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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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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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The Flip Side: Why Some Reserves Hate Cops

The Flip Side: Why Some Reserves Hate Cops

Last month’s Reserve Power for Officer.com, “Why Some Cops Hate Reserves,” was among the most read columns.  I was inundated with emails (some rather lengthy) which underscored that the topic hit a nerve with both reservists and their full-time counterparts.  This month’s column explores the flip side: why some reserves hate the full-time officers they assist. So often we hear of full-time officers who disdain reserves within their agency.  Clearly, that struck a chord with this column’s … Read entire article »

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Why Some Cops Hate Reserves: A Crack in the Police Family

Why Some Cops Hate Reserves: A Crack in the Police Family

We’ve all heard the names at one time or another: “rent-a-cop,” “wannabe,” “2.5,” as well as a host of other derogatory terms. There has long been a sense of friction between reserve and full-time officers in many departments. That animosity rises to the level of hate and is more pronounced in certain regions of the country. This “Reserve Power” column examines why such negativity abounds. Some of the negativity is just downright mean-spirited and emanates unreasonably … 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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