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Wish shops who don't ring up sales properly on cash registers but just merely keep the drawer partially open and make change. Cheating city, state and federal taxes. Need undercover investigation of that.
Can a 16 year-old enter into a contract with the police in order to engage (voluntarily) in undercover police work? What's next, 14 year-olds posing as street walkers? 12 year-olds requesting a massage? 10 year-olds directing traffic? Who takes on accountability in the case that an underage volunteer gets hurt on the (unpaid) job? Seems to me someone's got their priorities a bit mixed up.
Good job PPD! Some restaurants and/or servers are so desperate they will risk losing their license/job to make a buck! How can you say anything bad about this? We don't need any more underage drinkers and drivers in this town. We already have enough legal aged drinkers/drivers in this town who should know better (but don't)!! As a result, I will not frequent the above named restaurants again.
PRIORITIES: It's you who have their priorities mixed up. The rest of the community says "Way TO GO!"
Very nice of PPD for this effort. Certainly needed.
But when are they going to crack down on the growing prostitution in town? Have you seen ALL the massage places in every corner? Ever wonder what happens in those dark rooms? Have you seen who is providing those services and why are they open till 10PM or later. Well, let's send undercover to these establishments and clean this up-- much bigger issues than you think.
To Priorities: These teen volunteers would be part of the City of Pleasanton's "Explorer Program" not just some random teens they picked off the streets.
The City's website notes this about the program: The Pleasanton Police Explorer Program provides young men and women an opportunity to experience how a police department functions and to prepare for a challenging career in law enforcement. The program is part of the "Learning for Life" school-career based education program. The goal of the program is to provide basic law enforcement training to teens and provide positive teen activities through community involvement.
The Police Explorer Program teaches teens about law enforcement through a "hands on" approach. Explorers receive training in various aspects of criminal law, police procedures, laws of arrest, and crime scene investigation. They also participate as ride-a-long observers with officers on patrol and serve the community at community events, searching for lost or missing persons and assisting with other services provided by the police department when needed. Explorers wear uniforms that they purchase and hold positions of rank within their organized structure.
@KJ - Thanks for the explanation. Way to go PPD!
Obey the law and everyone goes home with all the money they earned that day.
I'm sorry but the problem is not underage drinking but that the underage can't drink. In most countries alcohol is allowed and before WWI, there were no laws against drugs. Today, we have the law putting people in jail for non-violent drug crimes and police wasting their time busting 17 years old kids buying a beer. We should loan our cops to Oakland where they can, really, make a difference.
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