Saturday, March 4, 2017

BAD APPLES & DYSFUNCTIONAL BARRELS

BAD APPLES & DYSFUNCTIONAL BARRELS
by Nicholas Ashton, CEO/CIO, CommSmart Global Group

Too many times we are hearing the Bad Apple Syndrome concerns.  Wait for a second, there is a proliferation of stinking apples globally in many industries and one not to be missed is law enforcement.

"Understanding How Good People Turn Evil,”  Not good in the one industry that you rely on for protecting you from the criminals when among them are major issues.

Bad apples, like potatoes, smell and when left to rot, contaminate the rest of the barrel or barn.  Is it just one or two or is it the container, or the barrel itself?

The imaginary line between good and evil, we like to believe that it’s impermeable. 

We have good on one side, the bad guys and girls, they are on that other side, simply, the bad people will never become good, and the good will never become bad. 

That is so much Bovine Slurry, it stinks! 

That line is … permeable, penetrable and full of holes. Just like human cells or the coastal tides, material flows in and out. When it does, then it will allow some ordinary people like you to become perpetrators and purveyors of evil.

Top of the mind regarding this is Baltimore Police Department and the report of the other day of the internal issues.  Corruption, bullying and downright criminal and societal acts have been festering for generations.

Just bullying of individuals is a major concern and is the basis of attitude.  Sure we have all got out of the wrong side of the bed, so to speak.  Coming into work and being ridiculed, challenged and put upon by your leadership is not really the way of human society, but it is and you know it!

That forced mindset attitude now goes with that officer onto the streets and you better not be the first person who he or she confronts!  No wonder we have issues!

It is not just law enforcement, it is in every single corporation or the 'barrel'.  In fact, it is the manufacturer of the 'barrel' or the total industry itself globally.

You know us, CommSmart Global Group as technology people, we are much more than that, to be proficient we must understand all.  People, traits, machines, and the end results.  That is why we are Change Agents, we see the whole landscape and address at all levels with acceptable results.

Think about your barrel and the rotten apples that must be tossed...



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Pissing Someone Off...


Pissing Someone Off...
By Nicholas Ashton, CEO/CIO, CommSmart Global Group 

We all have enemies, there are no goody two shoes in this world. 

If you’re not pissing someone off, you probably aren’t doing anything important.

Meaningful achievements are, perversely, more likely to annoy the world around you and you must smile at the morons who read deeply into the events and believe they all about them.  Carly Simon said it best in her song "Your So Vain, You Probably Think This Song Is About".

The simple fact of life is, whatever you do, you’re going to annoy someone, and annoying someone can be a really good thing. There is virtue of being an occasional asshole.

Successful people can sometimes come over like assholes and it is because they’ve learned there are far more important things in this world than what other people feel.  Straight talking is the key and those that challenge and malign with inaccurate statements, which are even liable comments, need to curb their tongues, fingers, and excuses for brains. 

There are vindictive individuals who believe they can make statements and concoct information and it will do harm to the party in question, both financially and personally. 

I call them "sick bastards"!  In fact, my inner self-does that, really I could care less what they think or do.  That is really not the whole truth, it hurts, but I have exercised my ability to ignore and smile, that they would think they can harm me.   Whilst they attack me, they taking away their own energy to be a success for themselves.  Showing that they are not even in the same league of capable success.

I have had this for thirteen years and refuse to respond to their sordid rhetoric. I will not give them the time of day and nor do my business partners and colleagues. 

Does it hurt when someone questions your veracity, your ethics, and morals?  

Of course, it does when they are untrue and stated in jealousy or anger.  It is the inner pain that you have to address in their statements and comments to others who are gullible enough to believe the statements.

I have moved on and so has my deathwish for the original individual who started it all and the "anonymous" additions of lies that have amassed over time.

So to my original blog post:


Jumping to conclusions is a dumb thing to do because it means you don't actually consider any other possibilities. You are assuming something. 

