"All Hands On Deck" Targeting High Crime Areas In Greenville

Police officers, detectives and administrators built up a huge police presence Wednesday in high crime areas of Greenville.

It was called operation "All Hands On Deck," and the Greenville Police Department said it was designed to increase police presence where the most crime calls come from. Authorities say police talked with people who live in those areas about the importance of a positive relationship with the police department.

Nearly 60 extra officers were on the streets from 1 Wednesday afternoon until ten at night. Police say the program is similar to one started in high crime areas of Washington DC.

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  • by OpenCarry on Sep 7, 2010 at 10:11 AM
    According to the US Supreme Court, police have no duty or legal obligation to provide "safety" or "protection" for individual citizens. Landmark case was "Warren vs. DC". Look it up... Personal security is a PERSONAL responsibility. Don't go to ATMs after dark if you can avoid it. Don't hang out in cruddy neighborhoods. Don't go to "clubs" that have reputations for trouble. Don't walk alone at night. And DON'T leave your house without the proper tools on your person to defend yourself. Pepper spray, a handgun, whatever. Don't rely on the police, folks. They have no legal obligation or duty to protect you. Your personal safety is YOUR responsibility... Greenville doesn't need more police out prowling the streets, looking for excuses to write more traffic tickets. Greenville needs a few more grandmothers sitting on their front porches with 12ga shotguns across their laps...
  • by wow Location: nc on Sep 7, 2010 at 09:44 AM
    Why not a curfew? take the thugs off the streets and porches and put them in prison...
  • by Missappreci8 on Sep 3, 2010 at 07:54 PM
    Anonymous, you sound really immature. Still young I see. Like I said, it is an effort to reduce crimes better than not doing anything. If one should think that other times will be better for GPD to make their presence then you as a community member can voice that and maybe then you would have done your part. Yes, if you are that unhappy with the community you live in and the lack of effort from your police dept. then maybe you should leave. One less bad egg reduces the stench there is. That is your effort in making this community better. The last thing we need is someone to be such a downer about the good effort that is being done. Negative people leads to negative outcome. Being positive may influence others to be positive too, therefore would lead to positive outcomes. All I am saying is have faith that one day Greenville can be good again. It is not all that bad.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 3, 2010 at 07:13 PM
    similar to one started in high crime areas of Washington DC. Good comparison with Greenville..
  • by Anonymous on Sep 3, 2010 at 10:34 AM
    Over 60 extra police officers!!!! Wow! between lunch time and 10 am!!!! no way! so all the drug dealers, armed robbers and drunk drivers were just waking up when the police officers were relieved?????
  • by Negative Person on Sep 3, 2010 at 07:29 AM
    Remaining optomistic doesn't change things. Ignorance is bliss. Wendy-I took a nap and my comments make sense. I understand how many calls are taken by GPD. My experience with law enforcement is an entirely different story than this. I don't think they are just sitting at the precint playing cards and that the only three calls that were made all day were the ones I read about on the news. However, I don't think their time is being spent in the right areas of town at the right times. They will never prevent all crime, but their presence, at the right time and place, can change a lot of what is going onIt is our community. I and many other citizens are helping by not assaulting and robbing people. Greenville was a great city. Imagine the economic impact if nothing is done at the right time. Kids will not want to come to ECU any more-they can go somewhere much safer. I am considering doing the same thing. So now you can start sending your good ridance message. And now I'm happy!
  • by Negative Person on Sep 3, 2010 at 07:11 AM
    @Mis. I agree with you that crime happens all day every day. But when was the last time you heard that someone was assaulted with a brick at 2 pm verses 2 am? And that was not the only assault that took place in the same area at the same time that night. More serious crimes, according to what I see on the news, happen at certain hours of the day/night. If you know they are happening at certain times of the day/night, it's time to make a change. Period. If they were doing their job, I don't think that the "All Hands on Deck" would even be a news story right now. Me being positive, pleasant and optomistic about crime isn't reducing it in Greenville. Doing something during high crime times will reduce the crime during high crime times. It may open up oppotunities for crimes to occur during other times, but again, past behavior predicts future behavior.
  • by Wendy Location: Greenville on Sep 3, 2010 at 01:52 AM
    Just to suggest-I gained a lot of understanding and respect for GPD with the many citizen rides I have been on. There is also a citizen patrol class that I enjoyed.
  • by Wendy Location: Greenville on Sep 3, 2010 at 01:28 AM
    in response to "negative person"-- take a nap- when you wake - read your posts and see if they make any sense to you. Many of you are not aware of the number of police calls taken per day-all hours-you are only made aware of those on the news. GPD may need help to get the job done- it is our community. How much are we helping?
  • by Missappreci8 on Sep 2, 2010 at 07:30 PM
    Slow down Negative Person. It sure sounds like you had enough. Don't take this personal. Based on your comments in response to mine, it appears you are very inconsistent with what you are saying. So, do you agree with me or not. Why are you still complaining? They saved some victims, they chose their career; How many have you saved during your sales career. It sounds like your profession is keeping you negative. Yes, it is their job, then let them do their job. Nobody is saying they don't know their consequences. You should be grateful that they chose this career knowing the risk of it. Whether I agree with their effort or not, I commend them for even trying to do something about it; I am not out there putting my life at risk so therefore I can not complain. You complain and haven't done anything. What good does optomism do at this point? It keeps you positve and pleasant. Doing something during high crime time will open opportunities for crimes to occur during expected low crime time.

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