Command Presence

From The Cop Side: Command Presence and Confidence

Experience builds confidence which contributes to being an effective police officer. Law enforcement officers (LEO) often deal with the worst of the worst. These are the dangerous subjects who prey on an opportunity to take advantage of the weak. Likewise, there are times when good people make bad choices who wind up in circumstances unusual […]

From Books To Blues

Another knock at the door interrupted my interview. Every minute counts in the first few hours of an investigation. I called it “fragile time” where the most detailed work must be done to preserve statements and evidence. It was not protocol for officers to break into the room to hamper a victim’s disclosure nor interject […]

8 Things You Want To Do Once You Become A Cop

Most of us want to know what to do once we have embarked upon a career, project, or some undertaking. Why? We are sponges for knowledge and we got here by being inquisitive; full of curiosity and wanting answers to many mysteries. We love to problem solve. Yet, we don’t want those unsolvable equations for […]

9 Legit Things That Attract People To Police Work

Why do we do it? What brought us here? Those are questions often asked of veteran law enforcement officers throughout their career lifetime. After a few years, those questions have deeper meaning than the rookie responses we spewed out during our first year of service. I would sum up law enforcement as the best job […]

The Ugly Truth About Rape Culture

I don’t know if our society will ever really accept the truth about sexual assaults.  There is still a wide-spread rape culture in our country housing beliefs of placing some blame on sexual assault victims. Basically, many feel that it comes down to victim accountability- what he/she was wearing, what were they doing, who were they […]

Encountering The Mentally Ill: Modern Policing Issues and the Detention Crisis

The television shows light up our homes with visions of detectives who have mind boggling skills to extract confessions and the ability to read people better than the average civilian. It certainly leads us to believe in some metaphorically way that deceptive behavior is somehow only uncovered by Voodoo magic. Wow. That’s all very fascinating […]

Totality of the Circumstances: What’s Up With Officer Discretion?

Most law enforcement actions and encounters occur in private, away from the public eye. What goes on behind the scenes? Police contacts spark curiosity. Law enforcement behavior is monitored and evaluated by almost every citizen. It is often displayed through the media and sometimes lodged in perpetuity on the internet. This auditing has caused many […]

Are You Curious? 6 Things About Law Enforcement You Might Find Interesting

Once you become a law enforcement officer (LEO) and you have immersed yourself in the police culture, the daily challenges, and the dynamic adventures-does the lust for the career ever wear off? Sure. There are times when you question yourself and your choices of profession. Lucky for me, those times were few and far between. […]