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To Delay is Human

February 1, 2009

Procrastinating can take a terrible toll on us if we let it get out of hand. And a lot of officers do.

The Long Road to Utah

December 1, 2008

No matter how many folks give input, often directions make no sense at all and only through the sheer fact we have actually observed another doing or using the directed item can we possibly succeed.

The Quest for Organizational Change

September 1, 2008

You must always speak of the good, for if you turn your words to the Darkside and you use "The Power of Negative Annoyance" you will soon discover the phenomenon of "Career Setback."

Dumb Things Cops Do to Themselves and One Another for Laughs

May 2, 2008
You may not have any reservations about playing a joke, and the target may not have any objections to being the butt of it, but beware that seemingly ubiquitous third party complainant.

Going the Wrong Way

March 1, 2008

The really great thing about a career in law enforcement is all the exciting and wonderful experiences we get to have. Using Oscar Wilde's definition of "experience" as the name we give our mistakes, I have had a lot of "experiences."

You Are What You Sleep

December 1, 2006

I will never forget the first time I heard myself snore. Yeah, I snore pretty good; just ask one of my ex’s or one of my sergeants. But I actually was so tired once my own snoring woke me up! I was working on the Coconino Hotshots fighting a forest fire near Prescott, Ariz., when our squad leader called a break. I just sat where I was on the line and, the next thing I knew, loud snoring awoke me. I looked around and I was the only one within earshot…weird.

Generation What?

October 1, 2006

OK, I confess. I used to teach how to train the "new generation." You older cops know who I’m talking about: frankly, the generation not as good as ours.

Climate Control

September 1, 2006

Mailmen have nothing on cops when it comes to working in sleet and rain and blinding heat.

A Maslow Moment

February 1, 2006

Bitching may be humanity's greatest need. It's certainly high on the list for cops.

The Last Laugh

November 1, 2005

February in New York City can bring plenty of snow if the conditions are right. This particular day in February the forecast was for snow accumulations of eight to 10 inches before midnight. My brother, Det. Henry McDevitt, worked in the Four-Eight precinct in the Bronx.

A Cry for Help

July 1, 2005

We were working day tours and a July heat wave was stifling New York City. Sgt. Reibe was supervising on patrol and Lt. O’Leary was on the desk. My partner and I operated a sector patrol car, One-Ten Ida.

Jake and the Snake

May 1, 2005

During the mid-1980s I worked in the department of public safety for a large private senior citizen community of several thousand residents. We were their private police department, composed of retired police officers or former police officers like myself.

No Hacksaws, No Dynamite, No Problem

February 1, 2005

While police scampered around the countryside looking for their lost convicts, investigators at the scene were concluding that the "explosive" that blew out the iron bars of a window and collapsed the adjacent wall wasn't an explosive at all, but rather a corrosive agent: human urine.

Too Much Technology

October 1, 2004

Ineffective security, useless gun play, and bad hair days.

Nice Try, But Not Good Enough

June 1, 2004

Transported signs, disappearing phones, and possessed appliances.

Prisoners Sing for Their Freedom

April 1, 2004

Singing prisoners, wedding gunfire, and a human piñata.

Crocodile Wrestling

October 1, 2003

Sometimes dead bodies cause cops more trouble than live subjects.

Another Great Police Resource

September 1, 2003

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Animals Can Get Crooks Into All Sorts of Trouble

August 1, 2003

It's official in Australia now.  When a police K-9 nuzzles your crotch, it's purely social.

Anti-Vampire Riots

April 1, 2003

There's no telling what wild creatures you'll come across in the exciting world of policing.

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