For example, if you lost something/had it stolen, and you saw someone with an exact copy of that thing, you might automatically assume that person stole it, but they might just have one themselves. And if you accused them wrongly, that would be a bad situation.

It also relates to anything you read on the Internet or someone else has read, sends it to you and is now it is a vicious circle of lies that some believe is true and then is repeated.

Here is the problem. If it had been created by an individual, who was wanting to spread untrue rumors, those who then read, share and copy the unsubstantiated information, are as guilty as the original creator and are doing his or her dirty work, in spreading the so called truths.  It then becomes a damaging circle and harms all.

It's wrong because without all of the information the conclusion is very likely inaccurate and based mostly on a fantasy created to fill the gaps of the missing information, which is generally based on assumptions out of context.

If it is a sadistic individual who is wanting to do harm with slanderous remarks and others copy or believe the originator is having do his deed for him.

Everything on the Internet is not true and sadly cannot be removed, it is there
forever.

When it happens to you, you will deeply understand the issue and wish they would just go away.  To answer the electronic stalker only gives satisfaction to the originator and stirs them more, knowing they have you angry, which is their goal.

If you have never checked with the individual concerned to verify the information and just take it at face value, what type of person are you?

So think hard before you get involved in Jumping to Conclusions.

If we have nothing good to say, we should keep quiet and control our tongue. ... that their words can cause a great deal of harm to the feelings or reputation of other people 
Prophet Muhammad

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Reality of Misuse & Decline With Just One Word - RACISM...

Reality of Misuse & Decline With Just One Word
RACISM...
by Nicholas Ashton, CEO/CIO, CommSmart Global Group 

They say 'Sticks and stones may break your bones, but names will never hurt you'.  Maybe, but one word has made a radical difference in society worldwide and even more in America.

RACISM...

It is a singularly one-sided word and is used to incite, especially in certain self-alienated communities and sections of life.  

It is a word of hate itself!

Corporations, families, and people are more than affected by this, worse that the 'N' word.  Which by the way, can be used by some and never by others, especially when it involves those that have to segregate society.

Look, what we really have are OPINIONS and that is all.  I like the Range Rover and you might like a Jeep, does this mean we are Car racist?  No!

If we are to change the inner core and culture of society we must understand language and meanings.  The word racism is central to so many issues, especially with law enforcement.

The cities that exploded in 2015 in regard to criminal acts that lead to a death, especially killed by a police officer, have to lead to riots and unrest.  Most of these were people look for any excuse to cause trouble.  Professional agitators who go out for trouble and find it where ever they can.

Law enforcement is a prime example of change, which includes how we use gathered information, how we manage the employees and deal directly with the community that should be served and protected.

The advancements we have made in crime and predictive analytics make a radical and positive difference in how we all work together. 

The bullying element within law enforcement is going to end.  With the correct use of a strong HR department and programs that will highlight the issues, it will change and change quickly, which it has to.

The inner core and culture of life itself is broken and must be fixed from within and radiate out, to solve these issues.

This week we shall release our White Paper for making the CHANGE!

CommSmart Global has the proven answers and knows the brick walls that must be torn down for the survival of us all.

Stay Tuned...

Sir Robert Peel's Nine Principles of Policing - The Policeman's Bible

Ask Police Commissioner William J Bratton!


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Friday, March 3, 2017

The Ludicrous Facts that the Inner Culture of Your Corporation or City is Killing You & Society.


The Ludicrous Facts that the Inner Culture of 
Your Corporation or City is Killing You & Society.
by Nicholas Ashton, CEO/CIO, CommSmart Global Group

Let us just make a point if I may.

In 1970, the do-gooders and tree huggers got together and chose April 22nd as Earth Day.  

It happens to be my birthday and I laid claim to this day a lot early than they did.  Now, in my 67th year and grow into a knowledgeable realist of sorts, I feel I have the answers and solutions due to the fact I have lived and shared them in the personal and corporate world successfully.

