"MEAN" POLICE OFFICERS

*You wonder why he pulled you over and gave you a ticket for speeding, He just worked an accident where people died because they were going too fast. … *You wonder why that cop was so mean, He just got done working a case where a drunk driver killed a kid.

*You work for 8 hours, He works for up to 18 hours.

*You drink hot coffee to stay awake, The cold rain in the middle of the night keeps him awake.

*You complain of a “headache,” and call in sick, He goes into work still hurt and sore from the guy he had to fight the night before.

*You drink your coffee on your way to the mall, He spills his as he runs Code 3 to a traffic crash with kids trapped inside.

*You make sure you’re cell phone is in your pocket before you leave the house, He makes sure his gun is clean and fully loaded and his vest is tight.

*You talk trash about your “buddies” that aren’t with you, He watches his buddy get shot at, and wounded in front of him.

*You walk down the beach, staring at all the pretty girls, He walks down the highway looking for body parts from a traffic crash.

*You complain about how hot it is, He wears fifty pounds of gear and a bullet proof vest in July and still runs around chasing crack heads.

*You go out to lunch, and complain because the restaurant got your order wrong, He runs out before he gets his food to respond to an armed robbery.

*You get out of bed in the morning and take your time getting ready, He gets called out of bed at 2 am after working 12 hours and has to be into work A.S.A.P. for a homicide.

*You go to the mall and get your hair redone, He holds the hair of some college girl while shes puking in the back of his patrol car.

*You’re angry because your class ran 5 minutes over, His shift ended 4 hours ago and there’s no end in sight.

*You call your girlfriend and set a date for tonight, He can’t make any plans because on his off days he still gets called back into work.

*You yell and scream at the squad car that just past you because they slowed you down, He’s in the driver seat of the squad car, going to cut somebody out of their car.

*You roll your eyes when a baby cries in public, He picks up a dead child in his arms and prays that it was crying.

*You criticize your police department and say they’re never there quick enough, He blasts the siren while the person in front of him refuses to move while talking on their cell phone.

*You hear the jokes about fallen officers and say they should have known better, He is a hero and runs into situations when everyone else is running away in order to make sure no one else gets hurt and loses his life doing it.

*You are asked to go to the store by your parents, you don’t, He would take a bullet for his buddy without question.

*You sit there and judge him, saying that it’s a waste of money to have them around,

Yet as soon as you need help he/she is there.

"An act of kindness often times goes unnoticed. It’s nice to see someone take the time to show their appreciation. THANK YOU to the MPD officer that helped this stranded motorist and THANK YOU to the citizen that shared this photo!" via Wives Behind the Badge, Inc. MODESTO POLICE DEPARTMENT on Facebook
"An act of kindness often times goes unnoticed. It’s nice to see someone take the time to show their appreciation. THANK YOU to the MPD officer that helped this stranded motorist and THANK YOU to the citizen that shared this photo!" via Wives Behind the Badge, Inc. MODESTO POLICE DEPARTMENT on Facebook
Want to be an Ohio State Trooper? Now is you chance! Apply at http://tinyurl.com/lnhngzk   via Ohio State Highway Patrol on Facebook

Want to be an Ohio State Trooper? Now is you chance! Apply at http://tinyurl.com/lnhngzk   via Ohio State Highway Patrol on Facebook

