June 20th, 2013 — Uncategorized
It seems to happen all the time: law enforcement officers end up of the wrong side of the law, committing crimes against the same people they have sworn to protect. So, why do these officers commit crimes?
The simple answer is that the crime is too tempting. Police officers know how criminals think, so they feel they can avoid the mistakes criminals make and get away with the crime. Of course, this is often not the case, as it is often true that the criminal wants to get caught, whether that person is a cop or Continue reading →
June 17th, 2013 — Uncategorized
Building close and friendly ties with your cop on the beat is critical in keeping neighborhoods, people and communities safe. Cops are more than cops; they are also your neighbors.
When the police drive by, flag the officer down and introduce yourself. When cops know who you are, they can begin to sort out the bad guys from the good guys. Let the officer know that you can be relied on to report crime and strange activities Continue reading →
June 15th, 2013 — Uncategorized
These days, citizen surveillance of law enforcement officers is not that uncommon. For the most part, this is done out of citizens’ skepticism for police officers and other members of law enforcement who do not trust these individuals or their interactions with the public. On the other hand, however, some citizens take the time to monitor officers as a way of making sure that they are safer when out on the streets. For example, in the event of an officer injured without backup nearby, a citizen can notify authorities as to his or her location Continue reading →
June 13th, 2013 — Uncategorized
There are many technologies out there these days that, while not necessarily developed explicitly for use in law enforcement, have been adopted by police departments across the world. Among the most useful of these technologies has been that of monitoring software such as surveillance and GPS. These technologies have been great when it comes to keeping officers safer while out on the streets, as they allow dispatch and other law enforcement to know where they are at all times.
This kind of monitoring device is especially useful for situations where officers are on the scene of a Continue reading →
June 9th, 2013 — Uncategorized
One of the most indelible, yet controversial, images of the early 1990s was a video camera of Los Angeles police beating Rodney King during an altercation. The officers were exonerated in a trial, and rioting ensued. The beating and the riots were not the most important outcome of the case. The real importance of the case was the fact that a common citizen actually recorded it for evidence.
Today, just about every citizen has the ability to Continue reading →