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New Post as Dean of Schools of Public and Social Services & Education at Ivy Tech Community College

New Post as Dean of Schools of Public and Social Services & Education at Ivy Tech Community College

A MESSAGE FROM DR. RICHARD WEINBLATT, THE COP DOC: Here is the big announcement… The Weinblatt family is off to new adventures as I have been offered and have accepted a terrific new opportunity that allows me to serve students and faculty in the vital community college arena while still preserving my existing business of The Cop Doc LLC and related ventures such as Police Reserve Officer.com. I was called while I was giving a keynote speech to a police … Read entire article »

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Mass. Reserve Conference A Success

Mass. Reserve Conference A Success

It was an enthusiastic crowd that took in the training and speeches and helped to make the 2011 Massachusetts Volunteers in Policing (VIPS) conference a success.  The brainchild of Framingham, MA, Police Auxiliary Captain Marc Spigel, the November 12 and 13 conference at the suburban Boston Beechwood Hotel in Worcester, MA, brought together the top minds in law enforcement training … Read entire article »

Mass. Reserve Conference A Success

Mass. Reserve Conference A Success

It was an enthusiastic crowd that took in the training and speeches and helped to make the 2011 Massachusetts Volunteers in Policing (VIPS) conference a success.  The brainchild of Framingham, MA, Police Auxiliary Captain Marc Spigel, the November 12 and 13 conference at the suburban Boston Beechwood Hotel in Worcester, MA, brought together the top minds in law enforcement training … Read entire article »

Mass. Vol. Law Enforcement Conference

Mass. Vol. Law Enforcement Conference

Around 200 dedicated volunteer law enforcers will be gathering together this weekend near Boston to learn about best practices of volunteer and reserve law enforcement from around the nation.  The 2011 Massachusetts Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) Conference will be held at the Beechwood Hotel in Worcester, MA.  The massive volunteer law enforcer venue is being speerheaded by Framingham Police Auxiliary Captain Marc Spigel.  … Read entire article »

Reserve Police Book Draws on 20 Years of Information

Reserve Police Book Draws on 20 Years of Information

Over two decades of reserve law enforcement information is now available in “The Cop Doc’s Classic Writings on Police Reserves.”  For 20 years, police reserve expert Dr. Richard Weinblatt, The Cop Doc, has written on volunteer and part-time law enforcement.  Known as reserve, auxiliary, special, intermittent, supermumerary, and other titles, the 350 page 6X9 paperback book features articles that Dr. Weinblatt wrote and … Read entire article »

Reserve Police Book Draws on 20 Years of Information

Reserve Police Book Draws on 20 Years of Information

Over two decades of reserve law enforcement information is now available in “The Cop Doc’s Classic Writings on Police Reserves.”  For 20 years, police reserve expert Dr. Richard Weinblatt, The Cop Doc, has written on volunteer and part-time law enforcement.  Known as reserve, auxiliary, special, intermittent, supermumerary, and other titles, the 350 page 6X9 paperback book features articles that Dr. Weinblatt wrote and … Read entire article »

Reserve Police Book Draws on 20 Years of Information

Reserve Police Book Draws on 20 Years of Information

Over two decades of reserve law enforcement information is now available in “The Cop Doc’s Classic Writings on Police Reserves.”  For 20 years, police reserve expert Dr. Richard Weinblatt, The Cop Doc, has written on volunteer and part-time law enforcement.  Known as reserve, auxiliary, special, intermittent, supermumerary, and other titles, the 350 page 6X9 paperback book features articles that Dr. Weinblatt wrote and … Read entire article »

PoliceOne Police Reserve Article Gets Thumbs Up

PoliceOne Police Reserve Article Gets Thumbs Up

The varied opinions law enforcement professionals harbor towards reservists, and the services they provide, are highlighted by the mega-cop website PoliceOne.com.  Doug Wyllie, the senior editor of Praetorian Group’s PoliceOne.com and a good friend (I’ve had many articles published by Doug on PoliceOne) had elicited feedback from their readers on the role of reserve law enforcement officers.  Sometimes known as auxiliaries, the … Read entire article »

PoliceOne Police Reserve Article Gets Thumbs Up

PoliceOne Police Reserve Article Gets Thumbs Up

The varied opinions law enforcement professionals harbor towards reservists, and the services they provide, are highlighted by the mega-cop website PoliceOne.com.  Doug Wyllie, the senior editor of Praetorian Group’s PoliceOne.com and a good friend (I’ve had many articles published by Doug on PoliceOne) had elicited feedback from their readers on the role of reserve law enforcement officers.  Sometimes known as auxiliaries, the … Read entire article »

