FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Dynamic Plaques - FVT Plaques
FVT Plaques is introducing new dynamic plaques to recognize police and sheriff's...

Security Policy and the Cloud

Ask The Expert

Mark Rivera

FBI-CJIS Security Policy Compliance Officer

Mark Rivera, Customer Retention Manager and CJIS Security Compliance Officer with Vigilant Solutions, served for sixteen years with the Maryland State Police, retiring at the rank of First Sergeant with thirteen of those years at the supervisory and command level. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Management from The Johns Hopkins University and Secret clearance through the FBI, Baltimore.

Top News

Video: News Crew Defends W.Va. Officer

July 12, 2013  | 

VIDEO: News Crew Defends W.Va. Officer

A news crew riding with Beckley (W.Va.) Police Cpl. C.D. McCormick defended the officer to an irate motorist after the officer pulled over the driver for talking on his cell phone.

WVNS reporter Jessie Gavin and a cameraman were riding along with McCormick when the officer pulled over a red truck. When the two vehicles pulled into a parking lot, the truck's driver got out of the truck and initially refused the officer's commands to return to the driver's seat.

After McCormick issued the man a citation for illegally talking while driving—a new state law went into effect July 1 banning talking on cell phones while driving—the reporters went over to talk to the driver.

The man tells Gavin he's filing a complaint against the officer and Gavin declined to give her name. Gavin tells the driver she didn't think the officer was being rude and said his command to return to the vehicle was for the officer's safety.

The video of the encounter was aired on the evening news and posted to the WVNS Facebook page, but removed it after intense criticism, reports Gawker.

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Zip Code:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine