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06-06-2012 11:30:47 AM EST
C.O. Conna, you and your loved ones are in my thoughts.
It is refreshing to see many of the recent posts up here lately--the pride, dedication, love. Our coordinators make us proud, and we must make them proud as well. Of course, that does not mean arrogance or narcissism (not saying that's what I'm seeing overall--just a couple isolated times, heh--it's just important to remember). I am as dedicated to this unit as I can be, I am proud of the unit, and of having the blessed leadership we do. I agree with PO Green's sentiment that it is okay for someone to realize that this isn't for them--no shame in that, they just need to do the proper thing (thank our coordinators for their time, turn in required items, and know that we don't think any less of them).
Aux. Capt. PBBX
06-06-2012 10:34:20 AM EST
I attended the graduation ceremony last night and overheard a conversation that PO Green was having with a Captain and he said that "we are all tools on a tool belt, fixing problems such as crime, traffic issues, etc. everyday and the task at hand depends on the person wearing the tool belt or the flavor of the day." Officer Green, you are so correct. I thought about what you said all night and I just want to say that I am inspired by your posts on this site as well as your posts on other officer sites. You are the real deal. This is your calling and it is clear that you love your job. Thank you for inspiring me and others.
06-06-2012 10:17:12 AM EST
.....and to top it off, there is a mandatory Supervisors meeting at 1830.
06-06-2012 9:22:29 AM EST
I'll be in by 1700. Weather forecast looks decent and clearly there is MUCH to be done! Who else is coming??
06-06-2012 9:12:02 AM EST
Regular Patrol Today. We are currently processing 50 applicants for the next class that is starting in Aug. I will be in court today followed by a trip to APS and then I'm teaching the BTC and doing a review for their final tomorrow. Just another busy day. We have initiatives around the Plaza Hotel that need to be addressed as well as Community Board 2's request for help with the approach to the Holland Tunnel. We are busy!!! Plenty of things to do.
06-06-2012 9:01:28 AM EST
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why it's recommended daily. I'm feeling what you're saying Marty, what's going on today?
06-06-2012 8:19:56 AM EST
C.O. Dan Conna, The members of the CTTF Auxiliary Unit are standing right with you to help you and Margaret get through this time of need. Be advised that our prayers are with you. You have been a friend, better yet a brother to all of us, and we are here for you. God Bless!!! Fidelis Ad Mortem
06-06-2012 8:15:12 AM EST
TRAINING HAS OPENED UP ONCE AGAIN FOR RMP/VANS. According to APS, the training may be requested by each command but only the people with hours will receive it. Yet another reason to get in and do some hours. If you are not in LOVE with putting that uniform on anymore, if you don't get that feeling that you got the first time you put that uniform on at home and stood in front of the mirror for hours, time to resign. If you don't get the feeling you got the first time you walked out of the stationhouse in that uniform (the butterflies, the excitement, that nervous feeling, the sweats) it is time to hand in your shield and ID. If you have lost the passion in your heart to help people, time to go. If this has become work, your finished. You must LOVE what you do. Especially all of you. You are volunteers! Volunteers must really LOVE what they do. It is OK if you lost that passion. It is not for everyone. You might have tried to do this and it just didn't take. It might not be your calling. If that is the case, you must move on and find your passion. It is effecting my job now. I have been questioned on the dip in hours and I have to answer up. I can't ignore my boss like so many of you have. I have to step up and fix the problem. The lack of responses to my calls for help lead me to believe that many of you have lost the passion. It is very upsetting, but this unit will move forward and I will not lose the LOVE, the PASSION, the MOTIVATION, that I have for this job, this CALLING. I love this Job!!! I love this unit!!! I will not lay down and let it fall. It is my job to lift this unit up and make it successful. It is my job to motivate the unmotivated. It is my job to instill pride and dedication to ALL the members of this volunteer unit. It is not easy to motivate an entire unit of volunteers. Especially when I have infighting and members that refuse to work with eachother, etc. I have been a friend, a counselor, a boss, a bank, a teacher, etc. to so many of you and now I am asking for help. I am asking for you all to respond by earning those shields, ID's, uniforms, and Pride. I want to see some motivational posts. I want to see the LOVE for this unit. I want to see the PASSION for Police work. I love my Job, do you?
