Author Archives: Gary Smith

About Gary Smith

Chief Smith has served over 31 years in the criminal justice field. He is currently a consultant assisting public and private organizations better establish community goals and ethical conduct with the members of their organizations. Chief Smith serves as a facilitator, lecturer, professor and other capacities both inside and outside the criminal justice field.

August is Here

August is less than 3 hours away.  How will August differ from your July experiences?  We are hoping that the utility bills will be lower in August than they were in July.

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Where do law enforcement officers belong in the PCUSA?

I was trying to find resources for a law enforcement memorial service and discovered no such thing existed in the PCUSA. Fortunately, the Methodists, Catholics and evangelicals have not declared war on the police as has the PCUSA. Here is … Continue reading

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Entertainers are just that

Nuff said en·ter·tain·er/ˌen(t)ərˈtānər/ noun a person, such as a singer, dancer, or comedian, whose job is to entertain others pa·tri·ot/ˈpātrēət/ noun a person who vigorously supports their country and is prepared to defend it against enemies or detractors.

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It’s Back

I had to wrestle away control of my Blog from a nasty monster who decided the php format I was using was nasty.  Hopefully I’ll find something interesting to post from time to time.

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Downsizing Does Not Apply to Christmas Decorations

Our first Nebraska Christmas in quite a few years dispelled the myth that downsizing applies to Christmas.  I found myself on a 20 foot ladder and the roof of the house again this year.  I think I will draw the … Continue reading

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Winter

A stark reality hit me today that I am in fact, living in Nebraska again.  I watched our front yard turn from a dark green last week to brown.  Winter is here as we live in a winter dessert devoid … Continue reading

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Black Friday has Come and Gone

Bet you didn’t know that Black Friday was originally named by law enforcement officers in Philadelphia, PA as it described their experiences with crazy shoppers.  At least this is what my wife, the trivia queen tells me.  It was nice … Continue reading

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Civility

It seems everywhere I hear media folks and elected officials and other “experts” bemoan the loss of common courtesy and statesmanship. Might I say that I think that (pardon to Shakespeare), me thinks thou dost protest too much. It is … Continue reading

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A Part of America Died Today

“A Part of America Died“    Somebody killed a policeman today, and a part of America died. A piece of our country he swore to protect, will be buried with him at his side. The suspect that shot him will … Continue reading

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Attention PCUSA – Israel is not the enemy!

Please take a moment and read this link. http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/open-letter-to-the-presbyterian-church-from-an-iraqi-jew/

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