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The Distinctions Between a Sheriff and a Police Officer

Although these two types of public servants are very similar, a sheriff and a policeman have essential differences too. Did you know that voters elect one of them? Other distinctions are the boundaries of areas that they serve and where they get their funds. Sheriffs hold public office, and in fact, they are elected every four years. According to the law, a sheriff is a peace officer who enforces criminal laws, serves warrants, manages the county jail, and protects the courts. The general public funds the sheriff’s office. In some…

Theft and Robbery: Where the Lines Overlap

When an item you possess goes missing, we can only assume one of two things –we misplaced it or it got stolen. And in terms of stealing, we no longer bother to examine the circumstances surrounding the incident unless we get a chance to get our missing stuff back. But crime is not at all a black and white subject. There are several aspects of crime that overlap and may be subject to confusion. And two such types of crime are theft and robbery. But for two types of crimes…

Tips to safeguard your home against burglary and crime

Whether you are a new homeowner, someone who just moved in, or someone about to leave for vacation, home protection ranks high in your list of critical things to remember. Peace of mind is always worth it, even if taking the effort seems time-consuming. Remember, statistics show that there is a burglary incident every 21 seconds, and most burglars actually strike during daylight hours. Here are some steps and strategies you can apply, to keep that sense of security for both inside and outside your home even while you are…

Telling Murder from Homicide

As early as possible, it is best to address the doubts we have in our minds. This can help us to tell which is which and would be able to give answers to questions. One of the most interesting “which-is-which” questions that we might have heard of or even have asked ourselves about is: “What is the difference between murder and homicide?” We know that they both involve killing another person but, when do we say that the killing is a homicide or a murder? We will address that question…

Getting Acquainted with Criminal Offenses

Today, no one is safe. Crimes and any all types disturbances abound in all corners of the world. What is sad about this is that a lot of people are unaware that they have been victims of crimes since there is a lack of dissemination of information about them. Being educated about crimes is an integral part of safety. There might be a long list of different kinds of crimes, but generally, they can be grouped as offenses. Four of them are the following: offenses against the person, against the…

The Top 5 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in New York City

We all take New York for what it has been known since the beginning of all good things—the Big Apple, the city that never sleeps, the city where dreams are made of. New York City is “the” dream for most people. It’s an art, food, business and career haven, all wrapped up in yellow cabs and enormous skyscrapers. However, it’s not all sunshine and gold even in New York. As we explore its dark and gloomy avenues, Business Insider names the Top 5 most dangerous neighborhoods in New York City…

Safety On: Carrying A Service Sidearm While Off Duty

Just a few days ago, on June 2, 2018, an off-duty FBI agent was dancing in a club. After performing a backflip, his service firearm fell off his person. While picking it up to holster it, the firearm went off, hitting a spectator. Fortunately, the man hit wasn’t badly hurt. But the fact remains that a civilian was shot with a service firearm in what does appear to have been a preventable accident. As of the writing of this article, there hasn’t been any news on what sanctions, if any,…

Theory Police: Is a Uniform National Police Policy Viable?

Some would say that the federal government we’ve adopted here in the United States is both a blessing and a curse. It’s a blessing in the sense that each state, while under a single government, gets to focus on the specific wants, needs, and capacities or the state with minimal cost or consequence to its neighbors. This is great as it means each state gets to manage regional laws and policies. There’s a downside as well, however. This downside is probably felt most by law enforcement. Not only does local…

Red ALERT: Preparing First Responders For School Shooters

Since the start of 2018, school shootings have been an almost weekly occurrence. Ever since the 1999 Columbine School shooting, first responders around America have been seeing a shift in school shooting policy. From the more methodical but slower tactical response, the new rapid response policy has one main guiding statement: go towards the gunfire. Why this shift though? It seems reckless for law enforcement to rush in blindly towards a shooter, doesn’t it? The answer, however, lies in statistics. Over the years, studies of the shootings have determined that…