Behind the Badge

A recent study by the Pew Research Center tackles the issue of race relations in policing, and how recent high-profile fatal shootings have effected how police officers view their jobs. This study is a must-read for all police officers!

WORTH READING: La Mesa Police Officer Shown Body Slamming Teenage Girl In Facebook Video Is Reassigned

La Mesa Police Officer Shown Body Slamming Teenage Girl In Facebook Video Is Reassigned Monday, January 22, 2018 By City News Service, Matthew Bowler, Megan Burks A La Mesa police officer will no longer patrol schools after cell phone video captured him slamming a 17-year-old girl to the ground at Helix Charter High School Friday. The officer is not being disciplined as the department investigates his …

WORTH READING: Police union sues de Blasio administration, NYPD over release of body cam footage

WORTH READING: Police union sues de Blasio administration, NYPD over release of body cam footage By Gloria Pazmino The union representing rank-and-file police officers is suing Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill, alleging that the city is violating state law in their decision to release body-worn camera footage. Read the full article here: https://www.politico.com/states/new-york/albany/story/2018/01/09/police-union-sues-de-blasio-administration-over-release-of-body-worn-camera-footage-177414 Also find here …

WORTH READING: Conversing with Cops

by David Couper “Today’s police need to be in conversation with their harshest critics — it’s called Community Oriented Policing.” Last week I posted a piece on an attitude I see in policing. It isn’t something new — and that’s what worries me, it’s something that exists from my early days on the beat and persists today. I was recently …

Exclusive: PoliceOne and LSU’s survey of how Ferguson, Dallas have impacted cops

by Heather R. Cotter We asked street officers and supervisors to weigh in on a number of topics – from use of force to career satisfaction In collaboration with Louisiana State University, PoliceOne issued a survey that explored officers’ views related to policing in the post-Ferguson era (August 2014-June 2016) and their feelings since the ambush attacks in Dallas and …

GRADUATION: Greatest Quotes – Invocation & Advice and The Nature & Value of Education

INVOCATIONS AND ADVICE Now that you’re getting your degrees it’s a good time to set goals and devise a plan. You need a roadmap, but be prepared for unintended detours, confusing signs and closed roads. Don’t be afraid of change or unwilling to change. Enjoy the journey, wherever it takes you, because that’s your life. — Michael Josephson Put your future …