The Dover, Delaware Police Department has been getting calls from residents… complaining about the jet noise… emanating from Dover Air Force Base.
People call the police about the darnedest things. For example, cops in rural Maine have to pull cars out of ditches every first snowfall of the season despite Maine being one of the most snowy states on the East Coast. Likewise, police in Dover, Delaware still get calls about jet noise despite Dover being home to the military’s largest airport.
“You live in Dover … there’s an Air Force Base here,” wrote the Dover Police Department in a Facebook post on Thursday which was later shared by the popular Facebook page Air Force amn/nco/snco.
My home is two blocks from a small airport in Philadelphia. Lear jets, small planes, helicopters, and the occasional Osprey fly right over our house, all day, every day. We knew that when we purchased the house, and while it’s sometimes annoying, we never called the police about it.
“We can’t believe we have to say this, but please do not call the police department or 911 about the jet noise” from the air show, the police department wrote. “It is a complete waste of our resources and you are potentially putting people at risk who really need help.”
Agreed. Your insignificant noise pollution call could reroute officers to your home instead of to F. Joe Biden’s residence. Joe always needs help dressing himself, tying his loafers, and cleaning his shorts after he has another bowel accident.