Monthly Archives : November 2016

Traffic Stop: How to act – how to survive


Preparing for the unpredictable Other than responding to domestic fight calls, traffic stops are the most dangerous part of a cops job. This article is NOT about cops surviving a traffic stop. It’s about YOU, John Q. Citizen! I know what you’re thinking. Why is Bart, the veteran cop blogger guy, trying to teach me how to survive a traffic…

5 Reasons Why We Need More Female Cops


More Female Cops Will Benefit American Policing I know that some of my brothers in blue will call me a sell-out for promoting the need for more female cops and I don’t care. I have been doing the job long enough to know better. We need more female cops. Policing in America is at a crossroad. Agencies are losing officers…

Missing Person:The mysterious case of Karen Belding


A true missing person case is rare. Most don’t even merit an investigation. It is not a crime to make yourself disappear. I’m sure each of you have fantasized about making your great escape and just starting over. I know I have. The ones that catch our attention are those that have possible foul play involved. The case of Karen…

Cop Humor: The living dead and a sea-bag


  Cops find humor in dark places  I started this blog to help families to be safer in their everyday lives. I noticed while writing these articles that not all of my experiences have been dark and scary. Some have actually been quite funny. I have learned many valuable lessons after spending the better part of two decades facing the criminal…

Lost on the Autism Spectrum: A Police Response


Spoiler Alert: This has a Happy Ending Raising children and ensuring their safety is a challenge for parents in the 21st Century. Raising ones who are on the Autism Spectrum presents a whole different challenge! In my 20+ years as a cop, I have responded to many calls for runaway or missing children. In 95 percent of these, the child…