Public Menace Police Chiefs and Sheriffs Who Place Politics over Public Safety

Ron Martinelli, Ph.D. Copyright (C) 09-04-17 I said the words in my Oath of Office. They are written as a slogan on the sides of many police cars. I and other current and former cops like me consider it a sacred vow, “To Serve and Protect.” Unfortunately, words that now ring hollow and disingenuous when… Read More Public Menace Police Chiefs and Sheriffs Who Place Politics over Public Safety

“PC” Police Administrators Are A Danger to Public Safety

Ron Martinelli, Ph.D., CMI-V Forensic Criminologist/Law Enforcement Expert Copyright (C) 08-20-17 These days in this very challenging and dangerous law enforcement environment, some people for a variety of reasons of have become highly skeptical of law enforcement officers. As a forensic law enforcement practices expert, many of the cases I am retained in are in… Read More “PC” Police Administrators Are A Danger to Public Safety

Why the Best of Us Are Being Killed by the Worst of Us

Ron Martinelli, Ph.D. Forensic Criminologist/Police Expert Copyright © 10-10-16 The tragic and senseless murders this past week of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Steve Owen and Palm Springs Police Officers Jose “Gil” Vega and Leslie Zerebny by two crazed and armed career criminals underscore what all cops and their families already know – there… Read More Why the Best of Us Are Being Killed by the Worst of Us

Chiefs, Sheriffs and Politicians – Time to take a stand on Black Lives Matter

Chiefs, Sheriffs and Politicians – Time to take a stand on Black Lives Matter Ron Martinelli, Ph.D. Forensic Criminologist/Police Expert Copyright © 10-03-16   The law enforcement community is currently experiencing the most intense scrutiny and community dissention since the Vietnam war of the late 1960’s – early 1970s. Law enforcement and city administrators increasingly… Read More Chiefs, Sheriffs and Politicians – Time to take a stand on Black Lives Matter

Can police ever have meaningful conversations with Black Lives Matter protesters?

Ron Martinelli, Ph.D. Forensic Criminologist/Police Expert Copyright © 09-26-16 In light of the most recent officer-involved fatality shooting of subject Keith Lamont Scott, 43 years in Charlotte, NC; and the protests and violent, riotous response from citizens both within and outside of the Charlotte community; the question looms as to whether police will ever be… Read More Can police ever have meaningful conversations with Black Lives Matter protesters?

To Black Lives Matter – Just what are your expectations of police?

Ron Martinelli, Ph.D. Forensic Criminologist/Police Expert Copyright © 08-22-16 In light of the recent officer-involved shooting of armed black suspect Sylville Smith by a black police officer during a foot pursuit in Milwaukee last week I am just trying to wrap my head around exactly what the militant, anti-police Black Lives Matter movement expects of… Read More To Black Lives Matter – Just what are your expectations of police?