Monthly Archives: August 2004

Concerns Of Police Survivors – COPS

Concerns of Police Survivors, Incorporated (COPS for short), works with families of officers who have been killed in the line of duty. They are actively involved in Law Enforcement Memorial Week, providing time for counseling and healing for family members. … Continue reading

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Police Ethics in the 21st Century

In 1998, I wrote an article for the Community Policing Consortium entitled “Police Ethics in the 21st Century.” In the article, I spoke about the need for police administrators to move beyond the traditional paradigm of ethics and move to … Continue reading

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The Commensurate Neighborhood Activist

Just about the time you think your efforts to engage the community in prevention strategies reaches a plateau, something happens to renew your faith in the accomplishments of members of our community. Marti Dompierre, an eleven-year old local Northfield resident … Continue reading

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Anniversary

The 10th anniversary of the murder of Officers Ron Ryan Jr. and Officer Tim Jones will be August 26th. Both of these St. Paul Officers were murdered by what the Star Tribune described as “a small time drug dealer” by … Continue reading

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National Explorer Conference

The Northfield Law Enforcement Explorer Post recently participated in the National Explorer Conference. The picture below from left to right are Northfield Explorers, Jared LeClair, James Ingham, Devin Erickson and Andrew Wunderlich. The Explorer National Conference is held every two … Continue reading

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Foster Care

Some years ago, we opened our home to kids in crisis and became a foster home. It’s a challenging thing to do but rewarding. You provide an opportunity for a child to have a safe, secure and stable home to … Continue reading

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Officer Killed In Florida

A deputy sheriff was killed in in Fort Lauderdale, Florida last Thursday (8-19), and another was shot by a man who had previously threatened to “hunt down” police after they raided his home and hauled away his partner and a … Continue reading

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Risky Business

I receive daily news updates through a number of sources. An article from yesterday caught my eye. It involved a situation in Upper Darby Township in New Jersey where an individual walked into a police department and threw a beer … Continue reading

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Email phishing scam

If you get one of these by email, do not respond. It’s a phishing scam. These folks weren’t even savvy enough to exclude the police. When I clicked on the URL, it was already gone. If you get stuff like … Continue reading

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Police Chief Investigates Homicides At City Library Earlier this year, I volunteered to participate in a reader discussion group at the Northfield Library. We got together to discuss a couple books that spent a good amount of time detailing the … Continue reading

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