John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer (CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)

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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Ours will still play jump rope and hopscotch with the kids on the street and rescue kittens in trees.  We're good! 

PS  They earn in excess of $100K for their service

Jul 18, 2016 12:17 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Nope, everything is cool in surburbia. I like the police, wish other people did.

Jul 18, 2016 02:20 AM
Jeanne Gregory
RE/MAX Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
The most important home I sell is YOURS!

Our Fort Bend County Sheriff proved himself during recent floods.  He even adopted a dog that was tied to a fence and left to drown in rising waters.  Houston is a big place and there is protection from many different law enforcement agencies.  My son in law works for one of them.  I hope, because of our diversity in this city, that we can work through the mess we have right now, but you never know.  People have lost their damn minds.

Jul 18, 2016 02:00 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

the Franklin Police Dept, is the best.... we have great law enforcement on many levels in my area.... my family members are part of that community....

Jul 18, 2016 01:22 AM
Toronto, ON

The various police forces in Canada are generally well regarded by Canadians.

Jul 18, 2016 12:28 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

In the Sarasota County, Florida Area, the police do a great job even though they are quite frankly  overwhelmed with too many traffic incidents and too few officers due to the low payscale.


You already know about San Diego.

Jul 18, 2016 12:17 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

We just got voted the #2 safest city in America.  I guess we're doing all right!


I'm biased since I've volunteered with both of my local agencies.  I think they do a darn good job.

Jul 18, 2016 03:02 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

John DL Arendsen The Police Force here is doing a good job.

Jul 18, 2016 02:06 AM
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

We are in a rural area, with a local Sheriff's Department that is tops when it comes to community  interaction;  there is a Shop with the Sheriff program at Christmas, where the Sheriff and his deputies shop with underprivileged kids;  the Sheriff and his Deputies participate in Bright Beginnings, a YMCA sponsored program where we take underprivileged children shopping for new school clothes and provide them with a new backpack full of school supplies...I could go on and on about the positive things the Sheriff's Dept does in this area, but you get the drift.  I am sure they are relatively underpaid and as this is a rural area, they have a lot of space to cover, so most of us realize our personal security is in our own hands and we, as well as all of our immediate neighbors, are fine with that and well equipped to handle it.  The folks who live here are here to get away from the city and are typically like minded. 

Jul 18, 2016 01:22 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Overall the San Jose Police Department does a good job.  Has not cost me any business. 

Jul 18, 2016 12:52 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


They do a good job here.  A

Jul 18, 2016 12:25 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

It is never the police department that is at fault for an area to be depressed.

Yes all of our departments in the area do a good job but there are naysayers here as well.

Jul 18, 2016 12:24 AM
Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL

Our police department personnel are AMAZING and not only keep us safe, but are always available at local functions to answer questions and participate. We admire and respect them for the services they render.

Jul 18, 2016 06:26 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     Tallahassee Police Department, the Leon County Sheriff's Department, and the Florida Highway Patrol (State Troopers) are dedicated professionals.  

    See my recent blog about "Gunshot in the Dark", how quickly and professionally the Sheriff's Deputies responded to my call.

     Also, a neighbor's fire got out of control a couple of weeks ago, the Fire Dept. was putting it out, a Sheriff's Deputy came to surmise the situation.  He was a professional.

    The greatest enemy that American Police are facing is the treasonous bastard sitting in the White House.

Jul 18, 2016 03:30 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I can't say with any certainty.  They seem to be OK for the most part, but I don't have much interaction with them.

Jul 18, 2016 03:15 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I love our police department and they do lots of things with the neighborhoods. Our Coffee with a Cop program is very popular, as well.

Jul 18, 2016 03:03 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

99 % in this area are professionals and quality officers. There is always one now and then that can project a negative image of any dept. Many times it's job stress, or personal problems that can be handled internally by the dept.

Jul 18, 2016 02:09 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Aurora police depantment has got better with the new police chief in the last year even if he is a Seattle Hawks fan.

Jul 18, 2016 01:04 AM
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I have to say that our local poice are here to serve and protect the general public. They do respond to calls.

Jul 18, 2016 12:04 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Since I live in Dallas I would say they protect us very well.

Jul 18, 2016 12:03 AM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

We have a police department? LOL - I seldom hear much about them


Jul 18, 2016 11:57 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

It is Chicago, we have a few bad apples! A big job with defense attorney's looking for a quick fee.

Jul 18, 2016 11:25 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

We have excellent police departments in our city and county.

Jul 18, 2016 10:12 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

John DL Arendsen - I definitely believe that North Reading Police Department is one of the best around... We have one of the lowest crime rate.

Jul 18, 2016 03:52 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

You know...I feel for anyone in law enforcement right now. That public service job has to be one of the most dangerous ones right now...even more so than before. 

Jul 18, 2016 02:40 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

The DC Police Department is pretty amazing.  The few times I've had to call for help, they were totally responsive.  They do a great job when it comes to sending neighborhood cops to neighborhood association meetings around town.

Once I came home from a Sunday Open House to find my ex and four of DC's finest in my living room - his car had been stolen.  And I had clients who were supposed to arrive any second to put the last set of initials on an almost ratified contract for a house three doors down.  They showed up and were so impressed that the police were so diligent with a missing car that they grabbed my pen and made the deal.

Jul 18, 2016 02:03 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Our Police Departments are awesome!

Jul 18, 2016 01:01 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

After serving on the Grand Jury last year I came away with a new appreciation for the skill and dedication of our police. They have to deal with such slugs.

Jul 18, 2016 12:59 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

We have a great force and they work hard under less than ideal conditions most of the time

Jul 18, 2016 12:24 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I get along with them well and occassionally call them.  But they have made it clear that arresting guilty criminals is a waste of time.

I could write a book on some of the outrageous statements that they have made, but this box is too small and I dont like typing that much on this tiny keyboard.

Jul 18, 2016 09:37 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I do not have much direct experience. Cops in my hood are usually nice. 

Jul 18, 2016 07:01 AM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

I have nothing but compliments and appreciation for the men and women in blue. They are professional, competent, cooperative and compassionate.

Jul 18, 2016 06:40 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Can be better... but then, who pays for it? There are homeless here that do impact sales via disclosures and light crime. The cops need to deal with this

Jul 18, 2016 03:46 AM
Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

Underpaid and only interested in writing tickets. They don't like to get out of their cars, but they don't get paid enough to buy a home here so i don't blame them. We are almost crime free because of our geography. If something happens they can block the 3 bridges and any escape which tends to keep career criminals away.

Jul 18, 2016 01:50 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

They are good.

Jul 18, 2016 09:42 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

You are kidding...

I can defend myself. They can keep eating free donuts and joking.

Jul 18, 2016 05:48 AM
John DL Arendsen
CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer

Personally, I'm all in for ride along programs and community volunteer patroling. It really lightens the load to have volunteers writh parking tix and help old folks cross busy intersections. 

I can't say enough about ride alongs and encourage everyone to do at least one man or woman boy or girl. It will really open your eyes and appreciate just how much these guys really do for our community.

Jul 18, 2016 03:41 AM