Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Audi Untitled Jersey City Project

My Friend at GoodcarBadcar.net just put up a cool post about Audi's new advertising approach, they have put together a bunch of short films with a story line that feature the Audi A6.

The reason I'm posting it here, is that they feature some cool Police footage, Check it out here

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

NYPD Officers Dirty Dancing

Have you seen the Video yet of the NYPD Officers "Dirty Dancing"?

This video is a perfect example that you're always being watched and most likly receorded. I'm sure if these officers knew that they were on camera and they would end up on YouTube, they wouldn't have even thought about acting the way they do.

I will not pass judgement on these officers, but they went beyond the line that I would have drawn.

On this job espicasilly when working Downtown you have women come up to you and try to get pictures with you, wear your hat or dance with you. In those cases you just have to say "Sorry Ladies I can't"

So if you take anything from this, know you are always being watched!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

9/11 Memorial At Night

I wanted to pass along some photos that I found of the 9/11 Memorial at night. The Memorial is beauitful but I think that a clear night really shows its beauty.



How To Become a Police Officer in the USA

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How to Become a Police Officer in the United States of America
Philip J Reed, on behalf of Westwood College

The requirements to become a police officer vary from country to country, and though there may be many similarities, it’s important to understand how to become a police officer and the steps necessary to do so based on your specific country’s required standards.

USA:
There are some differences state to state, but generally the minimum requirements to become a police officer in the United States include:
A high school diploma
Successful completion of a physical exam
Successful completion of a written exam
Minimum of 20 years old
Must be a citizen of the USA

In most states prospective officers also need to pass a psychological evaluation, as well as a drug test and possible lie detector test. Given the responsibilities of police officers and the power that comes with the badge, these do not seem to be unreasonable requirements by any stretch of the imagination.

As stated, these are the minimum requirements. Most law enforcement agencies will require additional education which may include a criminal justice degree or other certification. There are many specialties within law enforcement and multiple educational programs geared to those specialties, so it’s important to have a clear idea of what position within the agency you wish to hold.

Once you actually become a police officer in the United States, your training and education don’t end. You can expect rigorous ongoing training and throughout your entire law enforcement career.

In your quest of learning how to become a police officer you will also need to understand the different agencies that currently work within the United States.

Some of these agencies include:
Sheriffs Department
United States Marshal Service
Federal Police
State Police
Regional/Municipal Police
Corrections Officers
US Customs and Border Protection
DEA (Drug enforcement agency)
ATF (Bureau of alcohol, firearms & tobacco)

The educational requirements will depend on the agency of choice though they will still require at least the above-listed minimum requirements.

The above article is meant to serve as a guide; depending upon your state of residency, specific requirements may vary. Be sure to do your research!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Friday, September 9, 2011

Authorities act on 'credible' threats to NYC, D.C.

Federal authorities investigated "specific, credible but unconfirmed" threats Thursday night involving possible plots to attack New York City and Washington around the 9/11 anniversary, the Department of Homeland Security said.

The threat involving possible bombings was shared with New York and Washington police.
The threat information was about three people who may have been dispatched to the U.S. to meet with associates to carry out the attacks, said a federal law enforcement official who was not authorized to speak publicly and asked not be identified.

President Obama was briefed about the matter Thursday morning and received updates during the day.
Department of Homeland Security spokesman Matt Chandler said documents recovered from the raid in May on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan revealed al-Qaeda's interest to strike the U.S. on meaningful dates.

"In this instance, it's accurate that there is specific, credible but unconfirmed threat information," Chandler said. "As we always do before important dates like the anniversary of 9/11, we will undoubtedly get more reporting in the coming days."

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the threat, while credible, was "not corroborated." He urged New Yorkers to go about their business as usual.

I know the Police will do everything in their power to keep everyone safe.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

York Regional Police Officer Killed

A York Regional Police officer killed early Tuesday morning was run over and dragged to his death when the driver of a stolen van he had just stopped suddenly accelerated in a bid to escape, homicide investigators believe.

Constable Garrett Styles, 32, had parked his cruiser directly behind the suspect vehicle, walked up to it and discovered two teenagers inside – a male and a female, a police source said.

The officer ran the licence plate, discovered the owner was neither of the two juveniles and reached inside for the keys.
At that point, the van suddenly lurched forward, pinning Constable Styles underneath and dragging him with it.

Constable Styles was able to radio for help and was rushed to nearby Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket.

“It’s with deep regret that I advise you that a very competent and capable police officer of York Regional Police has succumbed to his injuries this morning as a result of a traffic stop,” York Regional Police Chief Eric Jolliffe told reporters outside the hospital.

The two suspects were arrested at the scene, in East Gwillimbury, north of Toronto. The male driver was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Constable Styles, a seven-year veteran of the police force, is survived by his wife, Melissa, and two young children.

Chief Jolliffe, who appeared shaken, said the officer’s family had asked for “space to deal with their loss.”

Television images of the scene show a van stopped in a grassy area off the highway, with long track marks behind it. The vehicle has damage to its front end.

Homicide detectives, along with collision-reconstruction and canine teams, are investigating.
Special Investigations Unit spokesman Frank Phillips said his agency would not be taking a role in scrutinizing events.

Normally deaths and serious injuries incurred during police-civilian encounters are examined by Ontario’s civilian-staffed SIU. But because Constable Styles died of his injuries, the matter rests with the York Regional homicide squad, Mr. Phillips said.

