Maybe you don’t think so if you are white and able to pay your bills.
Maybe not if you are a police officer who tries to be fair, honest, and do a good job.
Maybe yes if you are poor, a person of color, or a white police officer who works predominately in a poor, minority neighborhood.
And therein lies the problem.
A lot of Americans are simply puzzled by what’s going on. They don’t believe we are in a crisis because it hasn’t touched them or their children. They…Continue
Added by David C. Couper on February 21, 2015 at 11:48am — No Comments
My name is Dr. Kelly Zachary and I just became a member of your group. No sooner than I had, I got a message from Mr. Kawaben Frank, also a member , with a scam involving millions of money from a "distant relative" and how as a banker he needs to find someone with the last name to send this money to. I googled him and found he has pulled this stunt a lot!
I don't know how to let Law Officer Connect know that they have a scam artist as a member, but I am…Continue
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Added by Dennis Eberle on January 12, 2015 at 12:49pm — No Comments
A buddy of mine just passed away from cancer. He was retired from the Federal Bureau of Prisons. His name was Richard (Andy) Garwell. He was my best buddy. Just wondering if any of you guys knew him at all. He served in several places, not sure all of them. To know him was to love the guy.
Added by C.B. on January 9, 2015 at 1:11pm — No Comments
We Have to be The Thin Blue Line
In my safe home on a day where the country is without peace, I hear the hatred and the contempt of so many. I hear the battle cries and the yells for change, the arguments by those that have never lived or worked in the trenches; but they have seen it on television or read it online. Our changing world has given everyone a voice. Media is pushing a story for ratings and money. They stir the pot of a stew that is already…Continue
Added by Casson Reynolds on December 22, 2014 at 4:38pm — No Comments
The shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri this past August set off a powder keg of emotion and placed policing under a new microscope. There has long been discussion of policing as it related to race relations and profiling. But following this incident, we had to go on the defensive beyond the claims of racial bias, debunk the media hyperbole of “militarization,” and justify the protective equipment we value as essential in the execution of duties.
There was a common…Continue
Added by Nate Hartman on November 25, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Added by Houston Farris on August 25, 2014 at 11:34am — No Comments
I am looking at implementing a voluntary fitness program but having issues with standards for men and women. Does anyone have a test with different standards or same job same standards
Added by Fernando Martinez on July 30, 2014 at 4:06pm — No Comments
The death of former Prince George’s County (MD) County Executive, Wayne K. Curry, is devastating news. At age 63, he became the victim of terminal lung cancer. A smoker for many years, the impact of those actions caused him to publicly urge others, in the final months of his life, to stop smoking to avoid the fate that befell him.
Curry was an ambitious, dedicated and committed public servant who always wanted to make a difference. He was what Prince George’s needed in troubled…Continue
Added by Karen L. Bune on July 4, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments
As an alumnus of American University and a 2011 AU alumni award recipient, as a professional with a long career in the criminal justice system, and as an Adjunct Professor at two universities, I am appalled at the behavior of Montgomery County, Maryland Judge Audrey Creighton. Her association with a convicted felon, Rickley Senning, who she represented as a public defender coupled with her live-in, intimate relationship with him is outrageous.
Allegedly, she is the victim of…Continue
Added by Karen L. Bune on June 21, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments
I recently unveiled a new software to assist police with connecting to pawn shops and gold buyers in near real time. As an officer keeping track of pawn sales and stolen merchandise was a nightmare, thus, my creation www.pawnsafebox.com. Please visit and join. Law enforcement only.
Added by Sgt. Darren Vuzzo, Ph.D on May 13, 2014 at 3:05pm — No Comments
Added by Robert Bauer JD on May 1, 2014 at 12:46pm — No Comments
I wrote Good, Cop, Bad Daughter for many reasons, one of them being the desire to capture the moment in history when women first began working street patrol in San Francisco. My story is a memoir of being raised by a mentally ill mother, surviving childhood, and how that experience trained me to become a San Francisco cop. I retired after 29 years of working patrol, investigations, and homicide. Anyone who has faced challenges will enjoy this book. Please visit the Amazon page to learn…Continue
Added by Karen Lynch on March 5, 2014 at 3:51pm — No Comments
In the wake of the Arapahoe High School shooting there was a statement made by the Governor of Colorado that the aggressive response of the SRO helped avoid further tragedy. That in the wake of the Columbine shooting there was a national shift in the way officers respond to these types of incidents. While I agree with everything he said, I don’t feel that this is pertinent information for the public to have. I believe that 90% of people are genuinely good, there is the 10% that are not…Continue
Added by Sean Taylor on December 16, 2013 at 5:11pm — No Comments
WATCHING MY SIX
by Robert Bauer JD
Being a cop has been the highlight of my life. It truly has to be one of the most rewarding careers I could have chosen. However, like everyone else, I had to learn to accept one resounding threat. Some days we put on our uniforms, hit the street, and through our minds darts the question: “Could this be the day?” It is not a pleasant thought, and it does not stay there very long. We would go crazy if we worried about it for very long. It is…Continue
Added by Robert Bauer JD on October 16, 2013 at 6:55pm — No Comments
LEADERSHIP; WHO WOULD YOU FOLLOW?
By Robert Bauer JD
Leadership, what is it really? We hear that people are touted as born leaders and others learned to be leaders, tested under fire. Leadership is a term thrown around loosely and used like confetti these days. Almost every organization has some form of leadership training. In the military, there are Non-Commissioned Officer schools of leadership, Officer Candidate School, and leadership programs at the different military…Continue
Added by Robert Bauer JD on October 4, 2013 at 3:24pm — No Comments
Robert Bauer JD
Are we prepared for Armageddon? The question has to be asked of the law enforcement and security community in order to see if they have examined their abilities to respond to situations that that are fueled by the feelings of helplessness, and hopelessness. These feelings of despair that has landed on the shores of the United States are bringing with it death and destruction that expresses itself in a scale that has only been witnessed during times of wars.
Added by Robert Bauer JD on September 30, 2013 at 3:28pm — No Comments
By Robert Bauer JD
Recently I had the pleasure of attending a Shakespeare play in Washington DC. People can say what they want to about the live theater, but Shakespeare plays have a timeless quality, appealing to audiences in varied times and places. They always seem to apply to the world at the time. Part of their appeal is their examination of the human nature, which also does not seem to change over time.
This particular play, “Measure to Measure” was a dark comedy that…Continue
Added by Robert Bauer JD on September 30, 2013 at 1:28pm — No Comments
Is anyone else besides me going? I will be competing in the (50-54 yr) decathlon, 100 meter hurdles and the 4x100 meter relay..
If you are going, are you competing, volunteering or just watching. Let yourself be known.
After competing in 2 previous games I notice that the USA is one country that has issues with sticking together when we are abroad.
Let me know you are coming and lets chat it up so we won't be strangers as we march as one nation in the parade of…Continue
In the business of Law Enforcement, equipment can not only be expensive, but it is critical to the safety of the officers. A solution that can track who has what uniform or rifle and can keep track of maintenance and expiration dates is important.
When SWAT of Snohomish County, Washington investigated the capabilities of CheckMate Toolroom software for equipment tracking, they found that Toolroom can keep track of what gear…Continue
Added by Rob Freeman on June 28, 2013 at 5:38pm — No Comments