Being A Good Influence. By: Larry Lawton

The Reality Check Foundation’s 3rd Annual Golf Outing was a huge success.We often get questions and requests from families with kids on ways to influence and help them through tough times.

Influence is the right word, because we all have influence over someone. A parent over a child, uncle over nephews and nieces, friend over friend, and so on. There is no doubt in my mind that all family members influence one another.

In the Reality Check Program we show a picture of a father and a son in prison together. What kind Read More »

Addiction the Disease – By: Larry Lawton

You will cry when you watch this video, I did. 

We all know someone with a mental illness. 

Tony Luke Jr., went through what too many parents are going through, burying their own child. 

Tony Luke Jr. lost his son by way of mental illness. (A Drug Overdose)

You might say, “Drugs are a choice, it’s the pharmaceutical companies to blame, he’s just making bad choices, the kid is spoiled, he should have just stopped, bad parenting, etc.”

For people with a drug “problem” the above is mostly true. A drug problem is totally different than Read More »

Stand Your Ground – Right or Wrong? By: Larry Lawton

What does stand your ground mean and what does the law say? “Stand your ground” self-defense laws, allow armed individuals who believe they are in imminent danger to use deadly force. That is the short version. 

Stand Your Ground Laws at a Glance

Stand your ground laws are essentially a revocation of the duty to retreat. Stand your ground laws generally state that, under certain circumstances, individuals can use force to defend themselves without first attempting to retreat from the danger.

The purpose behind these laws is to remove any confusion about when individuals can Read More »

Working with Communities That Don’t Trust the Police. By: Larry Lawton

As a man who works with depressed communities and law enforcement agencies and cities all over the United States, I asked the people why they don’t like the police, and 99% of the negative, responses are one or more of the reasons below. We always try and help everyone.  

Breaking down the “Us Against Them” mentality some Communities have with Law Enforcement should be the priority of every Chief and City leader.  

It is easy for a city and police agency to work with people that accept them, but real progress is made when you work with the people who don’t like you.   Read More »

Presidents’s Message & Topic of the Month by Chief Ian Moffett

Florida Senate Bill 7026 was signed by Governor Rick Scott on March 9, 2018, which was promulgated into law under FS 1006. This new legislation is now called the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Act. This new public safety act provides for codifying and establishing the Office of Safe Schools within the Florida Department of Education (DOE) which will serve as a central repository for the best practices, training standards, and compliance regarding school safety and security. The important action that is proscribed in this new Read More »