There’s a company out there fighting to protect officers, their families and supporters. It’s time for you to meet them.

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SCOTTSDALE, AZ – We would like to take a minute to re-introduce you to a group that is as passionate as we are about finding way to support, protect and safeguard the men and women in law enforcement that work so hard and so selflessly to protect and serve our communities around the country.

If you have already heard of these guys, please, tell all of your LEO counterparts about them. If you haven’t, we would like you to meet the team at Officer Privacy.

You may be thinking “great, another website to go and read. Can’t you just tell me what they do?”

Well, yes. Actually, we can.

In a world where doxxing is a viable tactic amongst those of particular political persuasions, law enforcement should be agnostic to politics, seeking to serve, protect and rid the streets of bad actors.

But, because some believe that showing up at someone’s home to wreak havoc and create fear in the hearts and minds of the families of our members of the police community, they are quite often the victim of doxxing.

And this is nothing new.

We brought you the story of John Chandler several years ago. John was involved in an officer involved shooting in 2006 while serving with the Midland (Texas) Police Department.

While the media would not release the name of the suspect, or as they called him back then, the victim, they had no problem identifying Chandler in print, radio and television coverage. People showed up at his house. His phone was ringing off the hook.

People were coming out of the woodworks to get a piece of him our his wife and young children.

Facebook and Twitter were still getting off the ground in September of 2006. Facebook went public just days before the shooting. Twitter, less than three months before that.

Social media existed really in the form of MySpace.

But, there was a website called White Pages. Back then, it was a free service that allowed you to get addresses and phone numbers of anyone with a public listing.

The types of calls and unwanted visitors at Chandler’s home is exactly the type of asinine behavior that Officer Privacy is looking to stop.

Capabilities have advanced drastically since Fall 2006. And the team started by Pete James has risen to the challenge of keeping up with those advances to assist members of the law enforcement community avoid having to navigate this nightmare.

Here is who they are and a little about how they work.

James, a 25-year veteran of law enforcement, digital forensics consulting says it best.

“I repeatedly heard about incidents in which a criminal found an officer’s personal information online and would then harass and dox them and their family.

In my work in forensics and private investigations, I utilized people-search websites, the very sites that were being used to collect the private information being used to attack officers.

These sites show officers’ names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, the names of their relatives and are available to anyone performing an internet search.”

“I wanted to find a way to help law enforcement officers protect themselves and their families, so I formed a team and created a way to quickly identify and remove their information from these sites.”

But wait…aren’t there other companies out there that can do what Officer Privacy does?

Yes, but none of those companies are LEO -owned, LEO-staffed and LEO trusted.
James and his team have protected more than 6,000 clients, with many of them being members of the law enforcement community.
You may be asking yourself, how do they do that?
Once again, it is best to let them yell you in their own words.
“Right now there is a connection between your name and your address that can be found by anybody with access to the internet. We remove you from the top 50 people-search sites which will break the connection between your name and your address. That’s the goal.
OfficerPrivacy.com employees search the top 50-people search sites and identify your personal information. We submit the opt-outs on your behalf. 
This manual process ensures we identify all the records associated with you. This manual search is more comprehensive than a strictly technical search as it includes variations of your name (Robert, Rob, Bob, Bobby, nicknames, and misspellings).
We do not identify you as being a law enforcement officer when we contact the website to remove your information. This is important. These sites are just large databases. If you are identified as an officer, whoever has access to that data (an employee, hacker, or purchaser of the data) can run a search and identify all of the LEOs.” 
Wait…you mean they really are in the business of safeguarding cops? They actually keep their names off databases without identifying their career field?

Yup.
This is why we are happy to be partnered with Officer Privacy. Between the work they do scouring the internet, and the other ventures they are involved in to assist veterans and wounded law enforcement finds jobs,  how could we not be fans of this group.
How could we say no to helping spread the word?

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We first told you about Officer Privacy back in January, and again in March. Here are those stories.

