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Are You Investing in People or Building Sandcastles?

There are a lot of tough realities about the police profession that everyone keeps forgetting to add to the recruiting videos.  One that’s recently come to mind is the fact that most of our personal contributions, sacrifice, and toil have the permanence of dry sand castles just before a rising tide. Every time a cop… Continue reading Are You Investing in People or Building Sandcastles?

Real Life Crime

Unsolved Crimes – Serial Killers that Shocked America

Statistics collected by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) show that about one-third of the murders committed in the United States remain unsolved. Many of these cases leave not only the victims’ family and friends devastated, but traumatise the entire nation. Mainly serial killers, these include: The New Orleans Axe Murderer The city of New… Continue reading Unsolved Crimes – Serial Killers that Shocked America

Police Life

The History of the FBI – Growth and Expansion

For the first 15 years after its inception, The Bureau was a shadow of the organisation it has grown to be. Investigators received very little training, and often displayed a lack of discipline. Political corruption also dictated who was hired, promoted or transferred. Despite these setbacks, it continued to grow and received jobs which were… Continue reading The History of the FBI – Growth and Expansion

Books

The Misery Merchant – Preorder today at a bargain price.

If you're enjoying the shorter Alex Landon Case File series, you'll be pleased to know that the next book, The Misery Merchant, is released on April 30th. And, you can pre order for the bargain price of just $0.99. But hurry, once it's released the price will be rising. This is just a special price… Continue reading The Misery Merchant – Preorder today at a bargain price.

Police Life

The History of the FBI – The United States needs an Investigative Force

At the start of the 20th century, The United States of America had grown significantly. The country’s wealth was extensive, as a result of industrialisation, and it was now considered to be a world power. Within its boundaries, however, the expansion had led to an increase in crime and an inability to control it. Most… Continue reading The History of the FBI – The United States needs an Investigative Force

Real Life Crime

Historical American Crimes – The Murders Committed by the Manson ‘Family’

In the late 1960s, Charles Manson formed a Californian cult, known as the Manson Family. A group of his followers became hunted nationwide, after they committed a series of murders, orchestrated by their leader. The murders were highly publicised, because of their gruesome manner, and the inclusion of several well-known public figures. Manson had convinced… Continue reading Historical American Crimes – The Murders Committed by the Manson ‘Family’

Real Life Crime

Historical American Crimes – The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

A well-known leader of the Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King Jr was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent protesting. Considered one of the most outspoken, influential public figures of the era, the FBI began to tap his phone after he criticised inequality and the Vietnam War. In August 1963, during The March… Continue reading Historical American Crimes – The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

Police Life, Real Life Crime

The Pinkerton Detective Agency

Scottish immigrant, Allan Pinkerton was responsible for starting The Pinkerton Detective Agency in the 1850s. He unintentionally became involved in the search for a gang of counterfeiters, while running a barrel making company, and displayed leadership abilities and a high level of investigative skills. After the arrests, he was offered the position of deputy sheriff… Continue reading The Pinkerton Detective Agency

Gallows Humor (Cop Humor)

Suicide, Getting It Right The First Time

The mental health crisis in America is crushing a substantial portion of our people and their families. This is, of course, no laughing matter. It’s sad, depressing, and I, for one, feel horrifically helpless to stem the tide. Every week, it seems like the violence, harm, and death rooted in mental health issues grows. Helpless… Continue reading Suicide, Getting It Right The First Time

Real Life Crime

Anger and Kindness

In light of the way this year has started, with violence against our children, our firefighters, and our cops all making horrendous news across the country, I thought about what I should say in my blog about it. My reactions span the whole spectrum of human emotion, but my sadness and anger presently burn the… Continue reading Anger and Kindness