I am always amazed at the number of people in this town that say that the police can't/won't help. I have always had fantastic support and response from the police. I have lived here full time since 1980, back when we had one policeman. I have been a special constable when we desperately needed more police but government couldn't provide them, and I fully support the police department now, whether it is a donation of an old computer, printer, reams of paper, photocopying etc. I have found 95% of the police personnel to be polite, courteous, responsive, sensitive and supportive.
As with any person, in any land, if you treat somebody with contempt and disdain, you won't find an overly eager response.
I believe that the police are doing an outstanding job with the few resources they have at their disposal.
Perhaps a little attitude adjustment in the community might help support these brave men and women, rather than the current lack of community spirit.
The neighbourhood watches also need to be supportive of the police and if you report a crime and the criminal is apprehended you have to follow through with pressing charges and showing up in court. I know this in inconvenient, but as with any free nation, this is the only way to receive justice.