Oh, there are those that truly hate me and tried to bring me down because of my strong opinions and attitude to society today.  I ignore them and so should you.  They have written obscene and extremely silly situations that are so far-fetched, it would be laughable.  Sadly, there are those who further my stalker's comments by actually believe them and sharing their comments. 

Just because it is written and published on the web does not make it true!

I have one right now, who thinks he is in one of those 'got you moments'.   He is not and is pushing out his pathetic chest as he has told his bosses I am some sort 'bad guy'.  I am not, I stand tall, speak my mind with proven ability and ignore those who believe the Bovie Slurry of the Internet.

It would listenable if the chest puffing individual was actually performing his tasks, he is not.  He is concerned that someone else, with more knowledge and expertise, is coming onboard and will annihilate his being.  We shall and we do!

Our clients trust us and when we work on counterterrorism cases and cybercrime issues we do so with strict confidence.  In fact, our attorneys make sure we do and never reveal any confidentiality whatsoever.  

It is about TRUST, getting the job done in the most professional manner.  It is all about the fact-finding, information gathering and then the analytics thereof, that makes us stand apart.

It is not 'cockiness' or ego, it is about accomplishing the tasks at hand, working with professional leaders who allow us to take control and resolve the issues.

CommSmart Global has an incredible team that listens, learns and innovatively creates the solutions.  

We do not take NO for answer and globally, have seen it all.  

The C-Levels of corporations are destroying the inner culture of their companies and diluting the abilities to be a success for a couple of reasons.  Power is one, the 'know it all' attitude and managerial bullying of both sexes and at all levels of employees.  

By the way, the C-Suite are employees as well and they had better not forget it!

Public Safety and especially Law Enforcement is a prime and disastrous example of failure.  Companies and organizations are being run by 'Fear', yes threatening fear tactics and have been there for decades.  

It is in the culture and bleeds into their DNA!

The employees are the heart and soul of a company, though many a CEO thinks they are and are so egotistical they believe they are Gods.  they are not!

Shareholders and in the case of Law Enforcement, the clients, customers, and community are being ill-served by these individuals.

Knowing your employees, their passion, competencies is key to success.  In fact, one department in all companies, large or small is being ignored, brushed aside, hidden and in some cases made totally invisible, that the H.R. Department.  This is the inner working engine that has to be deprived of resources and totally used for the wrong reasons.  

It is going to STOP being used in this manner!

The law of the land is in jeopardy.  It is being destroyed at an even faster rate that we could have imagined.  

2015 was not a good year for the boys in blue. The frontline police officers were placed in harm's way by an inner culture of rebels who were further driven by politicians.  It is still continuing and getting worse by the event.

CommSmart Global has the answers and the likes of Cleveland, Ohio, Chicago Illinois and many others need to have CHANGE NOW!  

That is what we do, we change from within.  It is going to be a culture shock to many as they think they do no wrong.  There are many who should have never been hired for employment within Law Enforcement in the first place.  

They will be GONE!

There is no more time left, the heat of summer is here and we all know that crime at all levels increases. You know you're not ready for this diabolical period of insanity, but you can be. 

CommSmart Global has the capabilities for this Necessary CHANGE to take place.







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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

We Must Exhume, the Former Trust & Respect for Our Communities & Law Enforcement, Which Have Gone Before Us!

We Must Exhume, the Former Trust & Respect for Our 
Communities & Law Enforcement, Which Have Gone Before Us!
By Nicholas Ashton, CEO/CIO, CommSmart Global Group

Ideas, initiatives, and intelligence are always among us. In many cases not really a ‘new’ idea but one of using existing thoughts and ideas and adding to them.  Many that have gone before us have had brilliant ideas, innovative suggestions and never moved forward.  It is all about ‘timing’. 

Society has changed so rapidly and the effective means of communications brings these societal changes before our eyes have moved like even Edison or Tesla could have ever comprehended.

