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crime scene investigation

Crime Scene Investigation (CSI): Truth vs. Fiction


What every cop wants you to know about CSI It didn’t take long. The television show, CSI, or “Crime Scene Investigation”, soared in popularity quickly from the start. Americans love cop shows. Almost every night of the week you can catch some variation of one. It was only a matter of time before someone would create a niche for the…

online scams

Online Scams: The top 5 from a Veteran Cop


Online scams: the top 5 The birth of the internet almost 20 years ago has ramped up the ingenious ways online scams are carried out. As a veteran cop, I have seen every possible scheme and hustle that has been hatched by these keyboard hucksters. Although these online scams showed up on day 2 of the internet, most have been refined…

Cyber Bullying: The truth that may shock you


Cyber bullying and the wonderful age of the internet I still remember the day my Sergeant told us that we would be getting a computer for our shift. Most of us shrugged the gesture off as just another fad. I mean, why would you need to a replace a typewriter anyway. He also said that with the computer will come…

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…

burglary

The 4 Secrets to Preventing a Burglary


A Burglary occurs in this country every 15 seconds! Before becoming a homicide investigator, I spent several years developing my skill set as a burglary detective.  Statistically, burglaries are one of the hardest major crimes to solve, hovering around 11 percent. There are many ways to prevent being the victim of a burglary but I have chosen these four that…