School Violence on the Rise – How can we help prevent school shootings?

School Violence on the Rise – 2018 was the worst year on record for gun violence in schools, and 2019 isn’t looking much better. How can we help prevent school shootings?

Schools saw 279 violent incidents during the 2017-18 school year, up from 131 the previous year, according to a study by the Educator’s School Safety Network, a national non-profit school safety organization.

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Abuse of Power – Sheriff, Chief Deputy and Lt. Indicted by the FBI

Police Accountability – Jody Norris, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI says: “It is paramount that law enforcement maintain the trust of the public which it serves. These charges are a reminder that nobody is above the law.”

Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood, Chief Deputy Robert Sprouse and Lt. Johnny Neal were indicted for falsifying a police report and then making false statements to the FBI.  

The underlying story is – on Nov. 20, 2018, Kevin Simpson, (26) live-streamed emergency vehicles at Read More »

City Policing – Is Your Police Department Friend or Foe?

With the recent negative media coverage of questionable policing around the country, it is a good time for ALL cities to evaluate how they address policing.

Policing is the most important job a Mayor / City Manager will ever have. Policing saves lives, prevents crime, solves crimes, keeps order, increases property values, and brings new citizens and businesses to an area.

How does a Mayor / City Manager address policing in his or her city?

The first and most important thing is, they hire the right Chief of Police with the same policing philosophy and then give him or her all the tools and support necessary to accomplish the most important job in any city.  

The Mayor / City Manager stays in close contact with the Chief and they get the community involved. 

What does the Chief of Police do?

Having a Police Chief who is always out there and not sitting behind a desk is the #1 job of the Chief. I call it “24/7 Leadership”. Since working with police departments since 2008 the two most impressive departments are the Lake Saint Louis PD, Chief Mike Force and Chief Chris DiGiuseppi and the Fort Lauderdale PD, Chief Frank Adderley and Chief Rick Maglione.

I used to see Chief Adderley everywhere, all times of the day and night. He would show up at Read More »

Larry Lawton speaks at Eastern Florida State College – 2019 (Reviews)

On March 25th and 26th, 2019, Larry Lawton spoke to hundreds of students and faculty at Eastern Florida State College. 
Speaking about opioids and prison, Larry opened a lot of eyes. Read the reviews below.

Reality Check Evaluation

As an Adjunct Professor of Psychology, I was a bit reluctant to take my classes to a recent presentation of a program by L. Lawton – Reality Check.  Having not had the benefit of seeing the presentation before taking my classes of young adults and some teenagers as I was not sure what was being presented or how it would be presented.  After seeing the presentation the first time, I became sure that most of my students needed to see Mr. Lawton’s presentation.  The best way for me to describe what I saw was that it was REAL. 

I have the benefit of 24 years of service in the United States Navy.  I then worked for the state of Florida, one of those years was with the Department of Juvenile Justice and the re-entry counselor for Brevard County.  I can honestly say that with my background and experience I can without reservation recommend Mr. Lawton’s Reality Check presentation for teachers, administrative personnel and students, high school level or above.   While some of the language may be considered a bit crude by some, as a teacher at the college level with dual enrollment students – they can handle the language better than older people.  That is something else that is real.  Our youth are NOT babies anymore and need to know that someone cares enough to tell the truth.  Mr. Lawton does that and gives the attendees the ability to get help they may need – without judgment.

All in all, an excellent presentation.

Dr. Edward H. Lyle

Adjunct Professor, Psychology

Eastern Florida State College.

Have Larry speak at your school, conference, company or event. From prison to author and national TV Analyst. To contact Larry, please see below…… Larry Lawton Bio 

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Inspirational Quotes From Every U.S. President

All 45 U.S. Presidents give great inspirational quotes 

  1. George Washington – “Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for ’tis better to be alone than in bad company.”
  1. John Adams – “To be good, and to do good, is all we have to do.”
  1. Thomas Jefferson – “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”

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