The incident occurred at Highway 48 and Herald Road in East Gwillimbury at 4:50 a.m. Constable Styles died shortly after 6 a.m.

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty and Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak extended condolences to Constable Styles’s family.

Constable Styles joined York Regional Police as a cadet-in-training in December of 2003 and became a constable in May, 2004. He worked in uniform patrol in the force’s No. 1 District, which covers Newmarket, Aurora and East Gwillimbury.

He is the 10th York Region police officer to die in the line of duty.

The most recent casualty before him – also felled by a car – was Detective-Constable Robert Plunkett, who was slain in August, 2007.

Constable Plunkett’s killer has been convicted of manslaughter and is to be sentenced in Newmarket on Wednesday. The prosecution is seeking a penitentiary sentence of at least 10 years.


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Obstacle Course Race Name

Hello,
Guys and Gals out there I need your help, I am looking to organize a Obstacle Course Race like the Warrior Dash, Spartan Race or the Gladiator Rock'n Run.

The Race will be about 8 km's long and each Km there will be a obstacle. Like all the other races I would like to have something that makes you think of a Warrior in the title.

Here are a few I was thinkning of, please tell me what ones you like and if you have a better one let me know.

1. Maximus Dash 2. Warlord Rally 3. Sparta Run 4. Spartacus Race

Thanks

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Perform This Way

Are You a Lady Ga Ga Fan? I guess that would make you a little monster, if so you may get a little laugh out of this, it's Weird Al with a Parody of Born This way. Enjoy

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

2 Philly copx shoot, kill suspected drug dealer

A suspected drug dealer who allegedly pulled a gun on police was fatally shot by two officers Monday night in the city's Kensington section.

At 8:05, the uniformed officers responded to a report of drug sales and a person with a gun in the 2100 block of East Monmouth Street, said police spokesman Lt. Raymond Evers.

The suspect, described as about 20 years old, pulled a large-caliber revolver from his waistband and pointed it at the officers, Evers said.

The officers fired eight times at the man, who fled a short distance before collapsing inside a house in the 2000 block of East Birch Street, Evers said.

A medic unit pronounced the man dead at the scene at 8:29. No one else was hurt.
Officers recovered the revolver, which the suspect dropped as he ran away, Evers said.
The shooting was being investigated by Internal Affairs, which examines all police gun discharges. The two officers who fired will be assigned to desk duty until the investigation is complete.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Have you seen this video of a Wisconsin Traffic Stop shootout? Shows you that you should never treat any Traffic stop as routine.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Book Giveaway: The Long Run

Well recently I have Finished reading a great book called The Long Run. The Book is about a New York City firefighter that was living his dream life in New York City as a Firefighter, a bar owner and a single man in a vibrant city. Then one day everything changed and he was forced to rethink his whole life.

“A New York City Firefighter’s Triumphant Comeback from Crash Victim to Elite Athlete.”
Head to Lose the shoes.net to enter

Monday, April 18, 2011

Texas deputy shot, killed by inmate

This is a sad story and it will be interesting to see where the gun came from.

Officials say an inmate shot and killed a sheriff's deputy while she was transferring prisoners outside a northeast Texas courthouse.

Bowie County officials say the deputy was shot about 2:30 p.m. Monday at the county courthouse in New Boston while moving inmates. They say their suspect is an inmate who then stole the sheriff's van and drove off. Authorities say the van was later found and the inmate captured in Ashdown, Ark.
There was no immediate word on the identities of the deputy and the suspect or how the suspect got a gun.
Bowie County is on the Texas-Arkansas border and includes Texarkana, Texas.

Wanna win a Pair of Vibram Five Fingers

You looking to get a pair of Vibram Five Fingers? Well the site named MyFiveFingers is giving a pair away each month, follow the steps and win! Click here

Friday, April 15, 2011

Busy Police Work week:

It's been a busy week at work a few good stories to come.

The other day was was in court for a file where only 1 suspect was identified, it was funny were were joking before hand saying " Wouldn't it be funny if the other ones showed up"

Would someone really make that mistake?

Well when the trial began guess who came for moral support? Yep the other unidentified suspect that we had a photo of, let's just say their day didn't go as planned...

You gotta love those ones ;)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Police Gear: Handcuffs

Well there's not much to say about handcuffs that most don't already know, but I felt a post was needed as they are a very important part of the job and a piece of gear all officers use.

Handcuffs are restraint devices designed to secure an individuals wrists close together. They comprise two parts, linked together by a chain, a hinge or in the case of rigid cuffs, a bar. Each half has a rotating arm which engages with a ratchett that prevents it from being opened once closed around a person's wrist. Without the key, the handcuffs cannot be removed and so the handcuffed person is unable to move his or her wrists more than a few centimetres/inches apart, making many tasks difficult or impossible. This is usually done to prevent suspected criminal from escaping police custody.

Hand positioning
In the past, police officers typically handcuffed an arrested person with his or her hands in front, but since approximately the mid-1960s behind-the-back handcuffing has been the standard. The vast majority of police academies in the United States today also teach their recruits to apply handcuffs so that the palms of the suspect's hands face outward after the handcuffs are applied.

