Why Do They Run?

 I recently attended training staged by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). In my new role as the Investigations Commander, I applied for the training with the Timmothy Pitzen case in mind. NCMEC supplied the Aurora Police with some great resources in that investigation and I was hoping to learn about other […]

Don’t Believe Everything You Think

Philosopher Bertrand Russell once said, “In the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.” I adore this quote because I see examples of it every day from people who deal in absolutes. That is, people who are always so sure of their own point of view and simply cannot […]

Females in Law Enforcement | The Good and the Bad

Back in 2006, Madeleine Albright gave a keynote speech to members of the WNBA in which she made the following declaration: “There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.” When I first heard those words, I immediately thought them a bit harsh but now that I have 22 years […]

Communication vs. Notification

Think of the last time you said, “Because I said so!” If you are a parent, chances are it wasn’t that long ago. When I tell my kids’ “no”, it is because I have the wisdom and life experience to know what puts them in harm’s way and what would not be beneficial to their […]