Tuesday, May 6, 2014

May 6. 2014

To relieve some early morning stress, I did a civilian patrol of Plymouth Center & the Waterfront.  I had my portable sunglasses mask and a sports cuff to keep me inconspicuous.  I walked down as I past Post Office Square, I noticed some kids having fun on their field trip.  The chaperone was hunger.  I didn't say anything at first, knowing where they were heading might have some restaurants that would be of far distance or out of their price range.  As I cornered a street, past a park (which I think is ideal for patrol in later hours to help those who walk or jog on it, to protect them from muggers & rapists), I noticed the same group as on of the girls was dancing.  I said, "Nice moves."  I thought now only as sincere but to make the person feel comfortable.  I also suggested some eateries, like Ziggy's Pebble's, and Mama Mia's.  The chaperone thanked me, but one of the boys left my hand hanging when they did a hi-fiver. Oh well, no harm no foul.  I wish I was in full uniform so I would be there to give them some souvenir shots.  Then again, it's not me.  I was lucky though, as they were doing construction over by Water Street.  As I crossed another street, I also noted construction.,  There was a traffic officer there.  This was when I was luck I was in semi-uniform.  I wasn't even noticed, which I was lucky.  However, sometimes I hate the word lucky, to much into zealousness.  I noticed a paper bag with unknown stuff in it over by a tanning salon.  It may not be suspicious, but I had to tell them (Remember the Boston Marathon bombing last year).  I told the receptionist inside, leaving her company to check whether or not to call the police.  If I did, I would feel they would've made a bigger deal over something small, so I let the business owner near there decide the proper choice.  Overall, a great patrol.

Monday, May 5, 2014

May 5, 2014

I did a driving surveillance patrol over by Colony Place.  I parked drive forward, looking at the whole area over by Wal-Mart.  I stayed for about five minutes so I won't look suspicious.  I did all around the plaza.  I didn't do the tire place because of the bright, open window.  It would make me the odd man out.  I looked at the area over where Sam's Club used to be.  There was probably a down power line.  I would make the call to 911, but someone like me calling about that in an abandoned area, would raise more questions.  Overall, a great patrol and a learning experience.