Family Safe First

By Bart Proctor | Veteran cop gives tips on matters of personal and family safety based on his 23 years in law enforcement.

Cracking the Code: How to make your next post go viral

<b>Top Secret</b><p>Over 37K Shares in One Week<p>I believe that the overall <b>appeal of Family Safe First is the honesty</b> that I deliver with each article. If that …

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The 4 Reasons Cops Retire Before You

<b>It’s just not fair that cops retire before me</b><p>I’m sure you have heard the old saying “if I had a nickel for every time (<i>insert witty, sometimes</i> …

Policing

Police Survey: Unexpected results that may shock you

<b>Who would have thought..</b><p>The shocking results of a police survey conducted in a medium sized police department in Virginia have just been published. …

Policing

Child Care Nightmare: the 4 truths that could save your child's life

<b>The most precious thing there is</b><p><b>It has never been my intention to alarm or scare anyone into paranoia with my blog.</b><p>If I’m doing this right, the …

Parenting

Traffic Stop: How to act - how to survive

<b>Preparing for the unpredictable</b><p>Other than responding to domestic fight calls, traffic stops are the most dangerous part of a cops job. This article …

Concealed Carry

The 5 Must Have Products No Family Should Be Without

<b>Adapt or get left behind</b><p>When starting Family Safe First, I wanted to share my knowledge and experience as a cop to empower families on matters of …

Stalker Warning Signs that Should Not Be Ignored

<b>As a cop who has worked the streets, stalkers can be the most persistent and perplexing players for law enforcement to handle. The reasons are …

Big Pharma and the Heroin Death Machine

<b>Big Pharma and her whore heroin</b><p><b>I may be a little late on this one but this topic bothers me. A lot.</b><p>About five years ago, while assigned as a violent …

Protecting Your Family

March 9, 2017<p>Stalker As a cop who has worked the streets, stalkers can be the most persistent and perplexing players for law enforcement to handle. …

Emergency Dispatcher: What really happens when you call 911

<b>911, what’s your emergency?</b><p>As I begin this article, I reflect on the thousands of calls I have answered during my years as an emergency dispatcher. I …

Domestic Violence: 4 warning signs that could save your life

When I decided to try my hand at starting a blog, the obvious topic of choice was my experiences as a cop.<p>It’s what I know.<p>Like it or not, <b>it’s who I</b> …

Domestic Violence

Sexual Assault: A veteran cop shows you how to survive

<b>Fight to survive a sexual assault</b><p>Up until now, most of my articles have been mostly “<i>feel good ah shucks”</i> type of personal and family safety topics.<p>I …

Crime Scene Investigation (CSI): Truth vs. Fiction

<b>What every cop wants you to know about CSI</b><p>It didn’t take long.<p>The television show, CSI, or “Crime Scene Investigation”, soared in popularity quickly …

Crime

Personal Safety Apps: The 5 that could save your life

<b>Why personal safety apps are a must</b><p>Personal safety apps, or simply just “Apps”, are here to stay. There is literally an app for everything these …

Concealed Carry

Cyber Bullying: The truth that may shock you

<b>Cyber bullying and the wonderful age of the internet</b><p>I still remember the day my Sergeant told us that we would be getting a computer for our shift. …

Parenting

Crossroads: An open letter to a young cop

<b>An open letter</b><p>The career or lifespan of an officer is measured differently than most other careers. A cops career typically lasts between 20-25 …

Mind

Bus Stop Abductions: Keeping your kids safe from child predators

<b>A school bus stop is an easy target for child predators!</b><p>Child abductions from school bus stops are a startling fact that no parent wants to think …

Easier Said Than Done

The 4 Secrets to Preventing a Burglary

A <b>Burglary</b> occurs in this country every <b>15 seconds!</b><p>Before becoming a homicide investigator, I spent several years developing my skill set as a burglary …

Burglary

Running Safe: 5 Ways to Stay Alive on that Next Run

<b>Everyone is Vulnerable</b><p>Running safe should be the goal of every runner. Everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy the occasional late evening or …

Self Defense

Serial Rapist: A Case Study

<b>A Serial Rapist Among Us</b><p>One function of an intelligence officer is to support major case investigations. Although I had previous experience as a …

Crime

Lost on the Autism Spectrum: A Police Response

<b>Spoiler Alert: This has a Happy Ending</b><p>Raising children and ensuring their safety is a challenge for parents in the 21st Century. Raising ones who are …

Autism

Missing Person:The mysterious case of Karen Belding

A true missing person case is rare. Most don’t even merit an investigation. It is not a crime to make yourself disappear. I’m sure each of you have …

Crime

5 Reasons Why We Need More Female Cops

<b><br>More Female Cops Will Benefit American Policing</b><p>I know that some of my brothers in blue will call me a sell-out for promoting the need for more female …

School Shooter: The Sandy Hook Promise

The Sandy Hook Promise<p>The Sandy Hook Promise was created by a group of parents whose children were slain on that terrible day back in 2012. This …

Gun Control

Cop Killer: PTSD and its effect on police officers

<b>The American Cop is at War</b><p>On a regular basis my officers are sent to calls with individuals suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD. It …

Online Scams: The top 5 from a Veteran Cop

<b>Online scams: the top 5</b><p>The birth of the internet almost 20 years ago has ramped up the ingenious ways online scams are carried out. As a veteran cop, …

Identity Theft