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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Torture. Grisly murders. Sexual deviance. Serial crimes. It’s like a train wreck. We can’t look away.
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
It is no secret technology shapes how law enforcement conducts business and the police are expected to keep up with the changing times. Not only do they need to be equipped with the latest and greatest, but the public wants to see it.
Talk to me. Police want to hear what a hostage taker has to say.
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 […]