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    Groups taking photos of homes with police cars in driveways

    Time to keep a sharp eye out.


    Warning: Reports of groups canvassing residential neighborhoods, taking photos of homes with police cars in driveways

    Posted by: Kyle S. Reyes|June 3, 2020June 1, 2020 |Categories Featured, Homeland Security, News, Patrol


    WASHINGTON D.C. – Law enforcement officials from across the country have reached out to Law Enforcement Today asking us to warn police across America about a potential threat.

    Transparently – our team debated internally whether or not to cover this story. We are America’s largest law enforcement owned and operated media outlet, and we are unapologetically pro-police.

    Although we don’t hesitate to call out and provide media coverage of bad apples, our priority is in giving the voice to law enforcement that they’re often denied in the mainstream media.

    The last thing we want to do is put officers at risk by giving bad people ideas.

    But soon after this threat started spreading like wildfire online, we had law enforcement from across the country reach out. They pointed out that the threat is already circulating.

    Many have asked us to address it so that departments are aware of it and can take precautions to make changes, if they deem it necessary – especially given how quickly it’s circulating.

    They made a valid point – it’s better to be aware of a potential danger and take precautions than to not know about it because of a national breakdown in communication.

    It’s worth noting that we have NOT received any confirmation of this from the FBI. With that said, a number of agencies have confirmed for us off the record that they’re aware of it and are making internal changes. We’ve been asked for obvious reasons to not report which agencies they are.
    Here’s what we’re told.

    In a number of different communities in states ranging from California and Texas to Florida – reports have come in that small groups of individuals appear to be canvassing neighborhoods and taking pictures of homes that have police cruisers in the driveways.

    “I can absolutely confirm this,” told us one police spokesman, who asked that his department be kept anonymous because of the threats. “We’ve received multiple reports throughout the weekend both in terms of phone calls and alerts that neighborhood residents are putting out on community watch apps.”
    It comes as police are receiving direct, personal threats through social media, calls and emails.

    “We and our children are receiving threats,” one police lieutenant told Law Enforcement Today.

    The departments we spoke with said that they’re currently making policy changes so that take-home police cruisers are either garaged or – for now – left at the police departments.

    “We expect danger when on the job,” said one sergeant. “But this is different. They are threatening to burn down our homes and kill our families.”
    Officials have also told us that they’re instructing officers to make other changes, such as making sure uniforms aren’t hanging in personal vehicles while driving into work.

    “Effective starting this past weekend, no police vehicles – including unmarked vehicles – will be brought up,” one Captain told Law Enforcement Today. “This isn’t to punish our guys – it’s to protect them and their families.”

    We’ll keep you updated as this story develops – and you can send us information about what’s happening in your department or community at [email protected]. Vetted information and sources will be kept confidential.










    An urgent warning today as we receive numerous reports of groups canvassing neighborhoods and taking pictures of police cars in driveways.

    #2
    I never understood take-home, marked police vehicles - even in the best of times.
    "The Open Carry guy is my decoy."

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      #3
      talk about putting a target on your back
      let's make america great again

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        #4
        Originally posted by Dan 0351 View Post
        I never understood take-home, marked police vehicles - even in the best of times.
        Same. I really don’t even understand the unmarked take home vehicles either. Maybe they have no room to park all of the vehicles at the precincts? Not trying to be funny. I really don’t know.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Dan 0351 View Post
          I never understood take-home, marked police vehicles - even in the best of times.
          I spoke to an ENCON officer at the hunters cert class my son took last year and they stated that they all take their marked vehicles home because they are often "on call" when on duty.
          This could go very wrong for them if these idiots are out there looking to target any type of law enforcement

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            #6
            Yes, of course certain people need the car to get to an incident while they're called-in. But if that's not a normal thing (getting called to go to an emergency while off-duty) - I don't see it.

            A family member was an officer outside Baltimore and had a take home car. The place he lived gave him an extremely reduced rent because of the car - but people would knock on his door with police-related problems......no way, Jose, not for me. Leave me alone when I'm off! lol (in that same vein, I try not to entertain work or range questions here).
            "The Open Carry guy is my decoy."

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              #7
              Originally posted by Dan 0351 View Post
              Yes, of course certain people need the car to get to an incident while they're called-in. But if that's not a normal thing (getting called to go to an emergency while off-duty) - I don't see it.

              A family member was an officer outside Baltimore and had a take home car. The place he lived gave him an extremely reduced rent because of the car - but people would knock on his door with police-related problems......no way, Jose, not for me. Leave me alone when I'm off! lol (in that same vein, I try not to entertain work or range questions here).
              A man has to separate work life from home, when the two blend, they both get messed up. Work is work, home is home.

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                #8
                Originally posted by UVBNAXED View Post

                A man has to separate work life from home, when the two blend, they both get messed up. Work is work, home is home.
                Not to mention the legal ramifications of getting dragged into something after sucking down a few brews after a rough week.

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