Monday, September 3, 2012

CAPS Beat Meetings For September 2012

*1411 -  7:00pm-8:00pm, September 5 @ Resurrection Church (3045 N. Francisco)
1413/1414 - 7:00pm-8:00pm, September 13 @ Logan Sq. Boys & Girls Club (3228 W. Palmer)
1421 - 7:00pm-8:00pm, September 12 @ Salem Good News Bible Church (2038 N. California)
1431 - 7:00pm-8:00pm, September 20 @ Haas Park (2402 N. Washtenaw)

1732 - 7:00pm-8:00pm, September 12 @ Althetic Park (3546 W. Addison)

2523 - 6:30pm-8:00pm, September 26 @ St. Joesph's (4021 W. Belmont)
2524 - 7:00pm-8:00pm, September 20 @ Our Lady Of Grace (2446 N. Ridgeway)
2525 - 6:30pm-7:30pm, September 18 @ Mozart Park (2036 N. Avers)
2535 - 6:30pm-7:30pm, September 4 @ Maternity BVM (3647 W North Ave.)

*I will be attending this meeting. This will be the last CAPS meeting I attend for this year besides my own CAPS meeting, Beat 2523.


Anonymous said...

Dispatch has a very hard job to do. They need the air quiet & not have the officers talking back & forth. Sometimes they have to be "rude" as you said in order to keep the situation under control. Instead of listening to calls, how about you actually ride your bike to the disturbances on the beat???

AvondaleLoganSquareCrimeBlotter said...

I agree and disagree with you. I agree that the officers should not be talking back and forth in an emergency, unless they are the ones at the emergency, so Dispatch can hear what is going on. But having said that, I have been to a couple of OEMC presentations/seminars and OEMC has came to my CAPS Beat meeting a couple of times, and the dispatchers and supervisors who gave the presentations spoke on the importance of dispatchers remaining calm. No matter what's going on, I'm told they need to remain calm. They have to try to assess the situation then get the officers the appropriate help they need. Personally, I would've been a bit rude as well. But again, having said that, this particular dispatcher I speak of is not nice at all most times. She comes off as a very rude individual. She gets very nasty and unprofessional with officers at times, and has been known to make comments over the air. Besides, even when there is an emergency, telling officers to "stop talking!!" isn't the best to say. Something like "standby, we have an emergency" would've been more appropriate.

As far as riding my "bike" to calls, two things. A] I don't have a bike (never learned how to ride one) and B] I'm not about to get locked up for interfering with police investigations. Also, as a mere citizen, it's not my responsibility to go to the calls. That's what our fine men and women in blue are paid to do.