Author of How To Stop For A Cop
Are you afraid or concerned when a cop stops you? Do the blue lights make nervous – questioning every action you took during your day? Does doubt or lack of trust for officers during a traffic stop make you uncomfortable? For many, these questions can be answered quickly and the answers can be painful to admit out loud. The answers then bring up totally new sets of questions that can be summed up to one bigger one, ‘How do I survive?’
This book, How to Stop For A Cop, has the answer to many questions you may have. It addresses your concerns and gives step-by-step instructions on how to stop for a cop. While addressing the Ethics in Law Enforcement, it describes when, what, where, and how to stop; taking the time to address use of force, deadly force, and more. In addition, this book advises you on what to expect from the officer during a stop encounter.
It is important that Law enforcement, drivers and the community close the gap that has created a serious disconnect leading to confrontation, serious injury, and sometimes even death during a traffic stop. As a Law Enforcement officer of 30 years I know first-hand that Law Enforcement and the community need one another. The more we understand, and respect each other during a traffic stop or any encounter, the less chance there is of sadness and tears as the end result.
How To Stop For A Cop Is a must read with several important topics, related reflections, and personal messages to both Law Enforcement and the community.
When I was six years old I was laying on the couch just before 11 PM and my mother came over to wake me up to go to bed. As I sat up on the couch the TV was still playing, and the news was on. They had just announced that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had been killed. The broadcast began to show all the great things that he had done and how he had helped so many black people as well as people of other cultures as he fought for equality. I could hear my mother and father talking with great concern and hurt for what had just happened. I remember asking my mother why would someone want to kill this man if he had done so much good and she stated to me that there are a lot of bad people in the world who do bad things. I also remember wishing that I could have done something to help him and I was only six years old. I thought about what a wonderful feeling it would be to be able to help those who needed help from the bad guys. By the time I reached the age of ten I had made up my mind that I wanted to be a cop. Every day I dreamed about saving lives and protecting people and I would tell my mother so many times over and over again that one day I’m going to be a cop and even though she did everything she could to discourage me because she was afraid of me getting hurt I knew deep down inside that one day this would be my calling.
Today as I write this book “How to Stop for a Cop” I am serving over 30 years in law enforcement. As I dreamed of one day doing this I always looked at cops as the good guys taking care of people, protecting people, being kind to people, loving people, and showing the citizens that we protect that we were there for them no matter what without any bias, discrimination, or fear.
In my mind we’re like brothers and sisters fighting crime loving one another from within as we put our lives on the line to do what was needed and what is right all the time.