Carnival Cruise Lines has just launched it’s newest, biggest and best ship ever The Carnival Dream. Why is that important? Among other things, because it is going to host the Third Annual CopsAlive Cruise this coming January 9th-16th 2010. Our Law Enforcement Retreat at Sea is part of a larger group of Internet Marketers that reserve a large portion of the ship to hold meetings and mastermind sessions. I choose this group because I believe that starting and running an internet business is a perfect fit for people in law enforcement and owning a business is so much better than just working… Continue reading
I just finished reading, well listening to Dr. Wayne Dyer’s newest book: “Inspiration: Your Ultimate Calling” and found the book to be in itself very inspirational. The book is very spiritual and that may turn some of you off but it is worth reading and if you are not ready for it now, you will be someday.
I said I read it well actually I listened to the audio book first through my account at Audible.com and then as I do with many books I bought the hard cover copy so that I could actually see the words. I don’t know about you but I’m in the car a lot and most times can digest educational materials better if I listen to them and that’s why I have an annual membership with Audible.com so that I can just download the mp3 files to my iPod and play them in my car or when I’m working out. But if I really want to learn and remember something I also buy the book so that when I’m listening to something, usually for the second time, I can turn to that page in the book and review the concept and remember them better for having seen them. This works much better if the author is mentioning a chart, graph or even website or address. 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!
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
Today’s date 08/08/08 apparently has so much power as a lucky number that the Chinese Olympic Committee actually picked today as the date of the opening ceremonies for the Summer Olympic Games with a starting time of 8:08:08 PM!
I recently had the opportunity to interview a police officer who really has planned for success in his life and his career.
Chuck Rylant began his law enforcement career in 1998 with the Lompoc Police Department in California. During those four years, he worked in a patrol car and later as a field training officer. While working graveyards on patrol, he chipped away at his bachelor degree by taking one class at a time. Looking back, he can remember struggling to stay awake while doing homework between 3:00 AM – 6:00 AM when there were only a few calls during his patrol shift. Unfortunately, he went through a divorce and had to put off finishing college for a couple of years while he got his “life in order”. Continue reading
Another good cop fell in the line of duty last week. Nicholas Heine was 30 year old but he wasn’t felled by an assailant’s bullet nor was he stabbed or beaten.
Quoting from Nick Bonham of THE PUEBLO CHIEFTAIN June 22, 2008 12:38 am “Nicholas “Nick” Heine, a seven-year veteran of the Pueblo Police Department and a decorated and well-liked officer, collapsed about 2 a.m. while running between bar disturbances in the Historic Union Avenue District.
Heine died shortly later at Parkview Medical Center. He was 30.
Heine’s mother and co-worker, Detective Pat Heine, a 19-year veteran of the police department, said her son died of a heart problem that no one knew he had. Continue reading
Everyone is talking these days about higher gasoline prices, higher food costs and generally higher costs for everything we enjoy. At the same time the financial markets of the world are struggling, record numbers of people are losing their homes and the misuse of credit has become a global problem.
How’s your financial health? Are you unsettled by all around you? Even though you are a police officer are you in the middle of some of these problems? As a cop how well to you manage the financial resources you have? Continue reading
Yesterday was Memorial Day here in the United States. A holiday that was created to honor our valiant veterans who gave their lives in military service to our country. According to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs the Memorial Day Holiday started to honor the veterans of the American Civil War.
“Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan declared that Decoration Day should be observed on May 30. It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country.” Continue reading
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