CopsAlive Cruise 2010 A Success!

Our Ship

Our Ship

We just got back a week ago from another successful law enforcement retreat at sea. The CopsAlive Cruise 2010 was a success with current and former police officers on the ship from Colorado, California, Utah, New York and Texas. The CopsAlive group was part of a larger group of 430 entrepreneurs from 17 countries who exchange ideas about how to do do business on the internet.

We joined them in mastermind and training sessions to learn about how to improve our online businesses and in some cases make money from the internet while still working a full time career. If you have a side business on the internet you might want to consider coming with us in 2011.  READ MORE… Continue reading

British Police Constable Beaten

British Police Constable Fran Croucher beaten unconscious by 2 people she stopped whilst on patrol.

Get well soon PC Croucher!

CLICK HERE for more information or read about it in Kent Online by CLICKING HERE

Stay Safe and Take Care of Each Other

Police Officer’s Personal Success Story

Editors Note:  The following is excerpted from the personal blog of CopsAlive regular contributor Chuck Rylant.  For those of you who don’t know him, Chuck is a working police officer, has his own financial planning business AND now is co-owner of RockStar Fitness with his wife.  Chuck is an amazing person and continues to be a role model for all of us on how to get the most out of life.  It is our pleasure to celebrate with the Rylant’s and share their story with you.  If you want to learn more about Chuck you can listen to our first interview with him CLICK HERE.  In that interview he talked about the importance of writing and using a business plan.  Remember he did all of this while still working full time at his police department.

We Actually Pulled it Off

Well it’s been a while since I’ve posted to CopsAlive.com because I’ve been so busy launching a new fitness club called RockStar Fitness, while still growing my financial planning firm in Santa Maria.  For now, I’m enjoying being a partner with my wife in this new venture.  We really do make a good team in business and life.  It really has been fun,  rewarding, exciting, stressful and scary all at the same time.

Now that it’s open, we’re discovering all new stresses, but also some incredible rewards.  It was gratifying… Continue reading

A Christmas Prayer for Peace Officers Around the World

As we approach Christmas here in the United States I’m struck, as always, by the emotions evoked by all the Christmas Carols and Traditional Music.  I know this can be a special, busy, dangerous and wonderful time to be in law enforcement.

Christmas music reminds me of why we are here and how important the role of peace officer is now, and all year long.  The next time you hear a Christmas Carol try listening as a police officer and see… Continue reading

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Thinking about making a donation this holiday season?

Here are the law enforcement organizations that CopsAlive recommends that you consider for your donations.

National Police Suicide Foundation
Donate Your Time: CLICK HERE
Donate Your Money: CLICK HERE

The Pain Behind the Badge
Ask how you can donate to the scholarship program

National Police Wives Association

The Badge of Life

Wives Behind the Badge

Spartan Cops
Help them out by buying some gear and then give that as a gift too!

Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.)
Donate Money: CLICK HERE
Other Ways to Donate: CLICK HERE

C.O.P.S. Colorado
Please Support My Local Chapter:

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

Support the National Law Enforcement Museum as “A Matter of Honor”

CopLine
The first national hotline for law enforcement officers and their families

Get into the Holiday spirit and give back to your profession!

“Officer Down”—Now What?

The worst news any law enforcement agency can hear is that an officer has been killed.  How does an agency respond to those devastating words, “Officer down”?

Since 1996, Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) has provided highly acclaimed training to help agencies deal with officer death, injury, disability, police suicide, and the after effects of losing a close co-worker.  The “Traumas of Law Enforcement” is recommended for Chiefs, Superintendents, Sheriffs, Chaplains, Dispatchers, Benefits Assistance Officers, Planning and Research officers, Employee Assistance employees, Liaison Officers, Special Operations Divisions, Victim Assistance personnel, any law enforcement officer, law enforcement family member, or law enforcement survivor.

While the “Traumas of Law Enforcement” trainings have usually been funded through Federal grants to Concerns of Police Survivors, C.O.P.S. paid the $90,000 cost for these trainings out of their general account in 2008 and raised funds from Streamlight®, GLOCK®, Harley-Davidson, the 100 Club of Houston, TX, and the Maryland and Indiana Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors for the 2009 trainings.  C.O.P.S. is now able to redirect funds from their general account and corporate contributions to other C.O.P.S. programs thanks to a grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs of the U.S. Department of Justice.  In May 2009, BJA announced a $1.5 million, 20-month grant to C.O.P.S. to fund the “Traumas of Law Enforcement” for 2010 and 2011.

The training is a three-day seminar, totaling 21 hours, providing law enforcement agencies with the tools needed… Continue reading

CopsAlive Supports Project Blue Light!

Let your blue lights shine for law enforcement during the holidays

For the past 21 years, Concerns of Police Survivors has asked law enforcement families, surviving families, and police supporters to burn a blue light in their windows during the holiday season. The blue light is symbolic of our remembrance of those officers who have made the supreme sacrifice and honors those officers who continue to work the violent streets of our nation.

The idea began in 1988 when Mrs. Dolly Craig wrote to C.O.P.S. that she would be putting two blue candles in her living room window that holiday season. One for her son-in-law, Daniel Gleason, who had been killed… Continue reading

Beyond Officer Survival What’s Your Plan? Part 1

I’ve often wondered how dangerous is our profession when compared to others?

When you compare ours to other professions, we as cops only just made it into the top 10 just recently.  On the List of Most Dangerous Jobs we only made it to number 10 in 2007 and that was only because we as law enforcement officers were lumped in with other protective service occupations and that was just in the United States.

In 2007 police officers finally made it to number 10 according to this article on most dangerous jobs.  “Badge-wielding types took a serious hit.  Of all occupations, protective-service occupations suffered the greatest relative increase in workplace fatalities in 2007, jumping 20% to 314. Nearly one-half of those were police officers… Continue reading

CopsAlive.com Goes Multilingual

You can now translate any of the pages on CopsAlive.com into 34 languages thanks to a gadget from Google Translate that you see in our right sidebar.  Thanks to this modern technology we can be read by many more police officers around the world.  Thanks Google!  Learn more… Continue reading