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COP CONSCIENCE

COP ARROGANCE – The Flip Side

Last Sunday, I went to early church with my wife.  She went in ahead of me.  There were about 500 cars in the lot. While I sat there for a few minutes, I was approached by a young cop in a short sleeve shirt (it was cold outside).   He explained that he was looking...

It comes down to saving just ONE life …

THE FOCUS It’s a new day. CopBlue has hit the ground running. Before the first article was written, we knew who would be the focus of this unique on-line magazine: STREET COPS. The goal of our efforts would be crystal clear: Save just ONE life. From those two...

What Do We Do With BROKEN Cops?

We have all watched them:  the Cop Shows: COPS, NCIS, CSI, Live PD and others.  If you are really old, you may remember DRAGNET with Jack Webb and Harry Morgan. Viewers got really excited watching car chases (through the streets of San Francisco), gun fights, brawls,...

Cop Arrogance

IF YOU BURN YOUR ASS, YOU’LL SIT ON THE BLISTER …  This is an unplanned article.   It is born out of frustration with the behavior of a few of my brother officers.  Please allow me to set the stage for you. I travel the country, training police officers on issues of...

Police Week – What’s All the Fuss About?

It’s that time of year again when planning in earnest begins for the trip to D.C. for Police Week.   What’s all the hype about?   Why should you go?   Simply said:  EVRYONE MATTERS. There will be thousands in attendance from our Brotherhood.  Many are survivors –...

Love … Hate … and Sex

This is a quick read.   It is meant for patrol officers and the sergeants who lead those teams. This is a Short Study:  How to smile when you are thinking about work or just getting ready. Simply:  I want to clear-out bullshit and help you sharpen your focus. THE...

Betrayal

The following article is a statement of opinion about the performance of certain police officers.  It is not a political opinion.  It is confined to examining that information which has been released to the public as fact. The American political novel which has been...

A Tale of Two Cities

EDITOR’S NOTE:   This article was written by my good friend and colleague, Jim Glennon of Calibre Press.   It is a mate for “To my COP Brothers:  Are You on a Sinking Ship?” which appeared in CopBlue last Monday.  This is a link; check it out:  CLICK HERE.  I believe...

Jeff’s lessons for us all

Just minutes past 0900 this morning and the phone rang. It was Jeff, my best friend. It is always good to hear his voice. My mind was racing.  Life doesn’t give us very many best friends.  Most friendships are here and strong for a season.  Then, they pass much like...