06-06-2012 7:57:42 AM EST
Martin and Joe,Just to let you know Margaret was admitted to Kingston Hospital Yesterday for irregular, erratic Heart Beat. It seems to stop and miss a few beats during the cycle. Mobile Life transported her up there and I will know further information on her condition when she is evaluated by the hospital staff rather then her Willcare case manager nurse who recommended that she should be admitted. I am on "stand-by" jury duty service at the County Courthouse for the remainer of the week but it is highly doubtful I would be selected to serve on any of the pending Felony cases from "Operation Clean Sweep" drug arrests conducted last April.
P.O. GREEN C'MON CTTF!!!
06-06-2012 12:31:49 AM EST
"The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime."
06-06-2012 12:18:03 AM EST
I failed to Thank A/Inspector Roger Thomas and his CPP crew for their assistance on the MET detail last month and I apologize. A/Inspector Thomas is one of the most motivated people in this program and he played big part in getting the CTTF Auxiliary program started. He has never been thanked for that. Roger, we at the CTTF thank you for your help and your service. We appreciate your imput and your commitment to this program. Headquarters is extremely lucky to have you. God Bless and Fidelis Ad Mortem!!!
06-06-2012 12:12:06 AM EST
As usual, THE LEADERS responded to my rants today. A special Thank You to A/Sgt. France, A/Sgt. De Dier, A/PO Phan, A/PO Lao, A/PO Duong, A/PO Thomas, and A/PO Wice for showing up today and putting in the hours. Way to step up and take charge. You guys are always the first to step it up and respond to the calls for help. Law Enforcement runs through your veins. It is obvious that you love this program. I hope that the rest of this team responds the same way. THANK YOU!!!
06-05-2012 2:01:02 PM EST
Once again "THE LEADERS" step up to the challenge. Thank You A/Sgt. France and A/PO Phan for LEADING THE WAY!!! What about the rest of you? Are you up for the challenge? Do you belong in this elite unit? Are you motivated enough? Can you hang with us? If the answer is no, start looking for a nice easy going command. THIS IS THE CTTF AUXILIARY UNIT! WE SET THE STANDARD! WE WILL NOT EXCEPT ANY LESS FROM OURSELVES!
A/Sgt France 917 873 0338
06-05-2012 11:09:25 AM EST
HEY!!! I been out for a few days or a week or 2
-_- but i'll be today around 12ish so if anyone need hurs get your butts! in
06-05-2012 10:25:28 AM EST
I am an A/Sgt. from a Manhattan command. I monitor your site because I love to see the day to day positive energy that P.O. Green promotes. I have had several opportunities to talk with him and work with him and regular officers that work with him. I find it very hard to believe that the CTTF is falling short. You are all very lucky to have not only 1 coordinator but 2 coordinators that really care and put in the amount of energy that they do. I am starting to think that they may have spoiled you. You all need to wake up and smell the motivational coffee. Referencing the last post, Barry Sanders? Absolutely, but those of us in the Manhattan South Borough are starting to call Green, "The little coordinator that could." No offense Green. You are not Shaquille O'Neil, neither am I. It is a compliment. You remind some of us of a rabid bulldog drill instructor. We love it. Keep doing what you are doing. It is very positive for the program and a lot of commands are starting to feed off of the CTTF. Hey Abe, took you long enough. (just a joke) BTW, you are setting the standard. We are jealous.
06-05-2012 10:03:25 AM EST
I am assuming that P.O. Green posted the Get off the Tracks post. He is right. This command is pretty intense for the regulars as well as the Auxiliaries. Anyone can walk on the tracks but can they keep up with a train. NO. Officers Navarro and Green have really made this command into a command that gets respect, a command that is in demand and a command that we can all be proud of. I am very proud to tell people that I'm a member of the CTTF. Don't just be a member, be a team member. Get down and dirty with the rest of the team. Show Green and Navarro that their work is not being wasted. They can easily do the minimum and get away with it like the rest of the cities coordinators but theY don't. You can see by Officer Green's posts for the past 2 days that he is mad but stays focused and motivated. The guy will not lay down and take a beating. He reminds me of Barry Sanders sometimes. A small running back that keeps moving his legs, driving forward through the defense and into the endzone for a touchdown. He won't give up on us. Navarro won't give up on us. They care about all of us and we need to start caring about them. Fidelis ad Mortem
GET OFF THE TRACKS IF YOU CAN'T HANG
06-05-2012 9:36:52 AM EST
THE CTTF AUXILIARY UNIT IS MOVING AT FULL SPEED!!! IF YOU ARE ONE OF THOSE JUST DOING THE MINIMUM TYPES OR DOING NOTHING AT ALL, I SUGGEST YOU GET OFF THE TRACKS!!! THIS TRAIN WILL NOT SLOW DOWN AND IT WON'T BE DERAILED!! MOVE!!! THIS TRAIN IS FUELED WITH EMOTION, FUELED BY MOTIVATION, DEDICATION AND PRIDE!!! THIS TRAIN ONLY STOPS AT SUCCESS!!!! WE ARE THE CTTF!!! WE SET THE STANDARD!!! WE WILL NOT BE STOPPED!!!
