We’re facing unprecedented times in our economy. The government is in the midst of a $700 billion bailout. The stock market has plummeted and we are in the middle of a housing market meltdown. Unemployment is increasing as well as gas prices (depending on the day). If you’re following the financial media you already know we’re facing difficult economic conditions and it may seem as if the end is near. Continue reading
I know this is age old wisdom and since I’ve been preaching “having a plan” for six months on this site, you would think that I would have had a back up. Last week the CopsAlive site was hacked for the third time in it’s short six month lifespan. Both other times the web hosting service had a backup file that could be restored but not this time, this time it was corrupted. So as a wonderful learning lesson on the six month anniversary of CopsAlive we were down and out for a week.
We are back and if you’ll be patient we will manually upload all the old content and try to put CopsAlive back together again. Here’s a short audio message from our editor.
Thanks for your patience and thanks for your loyal readership for six months. We have some great things in store, so please stay tuned. And if you are running a website or any kind of web business (which I think you should be!) please learn from my lesson and have a backup that is in your control!
My good friends at C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors) have let me know about a new song by Derik Schumacher entitled “In Memory of…” about police officers who have fallen in the line of duty. The song was written by Paul Davis & Derik Schumacher and Derik also Co-produced the song with Charlie Craig. “In Memory of” is being used as a fund raiser for C.O.P.S. and I encourage your support.
You can download the song by visiting http://www.inmemoryofthem.net/ and if you need any more encouragement visit the blog of stories contributed by family members of those killed in the line of duty.
For more information about C.O.P.S. please visit: http://www.nationalcops.org/
As a police officer it is difficult to find extra money to save. With all of the money we pay in taxes, bills and maybe even child support or alimony, it can seem impossible to begin saving. I am going to share a secret that will help you increase your savings from nothing to over $15,000 dollars per year, while still taking home more money. This may seem too good to be true, but if you patiently follow this method you will be amazed at how much your savings grow. Continue reading
Police Officer Suicides are becoming an epidemic. Over the last several years suicides by police officers have out numbered the number of officers killed in the line of duty by 3 to 1. It is estimated that between 400 to 500 officers take their own lives each year. This is a major problem and as law enforcement professionals we must resolve this problem ourselves. The first step is awareness and then we must take action. I started this blog at www.copsalive.com when a friend and former Sheriff’s Patrol Sergeant committed suicide. No one saw it coming and in my twenty three years as a police officer… Continue reading
Do you have a vision for what it is that you really want in life or in your police career? Police officers are just like most people when it comes to procrastinating about a plan for their lives or even their careers in law enforcement. Experts and psychologists agree that when people spend time really articulating what they want, they have a much better chance of getting it, so life planning and career planning can have a tremendous impact upon your success. This usually includes writing down your thoughts and goals so you have a sort of map to get where you want to go. Here’s an interesting video from YouTube that might also help you.
Cops and other law enforcement professionals are just like other people when it comes to wanting a way to increase their income. Many like me have taken to creating side business on the internet and in that vein several people have asked me lately for resources intended for bloggers. So like a good blogger, I decided to write an article to describe some of my thoughts.
Can you earn a living on the internet? Some say so, and many say the way to build your base of support is through blogging or writing a frequent article on a blog or web log. Continue reading
While working on the CopsAlive blog post “Successful Cop – Jeffery Hart“, I came across another interesting and successful police officer who is doing cool things to help you and your law enforcement agency create a successful Wellness Program. I love it when a police officer is successful in his or her career and then does something else to improve the world or their own lives and it’s an added bonus when they do something that helps other cops. That’s what this thirty year detective does with his wellness traiining. Continue reading
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