Tougher than it seems, I guess

Parsippany police set up a great decoy operation the other day to catch drivers not stopping for pedestrians … Good for them.

What raised eyebrows was that the decoy officer took a two-day training course. That’s right, two days. It took that long to learn how to cross the street?  




About fsnowflack
Fred Snowflack was editorial page editor and a political columnist for the Daily Record of Morristown for almost 12 years. He has won numerous awards for editorial and column writing from the New Jersey Press Association and has written a blog on county and state politics for the last three years. He lives in Ledgewood in Morris County.

2 Responses to Tougher than it seems, I guess

  1. Lt. Frank Ballinger says:

    First thing, they had to emulate civilian pedestrian reactions. The urge to go for the gat had to be curtailed as well as use of the taser. Second, they had to learn to dress like a normal pedestrians. Black shoes, white socks and a snappy polyester sports coat are okay in the squad room, but a red flag in the crosswalk. Finally, as any good working tec will tell you, you need to know the street vernacular. “Peds,” especially those trying to cross Rts. 46 or 202, have their own colorful phrases and hand gestures that they give to dumb motorists after nearly being clipped. Hope that helps. 10-4

  2. Hogwash11 says:

    Crosswalks need to be controlled by traffic lights. I could do a fast one on any diver causing them to get ticketed for this infraction. Parsippany is controlled by a democrat and they believe that fine and fees are a good thing. They help them in their efforts to bring government into our lives more and more each day.

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