"A great response! I've worked for 1 large department and 2 small departments, and I like the feel of the smaller departments - you can get to know everyone, inside and outside the department, and I think that made me a better officer."
"Absolutely agreed. If you are in an open carry state, it's OK to display your weapon, just like any other citizen, but displaying your badge just makes you a target, and the first one to get popped when a bad guy walks in, intent on doing harm."
This is for those who are interested in ham radio. If you don't already know, amateur radio has provided important communications for public safety during disasters and emergencies that rendered normal radio services useless.
"Another officer and I were running stationary radar one evening when this guy comes over a hill doing about 12 over, so I light him up. He pulls over, we walk up to the car and you could just smell the beer from 3 or 4 feet away. Colt…"