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 […]

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 […]

Being Accountable: Social Media and The Force

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 […]