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Jake Davis

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JakeDavis (Jake Davis) says...

That's interesting because I heard several times on the police scanner the Shelter tell the police department they did not have any space when it was sub-zero outside.

JakeDavis (Jake Davis) says...

By all means, USD 497 should be modeled after the KCMO and KCK school districts as they are sooo successful...ugh!!

JakeDavis (Jake Davis) says...

So you support officers videotaping rape victims and child sex crime victims just so you can watch a police video??

JakeDavis (Jake Davis) says...

Thank you for your public service Mike!! You always listened to the citizens and made some really hard choices over the years based on what was best for the city and citizentry as a whole. Proud to have you as a representative!!

JakeDavis (Jake Davis) says...

Appears to me you have a lack of knowledge of how a Taser actually works when discharged and the lack of success in them actually working. Like Phillips said, you don't bring a Taser to a gun fight. This was a desperate felon trying to flee the police while reaching for a gun in his pocket. You fight lethal force with lethal force.

JakeDavis (Jake Davis) says...

One can just look at the Hurricane Car Wash after just a few years of operations...trash litters the entire parking lot, trash cans are overfilled, vacuum hoses broken and hanging off the hooks, and only 1 in 8 of the vacuums actually work. I would sure be disappointed if this becomes a focus point for a major intersection in our city.

JakeDavis (Jake Davis) says...

Not sure what moon you are from but the Lawrence Police have never had their own police department. It has always been a shared facility.

JakeDavis (Jake Davis) says...

You are a little off...The LPD is located at 11th/Mass. and Bob Billings Pkwy near Wakarusa Drive, not Kasold Drive. Why wouldn't you want a police station near a high school? As far as traffic goes, other than patrol officers arriving and departing in their personal vehicles for work and officers leaving/returning before and after their shift, there would be minimal increase in traffic resulting from a police department. One would have very limited reasons for visiting the police department as most calls are made to the homes of those reporting a crime.

{The article also points out that officers don't cycle back & forth between the jail, the courts and hdqtrs., so .. I would like to know how, or whether this plan coordinates with fire and medical services, & what, if any, effect this proposal has on Douglas County Sheriff's coordination, 911 coordination, etc.??} . Not sure what you mean...What coordination would LPD have with fire and medical?? Fire and Medical have a fairly new fire station campus at 19th/Iowa (2006 or 2007 I think) which cost several million to build, they are renovating their downtown building for $7 million, and the one on Wakarusa Drive was just built not to long ago. The Sheriffs Department and 911 center would remain at the Law Enforcement Center.

{Also, doesn't the west side get more weather (wind, black ice, wind sheer, and possible power interruptions? The power lines in west Lawrence are underground. Not sure what the wind and ice matters related to a police department. The police are a 24/7 agency...they dont close down when the weather is bad.

JakeDavis (Jake Davis) says...

You obviously have not been following this topic....

JakeDavis (Jake Davis) says...

I am disappointed in the site selection but at the same time, the City was limited due to the taxpayers demanding a city owned site. Personally, I would have liked to have seen the property at 19th/Iowa St, next to the new fire station to have been considered. We have to trust in the City's decision, but I disagree with the rationale the new location has easy access. Since LPD's patrol officers conduct 90-95% of the criminal investigations, it is imperative the site is centrally located. If not, officers are back to spending 25-35 minutes navigating traffic just to get to a spot to interview someone.

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