to be fair and hionest will you post my comment? I have more cops in my family then you have fingers
Our family of cops goes back 3 generations. Will you abuse your power to let me comment? you know I speak the truth..
Honestly, I think you may have missed my point. My article was not about the salary fairness of officers, or what they make on the side, for those who are allowed, many departments do not allow officers to work security anymore and many departments do not offer overtime. I have learned from many officers and family responses to my hubz that they have not been allowed overtime or security for years. As far as insurance and benefits are concerned, perhaps many departments still have good benefits but our insurance more than doubled this year and the "free" dependant coverage is no more. I have heard the same from many LEO families across the country. As far as officers being able to make a lot of money, with not much "smarts" as you stated, I don't know how anyone could work effectively as an officer with no "smarts". My husband has a college degree and is a certified QPR/Suicide Prevention Officer, as well as CIT, LEDT, and FTO, with Instructor certifications in all. So, on that area, I would have to disagree with your opinion. Secondly, your remark that Police Officers hold one of the safest jobs comparitively speaking is really irrelevant to the point of my article. My article was specifically addressing the increase of officers being injured and killed by repeat offenders and parolees and the need for changes in laws related to sentencing and early release for those who assault or kill an officer. There is no question that many professions are risky by statistic. A coal miner is at great risk anytime he enters a mine. He does not however have that risk increased by evil doers purposely setting off collapses while he is there. His risk is limited to the job. My point was that our officers are being put at a much greater risk by having an increased amount of repeat offenders being released back on the streets. This increased risk factor would be preventable by changing the laws to prevent those who have already assaulted an officer back on the streets. That would help our officers to only have to deal with the "normal" risks they face on a daily basis and reduce the increased risk of having those with nothing to lose and a long criminal record wandering about with ill intent. So, not posting your comment has nothing to do with me not wanting to be fair, I certainly don't want to open the door for a debate about officer pay and benefits, etc. That had nothing to do with the point of my hub.
by Ralph Schwartz 2 years ago
5 Officers assassinated, 6 wounded in a sniper ambush at Black Lives Matter event - thoughts?A Black Power Group claims responsibility for the murders, also warning there will be more murders of police officers - one suspect caught was quoted as saying "I want to kill white people"News...
by Jay Barban 3 years ago
Do you think it fair and constitutional to make police officers wear audio/video recording devices?
by Cut The Bullshit 7 years ago
I read this shocking comment about Muslims, from a reputable hubber which stunned me.........he/she wrote, I Quote ..."I mean, what has the Islamic world given us in the past 500 years? Oil? They didn't know it was there, how to get it out of the ground, or what use it had if they did. Camels...
by Mike Russo 2 years ago
It's because of the "Use of Force Model" that has been adopted by law enforcement from the military Many cops across the country have been trained in this use of force model. It works like this. A cop approaches a suspect and gives the suspect some type of order. If the...
by Jennifer Kessner 2 years ago
If you haven't kept up to date on the issues in Ferguson, here is a drastically simplified version of events:1. On August 9th, a St. Louis County police officer shot an unarmed 18-year-old young black man. 2. The officer shot him SIX TIMES. With a pause in between. The office shot twice,...
by Brian 8 years ago
Is anyone else tired of the police doing whatever they want while they are operating a vehicle, while they pull people over for the most tiny break of a law?I was once pulled over by a cop, and I could not figure out what I did wrong. Well, it turns out that the tiny light over my license plate was...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|