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Law Enforcement Today | July 29, 2014

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Behind The Badge – The Hidden Pain of PTSD and Addiction

July 20, 2014 |

I am writing this article with the greatest of respect for all that are serving as LEOs.  The article may also apply to veterans or active-duty military.

I have been trying to decide on whether I should highlight the level … Read More

Celebrating a Hero Cop – The NRA Museum

July 19, 2014 |

It’s not unusual to find me and my wife in a Barnes & Noble. Usually, I head straight to the computer magazines because I love to “get my geek on.” This time was different. On my way to my usual … Read More

In Memoriam – Officer Christopher Goodell

July 18, 2014 |

Chief Mark Messner of the Waldwick Police Department in New Jersey sadly reports that Officer Christopher Goodell was killed in a patrol vehicle crash.

Office Goodell, 32, was working stationary speed enforcement on the southbound lanes of Route 17 near … Read More

Sexual Assault on College and University Campuses

July 17, 2014 |

Most criminal justice professionals have a clear understanding of what constitutes rape—the concept of “consent” is paramount—and they think it’s a crime that should be taken seriously. Most important, there’s widespread agreement that rape is more about violence than sex, … Read More

Detective Marc DiNardo – A Fallen Jersey City P.D. Hero Remembered

July 16, 2014 |

July 16, 2009 was a day that most of us in the Jersey City Police Department will remember forever. It was 5 years ago that 5 officers from JCPD were shot and wounded in two separate gun battles.

Officer Marc … Read More

Child Prostitution: Is it really happening?

July 15, 2014 |

Prostitution, the oldest trade in human history. A victimless crime says some. What’s the big deal, say others. And the list of myths, excuses, and rationalizations goes on. What about child prostitution? Is it really happening? Law enforcement answers with … Read More

Boxer Shorts and a Squirt Gun

July 14, 2014 |

I began my career as a paperboy at the age of 10. For the older generation, you may be able to relate. To those who are younger, a newspaper was a compilation of news items currently read on your iPhone, … Read More

In Memoriam – Officer Melvin Santiago

July 13, 2014 |

Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop sadly announced that Officer Melvin Santiago, 23, of the Jersey City Police Department was shot and killed while responding to an armed robbery in progress at Walgreen’s at the corner of Communipaw and Kennedy Boulevard.

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Striving for Educational Excellence in Law Enforcement Leadership: The Case of Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office

July 13, 2014 |

We live and work in an age when law enforcement challenges are immense. Society as a whole has the expectation that law enforcement professionals will perform their duties in a manner that is impartial, just, and empathetic to the social … Read More

A Police Son’s Message to Memphis City Council

July 12, 2014 | 3

I am tired. Yes I am just a teenager, but I am tired.

I am tired of watching my Dad worry.  I am tired of watching my Momma cry. I am tired of watching you sit up there in your … Read More