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PHILLIE'S LOSS WOULD BE CHICAGO'S GAIN WITH RAMSEY BY KAREN L. BUNE

Washington D. C.'s loss was Philadelphia's gain when former Metropolitan Police Chief, Charles Ramsey, became the Police Commissioner in Philadelphia.  His three decades of broad-based experience in law enforcement made him well versed to tackle just about any challenge in any jurisdiction.  His success in reducing crime, as he did in the nation's Capitol, was a trend that he continued in Philadelphia.  He also made notable efforts to weed out some corrupt cops in that jurisdiction, and his…

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Added by Karen L. Bune on April 3, 2011 at 2:11am — No Comments

Pulling Out All Stops For Crime Spree That Ushered In 2011 In Prince George’s County, MD By Karen L. Bune

There have been 13 murders in the first 14 days of 2011 in Prince George’s County Maryland.  Public safety officials throughout the county, including the newly elected County Executive Rushern Baker III, are being as proactive as feasibly possible to get a grip on this disturbing crime spree that has residents alarmed and public safety professionals outraged.  In a two day period, there have been more than 100 arrests made which can be attributed to the course of action directed by the…

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Added by Karen L. Bune on January 16, 2011 at 4:30am — No Comments

Tucson Is Now A Part Of Us All by Karen L. Bune

The nation mourns the vicious deaths of an aide to a Congress woman, a federal judge, a 9-year-old girl, and three senior citizens who were suddenly gunned down as the alleged shooter, Jared Loughner, aimed his first round of devastating shots at Congresswoman Gabriella Giffords (D) in Tucson, Arizona.  Giffords, who was shot in the head at close range, has been fighting for her life following emergency surgery at a trauma center, and the nation anxiously awaits any breaking news of the…

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Added by Karen L. Bune on January 14, 2011 at 12:32am — No Comments

Another Trooper Falls

They are burying this Trooper today. (12-31-10)
 
His wife and kids will have to live without him…
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Added by Cheryl Pettigrew on January 4, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Merry Xmas

Hi All, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your families. Wish you all a safe and Happy Holiday season. Working through the silly season here in Sydney. To those on duty stay vigil stay, stay safe. Chris

Added by Chris Walker on December 24, 2010 at 5:11am — No Comments

Charisma: Does Measuring It Make It Valid?

Warren Bennis and Burt Nanus assert in “Leaders: The Strategies for Taking Charge,” that “charisma is the result of effective leadership, not the other way around.” A recent report on the measurability of charisma co-authored by Kenneth Levine, Communications Studies Professor at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, suggests that traits like: empathy, good listening skills, eye contact, enthusiasm, self-confidence and skillful speaking are measurable by social scientists. After surveying… Continue

Added by Edward Brown on December 13, 2010 at 4:42am — No Comments

But Judge

Traffic court is fun. It's like a box of chocolates. You never know what your gonna get. (She nods to Forrest Gump). But before you get to the courtroom there has to be a ticket, and before the ticket is the alleged violation.

So flash back to about six weeks before court. I'm driving around town in my mobile crime fighting platform, minding my own…

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Added by Cheryl Pettigrew on December 9, 2010 at 9:51am — 1 Comment

GOOD COP - BAD COP

We used to have a night club out on the beach that had a real party atmosphere. All the young people and some old people who were on good medication would go to drink and dance.

In fact it is the…

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Added by Cheryl Pettigrew on December 3, 2010 at 8:42am — No Comments

Timmy's new Night Stick

If you ever wanted to head out your door to work and found your way blocked by an alligator on your front porch you'd know how the guy who called one morning felt. He opened his front door to find a hissing, smiling, tail flicking spitfire about 3 ft. long.



Not a big gator but still it had an attitude that kept a wise person from tempting fate. Just enough to get the rookie's feet wet a little. They carry a bacteria in their mouth that can cause serious infection and…

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Added by Cheryl Pettigrew on November 29, 2010 at 10:53am — No Comments

Helping Law Enforcement Prepare for the Worst: Traumas of Law Enforcement Trainings

Sgt. Tom Hamann of the Lake Oswego (OR) Police Department is the peer support coordinator for his agency so he thought the “Traumas of Law Enforcement” training in March 2010 would be beneficial to attend. He had no idea that he would use what he learned just two months later.…

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Added by Brooke McKay on November 22, 2010 at 11:29am — No Comments

AU Professor's Homicide Impacts Many With Shock And Grief

The death of American University professor, Sue Ann Marcum, is a devastating tragedy. Though I was not personally acquainted with her, I feel the impact of her death as a double alumnus of American University-- where I received both my undergraduate and graduate degrees—and as a former lecturer and, oftentimes, guest speaker at the institution.…

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Added by Karen L. Bune on November 15, 2010 at 2:32am — No Comments

The Charisma of Simone

This review is from: Simone (DVD)



"Simone" is "A Thinking Person's" movie. It's one of those "would if" movies where the concept trumps the acting and cinematography. Would if you could digitally produce a musician, athlete or actor for the pure purpose of entertaining a population and didn't have to worry about prima donnas, excessive salaries and bloated budgets? What if, for the first time, a bona fide celebrity could be created from the dark recesses of a computer and appear more… Continue

Added by Edward Brown on November 11, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

CHASING A PHANTOM

I worked cold cases as a TV producer for America’s Most Wanted, and, like my counterparts in law…

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Added by Donna Brant on November 2, 2010 at 9:44pm — No 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…

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Added by Karen L. Bune on October 24, 2010 at 3:45pm — 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…

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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:

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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

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…

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

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