I Caught the Wake Forest PD Wasting Tax Dollars

So many awesome readers have been sending in photos through my Facebook page, to which I say thank you. For some reason we all enjoy seeing quirky and funny things spotted around our area. License plates and poor parking seem to top the submissions you send it. And I encourage you to keep it up. When you see something that makes you ponder or more importantly, laugh, take a pic. You can also send it to [email protected]

I think the picture below is a great opportunity to clear up a misperception some people have about why do WFPD vehicles just seem to be parked at times.

Cody sent in the photo below and said, “Parked in the factory parking lot in the shade. Good ol tax dollars at work!” He’s talking about the WFPD Tahoe parked under the tree.

I added the arrows.
I added the arrows. Click on picture for a larger view.
I added the arrows so you could see the police vehicle parked in the shade.

But under the heading of open communication and dialog is good, this is a wonderful opportunity to talk about what is in the picture.

Just because a Wake Forest police vehicle is not moving does not mean the officer inside is not working. Sometimes I think their hand is surgically attached to the computer mounted in the car. Much of the communications and information they have to process during the day arrives via that computer. They also use it to write reports and documentation that has to be completed as well.

Another misperception people have is just because two WFPD vehicles are parked and talking to each other does not mean it is not about official business. This is often how they privately swap information or plan some upcoming action.

The reader also gave away my secret parking place. It turns out The Factory is an excellent place to park to be strategically located for the next call. It is a centralized location to much of the Town and it provides good access. If you are interested in reaching the next call for assistance quickly, it’s a great place to park.

I also know of a couple of other good spots to park as well. One of the favorite places for WFPD cars to park to work used to be over by the Seminary because there was a strong signal there for computer access.

Hey, in no way am I trying to defend the WFPD here. I’m just trying to help people understand that there is a legitimate reason why the vehicle could be there that far outweighs any gotcha.

Just for the record, if you spot the Wake Forest News vehicle, BS-2, sitting over in The Factory parking lot I might be working on the laptop and writing the next story while waiting for the next emergency call to come out. Alternatively I could also be eating string cheese and regretting it because I forgot I was lactose intolerant.

7 thoughts on “I Caught the Wake Forest PD Wasting Tax Dollars”

  1. lol what an ass kisser…you're right it doesnt mean they arent doing official business. but it doesnt mean they are either…truth of it is no one know what that officer is doing but them. what a stupid story. Next time go up and ask them what they are doing and see what happens….theres a real story

  2. there are many reasons for him to be sitting there but if u would ask me i would say the same as many others……………alot of police officers just sit around doing nothing u can ride by and all they are doin is sitting and looking around when they should be patroling the area u kno doin what they are getting paid for and 99% of the time when u see 2 or more police officers sitting talking to each other they arent talking about business or talkin about what to do next they are just sitting and wasting time just waiting to get off of work……………..they should have something in their cars that lets central know when they arent moving and if they are sittin still then they should be doing their paper work and i bet then they would get alot of the lazy ones off of the force and the cops would actually get out and do their jobs instead of wasting taxpayers money

  3. there are many reasons for him to be sitting there but if u would ask me i would say the same as many others……………alot of police officers just sit around doing nothing u can ride by and all they are doin is sitting and looking around when they should be patroling the area u kno doin what they are getting paid for and 99% of the time when u see 2 or more police officers sitting talking to each other they arent talking about business or talkin about what to do next they are just sitting and wasting time just waiting to get off of work……………..they should have something in their cars that lets central know when they arent moving and if they are sittin still then they should be doing their paper work and i bet then they would get alot of the lazy ones off of the force and the cops would actually get out and do their jobs instead of wasting taxpayers money

  4. Let's give the WFPD a break on this one. Let's assume that the activity was exactly what his/her commanders would expect. Officers are not always suppose to be moving. They are suppose to keep their 'paperwork' up to date. They do get to take a break. Suppose an officer has just taken a bunch of crap from someone in the performance of his/her duties which happens too frequently. They may need to take 5 to re-orient themselves. That is OK with me. Better that then another Ferguson. Next time you see a police officer wish them a blessing for it is their presence that restrains the lurking evil. Remember this is the person who pulls someone for a traffic or other violation and never knows what the person he pulled is going to do. Every 53 hours a law enforcement person is killed in the line of duty. What is the risk of your job?

  5. Honestly, I think our local guys do a great job at keeping our community safe. In all of my time living in Wake Forest, I've never felt insecure or paranoid in my surroundings. If they wanna sit in the shade to do whatever it is they are doing, I say more power to them as long as they show up when we need them!!

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