Having stood in the same laboratory that Edison created so many of his patents, walking in the gardens and by the river in Fort Meyers, his summer home, it opens a thought process, even with your eyes open.

In the world of policing society, we have lost sight of the reason we require the police in the first place!  It has become a ‘Them and Us’ world and hurdling toward such a dangerous outcome. 

Criminals are as up-to-date as the latest ‘app’ and type of gun available.  Thank goodness they are not that ‘bright’, in the intelligence department. 

Saying that though, law enforcement does not have access to same tools because of depilated budgets and the slowness of the political machines.

Police chiefs are hired by local cities and work with a cloud over their head of the council or commission to which they serve and can be ‘fired at will’.  The decisions have always a connection to political concerns and not always on the community itself.  Meaning, the community has no say in the police department as such.

The Sheriff is elected by the people and even the elected period is short, they like all have to campaign for the next round of votes, they have always a niggling thought of how this will be accepted by the voters.

We must remember that ‘the People are the Police and the Police are the People’.  It might have been stated in 1829 by Sir Robert Peel, the father of modern day policing, it stands true and must be readopted to bring us back to a formal society regarding criminality.

It is about TRUST & RESPECT!

Trust & Respect from all, not taking sides.  After all, we live together, side by side, shop at the supermarkets, eat at the same restaurants, use the same entertainment facilities and send our children to the same schools.

Is there an issue in society?  Yes, and none of us are perfect or ever will be.
Public safety is a priority and having the facts at hand, with proactive enhancement results this way:
  • Bring back Trust & Respect of communities
  • Save lives
  • Solving crimes expeditiously
  • Create a myriad of necessary reports
  • Augment officer safety
  • Utilize Information/data NOW 

CommSmart Global Group, a LexisNexis Risk Solutions Partner can and will make logical use of the data NOW!

Effectively on used all fronts, the data/information and written narratives with public data become an integral daily part of proactive Digital Policing.

To increase the opportunity to move forward there is a funding program in place, NCS-X funding which is for the use of expanding data capabilities with NIBRS. It is available and we can tie in with this to supply our Accurnit Virtual Crime Center (AVCC), which is both analytic workstations and individual analytic crime and management tools.

We mention the budget costing cutting which is always a hard chew to swallow.  With our global experience and understanding of what lies with you regarding these budget and staffing issues, our approach will be one of overall cost savings, productivity and data tool capabilities.

We are proficient not only in analytics, we encompass cyber from all of the good, bad and ugly angles with IT archeological data aspects.  If that is not enough, our law enforcement expertise is second to none, both from the London Metropolitan Police and US law enforcement understands of yesterday, today, and the future, which is Digital Policing.

Social media interaction and analytics are now the foundations of communications both social and criminal.  That is why it also plays a major role in all we do.  All government and law enforcement must embrace, understand and importantly use to interact with the communities.

This is not some entertainment programming that has appeared since Hollywood or television programming created ‘Minority Report’ or Fox’s ‘APB’. 

It was 21 years ago that our initial development created an aggressive crime analytics with the ability for street-level officers to have information at hand.  Back then we had no mobile phones, so it was slower and very manual. 

The importance is it worked and proficiently!

Today, we now have the Smartphone which places all information in the palm of the officer’s hand, immediately.

Our partner, LexisNexis, with us, have taken what has been working extremely well and moved to the next step for making a definitive difference in the use of crime data, combining public data and placing into the hands of law enforcement securely.  Oh, you also do not need to be a ‘geek’ to operate, no disrespect to our learned IT friends!

Our predictive analysis was and is tried, tested and through our success in Afghanistan regarding the predictive placement of IEDs with our DoD contract.
Proved immensely our war zone capabilities, enabling us to make enhancements in our proprietary algorithmic protocols, which are now on the streets of our global clients, working exceptionally well to save lives and solve the crime, including ‘cold cases’.

