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Do You Obey The Law Print E-mail
Written by Ray Fairman   
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I know that sounds like a silly question to most of you. Your response is likely to be, Well of course I do, after all I'm expected to enforce it aren't I?

Well, if you really are a cop, you know better than to assume anything. So I am going to have you go into a little bit more depth before you answer my question. I want you to do a little research on your own before you come to your final conclusion. Don't panic, I am going to direct you to the right location for some of that research so you can get off to a good start.

A good place to begin this investigation, I think will be in the "Book of Galatians". You didn't think I was going to go anywhere but to the Bible did you? Click on Read More to follow along.

 

 

 
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By The Way Chaplain, Just What is Your Job? Print E-mail
Written by Ray Fairman   
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I thought I might take a few minutes to go over a few things that you might find a chaplain who works in law enforcement circles doing, besides filling up cyberspace with their ranting and raving as you seem to find me so often doing. To get a brief overview of what you might fine any chaplain doing click the read more button.read more

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Shift Briefings: Mandatory or Optional? Print E-mail
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Like most of you, I have grown up in a profession where there were roll calls or shift briefings before we hit the streets every day, without fail. In fact never did I work for a law enforcement agency that offered optional attendance at these events.
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What Is Your Duty, as You See It, " Print E-mail
Written by Ray Fairman   
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"To Serve And Protect" or "Arrest And Convict"

Do you really understand the implications of God’s ordination of your profession? Have you forgotten the words of our “Law Enforcement Code of Ethics” and their intent? We are called to be servants for the good of all mankind. Our service must be a disciplined service if we are truly adhering to God’s calling.

The mark of a professional peace officer is neither a scepter nor a badge. No, our glory is not marked by any title but by toil, sweat and heartfelt service to all. Christ himself provided the example of service on many occasions. Look at
John 13: 14, 15
and again at
Matthew 20: 25-28.

I believe there is no higher calling for a Christian than to be called to serve. Every honest law enforcement officer who has been on the job for more than a year will tell you that the best feeling they have experienced was inextricably linked to their helping someone through a difficult situation. If you think I am nuts then just imagine how rich you would be if you had a dollar for every recruit who told his or her entry level oral board that they wanted to become a law enforcement officer to help people and make their community a better place to live and raise families.

Then what happens to us, as we become veteran officers? Why does that “Protect and Serve” mentality seem to become transformed into an “Arrest and Convict” mentality?

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The Leadership Tree Print E-mail
Written by Ray Fairman   
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Leadership can be in many ways likened to a tree. It is planted in people’s lives like a seedling that must be nurtured and cared for if it is to grow to maturity and become a strong and healthy tree. As we know not all seedlings will survive and not all individuals who have the opportunity to will turn into leaders.

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