I have been immersed in policing since birth. I lived it as the son of a NYPD police officer (and later a police sergeant), the nephew of police officers, the cousin of police officers, the neighbor of police officers and eventually as a police officer myself. I then also lived it as a sergeant, lieutenant, captain, and assistant chief. I now live it as a police leadership instructor and police chief coach.
This blog is not about the ranks, it is about the cops. Regardless of the rank, there is commonality in the oath, the wearing of a badge, and the purpose of protecting and serving. The ranks exist to serve the cops, not vice versa.
In this blog I will share my thoughts and experiences on how we need to support our police officers so that they can do the incredibly difficult, often thankless, and way-too-often second-guessed job of keeping law abiding citizens safe from the depraved and violent citizens who live among us. You will see that I am unabashedly pro-cop.
My vision in creating this blog is that the words of support for police officers – words that others should also be saying but are not – are heard by those in the public, media, politics, and policing who need to hear them most.
Ultimately I want every person who chooses to put themselves in harm’s way by serving as a police officer to once again know that they are revered as “The Finest”, because they are.
God bless our police officers.