I’m away at the Writers Police Academy in Hamilton, Ohio, so my blogging is going to be a little sporadic. As you read this today we’ll be taking tours of the county morgue and local police station. There’ll be presentations by prosecutors, defense attorneys, arson investigators, and canines and their handlers. Also, we’ll be conducting some wonderful workshops lasting until midnight!
On Saturday we’ll all be busy teaching writers how to handcuff bad guys (that’s right, this is an actual hands-on conference), dust for fingerprints, and the proper procedure for stopping a car full of dangerous felons. Oh, did I mention we’ll be doing this with a real patrol car complete with lights, siren, and guns?
In the meantime, please take a moment to test your knowledge of cops and robbers by answering the following questions:
1) BOLO has replaced the use of APB (All Points Bulletin). True or false?
2) A robbery is when a bad guy breaks into your home and steals your DVD player. True or false?
3) A civilian can entrap a bad guy. True or false?
4) A ghetto bird is another name for a pigeon. True or false?
5) Hooch is a street nickname for a prostitute. True or false?
6) OIC is texting code for “Oh I’m Cute. True or false?
7) UC stands for Undercover Officer. True or false?
8) Utter means to pass a bad or forged check. True or false?
9) A process server is someone who waits tables in a cop bar. True or false?
10) Crooks convicted of serious felonies, such as murder, serve their sentences in county jails. True or false?
I’ll check in from time to time throughout the day to see how you’re doing.
By the way, no news is good news on Fridays. We have another week with no officer deaths to report. However, a couple officers were shot by suspects. Thankfully the officers lived.