Final Tour: December & 2016 in Review

Final Tour: December & 2016 in Review

Seven officers died during the month of December and, while no line-of-duty loss is ever acceptable, the loss of seven is something of a respite after losing three times that many in November. That made November the deadliest single month seen in this country in more than five years. ...
Millennial Thoughts on Peelian Principles

Millennial Thoughts on Peelian Principles

I recently heard some interesting quotes about policing. Such as: “The police are the public, and the public are the police.” Interesting stuff that had me seek out their source, Sir Robert Peel. If you’ve never heard of him, Peel was the Prime Minister of England from 1841 - 1846. ...
When in Doubt, Blame the Cops

When in Doubt, Blame the Cops

60 Minutes recently ran a 15-minute segment on the skyrocketing violence and astronomical number of murders over the last two years in the city of Chicago. My dad was a Chicago cop. I was born in the City, lived in it until I was seven and still reside within its suburban borders, ...
Character: It Makes All the Difference

Character: It Makes All the Difference

[Publisher's Note: Following is a commencement speech delivered to the most recent graduating class of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, but its lesson applies equally to seasoned veterans.] Congratulations! You have achieved the second major milestone in ...