Ask a Cop: DMV Cop

Ask a Cop: DMV Cop
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Is the guard at the D.M.V. a police officer? If so, is he being punished by having to work at the D.M.V.? … read more

Ask a Cop: 411 on the 911

Ask a Cop: 411 on the 911
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I’ve called 911 a few times in my time, and I’m interested in how responders coordinate between different 911-affiliated departments. I’ve seen an ambulance and cop cars show up to a call, and when I’ve called about a friend who was homeless who was experiencing a health emergency, there weren’t any cops, just ambulances, and my friend got the attention he needed. … read more

Ask a Cop: Correctional Officers

Ask a Cop: Correctional Officers
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The current identifier for holding facilities now is “Adult Detention Center,” which is supposed to be kinder and gentler. I have no experience in corrections, FYI. Although some of the officers you encounter in jail are sworn peace officers, the majority are correctional officers (CO), an entirely different training and certification. COs have one foot in the law enforcement door that may one day lead to being a sworn police officer. … read more

Ask a Cop: Fashion Police

Ask a Cop: Fashion Police
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I just saw another cop pull over near a sidewalk and arrest a guy—possibly, a drug dealer. Had the cop not pulled him over, I would have just assumed he was just another dude with a ’90s fashion sense (I’m pretty sure he was wearing Adidas snap-away pants) walking down the sidewalk. … read more

Ask a Cop: Santa Cop

Ask a Cop: Santa Cop
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Illustration: Brighton Metz dear santa cop during the holidays i drive from many places to others on christmas eve and christmas day. stress is usually high and i admit to speeding to make engagements on time within reason. obviously if the weathers bad i moderate my driving but usually it is not so bad. i

Ask a Cop: Cyborg Cop

Ask a Cop: Cyborg Cop
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Illustration: Brighton Metz Dear RoboCop, The year is 21XX. Biker gangs run rampant in the streets of Megacity Salt Lake, fueled by cyber drugs and illegal cybernetic implants. Megacorporations run the government from behind the scenes, fighting proxy wars across the globe. In this world, it’s either frag or be fragged. The high-ranking brass of

Ask a Cop: El Chapo and International Jurisdiction

Ask a Cop: El Chapo and International Jurisdiction
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Dear Cop,   El Chapo escaping is now old news, but it still makes me wonder about how federal agencies operate in the way of nabbing international perps. I’ve heard of FBI agents working in bases in Germany in an effort to stop terrorist plots against the USA, but it’s to my understanding that the

Ask a Cop: Cyber Crimes

Ask a Cop: Cyber Crimes
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Strap on your Ray-Bans and ‘jack into the ‘net. This month, the Cop addresses Cyber Crime. … read more

Ask a Cop: Courage

Ask a Cop: Courage
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Hey Mr. Cop, What is the most impressive cop thing that you’ve ever done? What is it in your career as a cop that you’re most proud of? -Curious about courage Dear Curious, I try to write about cop life, not about me, and I’m pretty boring anyways. Also, too much detail could infringe on

Ask a Cop – September 2009

Ask a Cop – September 2009
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SLUG’s man on the inside answers a question about sketchy cops, the Patriot Act and DUIs in this first installment of our new monthly feature. … read more