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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…

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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).…

Crossroads: An open letter to a young cop


An open letter The career or lifespan of an officer is measured differently than most other careers. A cops career typically lasts between 20-25 years. This journey can be broken down into what I believe are 3 distinct phases. The rookie years (otherwise known as the “good times”) The middle years (AKA “the grind”) The golden years (or “how much will my retirement…