We work alongside Police Chiefs, Sheriffs, Public Safety Commissioner & the Dept. of Public Safety, Dept. of Intelligence (Fusion Center), IT management (NIBRS) and other law enforcement management and will open their eyes to the Digital Policing Attributes for Transformational Policing which brings them beyond the criminal deficiencies of budget and staffing cuts.

Our team of management, analysts and an overview of both Social Media Interaction/Analytics, Crime Analytics, Predictive Analysis, and Community Crime Mapping with Anonymous Tip lines. Our presentation is conversational, passionate, with true street level experience and a listening ear.

Yes, a two-way street for sharing from all sides the desires wants, dreams and capabilities required.  No holding back!

So don’t you hold back!  Converse and communicate and see why we have the success you and your community deserve.

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Monday, February 27, 2017

The Streets, People, the Plethora of Proactive Information

The Streets, People, 
the Plethora of Proactive Information 
by Nicholas Ashton, CEO/CIO, CommSmart Global Group

It is stated that 98% of all policing is reactionary. 

Professional crime-fighting today and for the last thirty-five years relies predominantly on three tactics:

(1) Vehicle patrol
(2) Rapid response to calls for service
(3) Retrospective investigation of crime

Over the past few decades, police responsiveness has been enhanced by connecting law enforcement to citizens by improved communications, including mobile phones, social media, cameras, both public and private, and by matching police officer schedules and locations to anticipated calls for service.  The police focus on serious crime has also been sharpened by screening calls for service, targeting patrol, and developing forensic technology (e.g., automated fingerprint systems, computerized criminal record files, basic analytic data etc.)

Although this tactic has scored successes, it has been criticized within and outside policing for being reactive rather than proactive. They have also been criticized for failing to prevent crime.

Reactive tactics have some virtues, of course. The police go where crimes have occurred and when citizens have summoned them; otherwise, they do not intrude. The police keep their distance from the community, and thereby retain their impartiality. They do not develop the sorts of relationships with citizens that could bias their responses to crime incidents.

It comes right down to Intelligence Gathering, pure and simple! Then having the analytic tools to understand what information connections you have.

Social Media Monitoring is more than looking at a Twitter or Facebook accounts or other social media, it is knowing the connections, messages, photographs, GPS location and their ‘live’ video transmissions.  Times have changed, it is not the smoke-filled pub, club or meeting place, it was their mouth than was running, telling all, bragging.  It is now their fingers and thumbs that tell us all!

Under the Nine Peelian Principles, ‘the people are the police and the police are the people’.  You must have a dialogue with the citizenry, after all, they are close to everything, family, friends, and those miscreants of crime.  They are the closest and best informed, they are within the atmosphere of life, what we call Atmospherics.

Do not be in a fog regarding what has occurred, the fog or atmosphere is likened to being surrounded with information. 

That is Atmospherics!

Street level data is the lifeblood of policing if only you work in reverse, proactively, collecting the sounds and actions of individuals and communities.

Imperative information on gangs, drug/human traffickers, child sexual exploiters, fraud, scammers and basically all crimes against society. Information is there and ready to be collected, analyzed and acted upon. 

As we have stated over and over again, ‘Someone, Somewhere, Always Knows Something’.  Fact, not fiction, sadly getting those ‘in the know’ to talk, share or spill the beans, it is an art form and continues to be difficult to enact.

If you hear the sound of a trumpet or chest beating right now, there is a simple, straightforward reason.

CommSmart Global Group, a LexisNexis Risks Solution Partner, has in service globally, tactics, techniques and proven predictive solutions for proactive crime fighting. 

There, we said!

Our passion and expertise are more than just marketing, which by the way, there is nothing wrong with.  It is the knowledge that collectively, our amassed expertise and solutions are right here, now ready to work side by side with your departments.
Our team leaders have decades of Street Smart Knowledge on all sides of the coin, policing, cyber requirements and most importantly, change and how the impact can only be professional for both those employed to protect and serve and the community recipients.

