Flu Season & Fire Season!

Flu Season & Fire Season!

This is the time of year we remind communities in the wildland/urban interface of the dangers of wildland fires. In truth, fire season is year-round, but when the deadly Santa Ana winds kick up here in Southern California where I work, the risk skyrockets. So we use the fall season ...
Time for Introspection

Time for Introspection

It is good—no, let me rephrase that—it’s quite necessary for me to look in the mirror and carefully, honestly, and methodically self-assess what I am about. As a law enforcement professional, my self-assessment deals with my actions, as well as those of my brother and sisters who put ...
Even Cops Get Depressed

Even Cops Get Depressed

I was a police officer for 30 years, I’ve taught Criminal Justice for 14 years, and I’ve dealt with Major Depression Disorder for 20 years. The purpose of this article is to describe my experience with Major Depression, which may assist police officers who are experiencing symptoms ...
VIDEO: San Jose Police Shoot Man with Hachet

VIDEO: San Jose Police Shoot Man with Hachet

San Jose, Calif. On Jan. 9, 2018, 27-yr-old Thompson Nguyen drove to the Metcalf Energy Center armed with two hatchets, pipes, knives, nun chucks, a GoPro camera, and a sword. Two veteran San Jose police officers lawfully shot and killed, according to the Santa Clara County ...