Being a Cop Isn’t Pretty, Politics Makes It Even Uglier

We’ve all seen the various internet videos of police involved in physical altercations. Sometimes they’re clear cut, the officer involved is doing the right/wrong thing and there isn’t a lot of question. Most times though you only get a piece of the story and determining who did what, when, and how it applies to rights,…

Part Duex, Box of Rocks: Promotional Advice

Investigations is a mess.  I was notified the other day of yet another poorly done investigation that the DA all but laughed out of their office for lack of evidence and quality of investigation.  I think I’ve belabored the point of what kind of training and experience is required to be a detective, a successful…

Optics Matter, Training Should Matter More

Training is a critical necessity in law enforcement. The decisions can be hard, have to be made fast, you have to understand the tools at your disposal, how to de-escalate, when to know you have no other option but your last option. Lately you must also know how to console, how to control a situation,…

No Real Progression to Reform

So the county has exhibited a small level of brilliance. They’ve moved Martha “I know where the bodies are because I helped bury them” Wapenski to a position to oversee the sheriff’s office implementation of reforms. One of the least trusted people on the fourth floor, whose integrity has been called into question again and…

Mismanagement Creates PR Event

I have been digging into the hostage taking of an empty VTA train the other day. I was pretty shocked to read this event, where the only hostage was an empty train, extended for 12 hours. So I started asking around to find out what happened that they couldn’t get a sole person off the…