Do not procrastinate any longer, contact, discuss and find out why globally CommSmart Global Group is #1 in:
  • Social Media Monitoring
  • Billions of Public Records Data
  • Crime Analytics
  • Community Crime Mapping
  • Predictive Analysis
  •  Coaching & Mentoring
  •  Change Agency
Knowing what is in the atmosphere, is more than vital. 

Atmospherics is the Key!

CommSmart Global Group, a LexisNexis Risk Solutions Partner has decades of law enforcement background with Change Agents, Cybercrime Analysts, ex-London Metropolitan Police Officers, Chiefs of Police and Sheriff Commanders on staff, including the former San Diego Commander, who was tasked to assist in the development of ARJIS. 

Our involvement in counter-terrorism and cybercrime internationally allows us to think and act with the confidence demanded in these dire times.  We understand all concerns, methodology and speak the right language to you all.

Our solutions are available now and will be discussed via telephone with established law enforcement agencies.  Call or email us for verification.  Then, we can discuss and demonstrate.  Oh, have a cup of coffee at hand, afterward, you will understand why.

WE ARE IN THE NOW AND KEEP YOU; IN THE KNOW… 

Contact and start hearing your own trumpets and chest beating, with your own Proactive Atmospheric Success!






                                                                     
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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Blow The Whistle On The Porous Blue Line

Blow The Whistle on The Porous Blue Line
By Nicholas Ashton, CEO/CIO CommSmart Global Group

Worldwide Public Safety, just like political establishments are in a desperate state of affairs. Just look at the Ferguson situation and the overall failure.  Yes, both sides of the proverbial coin.  

Policing and social unrest are at a boiling point and nobody seems to get!

Sir Robert Peel would never have imagined today’s sad state and demise of effective law enforcement, communities and the family.

Humanity itself is gnawing at its own leg, which is trapped, snared, bleeding and creating horrendous pain.

Peel, as Home Secretary in the U.K., introduced a number of important reforms of British criminal law: most memorably establishing the Metropolitan Police Force (Metropolitan Police Act 1829).  He also reformed the criminal law, reducing the number of crimes punishable by death, and simplified it by repealing a large number of criminal statutes and consolidating their provisions into what are known as Peel's Acts.  He reformed the prison system, introducing payment for jailers and education for the inmates.

On Police reform, Peel’s 1,000 constables employed were affectionately nicknamed 'Bobbies' or, somewhat less affectionately, 'Peelers'. Although unpopular at first they proved very successful in cutting crime in London, and by 1857 all cities in the UK were obliged to form their own police forces.  Known as the father of modern policing, Peel developed the Peelian Principles which defined the ethical requirements police officers must follow to be effective.

Nine Principles of Policing

The following nine principles were set out in the 'General Instructions' issued to every new police officer in the Metropolitan Police from 1829. Although Peel discussed the spirit of some of these principles in his speeches and other communications, the historians Susan Lentz and Robert Chaires found no proof that he compiled a formal list. The Home Office has suggested that the instructions were probably written, not by Peel himself, but by Charles Rowan and Richard Mayne, the joint Commissioners of the Metropolitan Police when it was founded.


1. To prevent crime and disorder, as an alternative to their repression by military force and severity of legal punishment.

2. To recognize always that the power of the police to fulfill their functions and duties is dependent on public approval of their existence, actions and behavior, and on their ability to secure and maintain public respect.

3. To recognize always that to secure and maintain the respect and approval of the public means also the securing of the willing co-operation of the public in the task of securing observance of laws.

4. To recognize always that the extent to which the co-operation of the public can be secured diminishes proportionately the necessity of the use of physical force and compulsion for achieving police objectives.

5. To seek and preserve public favour, not by pandering to public opinion, but by constantly demonstrating absolutely impartial service to law, in complete independence of policy, and without regard to the justice or injustice of the substance of individual laws, by ready offering of individual service and friendship to all members of the public without regard to their wealth or social standing, by ready exercise of courtesy and friendly good humour, and by ready offering of individual sacrifice in protecting and preserving life.