The Jacksonville, Florida Police Department, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and others are notable exceptions, as they favor palms-together handcuffing. This helps prevent radial neuropathy or handcuff neuropathy during extended periods of restraint. Suspects are handcuffed with the keyholes facing up (away from the hands) to make it difficult to open them even with a key or improvised lock-pick.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Police Officer lower back pain

The last few months have been going great when it comes to fitness, I've been hitting the new gym and feeling great. Little did I know that because of bad habits at work I was a ticking time bomb for having lower back pain.

I was at the gym on Sunday and using the Seat Row machine and I twisted the wrong way and tweaked my back and then I was a cripple.

What surprised me was when I went into Massage and the Chiropractor they said "Oh your a police officer, enough said" They said you wouldn't believe how many officers come into the clinic with lower back pain.

The majors things that cause it is:
- the heavy duty belt around your waist.
- Sitting in the patrol car for long hours.
- and the worst, if you have a laptop in the car, twisting to the right in order to type reports.

Well after some treatment it's getting better and I have another appointment tonight, Know that I know I'm at risk because of the job I have to take steps to avoid it.. Here's some information I found.

POLICE LOWER BACK PAIN
Police officers spend long hours patrolling neighborhoods or streets. Patrolling can be on foot, horseback, motorcycle or car. An officer's duty belt can weigh more than 15 pounds with equipment wrapping around the waist while the officer patrols or runs, but all the gear can weigh up to 25lb. Not only does the weight and location of the duty belt add stress to an officer's back and neck, but the amount of time officers must sit in patrol vehicles increases spinal fatigue. Duty requirements impact the incident rate of back issues in police officers,

Duty requirements do not exclusively lead to chronic back pain in police officers. The posture officers use while carrying equipment and patrolling have an impact on resulting pain. Slouching in patrol cars for extended periods of time plays a role in the development. In addition, overweight officers might have a higher propensity for back pain after a complete shift is performed


Treatment
A small percentage of those who suffer from chronic back pain require surgery, according to the Mayo Clinic. Those who don't require surgery need to work the core muscles in the abdomen, legs and back to provide the proper support for the spine. Exercises range from flexing your ankles while lying on the ground to performing squats against a wall. Stretching should be done to release stress in the spine and mobilize the joints. Officers also should do non-jarring aerobic activities such as swimming and cycling to maintain cardiovascular fitness without adding to back pain.

Solutions
There are ways for officers to help reduce back pain. The first is to get out of patrol cars and walk around at least once an hour if appropriate. Reducing repetitive overtime also can help alleviate chronic back pain. Another solution being studied is the use of a suspender system to help support the officer's duty belt. There are suspender systems on the market that are virtually invisible under a uniform but help support the weight sitting around an officer's waist.

Hope this helps..


Thursday, March 31, 2011

April Fools Pranks

 With April Fools coming up tomorrow I thought I would post a few classic pranks that you may want to try.

Q) Do you know who played the first April fools prank?
A) The first April fools prank was from a novel hundreds of years old where a fox played a prank on a chicken emperor.

Since that time April fools has morphed into a day where the office jokster or class clown's practical jokes or general foolishness is accepted.

Sorry the day is not a holiday...The day is marked by the commission of good humoured or funny jokes, hoaxes, and other practical jokes of varying sophistication on friends, family members, teachers, neighbors, work associates, etc.


Here are a few classics:

Two Black Eyes

Put a dark substance around the eyepiece of a pair of binoculars (we recommend dark eye-shadow instead of the black shoe polish used in the classic prank of yesteryear). Hand them to your victim and point out something for them to look at in the distance. Then laugh at the dark circles around their eyes.

Do the Splits

Find a scrap of cloth. Place a dollar on the floor and stay nearby. When the victim comes by and bends down to pick up the dollar, rip the cloth loudly. Most people will reach back to see if they ripped their pants.

Door Ambush

This is the most classic and simple prank ever. Balance a small disposable cup of water on the top of a partially open door. Then wait for the splash!

Toilet Trouble

Put a piece of bubblewrap under the toilet seat so when your victim sits, they are surprised by a loud POP!

I Hope you enjoy you enjoy your Aprils Fools day









Monday, March 28, 2011

Becoming a Police Officer: The Job

Police work is far from a 9 A.M to 5 P.M, Monday to Friday occupation.  A Police Officer could be assigned to work any day of the week at any time. The average work week is 40-44 hours a week.  Many agencies go with shift work, working 12 hour shifts. Example: I work 4 days on 4 days off, 12 hour shifts, 2 days then 2 nights. Working shift work may have some disadvantages but it's far from a humdrum existence.

What's the money like you may ask, well many large departments start officers off at $40,000 and you can work your way up close to $80,000, some even higher. As depending on what route your career takes you could make over $100,000 with promotions.

There are many other benefits of the job, usually early retirement with a full pension, sick leave, lots of vacation, paid uniforms, cool gear, excitement and job security.

But one thing I would say before you close down your laptop and sign up, think about the stress this job will place on your family or the family you plan to have. You end up missing alot of "family functions," your on a totally different schedule from your "normal" friends and it's a dangerous job. That's why you see alot of cops marry fellow cops. That's a decision you must make, to me it's worth it.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Police Men's Flag Football

A couple of weeks ago I signed up for a Flag Football team that some people were trying to put together of Police Officers to enter the Local Flag Football league, then a touch team in the summer.

I was excited when I first read the email, but as I started to think about it I become less joyous. The reason being is it seems every time someone trys to organize things within this department they seem to fall apart.

