Torture. Grisly murders. Sexual deviance. Serial crimes. It’s like a train wreck. We can’t look away.
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. […]
We see people communicating all over the world and if we think about it, some of those images are sent through to our television, internet, and newspapers. What are they saying? What are they doing? A component of interpersonal communication is body language, a nonverbal behavior. What does that include? Maybe we think of the […]
The communication process has become a learned skill such that many of us may not realize we are analyzing, positioning, listening, decoding, thinking ahead, and perceiving all at the same time, among other things. Those are just a select few of the steps and techniques we may go through in one small conversation. At a […]
Surveillance is such a sexy word. That’s what I thought until one day as a rookie detective I drew the short straw on an investigation. We really didn’t draw straws. The lead detective of any case needing some type of operational procedures such as intelligence or tactical processes usually assigned peers to duties by asking […]
As most parents, mine wished me the best in my endeavors and wanted me to be successful at whatever I chose to do as a career.
Just as social media is important to law enforcement agencies for investigative purposes and community engagement, it is also imperative for them to monitor and police their own personal accounts. What does this mean for peace officers? As an officer, your life changes once you put on the uniform and badge. You cannot afford to […]
Interviews and interrogations are two separate procedural communication techniques used in law enforcement. Both are valuable in extracting information. Interviews are conducted in a non-accusatory tone while interrogations tend to be an aggressive monologue. Interviews often allow for the suspect to do most of the talking with open ended questions designed to elicit a narrative […]
The phone rang. The weekend had been busy with call outs. This time the dispatcher was talking so fast I couldn’t quite comprehend the information coming out of a deep sleep. It took about 20 minutes to get to the station. As I unlocked the door to my office, the patrol sergeant came up to […]
Whether a person has been physically violated as an adult or child, sexual assault is one of the most difficult crimes for a victim to disclose. It is emotionally and physically traumatic.