Law Officer Connect

Police and Law Enforcement Network

All Blog Posts (361)

2013 world police and fire games Belfast Ireland

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

Added by Jack House on July 2, 2013 at 5:24am — 1 Comment

Case Study - Tracking System Ensures Gear Is Available & Working for SWAT Team

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

What Are you Afraid Of

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 job…

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

DOJ-PSOB Claim: 6 YR Battle--He Earned It & More

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

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…

Continue

Added by Robert Bauer JD on May 29, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

It is Never Easy

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 Robert Bauer JD on May 28, 2013 at 2:10pm — 1 Comment

Anonymous Death Threats Made Against A Child and how it Impacts Them

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?

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

Police: Shooting suspect had bomb-making materials at home

The warrant states that investigators also found a large map of Durham on the apartment’s bedroom wall with locations of police, fire and EMS stations...

http://www.heraldsun.com/news/x670458734/Police-Shooting-suspect-had-bomb-making-materials-at-home

Added by L. Altman on March 1, 2013 at 11:47pm — No Comments

Officials: Inmate kills Pa. corrections officer

http://www.correctionsone.com/officer-safety/articles/6131361-Officials-Inmate-kills-Pa-corrections-officer/

WAYMART, Pa. — An inmate using a homemade weapon attacked and killed a guard at a federal prison in northeastern Pennsylvania on Monday night, making him the first federal corrections officer killed on the job in nearly five years,…

Continue

Added by L. Altman on February 28, 2013 at 12:41am — No Comments

Physical confrontations

"When is the public going to learn that on video or not, winning a physical confrontation is going to look rough, kinda like Ultimate Fighting without the pay-per-view. A violent confrontation is never pretty and the public and the media need to be taught it ain't a "beating" just because the cop won! Use of force is ugly and eventually we need to educate the public to this. As cops, we have one rule...We win! And the community we protect needs to understand that."…

Continue

Added by L. Altman on February 15, 2013 at 4:19pm — No Comments

ANOTHER BUS CRASH!..... TOO MANY UNQUALIFIED PEOPLE DRIVING HEAVY CLASS VEHICLES

     [ CLICK ON LOGO FOR FULL STORY ]…

Continue

Added by Friedrich VonDeitsch on February 3, 2013 at 2:23pm — No Comments

AFTER AN ACCIDENT THERE IS NO RIGHT OR WRONG..... JUST VICTIMS THAT NEED HELP.

I am posting this item to showcase the many different ways the citizens we public servants "serve and protect" each day see the world. So many different points of focus, who was at fault...who was following department protocol... who had the right of way. I responded to the "crowd" at the FireRescue1 posting because, as always, I feel people are being way to hostile to one an other and it appears they are blinded to the actual facts by their…

Continue

Added by Friedrich VonDeitsch on January 31, 2013 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

STATE POLICE...HUMANITY LOST...AND THAT IS A GOOD THING

CLICK ON PHOTO TO SEE VIDEO

My friends are shocked at what is seen here. I am no fan of misuse of power and authority but my answer is always the same:…

Continue

Added by Friedrich VonDeitsch on January 27, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

THE HEAVY BURDEN-OFTEN MISUNDERSTOOD-OF THE RESPONSIBLE NATURE OF COMMAND

Fire Attack

I left the following comment as a response to the angry, disappointed and hostile cries of the many people that were made aware of a situation that is becoming more common in public service. It appears that jurisdictional mandates and policy demands of the insurance underwriters have given birth to a paradoxical scenario that has commanding officers caught between…

Continue

Added by Friedrich VonDeitsch on January 25, 2013 at 11:05pm — 2 Comments

CARELESS DRIVING?.. RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT WITH A MOTOR VEHICLE!

How is it a woman can be charged with simple careless driving after nearly killing another person because she was texting while driving? I know first hand about suffering from rest of life pain issues because of another persons irresponsible behavior. To my knowledge this offending driver has not even lost her license or suffered any restrictions to her driving privileges. 

If a male CDL holder had…

Continue

Added by Friedrich VonDeitsch on January 23, 2013 at 11:13pm — No Comments

Retirement problems:

     A few years ago I retired from my department with over 37 years of service.  That's when I learned the horrible truth that retirement is never enough.  I had worked part time for another department, and had built up my Social Security Quarters, so that I would have enough to collect.  I picked up my first retirement check, and found that between health insurance and taxes that I had lost about 27%.  This was a kick in…

Continue

Added by Raymond Harris on January 22, 2013 at 5:56pm — No Comments

Monthly Archives

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

1999

Follow Law Officer
Share This Page Now
Share
Add Friends

Getting Started ...

  1. Create & Style your profile
  2. Join Groups.
  3. Start your own Blog
  4. Invite law enforcement & police friends to join

Law Officer Training

Law Enforcement News

Badge

Loading…

Law Enforcement and Police Professional Network, Blogs, Forums, Photos, Videos and More from Law Officer

© 2017   Created by Law Officer WebTeam.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service