So tomorrow are our first two games, I'm working a day shift but my Sgt is giving me the time off for some missed lunches.

Here's the problem tho, Our first games are tomorrow, we haven't had a practice yet, we haven't had a meeting yet, we don't have uniforms and we don't have plays..... On the bright side we have a name, The Blue Knights..... Wish me luck!!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Image of Police

I was thinking about how the public perceives the Police. Alot of times we as Police officers do things that effect our image without evening knowing it. I've been attempting to be careful of this as of late.

Here's a fail below... Lol





Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Funny mug shots

I found a few funny mug shots online, check them out...

I think my favorite is the last guy, he looks crazy!












Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Wild Wild West

I'm sitting here on my first day off and I'm thinking back to yesterday and how exciting it was.

My night shift last night was on of those shifts that make you say " I love my job"

I don't know any other thing that offers so much excitement as Policing. Last night was one of those nights were there were no calls and the night seemed to just drag along, I should have learned over my time on the job that these are the nights were crazy things happen.

We were running from one call to another, The one call turned into 3 separate calls where there were k9 tracks,guns, foot chases and weapons. It was non-stop fun, doesn't matter I was 5 hours late getting off.

THIS IS FROM THE LOCAL PAPER WORD FOR WORD, SO I"M NOT COMMENTING ON IT ;)

Police have three people in custody after a stabbing in  early Tuesday "my Zone" morning.


Police were called shortly before 4:30 a.m. to 22 Street. A 19-year-old man was taken to hospital with undetermined injuries.

Const. Spokeman said the victim’s injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. A 36-year-old woman, a 19-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy were arrested a couple of hours later and are still being questioned. Spokeman said charges are expected.

Palmeter said that while the call for help came from 22 street, police think the stabbing actually happened on nearby Street. He said it appears to have stemmed from an argument between the victim and suspects, who all know each other.

Police recovered a bloody white towel from the backyard of the property.

Police also found a can of bear spray nearby and are trying to determine if that is related to the stabbing.

While investigating the stabbing, police patrolling the 300 block of a St at about 6 a.m. spotted two men walking whom they thought may have been involved. But when they got out of their cruiser the two men fled.

Police dogs tracked the men to a residence. One man who was already in the home was arrested for breach of conditions, and one of the two men who fled was arrested after he came outside and was found to be carrying a handgun. The second person who ran was arrested initially and then released at the scene, but then rearrested for obstructing a police officer as the police dogs searched the area. Police discovered two more guns in nearby woods.

Spokeman said the men walking were not connected to the stabbing incident.



Saturday, March 19, 2011

Bruce Lee plays Ping Pong

Check out this very cool video... Do you think it's real??

UFC 128

Well it's early here as I eat my bagel before work..
I'm happy that I'm working day shift today because tonight is UFC 128 and there are some good matches, if the day goes well and I'm not too beat I plan to watch the fights tonight. I watch them online at UpchuckSports

I'm in the early wagon this cycle, Yesterday when I was driving was slow but of course today when I'm on the computer I'm sure it will be busy...lol

Chat soon
K

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Here now gone..... Komodo Sports

I've been waiting the last week for my new Vibram Five Fingers Komodo Sports. I was surprised to find that MEC sold Vibram Five Fingers online. I was looking to buy the new Komodo Sports but all the sites in the states ( The non-fake vibrams, how to spot a fake here) would not ship to Canada.

I stumbled upon MEC that would ship across Canada and they had great prices. I ordered the new Vibram Five Fingers Komodo Sports and had them shipped to my house. The worst thing they could have done was given me a tracking number.  All throughout the day I would check where my package was, I think  i became a mail stalker.... When the package hasn't changed for a while i would wonder why, and once they package was in the city I was excited.

I knew what time the mail lady usually showed up, so I started looking out the window, awaiting her arrival. There she was, she was delivering mail at the apartment building across the street, I didn't want to look crazy so I didn't wait for her at the front door, but I had my shoes on...

Once I got the package I opened it up and the shoes looked awesome, I was excited to slide them on. When sliding them on that's when I realized there was something wrong. They went on way to easy, Five Fingers will stretch alittle and should fit snug, they were alittle loose when I first slide them on so they were too big because they would only stretch.

I already have a pair of VFF's that are size 42 that fit well, so they must differ alittle more between styles.

So I took them back to the local MEC and returned them, even tho MEC does carry a few styles here they don't carry the Komodo Sports here,,, So the waiting game begins again.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Canadian Crime stats 2009

This Post is for all you stat junkies out there, I plan to have more posts with Crime stats in the future.

Police-reported crime in Canada continues to decline. Both the volume and severity of police-reported crime fell in 2009, continuing the downward trend seen over the past decade.

Are we not catching them? Are they not being reported? or are the Police getting better?

Nearly 2.2 million crimes were reported to police in 2009, about 43,000 fewer than in 2008. Overall, three property crimes accounted for the majority of this drop: 17,000 fewer motor vehicle thefts, 10,000 fewer mischief offences and 5,000 fewer break-ins.


The crime rate, a measure of the volume of crime reported to police, fell 3% in 2009 and was 17% lower than a decade ago.

The Crime Severity Index (CSI), a measure of the seriousness of police-reported crime, declined 4% in 2009 and stood 22% lower than in 1999.

