Category Archives: Suburbs

Being a Cop in the Winter Sucks…

Policing the Midwest has its charms.  In the Donut, we get to experience the changes of the seasons that bring about some wild temperature swings. It may be 100 degrees in September, and two months later we may be dipping … Continue reading

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The Blue Nights…

10 things about being a graveyard cop that you might not realize…
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Reserving Comment…

Often unnoticed and underappreciated, reserve officers deserve more respect from us all. Continue reading

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The Dispatch 10…

Put a bunch of street cops in a room for any period of time and it’s bound to be a topic of conversation eventually.  We’ve all had our share of good and bad ones, and there are plenty that fall … Continue reading

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Broken Windows Matter

The “Broken Window Policing” theory was published in the early 1980’s as a general construct.  It’s main tenet is that once a community begins to turn a blind eye to minor criminal activity, more serious criminal activity is inherently inbound. … Continue reading

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Poké Patrol

Since the Donut is a suburban area, there are several nice parks for the citizens to enjoy from dawn until dusk.  As is the case in most US cities, there is a city ordinance that prohibits people from entering the … Continue reading

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On Independence Day…

Like most, my childhood had its fair share of “ups” and “downs”.  I hail from a pretty damn dysfunctional family.  Most holidays were spent at family functions that eventually ended in someone picking at a mental scab leading to yelling … Continue reading

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If we were having coffee…

If we were having coffee, I can promise you that we wouldn’t be in a Starbucks.  I live in the suburbs, finding a Starbucks isn’t difficult.  Unless I’m dispatched to one, I refuse to enter the place because I’d be … Continue reading

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If it don’t make dollars, it don’t make sense…

It’s kind of cliché to say that cops and the justice system don’t always jive really well.  We’re kind of the stepchildren to the attorneys that really run the show.  We confront the law breakers, interview the witnesses and victims, … Continue reading

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911 Society

Self reliance seems to be a lost concept in our society today.  Growing up in a rural community, I experienced a lifestyle that Mrs. Donut would tell you should have been from decades before.  We didn’t have anyone close by, so … Continue reading

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