30 Jun 2013

Situational Awareness, As Important for Citizens as for Police

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On June 17, 2013 in Midwest City, Oklahoma, a woman was grocery shopping with her 12 year old and two year old daughters. As the mother shopped with her younger daughter seated in the grocery cart, she was being stalked by a mentally ill predator on a mission. The predator circled the store, passing her [...]

26 Jun 2013

What cost undercover Policing ethics?

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With news coming out of the UK that undercover police officers have fathered children with woman whilst undercover, seeking “dirt” on the family mourning the loss of a child killed in a racist attack who were campaigning for justice and even one officer potentially letting off a small bomb in a store to continue their [...]

20 Jun 2013

Police and Public Relations-Coming Together

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There are millions, if not billions of dollars spent on studying police and public relations in an effort to improve police effectiveness and public satisfaction. Miscommunication and misunderstandings abound in both police and the public. How do these issues arise and what can be done about them? In the profession of policing, the socialization into [...]

18 Jun 2013

Part II: You Can Forgive But Never Forget

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The following is the second part of my account of when I was hit by a drunk driver whilst on patrol. You can read Part I here. Part #2 The Healing Five and and a half years later; wow! It just seems like a dream ago. There’s not a day that goes by I do [...]

17 Jun 2013

Part I: You Can Forgive But Never Forget

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My name is David D. Bagley and the following is my true story… Part#1, Surviving On December 19, 2007 at approximately 11:20 pm, while in the line of duty with Ellijay Police, in Ellijay Georgia, I was hit head on by a drunk driver. I had just left the Gilmer county detention center in reference [...]

13 Jun 2013

Does The NSA Surveillance Violate The Fourth Amendment Rights?

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Since Edward Snowden, former NSA contractor exposed the extent of the NSA surveillance program; the media coverage has been inundated with a flurry of questions and political pundits making hay on putting forth their party’s talking points to capitalize on the scandal. Americans are asking themselves does the NSA surveillance violate the Fourth Amendment rights [...]

11 Jun 2013

Police Emotions, Do Cops Care?

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Most of the time, the public sees those in the policing profession as stern, “just the facts” kind of people. Occasionally there will be some who are clowns, especially when amongst each other or who work with children. The public will get snippets of dramatic radio transmissions of an adrenaline filled chase, impending arrest or [...]

06 Jun 2013

D Day Remembered, A Grateful Deputy Sheriff’s Tribute

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As professionals in the policing profession, we pride ourselves on running to the sound of gun fire, to protect innocent lives and bring wrong doers to justice. There are moments in history, however, that rise above even that bravery and service that must be preserved and honored because those moments are a transcendent reminder of [...]

04 Jun 2013

Police Dog Rescue

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Yesterday we reported on the tragic death of K9 Officer Jason Ellis who was killed in the line of duty at the weekend and who’s dog partner, Figo, honored him at the funeral with a touching fairwell. Well today we just wanted to show that that love works both ways as a traffic cop risks [...]

03 Jun 2013

Police Dog Honored to have partnered Kentucky K9 officer Jason Ellis

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The bond between K9 officers and their dogs has never been more touchnigly displayed than in the following video. Kentucky K9 officer Jason Ellis was killed in a suspected ambush in the line of duty. His K9 partner Figo honored him at the funeral my laying a paw on his coffin. Officer Ellis must have [...]