William Westhoven Morristown Daily Record Published 5:39 PM EST Jan 9, 2019 The career of a Pequannock police officer rests in the hands of a state Superior Court judge tasked with deciding whether he can return to his beat. Former Patrol Officer Matthew Levine, a Pequannock native who joined the township police force in 2012, was suspended without pay in July 2017 after a department internal affairs investigation alleged he had employed "overzealous tactics" to build a department-leading record of highway stops, citations and arrests. The Morris County Prosecutor's Office did not recommend that criminal charges be filed. Levine was terminated in May after a disciplinary hearing that began in October 2017 in Pequannock Municipal Court, where Hearing Officer C. William Bowkley barred the public and press from the courtroom over the objections of Levine, his attorney and some 50 friends there to support him. Levine was investigated for actions during two … [Read more...] about Judge hears plea to reinstate terminated Pequannock NJ police officer
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Hall, in an email, lauded the veteran of nearly six years.“I want to encourage more of our officers to embark on this journey and I am proud of Officer Guardiola, and our other officers who are mentoring as they are setting such a positive example for our youth,” she wrote.Guardiola said his end goal is “to make a kid inspired.”“Make them know: ‘Yes, you can be anything,’” he said.The mentor’s callGuardiola was inspired by law enforcement when he was 14.He went out to play with friends with BB guns in a park. Shortly afterward, several officers pulled up. But one of the officers recognized Guardiola because he was part of the department’s explorer program for kids.“I realize that could have gone bad,” said Guardiola, a six-year veteran officer. “The fact [the officer] took time to assess the situation made all the difference.”The officer, Scott Frazier, began to mentor Guardiola, a first-generation … [Read more...] about ‘I want to be great’: Why a Dallas police officer mentors an ambitious Oak Cliff teen
AVON, Ohio -- James Drozdowski worked his way up in law enforcement -- right to the top. Then he stepped down. But he still hasn't given up the career he loves. Beginning in 1985, at the start of his 32 years at the Lorain County Sheriff's Office, he signed on as a vehicle maintenance coordinator. "I headed up all repairs on vehicles and purchasing whatever was needed for the vehicles," Drozdowski said. From 1982 to 1987, he was an auxiliary deputy sheriff in Lorain County, a volunteer position. In 1987, he was offered the opportunity to go to school to become a police officer. He attended the Medina Law Enforcement Training Academy. It wasn't an easy road, as he still worked full time at the sheriff's office and went to school part time. In 1988, Drozdowski was approached by the mayor of Grafton to take the position of part-time police chief. Through June of 1995, he was part-time police chief, but still worked full time for the sheriff's office. Finally, he said, the two … [Read more...] about Avon public information officer knows the ropes — he used to be a police chief
Rick Noack, The Washington Post Published 8:47 am, Friday, June 29, 2018 Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Jasper Juinen Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Police officers patrol inside Berlin's main train station in Berlin, Germany. Police officers patrol inside Berlin's main train station in Berlin, Germany. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Jasper Juinen Want to be a police officer in Germany? Don't be short or have narrow hips. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery To become a police officer in Germany, you need a desire to uphold the law, an appropriate training score - and, at least in some places, a certain minimum height. A height of 5.28 feet, to be precise, according to a court ruling Thursday in the western German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. While the ruling only applies to North Rhine-Westphalia, some states have no … [Read more...] about Want to be a police officer in Germany? Don’t be short or have narrow hips.
Jillian Suarez followed her father's legacy by joining the NYPD. (NYPD) The daughter of a New York City police officer who was killed saving lives during the Sept. 11 terror attacks followed in her father’s footsteps by joining the NYPD last week. Jillian Suarez was sworn in Thursday along with 270 other police recruits. Suarez’s father, Ramon Suarez, was killed in 2001 while rescuing people at the World Trade Center. He was last seen going into the North Tower after he and another officer saved a woman who couldn’t walk. Suarez was seen in photos helping people to safety during the attacks. Ramon Suarez died while saving people at the World Trade Center during the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. (NYPD) “I grew up with my father walking in and out of the house with his uniform constantly on and I always admired him for that…he truly loved his job,” Suarez said Monday. Jillian Suarez turned 9 two days before her father’s death. … [Read more...] about Daughter of NYPD hero killed in 9/11 attacks follows dad’s footsteps to become a cop