The Thin Blue Line Controversy

The Thin Blue Line is the philosophical construct of a line representing the separation of the law-abiding citizenry from lawlessness and criminality. On one side of the blue line are the lawless, corrupt, and criminal elements bent on the destruction of society. On the other side of the line is the innocent and law-abiding community…

About the Law Enforcement Guru

You might think it pretentious I named my service the Law Enforcement Guru, but I’ll admit I don’t have all the answers. If I don’t have an immediate answer, I will research or contact my extensive network for assistance. If you are here, you likely fit into one of the following categories. You’re interested in…

Handling Setbacks & Disappointment

Have you already suffered a setback or rejection from an agency during the application or selection process? If so, you undoubtedly were disappointed, depressed, and or felt guilt or regret. I was rejected by the first agency I applied to and have felt the pain. Applying for an agency, taking physical agility tests, written tests,…

Applying to Multiple Agencies

I am frequently asked whether it is a good strategy to apply to several police departments simultaneously. I believe it can generally be problematic for the applicant. On the one hand, it may seem completely rational to increase the likelihood of getting hired by being in the selection process for several agencies. On the other…

You Will Never Be Bored – Assignment Diversity

You will never be bored again! Very few professions provide a wider choice of assignment opportunities than law enforcement. The breadth and scope of specialty assignments available are staggering. The number of specialty details available is dependent upon the mission, size, and capabilities of the agency, but the universal truth is the larger the agency,…