Letters to the Editor
February 2012 letters to the editor E-mail

Need your help
For years the Law Enforcement Equipment Program has helped American police departments send used equipment to our military oversees to assist in the training and equipping of local law enforcement.  We were of the opinion that the faster we equipped the locals the faster our men and women could come home.
However, as the wars wind down and the need for help for American police departments and individual officers and deputies have increased due to the economic situation, we have expanded our mission.

September 2011 letters to the editor E-mail

Dangers of prescription drugs

I read the article in the April issue of American Police Beat entitled "Pill Mills." I feel this article fell short in that you did not discuss programs such as "Painfully Obvious." This unique program encourages health care providers to speak with parents and kids about the dangers of prescription drub abuse. Rather than have a Police Officer, who can be intimidating, make the presentation, a health care professional such as a physician, pharmacist or nurse can provide watered down version of the pharmacology of these drugs.

March 2011 letters to the editor E-mail

Keeping fit while on patrol

Thanks for running my article on keeping fit while on patrol. Below is a description of the stretches you can do while working.
1. Wheel stretch: sit in driver's seat; hold both arms directly in front of you gripping the stirring; keeping back straight, turn wheel to the right while leaning your head slightly to the left; repeat on other side.  This is a stretch that will help deter the side effects of writing or utilizing your computer in your cruiser.

September Letters to the Editor E-mail

Words of wisdom we never heard

Remember the guy who got on a plane with a bomb built into his shoe and tried to light it? Did you know his trial is over? Did you know he was sentenced? Did you see or hear any of the judge's comments on TV or Radio? Didn't think so. Everyone should hear what Judge William Young of the US District Court had to say. Prior to sentencing, the Judge asked the defendant if he had anything to say. After admitting his guilt to the court for the record, Reid also admitted his allegiance to Osama bin Laden, to Islam, and to the religion of Allah, defiantly stating, "I think I will not apologize for my actions." He told the court "I am at war with your country." Judge Young then delivered the following statement:

March 2k10 issue letters to editor E-mail

High praise from youngster

My name is Thomas Vaziri, and I am seven years old. Me and my mom liked the advertisement about the policeman's pants falling down on page 11. Please keep writing funny advertisements and I will read them. I also liked the serious article about the car falling in the sinkhole. I want to be in a SWAT team when I grow up. I really like your magazine and hope you publish my letter. - Sincerely, Thomas Vaziri Jamaica Plain, MA The tutor I am Thomas Vaziri's reading tutor, and I just wanted to thank you for increasing Thomas' enthusiasm about reading. I clip the child-friendly articles and ads for him out of American Police Beat and Thomas reads them with great interest. This newspaper has helped him realize that learning to read better will help him in his future career as a police officer. - Christine Mandell

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