Sunday, September 23, 2012

The waiting is the hardest part...

From Metro:
If you need the police, it may take them nine minutes to get to you, the longest the wait time has been since 2003.

That’s the new average response time in the Mayor’s Management Report, which was released Wednesday.


The average response time of 2012 was 9.1 minutes, according to the report.


Not only is that the longest the wait time has been since Mayor Michael Bloomberg took office in 2002, it's also an increase from the 8.4 minutes it took officers to get to people calling for help in 2011.


The wait time has steadily been increasing every year: In 2007, it took officers 6.9 minutes on average.


Some officials are concerned that the slower response times are a sign that the police force is overwhelmed.

19 comments:

georgetheatheist said...

www.nra.org

Anonymous said...

You've got it right, George.

Just remember, when the next few seconds will decide your fate, the police are just minutes away.

Anonymous said...

This doesn't apply to Maspeth. You only see the police if they make a wrong turn or are lost. If your car is stolen, they make you got to the 104 to file a report.

Lord Cop A. Pheel said...

If Mayor Bloomberg thinks it's OK, how can we challenge him? Isn't he the best mayor? You bet your life! Bloomberg for a 4th term!!!

Charles Gallo said...

When seconds count, they are only minutes away

Anonymous said...

Overdevelopment = traffic = emergency service delays!

Any questions?

Joe said...

www.nra.org

Anonymous said...

cRIME IS DOWN NOTHING TO SEE HERE MOVE ALONG NOW

Anonymous said...

Hire more cops! Rank and file is getting smaller by the day.

Anonymous said...

Thank the mayor. He seems to think one or two cars per tour in each precinct is adequate.

Anonymous said...

Very nice!

The average crime takes between 5 to 15 minutes
to complete.

I guess we should forget 911 and dial .357 instead!

Anonymous said...

BANG...gotcha!

Better to be tried by 12 good men,
than to be carried away by 6.

Or, if you like...
better a defendant than a deceased!

Anonymous said...

What a cop out!

Next time I call 911 my first words will be,
"Two dozen donuts to the first officer that arrives
on the scene".

Anonymous said...

We're with you George.
12 gauge double ought buck.
No need to aim carefully.

Crap!
Now the police will be monitoring
all of my Queens Crap posts.

Anonymous said...

Maybe if NYC cops weren't so overweight...stuffing donuts down their gullets...they could arrive at the scene faster.

Overwhelmed by excessive poundage is what they are!

Anonymous said...

Why all the anti cop posts ?
Did someone get a ticket and now has a beef ?
Or are you jealous of the great career path a young man or women took? Get a life people. When you are in trouble you will certainly call 911 and wait for NYPD like the rest of us.

Anonymous said...

Or are you jealous of the great career path a young man or women took? Get a life people. When you are in trouble you will certainly call 911 and wait for NYPD like the rest of us.
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The point of this post is the wait time for police response. How long must we wait for the 911 response? Duh!

Anonymous said...

We have a cop sucking troll that doesn't like any criticism of our corrupt, lazy, boys and girls in blue.

Anonymous said...

Uh....
wouldn't you all agree that unbridled and poorly planned OVER-DEVELOPMENT has been putting a strain on ALL of our public services...
schools, hospitals, emergency services, transportation, infrastructure?

YAWN....shall I continue the list?