There are many unprofessional, criminal and unethical actions being conducted by TPD Officers in which the list is long as documented previously on this website.
We think the Tallahassee Police Department should be under a Full Federal Review with a Real Citizen Review Board because Tallahassee Internal Affairs is a joke as a cover-up to crooked cops with their buddies of “police policing the police” which is no different than the mafia watching their own. Tallahassee Police often lack going after “real criminals” but instead harassing law-abiding citizens because it puts them in less danger in their job as paid to do. There is a reason why Tallahassee was the 8th Most Dangerous City Last Year according To Forbes in which the police department as a whole is not protecting and serving the citizens.
Tallahassee, Florida- August 10, 2012
They are the men and women on the front-lines of crime fighting in Tallahassee.
“My goal and most of my coworkers’ goal is to leave this city better than when we found it,” says Officer Eric Williams with the Tallahassee Police Department.
Officer Eric Williams is a part of the Tallahassee Police Department’s patrol unit.
Of TPD’s 350 officers, close to 20 of them are on patrol at any given time. Williams is 5-year-veteran of the force. He and his fellow patrol officers are spread out across the city’s three quadrants: northeast, northwest and southeast. They handle everything domestic spats to homicides.
“What I’m doing when I’m out on patrol is showing the community that we are out in the neighborhoods and we are here to help,” says Williams
Williams patrols the City’s south-side. It’s one of Tallahassee’s toughest neighborhoods. Williams says these patrols are helping combat those crimes.
“I like to keep an eye out to watch out for suspicious activity, watch out for crimes in progress,” says Williams.
Officers on patrol participate in what the department calls ‘proactive police work.’ That entails everything from neighborhood patrols to traffic stops. But Williams says a big part in stopping crime is the tips police get from people.
“It can be anything from a parking complaint to a tip on a homicide or drug deal. We appreciate it all,” says Williams.