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October 2010 Blog Posts (12)

DC MPD Officer Paul Dittamo--Rest In Peace By Karen L. Bune

The Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department and colleagues in the surrounding region are grieving the loss of Officer Paul Dittamo, 32, who died in the early morning hours of October 30, 2010 after his cruiser crashed into a utility pole responding to a call at approximately 1:30 a.m. Officer Dittamo was pronounced dead at 2:06 a.m. His partner, who was riding with him, sustained injuries but…


Added by Karen L. Bune on October 31, 2010 at 1:00am — No Comments

Charisma, Government and Other Businesses: Measuring Outcomes

This review is from: Performance Budgeting for State and Local Government (Paperback)

"Performance Budgeting for State and Local Government" isn't a page turner. In fact, you're more apt to read a few pages and put it down. Not because of its profundity, but because of its tedium. But, building the foundation to any business for long term sustainability requires a degree of monotony. Kelly and Rivenbark's "Performance Budgeting..." is about power and the inner workings of state and… Continue

Added by Edward Brown on October 29, 2010 at 11:28pm — No Comments

NYPD goes to the art museum to hone observation and communication skills

This last weekend I saw a news piece on how the NYPD is taking a fresh approach to observation skills and communication improvement. A small group of officers enter a room with a large painting, view it and share what they see with the docent. No pointing allowed, just communicating what they see. Often in a master artist's painting are many interesting and somewhat hidden details. Items that are in the scene, an expression on a face, and perhaps something that's not there, that maybe should… Continue

Added by Jan Zacharias on October 28, 2010 at 2:47pm — No Comments

In the hiring process for campus police position

Hi, I new to this site. I was wondering if anyone had input on preparing for oral board interviews. I recently passed their police exam in which they only picked the top ten out of about 200. Now it's the oral boards.

My question is, what should I prepare myself for? I'm not familiar with campus policing and if anyone can give me a bit of advise I'd appreciate it. Thank you!

Added by Christopher Klebba on October 27, 2010 at 9:26pm — 2 Comments

Arizona Cop Will Go Over Edge For Special Olympics By Karen L. Bune

Shawn Hancock is a cop’s cop. Retired after 20 years with the Albuquerque Police Department, he has been serving with the Chandler Police Department since January 2007 in Chandler, Arizona—a suburb outside Phoenix. He serves as President of the Chandler Law Enforcement Association and, through this association, maintains good relationships with police officers. The association is active…


Added by Karen L. Bune on October 24, 2010 at 3:45pm — No Comments

Coco is Charismatic

Audrey Tautou in "Coco Before Chanel" is compelling and has charisma galore. Coco was self-empowered and smashed the rules of proper etiquette for women far before it became fashionable. Her indomitable spirit leaps off the screen with very little movement. Charismatic personalities can make reading from a telephone book an awe-inspiring experience. Throughout the movie, viewers witness Tautou's penetrating stare as an observer of the people around her. What is she observing? She sees the masks… Continue

Added by Edward Brown on October 21, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Walking to Honor Fallen Officers: Every Step a Memory

The 6th Annual COPS Walk brought together survivors of fallen law enforcement officers and friends from the law enforcement community who were willing to take on the challenge of walking 25 miles in two days to support Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.). The walk kicked off with 104 participants on Saturday, October 9, 2010. They walked…


Added by Brooke McKay on October 21, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

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i2's "Top 10 Information Sharing Tips from the Top" article:

Added by Sapana Asher on October 20, 2010 at 11:52am — No Comments

The Charisma of Knowing It All

This review is from: Sherlock Holmes (DVD)

"Sherlock Holmes" portrays the downside of the "Renaissance Man." Imagine being able to outthink, outwit and outfight most people and then become trapped in a cocoon of self-misery based on these facts alone. The genius and lamentations of Sherlock Holmes is excellently played by Robert Downey, Jr. While one usually would need to be an anglophile or at least appreciate the backdrop of England (circa) 1880's--1900's, Downey and Jude Law make… Continue

Added by Edward Brown on October 15, 2010 at 11:35pm — No Comments

Sept. Ad (Wrong) ??

In your Sept issue you listed on page 31 an article about Cordura baselayer under shirts for 14.95 ...msrp. price 21.95 - 29.95. However if you read the whole article "Price good through June and July only". I would like to try this new under shirt but not for 21.95 - 29.95. I contacted one of the retailers list and they don't know anything about the special pricing. Was this a mis-print since this issue wasn't even put out until Sept. ??

Added by Mike Jones on October 12, 2010 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Nation's 2011 TOP COPS Nominations Solicited For Exemplary Service By Karen L. Bune

On a daily basis, throughout the nation, law enforcement officers are consistently and diligently conducting their assigned duties as well as performing extraordinary and heroic acts. Though they will generally minimize the importance of their actions with a retort that they were just doing their jobs, the fact remains that they go above and beyond what is expected of them and their…


Added by Karen L. Bune on October 10, 2010 at 2:55am — No Comments

The Charismatic Sociopath!

This review is from: The Sociopath Next Door (Paperback)

Dr. Martha Stout's "The Sociopath Next Door" starts out as a riveting analysis of the part of humanity (4%) that permeates our existence right under our noses. Dr. Stout's case studies of sociopaths as a clinical psychologist gave the book the scientific heft needed for credibility. In describing the traits of sociopaths as charismatic, it helped further my own body of work on Charismatology ("One of the more frequently… Continue

Added by Edward Brown on October 8, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

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