Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Salisbury Police Issuing Alarm Citations For Medical Help

The Salisbury Police Department is issuing alarm citations to citizens who need medical attention and have no other way to seek help but through their alarm system. I am appalled by this and was not going to sit idly by without saying something. I understand the citations when it's alarms wasting officer time, but when it's a citizen requiring medical attention and your going to give them a citation which is a warning for this? Give me a break. Citizens usually get three warning before a fine and now this lady has one used because she needed help

19 comments:

the truth hurts said...

Hey Barbara how about worrying about real crime in the bury and write tickets to the PANHANDLERS Who make this town look like SHIT PS when is your BOY Jake day going to FIRE YOU.

Anonymous said...

I can understand why you are appalled by this.You have never had the responsibility of enforcing the law in any jurisdiction and therefore you don't know how thin stretched police officers can be at any given moment.Actions such as this must be taken to force actual medical emergency services to step up to the plate.And if medical personnel do respond,are THEY free? My guess is no,but the police fees are in the form of taxes paid by the residents.Once a price tag is attached to their response the appropriate agencies will be contacted instead.911 will need briefing as well so they send the correct personnel.

Gunner said...

Sorry Salisbury is crap anyway

Anonymous said...

Awww bullshit I have seen cops drive right past panhandlers and people Jay walking and they don't do SHIT.

Anonymous said...

I was in law enforcement and the EMS service. I think it's absurd. If it is a ligitimate use of the system, what would be the cause of a citation? Are you going to put a price on giving directions, looking for a lost child or helping change a flat. These are all things I did, with no expectations of thanks, much less payment to me or the state. There in lies the problem with current law enforcement trends, it is all about enforcement and statistics, an no longer about common sense and the human side.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your service and I also worked with police x20 yrs, there needs to be more police walking the beat with a partner instead of all of them in cars the void of cops not knowing the good as well as the bad people is what has become a mayjor issue within communities, I also think community of life issues need to be addressed ie, Jay walking, panhandlers, loitering, loud music,load vehicles these are some of the things that piss me off especially since it's never ENFORCED.

Anonymous said...

1:38 you better go back and look at SPD law enforcement efforts....I believe they are paid by city taxpayers and they should respond if they are the only resource available right then....they sure as hell aren't stopping crime in the City!!! 2 to 4 cars will be at Wal-Mart next to McDonalds end and don't do a thing about folks parked in fire lane, which is clearly marked. I think they say to SERVE and PROTECT.....GOOD CALL jt

Patti Harris said...

Salisbury PD should be ashamed of their ways! We are not talking about a house alarm, these are medical alarms for older people. My Grandmother has one and has had to use it a few times. Let them try to fine her and we will be in court! PS... Hubby is a retired Police Officer and our youngest son is a MD State Trooper, both of whom would be worried about the "older" person who fell down or was injured, NOT about writing a citation. Heck I would go as far as to say my son would be "the cop to go to the hospital just to check on said "older" person"

Anonymous said...

Here is a question. Why are the police being summoned by a medic alert company. Answer the actual medics fire and ems are refusing to come as it is not a medical emergency. All law enforcement are stretched thin and Salisbury PD are overwhelmed. Each officer on a shift handling 8-15 calls for service a day with 2-3 reports a shift. Now you want the police to respond to a non-law enforcement non medical emergency. I'm sorry they are police officers not orderlies. By the way to one of the other commenters. If fire and ems respond to a call such as this one they will be billing. I got taken less than a 1/4 mile and it was 475.00 billed by Salisbury Fire Dept. No medical treatment given just transported to the emergency room for a medical emergency.

Anonymous said...

Next time take a CAB FOOL.

Anonymous said...

I guess you Didn't have a real emergency otherwise you wouldn't be complaining about a $475 bill but my guess is your a Obama mamma and won't pay the bill ANYWAY.

Patti Harris said...

Talked to my son about this. He said Police are called to the residence at times because Fire/emt's can not forcefully enter a home with the Police there.

Anonymous said...

I agree with this. Why should the tax payers be the baby sitter for those that need to beed to be in a nursing home! Get over yourselfs.

Anonymous said...

the truth hurts said...
Hey Barbara how about worrying about real crime in the bury and write tickets to the PANHANDLERS Who make this town look like SHIT PS when is your BOY Jake day going to FIRE YOU.

March 8, 2016 at 12:18 PM

Hopefully Tom Stevenson and Richard A. Hoppes won't be far behind.

Anonymous said...

Citizens usually get three warning before a fine and now this lady has one used because she needed help


The fire department only gives you one warning. Like the one comment above I didn't know the PD started responding to medical alarms, only the ambulance responded and they should be the ones issuing the fines after one warning.

And you are not correct about requiring medical attention, if they did it would be a false alarm.

Anonymous said...

If it's a "help I've fallen and can't get up" then send them a bill just like an ambulance bill. fee for service. No free rides!

Anonymous said...

JT do you think the Salisbury Fire Department should stop self dispatching fire trucks on ambulance calls? If they were needed or it met the county requirements the 911 center would have dispatched the fire truck anyway?

I would also like this to be a survey question to see what the public thought. Since the Salisbury Fire Department charges something like an addition $100 on the patients bill for the fire engine response I was wondering how others felt.

Jonathan Taylor said...

You know what ass go f&@$ yourself with your dumbass taxpayer comment over a lady falling and needing help

Jonathan Taylor said...

Get over yourself