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

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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.  The event is partially grant funded by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Citizen Corp. Program … 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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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 variety of responses that Doug received and his reasoned analysis of the comments, reflected the diversity … 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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The Original Homeland Security Force: Police Reserves

The Original Homeland Security Force: Police Reserves

On the heels of recent disasters (such as in the tornadoes in Alabama and floods in Louisiana) and terrorists alerts (following Osama bin Laden’s death during his encounter with U.S. Navy SEALS) that have dominated the headlines, police and sheriffs reserves have answered the call.   And they have done so for decades. They are the original “homeland security” protection force. Long before homeland security became the new catch phrase and the latest law enforcement trend, citizen officers volunteered … Read entire article »

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The Ultimate Sacrifice: Line of Duty Deaths Underscore Police Reserve Officers’ Service

The Ultimate Sacrifice: Line of Duty Deaths Underscore Police Reserve Officers’ Service

Reserve Officer Russell Simpson was part of a group of officials in Bandon, Oregon, attempting to rescue a thirteen-year-old boy from the ocean surf. The 51-year-old had served as a reserve for four years with the small, but close-knit Bandon Police Department. The teen, along with others swept into the currents, were rescued on that fateful December day in 2003. All that is except for Simpson. Simpson was a retired firefighter with the Los Angeles … Read entire article »

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Police Job Jumpstart: Police Reserves Stand Out

Police Job Jumpstart: Police Reserves Stand Out

We’ve all seen this or maybe you are living it yourself.  The endless nightmare of answering job announcements for police officer, deputy sheriff, or state trooper positions only to find you didn’t make the cut.  You took written tests, physical agility tests, went to oral boards, and so on. So what can you do to get that coveted thumbs up on your quest to become a police officer?  How do you get past all the hurdles?  … Read entire article »

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