Question for L.E.O.'s & FF's

 

How do you and your fellow LEO's / FF's feel about the posting of POI's that indicate the locations of POLICE precincts/stations and FIRE Department quarters?

While I feel that it can be a help to some of us, I realize that it can also be a hindrance to others!

Mike L.

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I am neither a LEO or a FF,

I am neither a LEO or a FF, however, I believe that would be useful information all in one place. I am not sure what you mean that it would be a hindrance to others, whatcha mean by that?

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They're in there already on my Nuvi350

Under Where to?>>Community>>...and the subcategories - some obvious, but the obvious ones may not list a small community PD or FD, as they may be incorporated into a City Hall, Government Office, or Court House.

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No issue with posting L.E.O. Info

I see no issue with posting the LEO info. Many of the police station locations are already in the Garmin by fefault.

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Mark Ball Ground, GA

LEO

I am a retired LEO and I see no problem what-so-ever posting the locations of police stations. They can all be found on line or even in the phone book so its not a secret.

In fact for a woman who is alone and perhaps being followed in her car by someone intent on doing an evil deed she could find the closest police station and drive there for assistance - of course calling 911 on the cell works too. And if you gotta GPS you probably have a cell phone! Just a thought.

Stan

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keeping in mind that some

keeping in mind that some times your cell phone might not work but you may be close to a town that might have a police station.

Miss Poi

Emergency Services

Many GPS' intended for marine use have a dedicated MOB (Man Over Board) function. Press the button right away when someone falls overboard and it places a way point to help you navigate back to the spot for rescue.

I've always thought that Garmin should include some sort of Emergency Services button as well, or at least have it at the top of the menu structure for finding places.

Away from home...a medical emergency... where's the nearest hospital? In the stress of a loved one's injury, who wants to fuss budget through menus for the nearest hospital?

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Steve

A POI of PD and FD stations

A POI of PD and FD stations would be very useful, especially one with all the precincts and fire stations in NYC.

POIs for Police and Fire Stations

I am a deputy sheriff and I agree that the POIs for police and fire is a great thing. Please be advsied that this could be a false sense of security in some areas, however. The reason I say that is I work in a suburban area and many police stations and most fire stations in my area are not staffed 24/7. So if someone shows up at 10PM with the expectation that someone is there, they could be sadly disappointed. Also, as sort of an off-topic aside, if there are people that don't have a cell phone and would like the peace of mind that they give for safety, consider getting someones hand me down phone, get a 12 volt car cord, and just keep it in your car and/or on your person. The FCC mandates that the United States wireless carriers pass 911 calls even though there is no subscription for the phone. I sometimes forget that not every one knows this and that not everyone has a cell phone. In fact, some of the older phones that still have analof might be a very god choices because they sometimes work in areas that certain newer digital modes don't have service yet.

PS: Moderator, sorry if this is too far off-topic and please delete if it is deemed inappropriate.

Thanks for your comments!

I just up-loaded 2 POI files: NYPD and FDNY to the GOVERNMENT section. These files contain the locations of the respective POI titles in the 5 boro's of NYC.

I also checked them with POI File Verifier as well! smile

Mike L.

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NYPD Precinct Locations

This is a great list and I have given several friends this list already.
Thanks,
Alan

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Alan-Garmin c340

Thank you

Mike L. wrote:

I just up-loaded 2 POI files: NYPD and FDNY to the GOVERNMENT section. These files contain the locations of the respective POI titles in the 5 boro's of NYC.

I also checked them with POI File Verifier as well! smile

Mike L.

Thanks, My brother-in-law is a cop in NYC and he is getting ready to retire. I told him about this info and thinks it is a great idea. I have no d/led it yet but will be soon. THanks for your work.. I DO know how those files can take up your time to create and I apprecate anyone that takes the time to create one. Good job!! and a useful one at that..

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Boston Fire Stations

I have uploaded boston fire station locations under the government category

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Hey firenutts...

firenutts wrote:

I have uploaded boston fire station locations under the government category

...thanks for the Boston file! smile

ML

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I'll get his opinion

My husband is a Deputy Chief on the fire dept. I'll ask his opinion.

There are some enthusiasts that like to visit fire departments when they are in town, there's a nickname for them, I forgot it at the moment.

I'm sure the locations would come in handy for those people as well.

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missing precincts - incomplete listing

I too am a retired LEO and see nothing wrong or dangerous about a file containing the addresses of precincts within the NYPD. I did notice that some NYPD precincts are missing from your file though.

here is a complete list of the precincts (addresses and phone numbers)
http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/phone.html

edit: I checked the excel document. Some of the "missing" precincts are listed but they are not showing up on the GPS...perhaps a formatting error. There are some precincts that are not on the csv document altogether.

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On any Custom POI listing on your GPSr, only the 50 (or so) closest locations to your current position show up on the list. The others are there and can be searched by spelling or by browsing the map.

Re: Pcts.

RhythmTip wrote:

edit: I checked the excel document. Some of the "missing" precincts are listed but they are not showing up on the GPS...perhaps a formatting error. There are some precincts that are not on the csv document altogether.

Let me know what's missing and I'll update the file accordingly.

BTW I count 81 locations in the POI but only 76 locations on the PD web page.

MM, thanks for the explanation! smile

ML

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Freedom isn't free...thank you veterans! Heard about the tests to detect PANCREATIC CANCER? There aren't any! In Memoriam: #77 NYPD-SCA/Seattle Mike/Joe S./Vinny D./RTC...and God bless Donald Trump!

Mike L. - sorry! I checked

Mike L. - sorry! I checked the distance to a few pcts and Motorcycle Mama is correct... they are just outside of the range... I thought they were closer.

There are only 76 pcts in the NYPD, there are however support units (Highway, Emergency Services & Aviation, etc.) 5 of which, you have listed bringing the total to 81 entries.
They are police facilities with real police officers with specialized duties and responsibilities, but they are readily capable of handling any emergency situation should someone drive up in need.

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Haha

CherylMASS wrote:

There are some enthusiasts that like to visit fire departments when they are in town, there's a nickname for them, I forgot it at the moment.
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-Whackers or buffs LOL!

All for the POIs BTW