On The Beat

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An Astute Stroll With A Twist & Roll

Foot patrol. As counterintuitive as it may seem for those who know me, it has always been a highlight of The Job. Meeting people in good situations or bad is the essence of police work in my meaningless opinion.  The further you get from the ...

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The sun crept up over a barren ridge line, an emotionless landscape dotted with leafless trees and the occasional abandoned house. Derelict cars obscured by the foliage of summer now lay exposed and a fine mist gave it the appearance of the ... Read more

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No matter what anyone says about shooting somebody, the worst part isn’t how much it makes your ears ring. Okay, let’s not discount that aspect completely (tinnitus is no joke, ugh), but the actual worst part is that, well...you have just shot ... Read more

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Two things make me sad. Okay, many more than two things make me sad, but I can narrow it down to just two of them for the purposes of this column: The first is the blossoming concept that somehow socialism becomes a successful tenet once the word ... Read more

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There was a time in my life (and therefore career) that when asked who most influenced my idea of what “policing” should be as a profession, without hesitation it would have been Sir Robert Peel, better known as the father of modern policing. Read more

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Suicide. It eternally competes with “child rape” for the top spot in the darkest of themes possible for me, but if volume is a factor the former surpasses the latter by far. An uncomfortable anniversary of such is coming up and I’m struggling to ... Read more

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