In Search of Concealed Evidence Using Warrants: The Detectives

The station parking lot was usually the operational staging point of executing search warrants at my department. Police convoys aligned the nearby streets circling the Hall of Justice and stuffed the empty spaces in the lot: multi-agencies in marked and unmarked units, officers clad in raid vests and uniforms, long guns prepared for tactical purposes. […]

How Does Your Situational and Self-Awareness Rate?

Do you know the laws (federal, state, local), police procedures, and how they apply? Can you read people, think on your feet, communicate well, and problem solve? Can you do all of these at the same time? In other words, do you practice circus tricks much? That’s right. A person can’t just occupy a uniform […]

Media Depictions of Working in Criminal Justice Versus Reality

The field of criminal justice has experienced a large amount of interest in the last decade, partly because of how the media depicts the profession. The influx of interested individuals pursuing a criminal justice degree is great for generating to interest, but distorts what to expect on the job or in the field. It’s easy […]