Violent crimes, which range in seriousness from harassing phone calls to homicide, accounted for about 1 in 5 crimes in 2009. Police-reported violent crime in Canada is also declining, but to a lesser extent than overall crime.

Police identified about 165,000 youth aged 12 to 17 accused of a criminal offence in 2009. Both the number of crimes and the seriousness of crimes committed by youth have generally been declining since 2001, including a slight drop in 2009.
Police reported about 443,000 violent crimes in 2009, about 4 in 10 of which were minor assaults. Rates for many violent crimes fell in 2009, including serious assault, sexual assault and robbery.

However, some violent crimes did increase. There were 806 attempted murders in 2009, 85 more than in 2008. Increases were also reported in the rate of extortion, firearms offences and criminal harassment.

There were 610 homicides in 2009, about the same as the previous year. The homicide rate has been relatively stable for the past decade and well below the peak during the mid-1970s.

Break-ins have been steadily declining since peaking in the early 1990s, including a 4% drop in 2009. Police reported just over 205,000 break-ins in 2009, of which 6 in 10 were residential.

Is this due to more and more people getting home security systems?

This is the scariest stat, Impaired driving increases for third year in a row

Following 25 years of general decline, impaired driving offences increased for the third consecutive year, up 3% in 2009.

In July 2008, new legislation came into effect enabling police to conduct mandatory roadside testing and assessment of suspected drug-impaired drivers. Of the 89,000 incidents of impaired driving in 2009, just over 1,400 were reported by police to have been drug-impaired driving.

Hope you enjoyed this update,

Kenny
Check out the Stats here, thrown into a pie



JAPAN EARTHQUAKE TSUNAMI - A TRIBUTE 2011 March 11th

As I sit around waiting for my Vibram Five Fingers Komodo Sports to arrive :) I've been surfing Youtube watching the sad videos of the Tsunami that hit Japan. This video adds music which always seems to make it more sad....

Monday, March 14, 2011

Traffic Stop

Well I'm on days off now, it was a busy weekend so I'm looking forward to relaxing.

Saturday night wasn't too busy and I was excited to get off an hour early due to the time change.....

The supervisors are always talking about being proactive and not letting the calls just come to you. Well early in the morning I conducted a traffic stop which ended with me going home super late... but it was worth it, I think at the end of it 35 charges were laid.

Here is what the local paper had to say, city and places removed....

Five face weapons charges

Four teenage boys and a man face weapons charges after police stopped a vehicle in "Town" early Sunday.


Police say they stopped a vehicle containing four 17-year-olds and a man, 20, at about 4 a.m. near Twin Oaks and "another" road. All five have been charged with possessing a weapon dangerous to the public peace.

Three boys face charges of breaching a court order and one boy has been charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.



Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Swim,Bike,Run,Row and weights...

The Canada Games Center opened this week.

The Canada Games were a great hit and well enjoyed by all, one of the games center pieces was the Canada Games Center that has pools, a field house with 4 basketball courts, a running track and a fitness center.

The Opening day was this past Saturday, it was busy in the pool area but I headed to the fitness center and it wasn't too bad up there.

Yesterday I went to the fitness center and did some weights, went for a running on the running track, biked for 15mins as welll as 15mins on the rower then jumped in the pool for a few laps.

It was a full day, I'm a little sore today but I'm off to the fitness center again....later

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Police Guns: The Glock 22

The Glock 22: America's best-selling police pistol

Many Police Officers won't carry any other duty weapon then the Glock 22. I'll briefly explain the history of Glock 22 pistols.


The Glock 22 was first introduced in 1990. Glock was trying to figure out how they could make an impact in the police gun industry and decided on the Glock 22. The Glock 22 gun was designed as alternative to the 9mm and .45 caliber guns. Ever since the release of the Glock 22 is has been very popular in the law enforcement field. In fact, Best Police Guns is fully confident that the majority of police officers carrying a Glock pistol carry the Glock 22.

As we mentioned earlier, Best Police Guns first time shooting was with the Glock 22. The Glock 22 has very little kick back and is very manageable. As a result of the way the Glock 22 is constructed it is very accurate and reliable. The newer versions of the Glock 22 have rail slides on it so that you can easily affix tactical lights to it. It should be noted that Glock only recommends putting the Glock tactical light on it.


Glock 22 specifications:
•Caliber- .40
•Weight (Loaded)- 975 grams
•Weight (Unloaded)- 650 grams
•Length- 7.32 inches
•Barrel Length- 4.49 inches
•Width- 1.18 inches
•Height- 5.43 inches
•Barrel Height- 1.26 inches
•Magazine Capacity- 15
•Trigger Pull- 5.5 lbs
•Trigger Travel- .5 inches
•Line of Sight- 6.49 inches
•Barrel Rifling- Right hand, hexagonal

Glock 22 prices:
The following Glock 22 prices are for Glock 22 pistols with no accessories on it.

Fixed sights: $440.00
Glock sights: $500.00
Trijicon sights: $520.00

There are a lot of accessories that you can put on the Glock 22 pistol. Those accessories include tactical lights, grips, lasers, and custom night sights. All of these Glock accessories will only make your Glock 22 better! And that is tough to do since the Glock 22 is already one of the best police guns.

Find out why the Glock 22 is one of the most popular police guns and head down to your local range and try one out.



Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Barefoot running iphone app

I downloaded a new barefoot running app today, I haven't got to completly review it yet, here's a review I found.. Enjoy.

