Monday, August 31, 2009


I went over to and noticed that the Street Survival Insight writer, Dave Smith, has an article called "The Tale Of Two Videos, A Unique training Opportunity". I pointed out in my last post that the Centennial Bridge shooting would be used by various agencies for training purposes. Check out this video and then read Dave's article about both incidents.

In reviewing these videos one of our instructors remarked how this was an example similar to the movie “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” when Eli Wallach remarks after gunning down a would-be killer, “If you’re going to shoot, shoot, don’t talk!” We can apply that to all our use of force options, when it’s time to act, act! And use overwhelming force to win quickly when we are overcoming resistance. We never want to look like a contestant on “Dancing with the Stars” during a physical confrontation. Winning is the only rule, and we use reasonable force overwhelmingly, which reduces risk to the subject as well as the officer.

Food for thought.

Saturday, August 29, 2009


The officer is lucky he survived this encounter.

There is much that can be learned from this video and before long it will be used by various agencies for training purposes. Jeff Chudwin will probably use it in his "Use of Force" instruction.

This is a perfect example of why you should carry off duty and why we give each other professional courtesy.

Thank God for the off-duty P.O.

Saturday, August 15, 2009


To all,

I am on Officer in Englewood, Colorado wheere Desney is hospitalized. I want EVERY brother and sister in Chicago to know that Densey and his family will be taken care of as long as he is in our "house."

Denver PD, Englewood PD, Westminster PD, The Metro Area Graffiti Task Force of Denver and the Centurion Law Enforcement Ministry are hosting a fundraiser for our brother on September 5th here in Englewood.

Please contact me at if you want to get an e-mail or message to Densey. I visit him daily and am part of the Centurion Ministry as well.

Be safe!

Ofc. Jason Pearson
Englewood Police Department
Englewood, Colorado

Friday, August 07, 2009


According to the Lieutenant's website the proposed agreement with the city is posted and you will need a username and password in order to view it. All member were sent a nusername and password via department email.

I may have missed some Lieutenants with the recent mass e-mailing. If you have not received the recent e-mails regarding the contract proposal please contact me at . I will send them right out to you.

If you have not updated your mailing information recently please go to our Membership Update section and update your information. We will be sending out ballots soon and I want to make sure we have your correct address.

Sunday, August 02, 2009


Are you a cop? Do you eat food? We need your story!

Sgt. David Haynes and local writer Christopher Garlington are looking for quotes for their upcoming book, The Beat Cop’s Guide to Chicago Eats, to be published in October, 2009.

Remember The Street and San Man’s Guide to Chicago Eats? Our book is the bigger, better, follow-up—and it’s written by a cop!

The Beat Cop’s Guide is about getting great neighborhood food, in a half hour, cheap. It’s about real Chicago food. And who knows better what’s good in any neighborhood better than the beat cop that works there every day?

So we’re reaching out to every cop we know.

Send us your best story about being a cop and eating lunch in Chicago. Stories like this:

making an arrest while you waited on fries at a hot dog joint
a story about how food you bought from a walk-up chicken shack helped you get information that led to an arrest
how a particular sub sandwich from this one café is what keeps you going on midnights
the best place to eat lunch on your beat
what foods are best in a squad car--and what foods really, really don’t belong there
hazards of eating in uniform
(we’re not kidding on this one) cops and donuts
where to get the best ribs in Chicago
anything you think makes a good story involving cops and lunch and food

The book is currently in rewrites and due to go into production after August 7. So we need these stories pronto. We’re not looking for Hemmingway here—we’ll clean up your story. We’re pros. Don’t worry. Just email your stories to Sgt. David Haynes at or myself (address below). If we put your story in the Beat Cop’s Guide, you’ll get invited to the super cool VIP book release party (a bucket of Miller Lite and hot dogs on Dave’s deck), and a signed copy of the book. Plus, you’ll be famous. Probably get calls from Hollywood. Johnny Depp will play you in the movie (male and female officers). You know, the usual.

We’re on deadline! Send it now!


Christopher P. Garlington
Creative Writer Pro
6105 N. Mason Chicago, IL 60646
(773) 792–1220 [h] (773) 480–0121 [c]
Online. On paper. On time.
Please keep in mind that this is an open blog
that can and is read by people other than Chicago Police Officers.