Positive Cooping Tools

We constantly hear about the problems with the Baltimore City Police Department and we rarely hear about the positive things that they are doing.  It is always easy to criticize.  The career of a police officer is not easy and not everybody on the force should be there.  But there are probably considerably more good officers than bad ones.  Some times a good officer makes one mistake and it is his last one. It could be that he loses his job as a result or his life.  Either one is bad.

The number cause of death for active police officers is suicide which is twice as high as line of duty death.  Stress is a major problem.

In the recent riots in Baltimore the Police Department was probably caught off guard.  Today we know that some of the problems were caused by outsiders.  The bricks that you saw on the ground were after they landed and broke into pieces.  There were not enough shields to cover the police officers. 

Jim Nabors of Billy Graham Rapid Response Team was one of the chaplains who came to Baltimore to present a series of seminars and to help our police recover from the riots.  Many of them were working 16-hour shifts and they were tired.  Bricks were being thrown at them just because they are police officers. 

Jim told us that his seminar is the C.A.S.E. system:  Copy and Steal Everything.  In other words, we are encouraged to copy all his material.  He even old us to photograph the slides.  What he told us applies not only to police officers recovering from the riots, but to anybody recovering from a crisis.  But the training was geared more to Baltimore.

Besides the great seminar, the environment was also excellent.  It was held at Johns Hopkins at Keswick.  I have never been there before and I had no idea what a treat that I will have.  I left home around 10:00 for the 13:00 seminary.  My first stop was at the Baltimore City Detention Center to drop off labels for our Wellness Fair in June 2015.  Officer Taylor was very gracious and took the envelope directly to Ms. Oliver's office.

My original plan was to take the #35 bus back pass my house and transfer to the #22.  A part of the reason for this is that I planned the trip from home.  But I decided to take the #8 bus to the #22 bus and this worked considerably better, despite the fact that I just missed the #22 bus as it was at the bus stop when I got off the #8.

I was really impressed by the facility and the environment near the Rotunda.  I have been on the west side of the Rotunda many times, but never on the east side of it.  If it were not so hot, I probably would had walked around the area taking photographs.  It was just gorgeous.  I'm sharing the photographs with you. 


 

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