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Does a Police Site really need all of this "non-police" stuff?

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Jono40141

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I am not really sure, but this is not really a police site to me. It provides more about video games on their arcade section and videos of rappers. I don't know why any agency would have a website like this with all this extra "non-police" stuff. I think the video section is absolutely ridiculous, but again this might just be me? I am a criminal justice scholar, and I just don't think this is appropriate on a website (from a police agency). The only good thing is that they do have a "live" scanner.

What do you guys think about this website? I think it provides me more about everything else than police stuff, that I typically find on all the other sites out there.
http://www.lmpd.com/
 

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Jono40141 said:
I am not really sure, but this is not really a police site to me. It provides more about video games on their arcade section and videos of rappers. I don't know why any agency would have a website like this with all this extra "non-police" stuff. I think the video section is absolutely ridiculous, but again this might just be me? I am a criminal justice scholar, and I just don't think this is appropriate on a website (from a police agency). The only good thing is that they do have a "live" scanner.

What do you guys think about this website? I think it provides me more about everything else than police stuff, that I typically find on all the other sites out there.
http://www.lmpd.com/
Well, you're right, it aint no same old, same old, "protect and serve" website,
like those duplicated ad nauseum by thousands of LE agencies nationwide, that's for sure.

Looks like it has a little bit of everything for everybody.
Maybe the PD is trying to be a little more human - because that's what they are - humans.

Videos, rap music and an arcade just might attract web savvy young people to the PD site.
That would be a BIG plus.
I doubt many of those same young folks would be attracted to
the many PD sites that offer little more than crime statistics, budgetary matters
and a welcome page from the police chief.

Maybe that's their motive.
Why don't you email the webmaster and ask him and report back?

Appropriate?
Let the people be the judge.
Love it, or leave it and surf on.
 
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