Help me compell my local police department to enforce the law
September 8, 2007 11:40 AM Subscribe
Can I make my town police department enforce the drunk & disorderly conduct law?
posted by man on the run to Law & Government (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I live in a small town, and my neighbors and I are often woken up by loud drunks leaving the nearby bar at closing time. Most of the time we have to put up with yelling and screaming, sometimes there are fights, and I'm quite sure that some of the people revving their engines and squealing their tires are drunk driving.
We live in an otherwise VERY QUIET neighborhood, with lots of families with small children. Our town police department does not seem interested in addressing the issue (sometimes they don't even come when we call in a noise complaint). They'd rather hang out on the main road and issue speeding tickets.
What are my options here? Is there anything I can do to compel our small-town police force to enforce the drunk & disorderly conduct law that is on the books, maybe even arrest a few people to send a message that the behavior won't be tolerated?