Does HPD deserve more appreciation than what we give them credit for?
Could the Houston Police Department deserve a lot more appreciation than what we give them credit for?
Imagine if HPD reported every case they handled on Twitter. This would show the public what officers have to handle on a daily basis. Sound crazy? Well it’s not. The Manchester Police Department in Britian is doing this and city residents are now seeing just how much the police are involved in the community and how much they are relied upon.
In just one 24 hour period they responded to 3,205 incidents. Everything from a caller complaining that a man shouted “your gorgeous” at her while another woman asked for help to sue the Benefits Agency because she had no money.
Come to find out, a lot of what they do is dealing with social and health problems such as missing children, people with mental health problems and domestic abuse. They are seeing time and again the same families, the same areas and the same individuals causing the same problems and these people are causing a considerable drain to the public purse.
Fascinating huh? I don’t think it is wishful thinking to suggest that HPD start twittering their day’s work. Do you?