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Malden Police

I had the oppertunity to talk to our Police Chief Today and it gave me confedence that Malden will change for the better.I am guilt of never attending any of the Crime Watch meetings because I allways thought it would be the same ol same ol  but I was so wrong. The Malden Police have gotten more accomplished that at any time I can remember. I urge that everyone to go to the next meeting. Cheif Molis is all ears and someone for the first time who will listen to the public.
Sandra Sabetty February 11, 2014 at 07:00 PM
Thanks for sharing! I have often attended the Safety Meetings-maybe 6-7 in 2013? I have a genuine interest in Malden crime statistics/safety and have wanted to voice specific concerns about safety around the Malden T and my neighborhood. The meetings are interesting and informative and often have a focus on topics like break-ins, fire safety, and bicycle trail safety etc…They are well attended if they are at the Teen Enrichment Center since the teens often have questions and interests in school safety etc...In my experience, the average regular meeting will have only 5-6 citizens in attendance! I hear so many in Malden complain on Facebook and The Patch around crime, fire safety, and DPW Services but never show up to these open forums Mayor Gary Christenson has every month. He does his best to move them each month to a different Ward to attract citizens in neighborhoods…but nobody shows! People rather just hide behind a computer and complain! See you at the next meeting!
david mokal February 11, 2014 at 08:23 PM
Thats true Sandra and Im guilty of not showing up.This time youll see my Fat Face there. After today and talking to chief Molis Im on board. I think this is so important and there is strength in numbers. We have to trust our Police Force. If we are going to fix this city we all got to get involved. Or we will just be in the mudd.
Sean Hickey February 11, 2014 at 08:44 PM
Gary, Chief Molis, Chief Colliangeli and Bobby Knox are making due with what they have. They are short staffed, and yet they still find solutions. Don't listen to the Facebook and the keyboard commandos (They know who I'm talking about) who come up with all these great solutions and programs, but forget that it cost money, time, and people. Remember folks, Rome wasn't built in a day.
mooneydavid February 12, 2014 at 07:01 AM
How do I get spell-check ..?
chris kosta February 12, 2014 at 05:26 PM
Try http://www.spellcheck.net/. Check it out first, making sure you have a good anti-virus program.
david mokal February 12, 2014 at 06:17 PM
I don't like spellin words right Mooney LOL. When you spell words wrong it gets your attention. Besides I was in the dum class at Malden High School clas of 65. Thats why I don't go to class reunions cause all they remember me is by the Babboon who couldn't spell right! FUN !!
jirkyrick February 12, 2014 at 09:24 PM
That's funny, I never see the chief show up at my job when we talk about security at my company. Lol. Anyway it's probably better than under "crime, huh, what crime" Howard. I hardly see how me going to attend a meeting to tell the chief how to do his job is effective, he should already know that, that's what he is paid for. Seems he has been better then Howard's chief "da oh wiggums"
mg February 13, 2014 at 11:39 AM
Rick, there's value in connecting with your community. You're not attending to tell him how to do his job, there are plenty of people on these forums that try to do that. There's a lot that's gained when you go and talk to these people face-to-face, even have a chance to voice your concerns and be heard.
jirkyrick February 13, 2014 at 08:23 PM
I actually said things seem to have improved under the new chief. I already know about the crime in my neighborhood so a BS session isn't going to tell me anymore or something I don't already know. Besides I actually know Malden cops and talk to them everyday which is way better than the official line city hall will feed you
linda February 17, 2014 at 08:28 AM
I think our Chief is working very hard to change things. I've even seen him walking the neighborhood, talking to people, make the police presence known, asking people if they have concerns and assuring them to feel comfortable calling with concerns. I have seen an improvement in my neighborhood. I just have one question. How are the police supposed to do anything, when they are successful (like the sweep they made arresting the gang members for gun possession, drugs, etc.) and then the system makes deals with these people for six month sentences.

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