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Police Survey: Unexpected results that may shock you


Who would have thought.. The shocking results of a police survey conducted in a medium sized police department in Virginia have just been published. Police surveys across the United States have increased recently in an effort to understand diminishing applicants and vacancies. The results of the Virginia survey may have unlocked several mysteries. The surveys are also being used to understand…

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…

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…

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Cop Killer: PTSD and its effect on police officers


The American Cop is at War On a regular basis my officers are sent to calls with individuals suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD. It only makes sense with many returning soldiers from our decade long wars on terror in Iraq and Afghanistan. We have come a long way in understanding and treating those military members suffering from…

School Shooter: The Sandy Hook Promise


The Sandy Hook Promise  The Sandy Hook Promise was created by a group of parents whose children were slain on that terrible day back in 2012. This event was one of the worst active shooter incidents to ever occur in our country. It is one of the most powerful public service announcements I have ever seen! This is not your…