Each Life Unravels Differently | Respect

*Appeared in the Sun-Times Beacon News on November 4, 2012.American journalist Hunter Thompson said that we cannot expect people to have respect for law and order until we teach respect to those we have entrusted to enforce those laws. When I read those words I couldn’t help but think of the citizen complaints I’ve taken […]

The Character Trait that Sets People Apart

As a police officer, my job description has changed over the years but the one thing that still fascinates me about policing is human behavior. I was never a psychology major in college but I have come to believe that those entering law enforcement should, at the very least, minor in behavioral science. When I […]