After all of this preparation, it is relatively satisfying to submit an application; you’re casting the first hook into the water. Once you submit the official application, you may feel that simultaneous excitement and nervousness and say to yourself “Well here we go! I hope this is a good decision!” If you’re not a little nervous, … Continue reading "STEP 5: Submit Your Application PROPERLY"
Mindset, Preparation and Equipment For Your First Years If you are considering a career in uniform, you are reading the right article, which is the first of a twelve-part series. Upon reading these 12 steps, you will have a grasp of the whole journey into this phenomenal realm of public safety. If you are decided … Continue reading "12 Steps to Become a Police Officer"
Cops have to carry a lot of equipment in the field. We cannot afford to carry unnecessary or burdensome items on patrol. The market is full of gadgets and contraptions invented by someone who may not even work in the public safety industry. Yet, these things do not last long because public safety personnel have … Continue reading "POCKET SIZE POWER TOOL"
In our line of work, having timely and accurate information is critical. It seems every cop has a ticket book stuffed with cheat sheets or that classic copy of selected vehicle codes taped to the posse box. Before TacBook, I have yet to see a comprehensive field guide, combining the many topics we so commonly … Continue reading "TACBOOK 3RD EDITION"
With thousands of Vehicle Codes, Health and Safety Codes and Penal Codes, patrol officers must be able to access an enormous amount of information at a moment’s notice. I work in a very busy city. I am continuously measuring the priority of handling calls for service, submitting reports, conducting follow-up investigations and proactively initiating contacts. … Continue reading "ONE IN THE CHAMBER"
When it comes to tactics, efficiency is key. In the military, the ambulance and on the streets as a cop, I have routinely required field notebooks, cheat sheets and quick-reference guides to be efficient in operations. In my duties as police officer, I have found a lot of great resources, but not one comprehensive field … Continue reading "We are a veteran-owned and operated, Blue business…"