Opinion Editorial
Innovation has its price E-mail
Written by Lee Baca   
The recent criticism of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reminded me of a statement President Kennedy made in 1961 regarding his reform-minded approach to Latin America, which at the time was causing consternation among many of the old guard in government: “My experience in government is that when things are non-controversial, beautifully coordinated and all the rest, it may be that there is not much going on,” he said.
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Opportunistic Crime E-mail
Written by STEVE REMIGE   
The definition of “opportunistic crime” should give managers at the LA Sheriff’s Department enough reason to restore sworn personnel staffing at our county custody facilities to safe levels.
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Peace Officer Appreciation E-mail
Written by Tom Wetzel   
During the month of May, police officers will step off Peace Officers Memorial Day Parades throughout the country in honor of our fellow brothers and sisters in blue who lost their lives in the line of duty.
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Deputies' Union Official Warns Of Impending Staffing Crisis In The Jails E-mail
Written by Steve Remige   
The definition of “opportunistic crime” should give managers at the L.A. Sheriff’s Department enough reason to restore sworn personnel staffing at our county custody facilities to safe levels.
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Corrections vs police E-mail
Responding to the person who wrote in that corrections is not the job of a cop, I would like to point out that the writer is right.
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Proud to be a cop E-mail
I've been a police officer for two years with the Humboldt Police Dept.. It's a small town with one chief, six full-time offices and one reservice.
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A transforming tragedy E-mail
I wanted to write after reading Craig Floyd’s article highlighting some of the officers who were killed in the line of duty in 1999. I was the dispatcher...
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Good points on both sides E-mail
This is in response to the letters that have been written concerning correctional officers and police. Reading all of the letters, there seems to be animosity between officers of different areas. Both make some great points.
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FOP votes a boycott E-mail
At the recent National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) conference in Alabama, the delegation voted unanimously to begin a boycott of persons, products and companies associated with the supporting of convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. 
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Are they baby sitters? E-mail
In New York City, there seems to be a misconception about the job of a corrections officer. I'm a NYC correction officer. My uncle is a NYC police officer who thinks that C.O.'s are paid babysitters.
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Park Police Officer gunned down E-mail
Myself and two other deputies traveled to Austin and then Kileen, Texas on June 4, 2000 to pay our final respects to a Park Police Officer, who was killed in the line of duty on Saturday May 27, 2000.
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Bashing judges E-mail
For some time now, officers with the Buffalo Police Department have been taking quite a bashing. Not from the scum on the street or the liberal muckrackers in the media but from judges who are elected to sit on the bench and act in a non-biased manner.
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We're not jack-booted thugs E-mail
We take strong exception to the politicians who have called the federal agents who executed a search warrant in order to rescue Elian Gonzalez, "storm troopers" and "jack booted thugs."
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Inside scoop on troubles in Miami E-mail
I am a sergeant on the Miami Police Department. Those of you who live outside the range of our local news broadcasts cannot appreciate how bad things are here. .
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John & Patsy Ramsey Sue Former Police Detective, Who Investigated Their Daughter's Murder E-mail

From a prosecutor and friend of Steve Thomas, former Boulder Police Detective

Many years ago, a police officer I respect tremendously shared some words with me I will always
remember -- ". . . family takes care of family, and never forget that . . ."

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We all lose when exams are dumbed down E-mail
Anthony is a New York Police Department (NYPD) detective who has been awarded the police combat cross and NYPD Purple Heart medal. Carol is an NYPD sergeant who ...
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Empty rhetoric doesn't cut it E-mail
We’ve talked a lot about getting back to basic in recent years. Most of our discussions have revolved around community policing. 
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