Hello, my name is Derren Reynolds and I would like to know how I can start a Community Patrol group in my town. I live in Onset, MA. The only truble im having is my local police department want’s nothing to do with my group or want’s a partnership with me. The police think that any outside help in this way is an intrusion to their job duties or that we would be stepping on their toes. When I go out on patrol on foot and the police see me they threten to arrest me for doing my Community Patrol. I’m not a criminal or even have a record. I just don’t see why they don’t like me or like goups like this. Do you have any helpful advice you can give me on how to go about starting a Community Patrol group in this situation im in? Can I choose to form a Community Patrol group independent from my local police department because at this point I realy want to considering that the police are not supporting me on this. All I would be doing is reporting suspicious activity and crime to the police when im out on patrol and they don’t like that at all.