Redefining Adversity

Redefining Adversity

On my desk is a framed collage of pictures put together by my family. A photo in the middle is my first day on the job. I’m standing in my parent’s living room wearing my new pressed uniform with family and friends around me. We are all smiling. They had just spent time praying for ...
Thoughts From a Veteran Cop

Thoughts From a Veteran Cop

After reading 12 Career Tips for Cops and the follow-up reader response article More Tips for Cops, From Cops, longtime Calibre Press supporter and friend, John J. Thomas, who retired from the Cleveland Police Department after 33 years of service, shared some additional thoughts with ...
When Tragedy Strikes

When Tragedy Strikes

I have been thinking about writing this article for over ten years. It was not procrastination that kept me from sitting down and typing out my thoughts on this topic. It was that anytime we in law enforcement discuss the true tragedies of our job, it is so painful that some will be ...
It’s Been Fun, and Now I’m Done.

It’s Been Fun, and Now I’m Done.

Editor's note: Chief Magnusson has been a longtime and much appreciated contributor to Calibre Press. We wish him all the very best in his retirement. Although we hope he enjoys some relaxation, we're grateful to hear that he plans to continue writing. Thank you for your many years ...