We made the number 19 spot for most dangerous cities just a couple years ago. But yeah... we don't need more police. By the way, let me tell you about some of my recent cases.
Here's a great one. A home invasion burglary involving 4 suspects... 3 are siblings (brother/2 sisters). The 2 armed men forced their way in to get to the tenant's boyfriend who had told one of the sisters to "shut up". Yep... I'm serious. She called her brother to "handle it" cuz she was "disrespected". Luckily, no one got shot.
Or how about the one where the suspect broke in and sexually assaulted my victim while her 10 and 11 yr old were sleeping down the hall? They were awakened by the screams of the mother. By the grace of God... he fled without harming the girls but not before the girls saw him running down the stairs.
Better yet... the baby daddy kicks the door in cuz he's pissed his baby mama has a new boyfriend over. Baby daddy and new boyfriend struggle over baby daddy's gun. New boyfriend gets it away and shoots new boyfriend. Then he's scared he's in trouble and runs. So I spent some time this afternoon in a couple of city alleys digging through trash cans looking for the bloody clothes he ditched as he was running. Glamorous, eh? I know. Don't be jealous. Tomorrow I get to spend my afternoon at the hospital interviewing baby daddy who has a collapsed lung.
But no worries... this city is safe.
* As a side note... we realize the economy is bad all over and many people (cops included) have lost their jobs. But the rationalization going on in our city government about some of their frivolous expenditures is ridiculous. I won't even start to list some of them. Just trust me... some are downright laughable over how idiotic they are. We only think those things should be cut before coming to their safety forces and eliminating people.
* I have enough seniority that this should never happen to me. Unless they decide to reduce our numbers by more than a hundred.