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
By Robert Bauer JD
Have you ever been asked that question: what are you afraid of?…Continue
Added by Robert Bauer JD on June 21, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments
WHY DO WE DO THIS JOB
By Robert Bauer JD
Every day we wake up to do our jobs. Some of us go out and direct traffic; others go out and catch bad guys; and then there are those with the specialized jobs. For all, the danger of our jobs is always present. As we start our shifts we never give thought that it might be our last one, but in the back of our minds we know that we may have said goodbye to our friends and loved ones for the last…Continue
Added by Robert Bauer JD on June 17, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Almost 6 yrs. would pass before my spouse's illness and subsequent death would be honored as "line of duty", allowing my soul to finally rest and journey of healing to begin. Quitting was never an option, even after my heart attack. It would have been quitting on Chris and everything he had devoted his entire life to.
At age 41 ATSAIC Christopher "Chris" Smith, U.S. Secret Service, had served 18 yrs. in Federal Law Enforcement, having bought back his military time, and planned to…Continue
Added by Kathy Smith on June 5, 2013 at 9:19pm — No Comments
Suicide by Cop Robert Bauer JD
Suicide by Cop is a term we use rather loosely when we want to describe a bad actor as using law enforcement as a means to do a deed they have no stomach for, that being to end their life with violence.
However, this term really has a more tragic association to it than we may have ever…
Added by Robert Bauer JD on May 29, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments
This past May 2013 we honored our many fallen heroes at the Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington DC and at the Arlington National Cemetery. It is never easy saying goodbye to our loved ones over and over again. The hurt never stops hurting and the empty places in our heart never seem to get filled.
During Police week there were many different ways that our heroes were remembered and their loved ones supported. One such…Continue
Added by L. Altman on May 10, 2013 at 4:47pm — No Comments
Anonymous Death Threats Made Against A Child and How It Impacts Them.
By Robert Bauer JD
When a child receives an anonymous death threat it will have crucial and lasting impact on them. Innocence is now lost to the world of incivility and hate.
Recently, my 14 year old daughter…Continue
Added by Robert Bauer JD on April 8, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Would You Allow an Unlicensed Driver behind a wheel?
The thesis of this article is; many law enforcement agencies across the US have unlicensed drivers behind the wheel of a law enforcement agency that is driving the department, without proper training or experience.
The danger is metaphorically similar to allowing someone that has not had the proper training to drive a car. Imagine placing a person that has no experience or license behind the wheel of a four thousand pound…Continue
Added by Robert Bauer JD on March 26, 2013 at 2:12pm — No Comments