Business explodes for retired cop who protects officer and families by removing personal data from prying eyes

CALIFORNIA – No one should deny that policing is a dangerous job.  It is well known that sworn personnel face dangers to life and limb daily, and on the job, they frequently have to make critical, split-second decisions that will affect life or death of untold numbers of citizens and fellow law enforcement officers.

In a perfect world, those dangers would at least be gone when an officer heads to home and hearth.

Unfortunately, the world is far from perfect, and the anti-police sentiment that has pervaded mainstream culture, especially in the last few years, means that there are many people out there with nothing better to do than threaten the lives of those who protect and serve, even when they are off the clock.

Perhaps one of the most publicized, blatant threats came from basketball star LeBron James in 2021.

In April of last year, Ohio police officer Nicholas Reardon was forced to shoot 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant as Bryant attacked another girl with a knife.  As we previously reported, a grand jury has declined to bring charges against the officer.

Officer Reardon, in fatally shooting Bryant, saved the potential victim from harm or even death. 

After the shooting, LeBron James famously tweeted a photo of Officer Reardon with the threatening words:

“YOU’RE NEXT #ACCOUNTABILITY”

James later deleted the tweet, but the damage was done, as the tweet received 39,000 likes before deletion, and it was spread further through reposting of screenshots.  It was seen as an inciting call for legions of activists with anti-police sentiments.

Officer Reardon had to endure very public second-guessing in the months after the shooting incident, with his picture plastered all over national and social media, and armchair quarterbacks attacking his judgement.

Even though Reardon was not physically attacked as a result of James’ tweet, this example shows how easy it is for someone to incite violence against a targeted police officer, with just a few keystrokes on a computer.  39,000 Twitter followers were apparently only too eager to take up the cry of “You’re next!”

Other police officers have not been so fortunate to avoid physical confrontation, as threats have followed them home.  There are some people –  way too many – who act on their anti-police sentiment.  

For example, the home of two officers, and their newborn baby, was fired upon in a “targeted attack” in New Jersey.

Also for instance, the new home of an Atlanta police officer was firebombed with a makeshift Molotov cocktail, in what a fellow officer said was “obviously a targeting.”

In another incident, a Tucson police officer found that his home and his car had been vandalized.

The Tucson Police Officers Association wrote in a Facebook post:

“Last night one of our members had his home and personally owned vehicle vandalized. He does not take a police car home. 

“He does not wear a uniform to or from his house. He does not have a thin blue line flag or any pro cop stickers. 

“The only way to explain this damage was that he was targeted. Targeted for the job he does. Targeted because he answered the call to serve his community.”

How are these officers tracked down at their homes?  Some may be observed.  Some may be followed.  But by far the easiest way for someone with evil intent to locate an officer’s personal information is via an internet search.

Sometimes, a simple Google search can yield personal information such as an address or phone number.  Sometimes information can be gleaned from social media accounts.

People-search websites are also readily available on the internet.  A quick search and a small fee can yield full names, ages, home addresses, email addresses, contact numbers, and even names of relatives.

As if it weren’t enough that one single person can easily do a search on an officer to obtain information, the threat of doxxing, in which many, many people can be given a police officer’s private information, looms large for sworn personnel.

Perhaps the most widespread doxxing of police officers in recent history occurred in June of 2020 in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd.

According to the New York Post, the Department of Homeland Security declared that “high ranking police officials nationwide,” including personnel in New York, Washington, Atlanta, and Boston, had their home addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers published online.

The DHS warned:

“the information could inspire attacks from ‘violent opportunists or domestic violent extremists’ or hamper law enforcement agents as they try to manage demonstrations.”

Also for example, the DHS also announced in 2020 that 38 police officers were doxxed during the Portland anti-police protests.

Newsweek reports that the doxxing occurred in spite of efforts by the Portland Police Bureau to hide police officers’ names.

So what is a police officer to do in the face of ongoing threats of attacks at home and widespread dissemination of personal information?

Removing personal data from people-search websites can require hours and hours of difficult work, as each people-search site has its own removal procedure.  In addition, monitoring those sites for reappearance of personal information can be very time-consuming and tedious.

