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emergency dispatcher

Emergency Dispatcher: What really happens when you call 911


911, what’s your emergency? As I begin this article, I reflect on the thousands of calls I have answered during my years as an emergency dispatcher. I have handled calls ranging from what time does the public library open to murder. I have learned and have tried to put all of the negative aspects of the job behind me. From…

Stalker Warning Signs that Should Not Be Ignored


Stalker As a cop who has worked the streets, stalkers can be the most persistent and perplexing players for  law enforcement to handle. The reasons are many. The biggest are the laws written to define what a stalker actually is. I have responded to many calls where the victim is claiming to be stalked by an individual. I’m sure in…

domestic assault

Domestic Violence: 4 warning signs that could save your life


Domestic Violence When I decided to try my hand at starting a blog, the obvious topic of choice was my experiences as a cop. It’s what I know. Like it or not, it’s who I am. I could have taken the safer route like becoming a food blogger or a blog blogger (someone who blogs about how to start a blog).…

sexual assault

Sexual Assault: A veteran cop shows you how to survive


Fight to survive a sexual assault Up until now, most of my articles have been mostly “feel good ah shucks” type of personal and family safety topics. I have covered topics like cyber bullying, burglary prevention, online scams and other worthy tips uniquely provided from my experience as a cop. Not to sound overly cliche but the gloves are coming…

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Personal Safety Apps: The 5 that could save your life


Why personal safety apps are a must Personal safety apps, or simply just “Apps”, are here to stay. There is literally an app for everything these days. But as you already know, all apps are not created equal. Most apps come to you at no cost. The apps that cost you are usually an upgraded version of the free ones…