The following is a transcript of the ArlingtonPD COP #tweetalong Friday 04/27/2012. Everything is written verbatim as it was supplied on twitter [square brackets show mine or others input]
[Tonight's tweetalong follows the volunteers of COP - the extraeyes for ArlingtonPD. Times are simply when the tweets were posted, not necessarily actual times]
6:02 pm: Officer Glotfelty and COP Mobile getting ready for the patrol with hot dogs! yfrog.com/nurs2sdj
06:11 pm: Max the dog is ready for the Cop mobile tweetalong starting soon! pic.twitter.com/lj8RJs9E
*Max is a Great Dane
06:24 pm: Approximately 40-50 COP Mobile volunteers are enjoying a barbeque before hitting the streets pic.twitter.com/8EgJPXdi
06:37 pm: Deputy Chief Kim Lemaux welcomes citizens to COP Mobile! Its going to be a busy nite. yfrog.com/h0zglkxj
06:47 pm: Curtice Ervin is giving out assignments for tonight…watch out criminals! pic.twitter.com/kz4Bv1sZ
07:11 pm: Cop Mobile ready to go! pic.twitter.com/XVsKeUJG
* Interested in joining the COP program? Go to http://arlingtonpd.org, & click on COP mobile on the left side of page
07:21 pm: Cheryel Carpenter, media office, and Bill Jezek, COP, will be patrolling the south area of West Side. pic.twitter.com/I9pRzWQD
07:22 pm: Absolute gorgeous night for patrolling in the Great City of Arlington in State of Texas. pic.twitter.com/5u0YOBqu
07:25 pm: I, Officer McDonnell, & Curtice Ervin will be w/Patti Noe, COP, and patrol on the south area of west side pic.twitter.com/wDIfjDrw
07:28 pm: Bill used to patrol in his Toyota Rav 4. He’s looking for anything out of the ordinary. yfrog.com/gybm4tdj
07:35 pm: Just left Lake Arlington. What a beautiful night to be on the lake and safe.
07:43pm: A sky tower in the Walmart Parking lot. We use several of these towers in various parking lots w/in city. pic.twitter.com/aTqf8EHm
07:44pm: Cruising slowly through a busy west Arlington shopping center parking lot. Our visibility helps to deter crime.
07:56 pm: Bill is one busy man, husband with a career raising a 17 year old grand son. Finds time to give back to community. Patrols twice a week.
8:00 pm: Car show every Fri in the Southwest Shopping Plaza by Albertsons. pic.twitter.com/NnmdQ74X
8:00 pm: Observing a traffic stop near Little Road. Officer acknowledges our presence. Another COP Mobile cruises by.
8:05 pm: As the sun sets, COP Mobile on a Friday night means exta eyes in the community.
8:09 pm: Bill helps out in other ways too. He delivered water and paperwork to officers stationed in neighborhoods impacted by last month’s tornado.
8:17 pm: Everything appears to be really quiet tonight. Uh-oh did I mention the ‘q’ word? Hope I didn’t just jinx us!
8:21 pm: Cruising slowly behind a shopping center. Never know what’s going on behind the scenes where they think no one is looking.
8:24 pm: So sad to see the homes destroyed by the tornado from April 3. pic.twitter.com/0zszNwRj
8:40 pm: Sitting in a parking lot. Observing parked cars and people walking safely to and from establishments. Father and daughter waives to us.
8:52 pm: Don’t forget when u go to the gym, bring ur valuables! Don’t leave anything in plain view in ur car. pic.twitter.com/TMhn1Z2i
9:24 pm: On scene of what appears to be a teen party. Safety is our number one priority. Officers on scene to manage crowd control.
9:24 pm: Chief Lemaux talks with teen girls gathered in paking lot.
9:33 pm: It’s been a relatively quiet night thanks to all of our COP mobile volunteers on the streets tonight.
9:42 pm: Don’t forget that u can turn in ur unused/expired medication at any APD station Sat, 4/28 from 10am- 2pm pic.twitter.com/wooxXthg
9:58 pm: Have a good night everyone! Don’t forget Sgt Cook and I, Officer McDonnell, will be doing a Dayshift tweetalong next thurs from 7am-2pm!
10:00 pm: Before we end our shift, another reminder: Free mulch available this weekend at Richard Simpson Park for Arlington residents.