I’m confused about policemen working traffic details outside the driveways of large corporations.
I’m told these companies pay for the details to be there, to help their employees get in and out. In many cases, the officers working the details are full-time policemen getting a little extra pay, and the detail isn’t during their regular work day. Presumably, these officers have all the authority and responsibilities of at least an off-duty police person.
If this is all true, what other police services can one pay for?
If I think people drive too fast down my street, can I pay a cop to set up a speed trap?
If I think a neighbor may be doing something illegal, and there isn’t enough evidence to attract official police scrutiny, can I pay a cop to investigate on his own?
How about, can I pay lots of police to not be in a particular place at a particular time? Nah. I wouldn’t want to do that.
I’d like a police escort for when I have to drive during traffic jams and bad rush hours. I’d like some spare cop cars behind me so that anybody who cuts me off or runs a red light in front of me will be immediately pulled over for my enjoyment.
But I imagine that costs a lot of money.