Greenville Mayor, Council Support Police

Greenville Mayor Pat Dunn announced she and the city council support the strategies the Greenville Police Department is enacting to combat the city's recent spike in violence.

The Daily Reflector reports Dunn appeared along with four of the six city council members at the police department's weekly press conference Thursday.

Sources at the police department say on Friday morning that they logged another night without any shootings or armed robberies. This is the fifth straight day without any major crime reports.

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  • by :o) Location: Greenville on Jul 29, 2011 at 10:21 PM
    Let the LEO's do their job. Let each individual unit have the right and ability to actually police the community. Standing behind them is what the City Council should have been doing this whole time. Sad that the City Council has to make a public announcement to show their support. :-/
  • by Chuck Location: Greenville on Jul 29, 2011 at 10:20 PM
    The Police Officers do the best they can with what they have to work with. Greenville is growing ,however the city council does not seem to understand the chief needs more officers & Equipment. As far as the speed traps,"Just Drive the speed limit & Drive carefully" & you will have no problems with that. Next time you see a police officer in a resturant ,buy his lunch ,shake his hand,& thank him/her for protecting you. So get off the backs of these officers.
  • by Anon Location: Gville on Jul 29, 2011 at 09:49 PM
    It is obivious that the police chief and crew know they are supported by the mayor and councilmen or they would hit the beat and try to protect the people the job that they were hired to do.
  • by Sadly True on Jul 29, 2011 at 07:15 PM
    I want to hear out of Kandie Smith's mouth that she supports the strategies of the GPD. Seeing as how she was quite upset by them a while back.
  • by LMAO Location: Greenville on Jul 29, 2011 at 06:16 PM
    Can the police ever do anything right Dave and Bedford? Why dont you two start helping the cops out and stop sounding like two complaining school girls. The police have a traffic unit that no matter what is going on in the city they are going to write tickets, hence the name traffic unit. If the work these brave officers do bothers you then slow down, and for God's sake shut your mouth.
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      by Sadly True on Jul 29, 2011 at 07:16 PM in reply to LMAO
      Yep, the traffic unit is full of brave PO's. So diligently making their quota writing those tickets to keep the court cost coming in.
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        by Me on Jul 29, 2011 at 10:18 PM in reply to Sadly True
        I do not work for GPD but am sick and tired of the bellyaching. Quotas are illegal in NC and the money from tickets go to the school board and to give judges exorbitant raises. Maybe WITN should do a story on that. Court costs are extremely high and the cops don't see a dime of it. Maybe you should just stop breaking the law then these "glorified troopers" wouldn't have anything to do. If they didn't have to waste their time on people breaking "petty" laws and killing each other because they can't drive without texting or drinking then maybe they could focus on the "real" crime.
  • by taxpayer/not social handout on Jul 29, 2011 at 05:32 PM
    where is Calvin Henderson and his associates/bottom line the controversy is coming from his neighborhood and can not stir the turd to make money[a true politician/ not a problem solverit is all about him and his organization not about safety and protection/taxpayer funds need to be cut these programs[government waste/
  • by Yeah on Jul 29, 2011 at 04:42 PM
    This popular community policing concept adopted by most agencies only works with law abiding citizens.
  • by The Original ENC Location: enc on Jul 29, 2011 at 01:06 PM
  • by lilreality4u Location: Greenville, NC on Jul 29, 2011 at 12:35 PM
    It really doesn't matter who you choose to blame for the problem; or who gets arrested for what because in the end justice is hardly ever served. I transferred to ECU from ASU two years ago. Soon after moving to Greenville I was robbed in a "university housing" comeplex, Pirates Cove, at gun point. Besides having a handgun put to my head, my hands were bound by ductape and my eyes and mouth were also covered with the tape. Detectives came, gave my statement, the two other roommates that were also victims gave their statements, & to top it off we knew exactly who the two white wannabe gangsters were. GUESS WHAT...THE CASES WERE REPEATEDLY CONTINUED & THE TWO WERE LET OFF ON PROBATION!!!! I have never received a subpoena to go to court; and I left numerous messages with the detectives on the case and I never received a single phone call in return! Happy Prosecuting!
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      by It's me on Jul 29, 2011 at 04:45 PM in reply to lilreality4u
      Here is another wxample of the court system not doing what it is supposed to be doing. The Pitt County Court system and the District Attorney's Office are a big joke and they all need to be replaced. The Police did their job, once the arrest is made the police have no decision making authority on what happens next. Put the blame where it belongs and not on the Police
  • by bedford res. Location: greenville on Jul 29, 2011 at 12:09 PM
    They like to park in the center of Kineton Cir. (in the shade, where there's a great view of the courtyard and the sunbathers) and give Bedford Place residents tickets for rolling stops. I'm not kidding. Half million dollar homes, an enclosed rotary on a private street with clear views all the way around, barely any traffic at all because there's only a handful of houses on our end, and they'll write tickets all day. Where were they when our cars were getting broke into though?
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      by Me on Jul 29, 2011 at 04:41 PM in reply to bedford res.
      Well, it has been 102 degrees out. I'd park in the shade too if I was wearing a black polyester uniform and 30 lbs. of gear. Not to mention most of their cars have close to 200,000 miles on them and they're lucky if the A/C works. Last time I checked officers couldn't pick what zone they were assigned to. Maybe they should just take the cops out of your neighborhood and put them in the 'bsd' ones.

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