via the  Wyoming Highway Patrol
Currently the Wyoming Highway Patrol is experiencing a somewhat disturbing trend, one which is plaguing law enforcement across the nation. Finding and hiring qualified police officers is becoming increasingly more difficult. As we visit with our counterparts from around the country we find that most other agencies are experiencing the same problems. There are a number of plausible explanations,… none of which serve to counteract the problem. When a law enforcement agency has unfilled positions in its first line ranks the consequences are felt throughout the agency, and they are significant.  The vast majority of our instructors, our subject matter experts, our specialized officers, our field training officers, our special services squad officers, etc come from the ranks of our first line troopers. A vacant position doesn’t just mean one less officer to respond to a call for service. It means another officer must teach two classes at the training academy must field train two rookies, must reconstruct two crashes, etc. It means when a trooper goes home at midnight or 1 in the morning and takes calls until morning he has twice the chance of being awakened. It means a trooper has a much better chance of being too busy to sneak a dinner break in with his family in the evening or catch the last 3 innings of his son’s summer baseball game. It means the supervisor has to deny a vacation here and there or give up his own weekend so a trooper can catch a couple days off. The list goes on. Wyoming Highway Patrol officers are tough, loyal, committed to their profession, and pride themselves on serving the citizens of Wyoming, however, continuous long hours and the potential for employee burnout are concerns for us today and into the future. We’re not complaining here, just letting you know we are always looking for a good man or woman to join our fantastic organization, so if you know someone age 22-50 who likes to serve, who loves their country, who is willing to learn and work hard for a very decent wage, encourage them to contact us!!! We are in a continuous open enrollment process meaning applications are accepted any time. If you apply and qualify we’ll contact you regarding actually testing dates etc. Send an email to klief.guenther@wyo.gov or give us a call at 307 777-4303 if you want to visit about a career with a great organization!
Currently the Wyoming Highway Patrol is experiencing a somewhat disturbing trend, one which is plaguing law enforcement across the nation. Finding and hiring qualified police officers is becoming increasingly more difficult. As we visit with our counterparts from around the country we find that most other agencies are experiencing the same problems. There are a number of plausible explanations, none of which serve to counteract the problem. When a law enforcement agency has unfilled positions in its first line ranks the consequences are felt throughout the agency, and they are significant.
The vast majority of our instructors, our subject matter experts, our specialized officers, our field training officers, our special services squad officers, etc come from the ranks of our first line troopers. A vacant position doesn’t just mean one less officer to respond to a call for service. It means another officer must teach two classes at the training academy must field train two rookies, must reconstruct two crashes, etc. It means when a trooper goes home at midnight or 1 in the morning and takes calls until morning he has twice the chance of being awakened. It means a trooper has a much better chance of being too busy to sneak a dinner break in with his family in the evening or catch the last 3 innings of his son’s summer baseball game. It means the supervisor has to deny a vacation here and there or give up his own weekend so a trooper can catch a couple days off. The list goes on.
Wyoming Highway Patrol officers are tough, loyal, committed to their profession, and pride themselves on serving the citizens of Wyoming, however, continuous long hours and the potential for employee burnout are concerns for us today and into the future. We’re not complaining here, just letting you know we are always looking for a good man or woman to join our fantastic organization, so if you know someone age 22-50 who likes to serve, who loves their country, who is willing to learn and work hard for a very decent wage, encourage them to contact us!!! We are in a continuous open enrollment process meaning applications are accepted any time. If you apply and qualify we’ll contact you regarding actually testing dates etc. Send an email to klief.guenther@wyo.gov or give us a call at 307 777-4303 if you want to visit about a career with a great organization!
National Police Week 2014

National Police Week 2014

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Florida Highway Patrol raising awareness for lane changes when an emergency vehicle has its equipment activated, a simple 2 second lane change can save a life.     


#moveover

Nassau County Police, Long Island, NY

Today begins National Police Week. Police Week was established in 1962 at the direction of President Kennedy and the 87th Congress of the United States of America.  This week we honor police officers from all levels of service who have sacrificed their lives and well-being to serve others. According to statistics from the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, on average, one law enforcement officer is killed in the line of duty somewhere in the United States every 58 hours. One every 58 years is one too many. We live in a free country and with freedom comes free will and the dangers associated with will and choice. Police officers stand guard in cities and towns across this great country every minute of everyday, attempting to stop the impact of those who use their freedom, will and choice to do evil.
 
via Brimfield Police Department
Today begins National Police Week. Police Week was established in 1962 at the direction of President Kennedy and the 87th Congress of the United States of America.

This week we honor police officers from all levels of service who have sacrificed their lives and well-being to serve others. According to statistics from the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, on average, one law enforcement officer is killed in the line of duty somewhere in the United States every 58 hours. One every 58 years is one too many.

We live in a free country and with freedom comes free will and the dangers associated with will and choice. Police officers stand guard in cities and towns across this great country every minute of everyday, attempting to stop the impact of those who use their freedom, will and choice to do evil.
 
Kentucky State Police - “Your Office Is Waiting”
Kentucky State Police - “Your Office Is Waiting”
New York State Police - a young Recruit
New York State Police - a young Recruit

Join me in sending a “Happy National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week” to the men and women in the Dispatch Community!

Washington State PatrolWSP motorcycle officers from 1928 compared to today’s motorcycle troopers. The first vehicles used in 1921 by the first Washington Highway Patrol officers were Indian motorcycles, they later switched to Harley-Davidson, often with sidecars to carry their equipment. The photo is of a Highway Patrol Officer in 1928 riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and the Honda motorcycle our troopers ride today. The bikes and equipment have changed over the years, but the responsibility for traffic law enforcement and motorist assistance by our motorcycle troopers has not.
Washington State Patrol
WSP motorcycle officers from 1928 compared to today’s motorcycle troopers.

The first vehicles used in 1921 by the first Washington Highway Patrol officers were Indian motorcycles, they later switched to Harley-Davidson, often with sidecars to carry their equipment. The photo is of a Highway Patrol Officer in 1928 riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and the Honda motorcycle our troopers ride today. The bikes and equipment have changed over the years, but the responsibility for traffic law enforcement and motorist assistance by our motorcycle troopers has not.
Stamford Police, CT

Stamford Police, CT

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