I became a Police Officer because I always wanted to help people, give back to my community and make a difference. But one of the main reasons I became a Police Officer was to help keep people safe and out of harms way. As police officers we can’t be everywhere at once but what we can do is educate people on how to be safe and show them that we are here for them. Education is a huge part of our job and is something we take very seriously.
We want to make sure people understand the importance of safety and that they take the necessary steps in being safe. Whether it’s walking down a dark street at night, riding your bike to school or just being aware of your surroundings, you want to make sure you are as safe as possible.
Here are some tips to help make sure you are being proactive in your safety:
1) Always walk with friends – it’s not only more fun, but you’ll feel safer too!
2) If you’re riding your bike, wear a helmet!
3) Always tell an adult where you’re going and when you’ll be back. It’s important for someone to know your whereabouts so they can find you if something goes wrong.
4) When walking home from school or somewhere else,
I am a police officer, and I have been doing this for about 3 years now. I have seen all sorts of things during my time here, but one particular case really stood out for me. It was not the crime itself that made it so memorable; rather it was the reaction to the police from the very people we were trying to help.
It was a Friday evening, a group of kids had gone out together to party at the local park. It was supposed to be a large gathering of kids from all around, but many people did not show up due to the weather being bad. The rain did not stop most people though, as they continued their partying inside their cars.
The party was not supposed to last long, just a few hours out with friends on a Friday night before returning home in order to attend school or work on Saturday morning. The group had some drinks and were playing loud music in their parked cars when someone called the police on them for noise pollution and underage drinking.
I responded to the call along with other officers from my team and when we arrived at the scene, we saw that there were about 20 teenagers at this party in total, which is not too big of a gathering in my opinion. We knocked on some of the car doors
A police costume will not only be fun to wear, but it can also be a great way to praise the work of the men and women in blue. Aside from the obvious safety benefits of such an outfit, it may even save you some time when visiting your local precinct if they think you are a fellow officer.
When shopping for a police costume, or any costume for that matter, there are several things to consider. The most important thing is finding one that fits. Just like with any other type of clothing, if it doesn’t fit properly it won’t look right on you. When trying on a police costume, be sure that it fits comfortably around your shoulders and chest area as well as your waist and legs. The one way to ruin a good costume is by wearing it inappropriately sized for your body type.
I was a police officer for 20 years. I loved being a cop. And I had better times than bad.
I used to dread the end of my shift, because I knew that once it was over, there was nothing left to do but go home and get some sleep. I loved it. It was my life.
And then one night… well, one morning actually… something happened that changed it all.
It was about 6:00 AM, and we were pulling out of the station after a shift change when we saw this car pulled over to the side of the road with its lights flashing.
We stopped to see if everything was okay and found an elderly lady slumped over the wheel in her car with the engine running. We immediately called for an ambulance and blocked off traffic so no one would hit her car as she sat there with her head partly out of the window and her foot on the brake pedal.
As we waited for help to arrive, we tried to keep her awake by talking to her, but she just kept falling asleep as soon as she stopped talking. And every time she did, we would have to shake her awake again so she wouldn’t roll forward into traffic or go unconscious and fall back into the seat where no one could help
Halloween is just around the corner, and I’m sure that many of you have already bought your costumes, but for those of you that haven’t, please take a moment to read this blog entry regarding costumes.
Some of the most popular costumes are either of the police variety or include a toy replica of a firearm, which poses a danger to officers and citizens alike.
The problem with dressing up as a police officer is that it makes it more difficult for real police officers to distinguish who’s legitimate and who isn’t. Also, some people might get the idea that they can get away with certain things because they’re dressed as an officer, when in fact it’s illegal to impersonate an officer.
Officers will be on high alert during Halloween festivities, so please be mindful that if you’re wearing a police-style costume, you might attract unwanted attention from officers.
It is no surprise that when people think of police officers they think of the uniform. It is the first thing they see and it says a lot about who you are. When I was a kid, I used to dress up as a police officer and pretend to arrest my friends. I would wear my dad’s police shirt because it made me feel like an adult and it gave me confidence that I could do anything. The shirt was for Halloween, but it represented much more than that. It represented my father, his bravery, and his dedication to helping others.
As a child this costume represented power, respect and overall being someone I looked up to; however, as an adult I realize how much more goes into what the uniform represents. For example, the respect and trust people place in you when you wear this uniform or the fact that having a uniform can make or break the way you are perceived in everyday life even if you are not working at the time. Also, as an adult it has given me insight into what my father must have gone through emotionally over the years while working on some very gruesome cases. Although he has never complained about being an officer or going through these experiences, he has always expressed his desire to help others any way he can and to make a difference
Of course, the most important factor in keeping your children safe is to teach them about safety. Here are some tips for teaching safety:
1. Point out hazards in your neighborhood.
2. Review basic rules of pedestrian and vehicle safety with your child.
3. Point out hazards on television shows, movies and video games.
4. If a child has a problem learning or remembering things, use pictures and role-playing activities to help him/her understand what you want him/her to do.