or shoot on their own)I know someone who used to help qualify officers from a rather large department. He said most shot at their once a year qualification, and that's all, and couldn't hit the broad side of a barn. It was a REASONABLE question, officer.

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Captain

Mar-05-13 7:30 PM

Aren't there any grants floating around to buy new vehicles, weapons, station renovations, etc?

While we're at it, I'm sure the dept is understaffed and could use a half dozen (or more) new officers. It sure would benefit the village greatly.

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Captain

Mar-05-13 7:21 PM

"...It prevents policemen from firing 40 shots at a suspect in a HALLWAY and hitting him 20 times like the incident in NYC. (I won't get into the fact he was reaching for his wallet to ID himself.)

umm...I'm pretty sure he was a TRAINED officer.

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baseball

Mar-05-13 5:40 PM

Chris, cops have multiple weapon training sessions a year, you really believe that they will buy a rifle and not train the officers on how to use them! Wow!!!!!! Liability man, cops are trained on everything that they do, there are rules, regulations and mandates that need to be followed. You cant just give someone a weapon to use that they have not trained on, what kind of delirious world are you living in???

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Christopher

Mar-05-13 3:37 PM

I see a disagree with my rifle comment. So, I'm assuming you disagree that if those guns are provided, that training must be mandated so that anyone actually using these high powered weapons can actually hit what they shoot at!!? You disagree with that!!? Part of any job requiring carrying a weapon should be EXPERT level expertise at using them!!! That's a no-brainer! It prevents policemen from firing 40 shots at a suspect in a HALLWAY and hitting him 20 times like the incident in NYC. (I won't get into the fact he was reaching for his wallet to ID himself.)

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Christopher

Mar-05-13 2:14 PM

Who's going to ensure that these officers can actually shoot these rifles? There's more to that than just pointing in the general direction of a criminal and emptying that 30 round magazine.

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Christopher

Mar-05-13 2:12 PM

Wiseup..a hint here..MOST police departments have rules about chases, and those rules involve not endangering others while in pursuit. Why does every blind cop supporter have to accuse anyone who disagrees with anything involving the police of being a criminal?

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Escapee

Mar-05-13 1:45 PM

I’d like to know which type of rifle the police chief thinks is appropriate for the officers to carry in the patrol car at all times for self-defense (the five patrol rifles). I expect it is the same type of rifle the governor believes is not appropriate for self-defense. But then again, the governor has a security detail with him at all times carrying a plethora of firepower. I support the Fredonia police chief; I believe his officers should have the same right to defend themselves as I have to defend myself. I do not know what the Fredonia police chief thinks of the NYS “Safe” act.

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commentor

Mar-05-13 11:15 AM

Phil...Dunkirk is a mess and looking for any bailout they can get. No one wants to partner up with a loser. Anyone that partnered up with Dunkirk would go down the drain with them. Fredonia may not be perfect but they are a h e l l of a lot better than Dunkirk!!

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baseball

Mar-05-13 10:50 AM

Phil, nobody wants to deal with and be in debt to dunkirk politicians!

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HaveANiceDay

Mar-05-13 9:53 AM

Phil, as a Fredonia resident, I don't want to pay for your bloated police force. Your police budget is more than double the amount as Fredonia's. You can keep it!!!

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PhilJulian

Mar-05-13 8:53 AM

Why does Dunkirk and Fredonia need two separate police departments and what are the salary differences between the two departments?

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HaveANiceDay

Mar-05-13 8:32 AM

Boys, boys, come on now. Lets check our spelling and grammar.

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wiseup

Mar-05-13 7:44 AM

grasshopper-spoken like a person who has neen chased before. Yea , why not let all criminals just run away and not cahes them-how stupid. You hate cops until you need one!

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grasshopper

Mar-05-13 2:51 AM

If you can't keep up,in a chase you when condistions are bad you shouldn't have endangered all the people that were on the road when you were (Balls To The Wall) in persuit.

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