• Odd that he would tell that it was needed to keep the laptop from overheating but I am not that knowledgeable in modern technology. I am just now up to "read" and "delete".

    April 16, 2012 at 9:05 a.m.
  • Speaking as one who periodically sets up IT equipment inside law enforcement vehicles - No.

    April 16, 2012 at 7:58 a.m.
  • Also I have been told by a police officer that they must leave the car running to provide AC cooling for all the IT equipment they have inside the car.

    April 15, 2012 at 10:08 p.m.
  • STWWW,

    No one is saying the owner is at fault for the theft, the Criminal is. You are making a strawman argument. But it IS a violation of law to leave your keys in the ignition with the motor running when you leave your vehicle.

    And there you go again with your revenooer BS. Lay the eff off it already, you have been PROVEN wrong on that score time and time again with every complaint about "why was no ticket written in X case?"

    Everytime you bring up the revenue BS, you just show the world what sort of backside you are.

    As to N322's comment,
    Your complaint is in the same category of those who complain that police exceed the speed limit to catch up to and stop a speeder.

    The police would not be breaking the law when they speed to catch a speeder because in those conditions, the speed limit does not apply to them. (Key phrase is "in those conditions")

    A Cop responding to a call may have to get out of the vehicle at a moments notice and may have to jump back in at a moments notice. They have to be ready quick and don't have the time to shut off or start a car every time they exit the vehicle. And there are measures in place to prevent the uninitiated from simply jumping in a running police cruiser and driving off.
    Also consider all the equipment booted up and running off the car. They can't afford the time to shut that all down and boot it up every time the get out.

    There are VALID REASONS why a cop leaves the cruiser running.
    Not so much.

    April 15, 2012 at 9:44 p.m.
  • 25Juliet...They do it because they KNOW they won't get a ticket. I just love it when the PD lays blame for someone stealing a car on the owner. If the thief wasn't a criminal, the car should be perfectly safe with the doors unlocked and keys in the ignition. The blame is squarely on the person who steals the car. Yeah, yeah, if the doors were locked and the keys in the owner's pocket, the thief would have a more difficult time, but the keys being left behind doesn't confer BLAME on the owner. The fault, the blame, the responsibility for committing a felony lands only on the person who takes the car. Back in the 1980s. my wife's car was stolen from the parking lot where she worked. The keys were in her purse and the doors were locked. That makes no difference to someone who targets a car. A smashed window and the guy was in. He had the car started and drove out without anyone realizing a crime was taking place. You'll notice the cop mentions a citation. Once again, this is all about money. They claim they are concerned about citizen's property, but they are looking for a way to issue a ticket that will generate revenue for the city. So, drivers, take your keys, lock your doors. Don't help the police reach into your wallet.

    April 15, 2012 at 11:01 a.m.
  • What? Our police doesn't do this so why should we. So I find a police car running and unattended, I should do what? They will park wacko on your sidewalk for what?

    April 15, 2012 at 9:39 a.m.