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 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.