Merrell introduces the first-ever barefoot running training and education application for the iPhone. The free and funapplication takes enthusiasts on a forty-day adventure into the world of barefoot form. From posture tips, body alignment and barefoot walking, the ultimate challenge for barefoot newbies will end with a 1.5 mile barefoot run. Enthusiasts are invited to download the free application and start the barefoot challenge.


And, with a launch date of March 1st newbie barefooters will have plenty of time to take the 40-day training program and participate in an International Barefoot Running Day event on May 1st

Police Guns: Sig Sauer P226

For Best Police Gun the Sig Sauer P226 gets my vote. I guess the reason the P226 is my favorite, is because is the gun I strap to my side every day I hit the streets.

Sig Sauer P226- The Sig 226 is a full sized police gun and one of the most popular Sig Sauer pistols carried by police officers and other law enforcement. In this Best Police Guns Sig 226 review we are going to discuss each of the Sig Sauer P226 models.


The Sig Sauer P226 is originally based off of the Sig P220. Originally designed in 1984 the Sig P226 has become very popular for military. When you are looking at the Sig Sauer P226 models and see an "R" after it that simply means that there is a rail underneath the slide that can accommodate a tactical light.

The Sig P226 specs:

Sig Sauer P226- This is the original version of the Sig P226. The P226 was designed to replace the 1911. This police gun is very easy to handle and operate. The cost of the Sig Sauer P226 is $899.99.

•Caliber: 9mm, .40 S&W, or .357 SIG
•Action type: DA/SA
•Trigger pull: 10 lbs DA and 4.4 lbs SA
•Length: 7.7 inches
•Height: 5.5 inches
•Loaded weight: 34 ounces
•Capacity: 10 or 15 rounds for the 9mm and 10 or 12 for the .40 S&W and .357 SIG
•Grips: Black Polymer
•Frame: Black Hard Anodized
•Slide: Nitron
•Rail: Yes
•CA Compliant: Yes
•MA Compliant: Yes

The Sig Sauer P226 also comes in many other versions. Check them out here:

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Police chase ended by taser

Check out this video, It's a Police chase that turns into a walk in the park, that turns into a foot chase that ends with the subject being taser'd... Enjoy

Is your month as bad as Christina Aguileras?

I thought I was having a bad day, I went to bed early last night but this morning I found it so hard to get out of bed and I just have no energy so far today, but it's not as bad as Christina Aguilera.

I can't wait till Saturday when the new gym opens up, I'm working that night but I'll be able to grab a quick workout before I head to work.

If you think your having a bad month or so think of Christina Aguilera, she messed up the national anthem in front of millions, sounded bad at the grammy's in front of her peers and thrown in jail by the cops....

Christina Aguilera was arrested early this morning along with her boyfriend in West Hollywood, Christina was popped for public intoxication and her boyfriend was arrested for driving under the influence.


Aguilera was arrested at 2:45 AM and booked at the West Hollywood Sheriff's substation on a misdemeanor charge.
We're told cops initially pulled over Rutler after they noticed he was driving erratically.



Police Guns: Beretta PX4 Storm

Thanks to Best Police Guns for this review.

Beretta PX4 Storm- The Beretta PX4 Storm is one of the most popular Beretta firearms. Beretta has a long tradition of making some of the most popular and best police guns and continued it with the PX4 Storm gun. Read this Beretta PX4 Storm review!


When Beretta took to designing the PX4 Storm pistol they thought about everybody's needs. The new Beretta Px4 Storm pistol is the one the most advanced pistols manufactured by anybody. The Beretta PX4 Storm was designed around am idea that a pistol can be adapted to different needs and modes of operations, without compromising on ergonomics and the renowned Beretta reliability and performance. As a result the PX4 Storm is one of the most popular police guns and civilian guns.


The Beretta PX4 Storm has three key ideas: power, easy to use, and reliability. When you pick up a Beretta PX4 Storm you can see right away that it is an easy to use firearm. The power theory will come into play when you shoot either the 9 mm, .40 S&W, or 45 ACP. The reliability is a given with the Beretta name on it.

The Beretta PX4 features two types of safeties. They are signified by being called model F and model G. Model F has a manual safety/hammer decocking lever. Model G has a hammer decocking lever. The model G decocking lever can be replaced with a low profile configuration to further reduce the overall dimensions of the slide. Both safety levers are positioned on both sides of the slide for easy access by all shooters. The 9 mm and.40 S&W Beretta PX4 Storms come in both models while the 45 ACP is only available in model G.

Here are the technical stats for the Beretta PX4 Storm.

•Caliber: 9 mm, .40 S&W, 45 ACP
•Capacity: 9 mm- 17 rounds, .40 S&W- 14, 45 ACP- 9 or 10
•Rifling: Right hand, 6 grooves
•General Operation Semiautomatic, short recoil of barrel.
•Slide: Steel, sandblasted, phosphatized and Bruniton coated.
•Barrel: Steel, sandblasted and blued. Internally chromium-plated.
•Unloaded Weight: 9 mm and .40 S&W- 785 grams, 45 ACP- 800 grams
•Overall Length: 7.55 inches
•Barrel Length: 4.00 inches
•Overall Width: 1.42 inches
•Grip Width: 1.18 inches
•Overall Height: 5.51 inches
•Rail Slide: Yes

Beretta PX4 Storm price:

•9mm: $600.00
•.40 S&W: $600.00
•45 ACP: $650.00

Best Police Guns likes the Beretta PX4 Storm. We know several people that carry the PX4 Storm as their duty weapon and they like it.