OfficerPrivacy.com has the answer for those concerns.

OfficerPrivacy.com was founded by law enforcement veteran, Navy veteran, and computer forensics expert Pete James.

James responded to reports from former law enforcement colleagues of doxxing and harassment by establishing a system to help protect the personal information of officers and their families.

OfficerPrivacy.com protects officers by removing their personal data from the top 50 people-search websites and monitoring those sites for any reappearance of that data.

James noted:

“After spending 25 years in law enforcement, I am using my experience, love and respect for the profession to make life safer for LEOs. 

“My goal is to help provide a layer of privacy to all officers and their families.”

The company offers two services to help officers protect themselves.

For the do-it-yourselfer, there is Quick Removal Software.

With this method, clients have access to proprietary software that allows them to delete their personal information quickly and easily from the top 50 people-search sites.  Clients then may use the software to self-monitor those sites for their information.

This service offers a 14-day free trial.

Or, for those who prefer a more intensive service, there is the Premium Removal Service.

For this plan, James’ team of current and former law enforcement officers will search for and remove clients’ personal information from the top 50 people-search websites, and they will monitor those sites for any return of personal data.

Clients who sign up for the Premium Removal Service will also receive, free of charge, a Cell Phone Privacy Device, which protects the user’s cell phone data from being stolen in public places.

OfficerPrivacy.com has received glowing reviews from clients.

Randy Sutton, Las Vegas PD Lieutenant (Ret), and host of Blue Lives Radio, writes:

“Privacy is one of our biggest issues right now with the threats toward law enforcement increasing every day.

“With officers being doxed and tracked down and harassed, you have got to protect yourself.

“I recommend OfficerPrivacy.com.”

Officer Daniel Miller, President, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #24, Forest Park, IL, writes:

OfficerPrivacy.com secures 1st responders personal information to keep them and their families safe. 

“FOP Lodge #24 recommends officers use OfficerPrivacy.com to protect themselves.”

Lt. Col Dave Grossman, U.S. Army (Ret.), international trainer and author of On Killing, On Combat, and On Spiritual Combat, shares:

“I advise every law enforcement officer to sign up for OfficerPrivacy.com immediately.

OfficerPrivacy.com is a basic survival resource that every cop needs to put in place right now before you are under attack!”

Law Enforcement Today is also pleased to share that OfficerPrivacy.com is a generous sponsor of our “Re-Fund the Police” campaign.

For more on that generous support, please refer to the article below:

Do you want to join our private family of first responders and supporters?  Get unprecedented access to some of the most powerful stories that the media refuses to show you.  Proceeds get reinvested into having active, retired and wounded officers, their families and supporters tell more of these stories.  Click to check it out.

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National company that protects cops and their families throws support behind “Re-Fund the Police” campaign

Originally published February 10, 2022

Editor note: If you want to get in the fight and help re-fund the police, click here.

If you’re interested in learning more about protecting your family with Officer Privacy – click here – proceeds to directly into the national “re-fund the police” campaign.

CALIFORNIA – Law Enforcement Today is delighted to share with our readers that OfficerPrivacy.com has generously joined us as a corporate sponsor in our campaign to “Re-Fund the Police.”

As a loyal reader of Law Enforcement Today, you are probably aware that we initiated a campaign to back the blue and support “re-funding” rather than defunding the police, while publicizing the detrimental effects of defunding the police and the countless positive contributions to our society that our brothers and sisters in blue make every day.

Corporate sponsor OfficerPrivacy.com has dedicated itself to the “Re-Fund the Police” cause with a generous contribution to the refunding efforts.

This company is the brainchild of owner, Navy veteran, and law enforcement veteran Pete James.

In the Navy, James honorably served on an aircraft carrier as an Intelligence Specialist.

After his military service, James moved on to a 25-year career in law enforcement in California, ultimately retiring at the rank of lieutenant.

 

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James is also a computer forensics expert who has testified in both state and federal courts, and he has worked on thousands of criminal, civil, and corporate cases as a private Open-Source intelligence investigator.

