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Law Enforcement Today | August 1, 2014

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From Death Comes Hope – Scholarship in Detective Santiago’s Memory

July 23, 2014 |

I’m the kind of person who likes to see the glass half full, not half empty.  When I see tragedy, I like to see hidden blessings. Sometimes it’s hard and you have to scrape away the surface to see the … Read More

Dirty Laundry – The Coverage of Detective Santiago’s Ambush

July 22, 2014 |

When Detective Melvin Santiago, 23, was ambushed while responding to an armed suspect call, the Jersey City community responded with shock and sadness.  Or at least most of the residents of this city did.  Officer Santiago was performing a duty … Read More

It is Not Just a Job

July 21, 2014 | 1

I was interested in what people posted on Facebook about Detective Melvin Santiago’s funeral.  Most were positive, but one stood out among the others. Not necessarily outright negative, but ill-informed about what police do.

The poster saw a picture that … Read More

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