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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…

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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…

Bus Stop Abductions: Keeping your kids safe from child predators


A school bus stop is an easy target for child predators! Child abductions from school bus stops are a startling fact that no parent wants to think about. And yet a 10-year-old girl was abducted as she walked to her bus stop and was sexually assaulted in Atlanta, GA just a few weeks ago. It’s to warn you that this…