6. To use physical force only when the exercise of persuasion, advice, and warning is found to be insufficient to obtain public co-operation to an extent necessary to secure observance of law or to restore order, and to use only the minimum degree of physical force which is necessary on any particular occasion for achieving a police objective.

7. To maintain at all times a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and that the public are the police, the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.

8. To recognize always the need for strict adherence to police-executive functions, and to refrain from even seeming to usurp the powers of the judiciary of avenging individuals or the State, and of authoritatively judging guilt and punishing the guilty.

9. To recognize always that the test of police efficiency is the absence of crime and disorder and not the visible evidence of police action in dealing with them.

Where did it all go wrong?

The only means of communication to sound the alarm in 1829 was shouting and it wasn’t until 1884 that the whistle blew on the scene.  Effective and all could hear and know which direction the concern and alarm were coming from. 

Hudson, who invented the pea whistle, observed the problems local police were having with effectively communicating, he realized that his whistle designs could be used as an effective aid to their work.

Hudson demonstrated his whistle to Scotland Yard and was awarded his first contract. Both rattles and whistles were used to call for back-up in areas where neighborhood beats overlapped and following their success in London, the whistle was adopted by most Police Forces in the United Kingdom.

Have we improved our communication skills and technology of today?  

No!

The allegory of police as crimefighters has been carried to the population via television productions, fiction writers, comic strips, sensational newspaper/magazine articles and the Internet. Conjuring up in one's mind an image of a police officer doing a hazardous job that requires him or her to outshoot, outpunch, and outwit dangerous criminals. For most American police, there is little correspondence between this image and reality. In a major U.S. Metropolitan areas, Tier One Cities (where crime rates are certainly the highest), 50% of the officers in the local department will not make a felony arrest during a given year. The total annual rate of weapon discharges per hundred police officers is between two and six.  Certainly a far cry from TNT’s “Major Crimes” or ABC’s “Castle”.

The American Bar Association's Standards Relating to the Urban Police Function lists 11 responsibilities:
  • To identify criminal offenders and criminal activity and, when appropriate, to apprehend offenders and participate in later court proceedings.
  • To reduce the opportunities for the commission of some crimes through preventive patrol and other measures.
  • To aid individuals who are in danger of physical harm.
  • To protect constitutional guarantees.
  • To facilitate the movement of people and vehicles.
  • To assist those who cannot care for themselves.
  • To resolve the conflict.
  • To identify problems that are potentially serious law enforcement or government problems.
  • To create and maintain a feeling of security in the community.
  • To promote and preserve civil order.
  • To provide other services on an emergency basis. 
It is stated several factors shape what the police do and why.
  • Round the clock availability broadens police connection with the public. People contact the police because there is no other assistance available.
  • A disadvantage is that such availability gives police a massive heavy assignment. The authority to use force brands police work with a uniqueness that sets it apart from other lines of work.
  • Force includes the right to use deadly force, to arrest people, and to use physical force.
  • Whatever aspect of the police mission is accentuated, whether it involves checking on suspicious persons who appear to be inappropriate or responding to reports of crime, the police have to be willing, in the last analysis, to threaten force and to back up the threat with action.
  • Discretion leaves an imprint on all areas of policing. Police are often free to choose among alternative courses of action or inaction. They routinely rely on their own experience, training, common sense, and judgment to make decisions involving the life and liberty of citizens.
  • Flexible decision-making include choices involving arrests, traffic tickets, deadly force, and domestic abuse. In each of these situations, officers determine whether or not to invoke the power of the law.
  • The economic decline over the past years has overwhelmed local economies and their local law enforcement agencies. Sworn to protect and serve the public, law enforcement faces a bleak outlook. The nation’s law enforcement agencies are challenging severe budget cuts and uncontrollable layoffs, and they are essentially changing how they keep the public safe or more vulnerable than ever thought.
Public Safety Directors, Sheriffs, Police Chiefs, Chief Constables and those connected via managerial responsibility, have a major issue in common, money, budgets, compliment of officers, training, councils, politicians, increased criminality, disjointed communities/families and a more than dissatisfied public, who they are to serve and protect.

