One of the most ignored aspects of our work is report writing. But it shouldn’t be. Whether we are patrol officers or investigators, we write reports each and every day. And these reports stay with us from the day we write them all the way through the court process and beyond.
June 1, 2005
The first phase of the Iraq War alone cost $79 billion and more than $100 billion may be spent on the reconstruction of Iraq. Back at home, American cities received only a relative pittance to fund their new homeland security duties, despite being deemed the front lines of response to terrorist attacks.
November 1, 2004
Numerous high-tech gadgets are now being deployed by law enforcement to catch or stop car thieves.
October 1, 2004
The murder rate has been dropping nationwide, and nowhere is it dropping faster than on the streets of America's formerly most dangerous cities.
June 1, 2003
One of the first things a rookie cop learns is not to ignore a citizen’s report, no matter how weird.
March 1, 2003
It got to the point where I had memorized a short speech in which I slowly explained to the confused citizen that the police officer's job was basically finding someone to arrest, arresting them, and then taking them to jail.
July 1, 2002
When you write a police report, cover all the bases ... including your own butt. When you're called into court by some punk you arrested, you'll be glad you took the time to dot all your I's and cross all your T's.
January 1, 2002
Don't stop fighting the war on gangs.
December 1, 2001
The costs and consequences of crime can be measured in different ways. When measured in dollar amounts, for example, crime costs more than 100 billion dollars annually for lost property, medical bills, and work absenteeism. These costs are tangible measures of the heavy toll that crime exacts on our country's residents.
October 1, 2000