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 »

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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Prison and Jail Oversight – Open Request to Governor DeSantis

Governor DeSantis, we are requesting an independent investigation. 

On December 9, 2018 Gregory Lloyd Edwards, a 38-year-old combat veteran with PTSD was acting erratically at a Walmart and the police were called. (Rightfully so) Gregory Edwards was arrested and taken to the Brevard County jail and ended up dead.

The full story is in the Florida Today newspaper. Click Here

Gregory Lloyd Edwards served our country as a United States Army medic in Iraq and Kosovo. Gregory served his country and came home with a serious disability, PTSD. What really happened to Gregory at the jail?  

To find out what really happened to Gregory Edwards you need an Read More »

VOTE – Election 2018 – There Are Some Very Important Races You Need A Voice In

How important is YOUR vote? One of the most important things a citizen of the United States can do is exercise their right to vote. People have died, so others can live in a free society, and voting is a part of that free society. One of the main things that separates the United States from other countries is having fair elections, and a smooth transfer of power.

The 2016 election is talked about every day on TV, radio and in living rooms all over the country. The reason so many people are upset about the 2016 election is not that Donald Trump won, it is that our election was tampered with. Now comes the 2018 mid-term elections. I hear people saying that our elections are rigged and my vote doesn’t matter, so why vote. That is ludicrous. Our elections and especially the 2018 mid-term election is more important now then ever.  Read More »

Larry Lawton on NBC the Today Show discussing 100 million dollar robbery

Larry Lawton nbc-primetime-scheduleLarry Lawton, former jewel robber and founder of the Reality Check Program helps analyst figure out what happened in a 100 million dollar jewel heist in London.

A multi-million-dollar heist in London’s jewelry quarter was likely carried out by a team of a dozen “professionals” with inside knowledge of the vault they robbed, according to a former diamond thief.
Larry Lawton spent 11 years in prison in connection with several jewelry robberies but now educates youngsters about the dangers of crime.
He told NBC News the daring heist in London represented the “score of a lifetime.”
Police are still trying to determine how the thieves robbed the vault in the British capital just after midnight on April 3 and made away with some 70 safety deposit boxes. The contents of the haul has not been officially disclosed — but estimates in the British press have been as high as $200 million.
“I think they had it planned to the tee,” said Lawton, who runs the Reality Check Foundation, a Palm Bay, Florida-based charity helping young people at risk of turning to crime. “You could see the men in the videos were Read More »