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Dick Steinberg has resided in the city of Brookfield for 35 years. He served 34 years as municipal judge and has been an attorney for 50 years. He enjoys tennis, golf, biking and creative writing, which includes legal issues, sports, government and people.

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HOW DO POLICE RESPOND

This Wednesday morning I looked out the window and saw 2 cars park across the street and a male and female got out and walked to my neighbor across the street. I left the window and minutes later my doorbell rang and the male held out a paper. I asked if they are licensed by the City of Brookfield to solicit and he said he doesn't carry papers with him and I told him I would call the police. Both people left in their 2 cars and drove away just as I called the police. First, Park and Rec answered and were aloof when I asked to transfer me to the police, then the Waukesha central responders asked what I was calling about, and finally was transferred to a police clerk who asked for my name, address and phone. I gave her my address and a description of the people and their cars. Then I was told an officer can come to my house to speak with me and after I insisted she said an officer would check out the area. of course, it will be too late and the solicitors will be gone. Now, I am very concerned for the safety of my neighbors and the lack of protocol when a citizen reports a suspicious incident. Rather than write this to the City of Brookfield I am posting this for now.(we have a no soliciting sign on the door and this has happened before)

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