Monday, February 28, 2011

2012 Olympic Logo

Have you seen the 2012 Olympic logo? It's a mess check it out here..

Becoming a Police Officer: Do your homework

I've been working on a page ( Become a Cop) for this site, that will aide people that are looking at a career in policing to get ready for the process. Here's Step #1

Learn your future boss:

One thing that I believe is very important when looking at becoming a Police Officer is if you have a city or area in mind that you would like to work, learn what they look for in future employees.

Most Police departments in North America have websites, and they usually dedicate a page or two to recruitment.

Here are two great examples of  recruitment pages, in the US ( NYPD ) and in Canada ( RCMP)

The Key is to look at what these departments are looking for and what you can do to give you the best chance.

Some Departments looking heavily on volunteer work, or taking part in your community, some will want a university degree others don't care at all.

The Key: Police Departments will do their homework on you, So do yours on them!!

Stay tuned for more steps.......

Sunday, February 27, 2011

83rd Oscars winners

Here are the main award nominees, I'll update the winners as they get awarded...

Actor in a Leading Role

Javier Bardem in “Biutiful”
Jeff Bridges in “True Grit”
Jesse Eisenberg in “The Social Network”
Colin Firth in “The King's Speech” **Winner**
James Franco in “127 Hours”

Actor in a Supporting Role
Christian Bale in “The Fighter” ** Winner**
John Hawkes in “Winter's Bone”
Jeremy Renner in “The Town”
Mark Ruffalo in “The Kids Are All Right”
Geoffrey Rush in “The King's Speech”

Actress in a Leading Role
Annette Bening in “The Kids Are All Right”
Nicole Kidman in “Rabbit Hole”
Jennifer Lawrence in “Winter's Bone”
Natalie Portman in “Black Swan” **WINNER**
Michelle Williams in “Blue Valentine”

Actress in a Supporting Role
Amy Adams in “The Fighter”
Helena Bonham Carter in “The King's Speech”
Melissa Leo in “The Fighter” ** Winner **
Hailee Steinfeld in “True Grit”
Jacki Weaver in “Animal Kingdom”

Animated Feature Film
“How to Train Your Dragon” Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois
“The Illusionist” Sylvain Chomet
“Toy Story 3” Lee Unkrich ** WINNER**

Costume Design

“Alice in Wonderland” Colleen Atwood **Winner**
“I Am Love” Antonella Cannarozzi
“The King's Speech” Jenny Beavan
“The Tempest” Sandy Powell
“True Grit” Mary Zophres

Directing
“Black Swan” Darren Aronofsky
“The Fighter” David O. Russell
“The King's Speech” Tom Hooper **Winner**
“The Social Network” David Fincher
“True Grit” Joel Coen and Ethan Coen


Best Picture

“Black Swan” Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver and Scott Franklin, Producers
“The Fighter” David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Mark Wahlberg, Producers
“Inception” Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan, Producers
“The Kids Are All Right” Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte and Celine Rattray, Producers
“The King's Speech” Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producers **Winner**
“127 Hours” Christian Colson, Danny Boyle and John Smithson, Producers
“The Social Network” Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca and Ce├ín Chaffin, Producers
“Toy Story 3” Darla K. Anderson, Producer
“True Grit” Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, Producers
“Winter's Bone" Anne Rosellini and Alix Madigan-Yorkin, Producers

Ride A-long

Every time that you strap on your belt and turn your radio on, you never know where the calls will take you, or what you'll experience out there.

First night shift I was taking out my Sister in-Law on a ride-along, I was excited to show her what I do. She had helped me when I was first looking to get into policing.  The cycle had been busy up to that point so I was hoping it was going to keep on producing good calls.

Well I don't know if the criminals heard that L was going to be out on the streets and stayed in or it was just one of those nights. I tried hard to dig us up some trouble but it just wasn't working.

We went on a few calls, and she got to hear some of the crazy requests citizens ask the Police " My boyfriend took my weed and smokes can you get it back" Oh Ok we will get right on that!

We got to ride lights and sirens once going to a weapons call, and with that call she would have seen the few minutes of excitement followed by the reports.

No matter how busy it was I had a great time with L and she's welcome back anytime in my car.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

UFC 127

Hello all,
This last cycle was pretty busy at work, I had a good time but I'm ready for my days off.

So tonight I'll kick my feet back and watch men beat each other up.

Tonight is UFC 127, if your too cheap to pay for the Pay Per View you can watch it free at UPCHUCKSPORTS 

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Roll up the rim is back

Roll up the rim is back at Tims, I'm not a coffee drinker but maybe I'll need to get a hot chocolate.





Well I was back to work today, there was no easing me into the routine.

Once I logged in I was going to calls and typing reports all day, I rather that then being bored.


On days off I headed to CB for time with the family. I had a great time with family, some that I haven't seen in a while.

It was fun, I stayed busy. I think it's a country thing, I spent alot of time clearing roofs off from the heavy snow.

Today the same family members came to the big city for alittle visit here, it's great to have family around.

KO


Friday, February 18, 2011

POLICE NEWS: Poughkeepsie Mayor: 1 Officer Shot, 3 Hurt; Gunman Dead

It's always sad when you hear stories like this, and makes you thankful everytime you come home safe..

