At minimum, an LASD reserve officer's service will include logging 20 hours a month regardless of obligations posed by the reserve's regular job and family responsibilities. He may find himself working his own patrol car, standing guard in the cold along a parade route, or handling that "change of shift" report nobody else wanted.
March 4, 2014
America is running short of cops. There aren't enough to go around. And it won't be long until a shortage becomes a full-fledged crisis.
January 1, 2008
You may not recognize the names of Yevgeniy "Eugene" Marshalik, 19, and Nicholas Todd Pekearo, 28. But you should. These young men are true heroes who upheld the greatest traditions of the New York Police Department, and they weren't even "real cops."
April 1, 2007
It was Nov. 1, 1955: my first tour of duty as a policeman. I had been assigned to the 15th Precinct, in midtown Manhattan, to kick off Operation Cross-town, a scheme devised to expedite the flow of vehicular traffic through one of the busiest sections of the city.
December 1, 2000
Should applicants for jobs as police be held to a higher standard of moral character than is expected in other fields of employment? These re­cruits, after all, are just the mirror image of the society they will police. Is this pre­requisite fair, or even realistic?
August 1, 2000