P.O. GREEN MOTIVATED, DEDICATED, PROUD
06-05-2012 8:48:39 AM EST
ATTENTION CTTF AND HIGHWAY PATROL: I would like to thank the members of Highway that have been assisting the CTTF on the various details in Manhattan. Your help is always appreciated and your cooperation is only making the Transportation Bureau Auxiliary Units stand out above the rest. Together, we have earned the respect of many and we continue to SET THE STANDARD for this program. This upcoming weekend is a busy one. On Saturday June 9, 2012 at 0900 hours, the annual Antique Police Car Show will be held at the NYC Police Museum at 100 Old Slip. Both of our units have specially been requested by APS. Highway may be doing escorts. On Sunday June 10, 2012, We have been requested by the Chief of Transportation to turn out a very large number of officers for the Puerto Rican Day Parade. We will be LEAVING AT 0900 hours FROM CTTF AND MEETING HIGHWAY AT E 79 ST AND MADISON AVE AT 1000. Please advise The CTTF office or call my cell at 212-239-3126 or 347-501-0018. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!
06-05-2012 8:27:49 AM EST
YEAH, I WOULD SAY THAT IT IS A GOOD IDEA TO BE THERE ON SUNDAY. WHAT DO YOU THINK? BTW, THAT IS YOUR BOSS, FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NO CLUE BECAUSE YOU NEVER COME IN.
CAN YOU HANDLE IT?
06-05-2012 8:26:14 AM EST
WOW!!! THE SITES AND SOUNDS OF THE PUERTO RICAN DAY PARADE! WOW, WOW, WOW!!! 0900 HOURS LEAVE TIME AT THE CTTF. BE THERE AND BE READY!!!
SUNDAY JUNE 10 AT 0900 HRS
06-05-2012 8:23:53 AM EST
LIVING LA VIDA LOCA!!! THIS SUNDAY 0900 LEAVE TIME AT CTTF!!!
PUERTO RICAN DAY PARADE
06-05-2012 7:49:54 AM EST
ARE YOU WORKING THE PUERTO RICAN DAY PARADE? ARE YOU? 0900 HRS ON SUNDAY. NO EXCUSES! HELP IS NEEDED. UTILIZE THOSE UNIFORMS THAT ARE SITTING IN YOUR LOCKERS! EARN THOSE SHIELDS AND ID'S! STOP LYING TO PEOPLE AND TELLING THEM THAT YOUR A COP. BE A COP!!! THIS WEEKEND IS THE TIME TO PROVE YOURSELVES!!! LET'S GO CTTF
06-04-2012 7:25:29 PM EST
At the end of this month we end our fiscal year. This means that any of you hoping to get a check at the end of the year need to qualify for it now!!! APO's need a minumum of 144 Hours. A/SGT's require 180. If you think you need hours, then you probably do!!! I can tell you, less than 50% of you qualify for the check.
06-04-2012 5:40:38 PM EST
First let me thank all of you that came in yesterday!!! 8am when I was walking into the command i walked into Chief Cassidy. First thing that came out of his mouth was "Awesome we have Auxiliaries today!" I can't tell you how fantastic it is to hear things like that, especially after being in this program for 16 years. The point is all of you that are here, and all of you who are hoping to transfer, YOU WILL NOT SEE ANY ENTIRE UNIT BETTER AND MORE UNIFIED WITH AUXILIARY AND MOS THAN OURS!!!!! CTTF is the place to be, and as per PO Green's point earlier more and more people are looking to come in. THIS IS OUR BUSIEST month. we all need to step up! Next weekend for the Puerto Rican day parade, we should be able to fill 3 vans. We will have the biggest unit out there!!!!! As for our message board, sometimes things get misunderstood so please post responsibly. We are all accountable for our words and actions. and most importantly always remember that actions speak louder than words!!!!
06-04-2012 1:43:21 PM EST
I apologize Perguini, there is a misunderstanding here which is my fault; reading it back I clearly used poor verb-age. My intent on the word pathetic was in reference to the attendance this weekend.