Presidents, Politicians, Alphabet Soup Agencies and so call do-gooders have done society no justice over the years regarding the containment of crime.
The prime example of meddling and the demise of a protected society:

PRESIDENT CLINTON ANNOUNCES NEW CRIME BILL GRANTS TO PUT POLICE OFFICERS ON THE BEAT

     WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Just a dozen days after money became available, President Clinton today announced the first round of police hiring grants under the new crime bill, an important step toward his goal of putting 100,000 police on America's streets.
More than $200 million in grants were awarded to communities in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, including 332 police departments, 46 sheriffs' departments, six Indian tribal groups, and several other law enforcement agencies.   The crime bill authorizes money to increase the number of police in America by twenty percent.

In a scathing report it stated:

Such generosity might be justified if the program had lived up to its advertising. But it hasn't. Even the most basic promise—that it would add 100,000 cops to the streets by the end of 2000—wasn't kept. A study published last year by the National Institute of Justice figured that COPS will result in a net increase of between 69,000 and 84,600 police officers, a shortfall of 15 percent to 31 percent.

About one-third of the officers in the count, it should be noted, are not new cops but existing ones—who are theoretically freed from paper-pushing desk jobs to chase crooks, thanks to grants to buy computers and other new equipment. The reality doesn't always match the theory. A 1999 audit by the Justice Department's Inspector General reported "a high degree of difficulty in establishing that funds under the Making Office Redeployment Effective (MORE) program actually results in additional officers on the street. Specifically, 78 percent of the 67 grantees we audited with MORE grants could not demonstrate they had or would redeploy officers from administrative duties to the streets." The IG also found evidence that many police departments have no plans to retain new hires once their federal funding runs out. Barring an endless flow of money from Washington, then, the number of cops may fall.

It has the likes of politicians, such as City Mayors who are now bullying local council members to increase taxes to cover the continuing decline in societal safety.  Property taxes mean nothing to most as they rent.  Over 50% of all housing are rental properties, so the renter has no idea of the taxation being borne by property owners, so it means nothing to them whatsoever.

The Entitlement society which has been created by politicians is now biting us in the ass and coffers.  The priority of politicians was to obtain the vote and promise as much as they could by lying about.  Never telling the whole story of how services would be paid for and even if it was legal and feasible.  Telling people “pork pies” (lies), you will be caught out and the revolt will be worse than the original issue.

Meddling should be a political degreed program at universities as that is what it comes down to.  People with no knowledge or insight telling those that are capable of doing the job at hand, if only allowed to carry-out the necessary procedures for proven success.

It is about Street Smart Policing with the subtle and effective usage of assistive technology.  The likes of analytics, communications connectivity, evidentiary visual collection.  All within the palm of their hands, on-site and with full capability for “live” sharing.

Involving all, from management, IT departments and officers, as the computer and associated disruptive technology has its place in productive sanity.
I know, at least one of you have asked, “Is there an app for that?”  Yes, there is, it includes you, pure logic and truth.

Communities are made up of individuals who are failing in simplistic parenting.  The government, including education and law enforcement, are not a babysitting service.  There is a strong level of involvement from parents or parent.  There is the issue which is now embedded in the DNA of society at all levels.  The “haves” and the “have-nots”!

Look at what porous means:

po·rous
ˈpôrəs
adjective
(of a rock or other material) having minute spaces or holes through which liquid or air may pass.

Synonyms: permeable, penetrable, pervious, cellular, holey;
Antonyms: impermeable
·         not retentive or secure.
"he ran through a porous defense to score easily"

The solution and work ethic are right here, it only takes listening, discussion and fully understanding that this cannot continue.  Detroit is the perfect example of failure and there are plenty more cities on this list. 

Are you willing to be part of the change?

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