Initiative in Brooklyn Police Precinct Involves NYPD Cops and ‘Violence Interrupters’ Working Together, Sorta

By Stephen Owsinski As mentioned in previous pieces, cops and community members can achieve remarkable objectives when they work together. Recently, a grassroots model transpired in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, New York. Neighborhood Coordination Officers (NCOs) with the NYPD’s 73rd Precinct stationed in Brownsville were participants in a five-day pilot program whereby cops ebbed Read More >

‘Cop’s Cop’ is Elected to Fifth Term as Sheriff, Making History in His County

By Stephen Owsinski Polk County, Florida Sheriff Grady Judd is not only embraced in his jurisdictional locale but widely popular across the nation. Sheriff Judd is an outspoken constitutionalist who unequivocally abhors coddling the criminal element and heralds law enforcement officers who perform dangerous duty daily and serve the public. There is good reason Sheriff Read More >

Mom No Longer Has to Hoof it to Work Thanks to Two Caring Kansas Cops

By Steve Pomper  Law enforcement officers serve their communities daily—and nightly, all year long, often going above and beyond the proverbial call of duty. But this is the time of year when such acts take on a special meaning. The following story made me think of a saying which originally appeared in Aesop’s Fables and which Read More >

Far and Near, Cops Bring Christmas Cheer

By Stephen Owsinski Indeed, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. What is fascinating and heartwarming is the plethora of offerings from folks equally hard-pressed because of the looming pandemic. And like many similar hardships posed by circumstance resulting in positive outcomes, cops are out there doing the job and spreading cheer…and gifting abounds. Read More >

Cops Make Excellent Maestros, Coordinating Christmas Lightshows by a Band of Blue

By Stephen Owsinski As I have written a few times in previous articles, cops are quite resourceful and accomplish many things for those they meet on the beat or wherever, responding whenever they hear the call for assistance or see a need. Besides the myriad attributes among police personnel, there is a variety of go-to Read More >

True Blue Cop: ‘Don’t Believe the Media! Believe Us!’

By Stephen Owsinski Just like psychologists, cops can be an insightful bunch. The former dissects people problems for about an hour in a usually comfortably appointed office for an agreed-upon fee paid by willing clients. The latter spontaneously responds post-haste with nanoseconds to forge any semblance of rapport with a stranger/cliffhanger distraught enough to scale Read More >

Cops and Community Partnerships Make Marvelous Things Happen

By Stephen Owsinski As a researcher of all-things-cops, I come across some pretty innovative uses of equipment and nifty out-of-the-box thinking thanks to police agencies and their progressive personnel seeking to not only meet but exceed the community’s needs. And like any good handshake, it takes hands of others to achieve bonds and generate goodness Read More >

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