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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 and reserve law enforcement. Police reserve expert and author Dr. Richard Weinblatt delivered the evening keynote speech … Read entire article »

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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 were originally published in such magazines and websites as Law and Order: The Magazine for … Read entire article »

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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 on a volunteer or part-time basis with police and sheriff’s offices throughout the Sunshine State. Among … Read entire article »

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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 and aspiring law enforcement executives, as well as police reserve officers, increasingly need to ponder the … Read entire article »

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Police Reserves on The Cop Doc Radio Show

Police Reserves on The Cop Doc Radio Show

Police Reserve Officers are the featured topic discussing why they go down that dark, scary alley for free on The Cop Doc Radio Show on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 7:00 pm eastern time.  Hosted by police expert former police chief Dr. Richard Weinblatt, The Cop Doc, the show has featured a myriad of arresting guests and topics on police, crime, and safety issues. Law enforcement reserves are also known by other titles including auxiliary, special, supernumerary, and … Read entire article »

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Credence & Credibility: Police Reserve Officers Increase Law Enforcement Professionalism

Credence & Credibility: Training, selection standards, and liability still top the list of concerns about police and sheriff’s reserve officers.  Increased professionalism, however, has brought increased respect. Captain Mark Neeley is part of a dynamic nationwide movement.  As president of the Alabama Sheriffs Reserve Association, his goal is to ensure that training in his state becomes the backbone of an effective and responsible deployment of reserves. “The days of a sheriff (or police chief) handing a good old boy a gun and a badge are over.  Reserves are involved in a serious activity, which can have serious consequences if they are ill-trained or poorly screened,” opined Neeley, who works full-time as a personnel director for a steel company.  He added that, executed correctly, reserve employees accrue many positive benefits for their agencies and … Read entire article »

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