He also holds several college degrees and six computer forensics certificates.

James kept in close contact with his many former colleagues in law enforcement and actively followed changes in the law enforcement community. He repeatedly heard about incidents in which a criminal found an officer’s personal information online and would then harass and dox them and their family.

In his work in forensics and his private investigations, James utilized people-search websites, the very sites that were being used to collect the private information being used to attack officers.

These sites show officers’ names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, the names of their relatives and are available to anyone performing an internet search.

Therefore, James married his expertise in law enforcement and computer forensics to create OfficerPrivacy.com, which protects officers by removing their personal data from the top 50 people-search websites and monitors those sites for any reappearance of that data.

James noted:

“After spending 25 years in law enforcement, I am using my experience, love and respect for the profession to make life safer for LEOs.

“My goal is to help provide a layer of privacy to all officers and their families.”

James and his team at OfficerPrivacy.com have created software that helps officers in all 50 states quickly and easily remove personal, private information from the most prominent people-search websites.

Furthermore, the software also monitors those websites, so if personal identifying information arises again, the officer can remove it quickly and easily.

Officers have two options for assistance at OfficerPrivacy.com.

One package features “Do-It-Yourself (with our help),” in which officers begin with a 14-day free trial of access to software that assists in removing personal identifying information.  Officers are also provided with direct links to the most prominent people-search websites, for ease of access.

Thereafter, monthly package fees allow for the officers’ continued and continuous monitoring of those people-search websites for reappearance of personal information.

The other package option is “We Do the Work for You.”  In this option, the OfficerPrivacy.com team removes officers from the top 50 people-search websites and continuously monitors those sites for personally identifying information.  Monthly package fees cover monitoring by the team for reappearance of that information.

 

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The OfficerPrivacy.com team is comprised of U.S.-based current and former law enforcement officers.

OfficerPrivacy.com is endorsed by The Deputy MagazineBlue Lives RadioBadge Boys PodcastThe Squad Room, Proud Police WifeSacramento LEO Chaplaincy, and the Police Officers’ Credit Union Assoc.

The impressive and protective benefits that OfficerPrivacy.com provides are not limited to law enforcement officers only.  In fact, approximately half of the clients are officers’ spouses or are employed in other professions, such as teachers, realtors, and lawyers.

OfficerPrivacy.com is not only committed to keeping personal information safe from the prying eyes of people-search websites, but it is also committed to limiting who can see information within the company itself.  Only vetted, active or retired law enforcement officers see client information.

Furthermore, the company keeps minimal data on clients, data which is protected by encryption and two-factor authentication.  Naturally, no client data is ever shared or sold.

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Law Enforcement Today is immensely grateful to OfficerPrivacy.com for their tireless dedication to protecting the privacy – and safety – of police officers nationwide, and for generously walking along with us to “Re-Fund Our Police” in the face of political and media-based pushes to defund those who protect and serve.

OfficerPrivacy.com has also graciously offered to back the “Re-Fund” cause with their own media campaign efforts.

As LET’s Executive Director, Kyle S. Reyes, notes:

”In an age where countless officers are doxxed and their families are being targeted for no reason other than their service to the community, it’s crucial that we find a way to protect them from those who seek to do them harm. 

“Law Enforcement Today has partnered with OfficerPrivacy.com because there’s no greater way of helping put a digital shield of protection around them. 

“Every officer and their family need to sign up.  It’s perhaps the best ‘insurance policy’ we’ve seen yet.”

Pete James has honored Law Enforcement Today and our “Re-Fund the Police” campaign with these words:

OfficerPrivacy.com is honored to partner with Law Enforcement Today, a solid and dependable supporter of LEOs, to ‘Re-Fund The Police.’  

“Instead of cowering to those who scream the loudest, we must challenge with facts the anarchists and uninformed who want to destabilize and destroy our country by calling for defunding the police.  

“The ‘Re-Fund the Police’ marketing campaign will make great strides in educating policy makers while honoring those who stand for the thin blue line.”

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