A Driver Thanks Us For a Traffic Ticket

I have said it many, many times:  traffic tickets are about changing driver behavior from unsafe to safe.   Traffic tickets are not supposed to be about revenue enhancement (although I know that they are seen that way by some drivers and by some courts and municipalities).  Tickets are a way to get people to drive […]

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Starting their Careers

Officers Ryan Riedy and Joe Sears started their careers today.  They both graduated from the 97th Class of the Mid Michigan Police Academy in Lansing on Friday night, May 13.  Both are fellow Spartans having graduated from MSU in Criminal Justice (like me).  Sears is from Lapeer and Reidy from Waterford.  Riedy’s cousin, Mike Riedy […]

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Is Higher Education for Cops Important?

Recently I have found myself in discussion with lawmakers regarding the importance of higher education for police officers.  I thought it was a settled question but I learned that isn’t.  Currently, in Michigan one can become a police officer with a high school education if one is hired and sent to the police academy by […]

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Colorado to Tighten Requirements for Police Psych Evaluations

If you have been a reader of my blogs for awhile you will have noticed that I have very strong opinions on the subject of standards for police officers.  You may know that we are required to have a license from the state to practice our profession.  We are required to attend a police academy, […]

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The Rest of the Story of the Officer Struck by a Car

Now that the hysteria has died down a bit, I wanted to share with you more about the officer struck by the car. For many people, a police officer wearing a uniform isn’t an individual. You have watched television and movies and maybe you think you know who the police are based on that. Based on […]

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Women are effective police officers

A couple of days ago I found this interesting article on the subject of women police officers and the national concern about police use of force.  As you might guess, I was pretty interested in what it had to say. I also gave a report on the police department to the members of the city […]

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Arrested Person Calls to Thank Us After Home Raid

This is an interesting job.  Some surprising things happen sometimes.  This morning we got an email from Police Service Officer Raquel Reyes: I received a phone call from XXXX at approximately 1230 hours on 8/28/15. He wanted to express his appreciation & thanks towards the multiple officers that came out to his residence (XXXX Commonwealth) on […]

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Last Night Was The First Coffee with a Cop event

I hope you are a “like” on our Facebook page or on our Twitter feed.  If you are, you’ve seen some photos of our first “Coffee with a Cop” event.  We know how important it is to engage our community and for you to see us and know us as your police and as individuals […]

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