Posts tagged with: how to be a cop

Two years after leaving the Marine Corps, I find myself sitting on a used couch in a tiny sweaty apartment in North Hollywood… AC is expensive.  The year is 2014...
I once had a radio call of a child with “oppositional defiance disorder.”  After her mom explained to me what a “monster” her child had turned out to be, I...
“Know yourself and seek self-improvement.”- Marine Corps leadership principles Want to be better at life? How about just trying to get hired as a police officer, or you if you are...
0200 hours, 15 minutes to end of watch, and the radio blares, “4A15, be advised shots heard in the area of Broadway and Griffin.” While it’s common to get a...
Too many people focus on preparing for the academy, believing it to be the ultimate achievement.  It’s an achievement alright, but the real challenge begins when you hit the streets...
I often get asked how I like being a cop. More specifically I also get asked if being a cop is hard. Since I love it, my answer is always...
Our current U.S. Secretary of Defense, General James Mattis has enough motivation to fire up an entire fleet Marine Corps without even saying a single Oorah!  When the man speaks,...
I often get asked what are the basic requirements to become a police officer. I took the time to make a chart listing and comparing the the basic qualification to...