PoliceOne Police Reserve Article Gets Thumbs Up

PoliceOne Police Reserve Article Gets Thumbs Up

The varied opinions law enforcement professionals harbor towards reservists, and the services they provide, are highlighted by the mega-cop website PoliceOne.com.  Doug Wyllie, the senior editor of Praetorian Group’s PoliceOne.com and a good friend (I’ve had many articles published by Doug on PoliceOne) had elicited feedback from their readers on the role of reserve law enforcement officers.  Sometimes known as auxiliaries, the … Read entire article »

PoliceOne Police Reserve Article Gets Thumbs Up

PoliceOne Police Reserve Article Gets Thumbs Up

The varied opinions law enforcement professionals harbor towards reservists, and the services they provide, are highlighted by the mega-cop website PoliceOne.com.  Doug Wyllie, the senior editor of Praetorian Group’s PoliceOne.com and a good friend (I’ve had many articles published by Doug on PoliceOne) had elicited feedback from their readers on the role of reserve law enforcement officers.  Sometimes known as auxiliaries, the … Read entire article »

PoliceOne Police Reserve Article Gets Thumbs Up

PoliceOne Police Reserve Article Gets Thumbs Up

The varied opinions law enforcement professionals harbor towards reservists, and the services they provide, are highlighted by the mega-cop website PoliceOne.com.  Doug Wyllie, the senior editor of Praetorian Group’s PoliceOne.com and a good friend (I’ve had many articles published by Doug on PoliceOne) had elicited feedback from their readers on the role of reserve law enforcement officers.  Sometimes known as auxiliaries, the … Read entire article »

Oregon Reserve Deputy Sheriff’s Great Feedback on PoliceReserveOfficer.com

Oregon Reserve Deputy Sheriff’s Great Feedback on PoliceReserveOfficer.com

I just got a terrific message from a reserve deputy sheriff in Oregon.  Kory (I got permission to use the first name and location) is a former volunteer firefighter who has found the articles on my new website on police reserves to be very helpful.  The letter was sent via the contact form on the website. This is great stuff!  A major motivator for me … Read entire article »

Florida Police Reserve & Auxiliary Training Certification: Are They OK?

Florida Police Reserve & Auxiliary Training Certification: Are They OK?

As a former police chief who ran a basic criminal justice academy in Florida, I often get questions on how to become a Florida certified and trained reserve or auxiliary police officer.  This article also covers how to become a full-time police officer or deputy sheriff.  Florida has been one of the more progressive states in mandating training standards for folks who serve … Read entire article »

Florida Police Reserve & Auxiliary Training Certification: Are They OK?

Florida Police Reserve & Auxiliary Training Certification: Are They OK?

As a former police chief who ran a basic criminal justice academy in Florida, I often get questions on how to become a Florida certified and trained reserve or auxiliary police officer.  This article also covers how to become a full-time police officer or deputy sheriff.  Florida has been one of the more progressive states in mandating training standards for folks who serve … Read entire article »

Florida Police Reserve & Auxiliary Training Certification: Are They OK?

Florida Police Reserve & Auxiliary Training Certification: Are They OK?

As a former police chief who ran a basic criminal justice academy in Florida, I often get questions on how to become a Florida certified and trained reserve or auxiliary police officer.  This article also covers how to become a full-time police officer or deputy sheriff.  Florida has been one of the more progressive states in mandating training standards for folks who serve … Read entire article »

Florida Police Reserve & Auxiliary Training Certification: Are They OK?

Florida Police Reserve & Auxiliary Training Certification: Are They OK?

As a former police chief who ran a basic criminal justice academy in Florida, I often get questions on how to become a Florida certified and trained reserve or auxiliary police officer.  This article also covers how to become a full-time police officer or deputy sheriff.  Florida has been one of the more progressive states in mandating training standards for folks who serve … Read entire article »

Tasers & Reserve Officers on The Cop Doc Radio Show

Tasers & Reserve Officers on The Cop Doc Radio Show

A few police chiefs and even more police reserve officers have lost their jobs over Taser controversies that erupted in their communities. Hailed by some as a useful law enforcement tool that avoids escalating situations and officer, as well as suspect, injuries, the device has also been derided as a torture device by groups including Amnesty International. Sheriffs, Police chiefs … Read entire article »

Tasers & Reserve Officers on The Cop Doc Radio Show

Tasers & Reserve Officers on The Cop Doc Radio Show

A few police chiefs and even more police reserve officers have lost their jobs over Taser controversies that erupted in their communities. Hailed by some as a useful law enforcement tool that avoids escalating situations and officer, as well as suspect, injuries, the device has also been derided as a torture device by groups including Amnesty International. Sheriffs, Police chiefs … Read entire article »

Police Job Applicants Arrested: Sex, Drugs, and Jail

Police Job Applicants Arrested: Sex, Drugs, and Jail

Whether you are a full-time or reserve police officer or deputy sheriff job applicant, this cautionary tale is for you.  A recent story out of California about a San Diego Police job application and its jail bound author reminded me of the wide variety of folks that inexplicably apply to become a law enforcement officer. Many do not deserve to make it through … Read entire article »