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - Authorities say a police officer was shot and the gunman killed in a shootout near a train station in New York's Hudson Valley. Three other officers were hurt, but police haven't said what their injuries are.


Poughkeepsie Mayor John Tkazyik tells the Poughkeepsie Journal the officers were taken to a hospital.

Greg Zurawik , a spokesman for St. Francis Hospital, says the gunman died at the hospital Friday afternoon. He says the man suffered a gunshot wound but he had no other details.

Tkazyik says the officers were called to the scene by a report of shots fired in a parking lot around 1 p.m. No other details were immediately available.

Poughkeepsie is a city of about 30,000 people about 70 miles south of Albany.







Canada Games Gold Medal Game

The Gold Medal Game was a blast, I was cheering for B.C and they ended up winning...
The game went back and forth and B.C ended up winning over Quebec 7-4.

The energy was high in the building and it must be a great experience for those young kids to play in front of 10,000 people. The place was packed but alot of people left before the medals were handed out ( as seen in photo)

If you want more information on the Canada Games click here.



Canada Games Gold Medal Game (Before)

Tonight is the Gold Medal game for men's hockey for the Canada Games. Myself, my brother and my brother in-laws were given tickets to the game. The game tonight is between B.C and Quebec. 

Out of the two teams Quebec seems to be the stronger team, to me all I care about is that it's a good game.

Go Teams

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Slow night

Well I'm sitting here in my patrol car after a long night.



The night started off busy then died right down.

Earlier there were a string of robberies, but sadly I didn't get on those calls.

I'm so looking forward to signing off in a hr and jumping into a warm bed and sleeping till I need to head back to work.

Question: Would you rather work day shifts or night shifts?

Ko

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Police Skills: Leadership

When you go the recruitment process of a Police department, one skill they will be looking for is weather or not you are a leader.
Leadership represents a crucial determinant of police organizational efficacy. Supervisors and others in formal positions of power must engage, motivate, and guide subordinates, community members, and other local officials.

The evolving vision of patrol officers has led to a rethinking of the role of leadership even among those not possessing conventional supervisory control. Contemporary discussions about patrol personnel suggest that "every officer is a leader." Agencies desire frontline employees who can lead citizens during chaotic situations, facilitate and direct problem-solving activities, and make neighborhoods safer.

Q)What is Leadership?
A) Leadership has been described as the “process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task”.

Are Leaders Born or Made?

This age-old question found within leadership literature frequently is answered through biographical examples of recognized leaders. The leadership sections of libraries and book stores often contain a number of texts that offer accounts of great military, political, and corporate leaders. Other examinations of this issue consider whether cultural and social events forge great leaders within the crucible of adversity, such as seen in World War II.

I Think Leaders are built through peoples life experiences, so there's hope for everyone.
Finally, to be effective, leaders must understand the crucial importance between leadership and management. Though management skills are helpful in some aspects of the profession,  But policing needed more leadership from supervisors and others throughout the organization. In particular, effective leaders avoid micromanaging the actions of subordinates and coworkers. They set a proper tone, show how the job is to be done, and give others the freedom to find ways to complete assigned duties within those parameters.











Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day

Hello all,
I just wanted to say Happy Valentines Day to all my blog readers.  I'm not a big fan of Valentines Day, the commercial world has created Valentines day into a big money grab.

But I just wanted to say, I hope today you show alittle more love to everyone, if you have someone you love, cherish them. If there are people out there who love you, appreciate them. After the calender switches to Feb 15th 2011 don't let anything change

KO

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Goo Goo Dolls Live

Well I was super excited about going to see the Goo Goo Dolls last night, I had seen them live about 4 years ago and jumped at the chance to see them again.

Crash Parallel was listed as their opening act, when receiving the tickets and saw that I YouTube'd them and listened to one of their songs, I thought they sounded nice.

Well from the first song they sang I was sold on Crash Parallel, they had great songs and they put on a great show. As Crash Parallel finished  their last song I thought to myself they just showed up the Goo Goo Dolls!!

Well the Goo Goo Dolls came out and showed they still had it, they put on a great show, playing their older hits and some of their new songs, I love the energy they put into their shows and their music like always is amazing.

It was a fun night of music

I added a cpl clips I shot on my iphone4, I would have recorded longer if I knew how good they would turn out..




Friday, February 11, 2011

Basketball in the hood

The Community Officers in the area i work in every year organize a Basketball game that puts officers vs. teachers.

There is a area of public housing that sits up on a hill over looking the city, it gets a really bad name but there are alot of good people up there. At the top of the hill in the school that is P - 6, I believe.

The Teachers always have a strong team, seems like the recruit the best teachers from the surrounding schools. The Teachers came out strong taking a 8-0 lead, but once we warmed up the come back was on. The game was very playful till the end when both sides clearly wanted to win, the refs blew the whistle stating the game was over and looking at the score board it was tied up, I think that was planned. The kids had a great game as well as all the players.

After the game the teachers treated us to subway up in the staff room, was a fun day.

I got alot of looks because I wore my Vibram Five Fingers to play in, everyone was like won't you roll your ankle in those? My answer was our feet were designed to start and stop, these just let our technology work..lol

Can't wait for tonight, we are off to the GOO GOO DOLLS, should be a awesome show, we are 3 rows back.

KO