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  • For Those Hours Of Boredom.

    When you've been given an assignment that leaves you with lots of time to let your mind wonder don't waste it. There is nothing more entertaining than a good book and what better to read than something to give you more insight into what you're being paid to do. That's why I recommend my book, Dreams In Blue: The Real Police.

    I titled it so not because I feel I am "The Real Police" but because of the many times I'd get called to a complaint only to hear the complainant say "I didn't want you. I want the 'Real Police.' He or she of course was referring to the State Police and I being a mere city cop.

    Dreams In Blue took up a total of about ten years of my life to write. In its 191 pages you will find stories of hope and tragedy. Stories of my pre-cop days and those of the foul politics that got in the way.
    I am retired now and work security for the Leco Corporation in Saint Joseph, Michigan. Please feel free to give me a jingle at [email protected]. Just put in the heading "Guard Duty."

    You can find my book at Barnes and Noble with the ISBN# 1-4137-9073-9.

    Right now I'm reading "Flags of our fathers'" of which I greatly recommend. You will find my review of the book on Amazon.com.

    Thanks
    Rick

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    You can only review and update manuals so often during shifts, making reading for enjoyment a great chioce.
    Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted.
    Groucho Marx

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    • #3
      Hi Eric - what type of security do you do? My job, now, is really laid back. I work the late shift, 11 to 7 a, primarily. Making sure the main plant is open for the day shift manufacturing. Of course fire prevention and safeguarding property and personnel is always there. Not a lot to get the adrenaline going I must say, but then at 57 that's okay by me. I'm just kind of coasting til retirement. I do a lot of writing of course. Many short stories.

      Rick

      Originally posted by Eric
      You can only review and update manuals so often during shifts, making reading for enjoyment a great chioce.

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      • #4
        I also work corporate security - in house office building- for a world wide company. Through various right sizings over the last 6 years and my senority, my job includes many hats, but straight days. I have found that if there is a need for something, I do not complain about it, I find and offer solutions to my boss. My boss offers me a lot of flexability, as long the right thing is done.

        It was not that long ago that I did 5 years of straight nights - 7-7 - and during those more quiet times, I took many courses. It would be even easier now with all of the on line stuff. You may even be interested in classes on writing something different than you do now....
        Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted.
        Groucho Marx

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        • #5
          Rick,

          I have seen that happen on many domestic calls. The police arrive, an arrest is mandatory by state law, and the complainant starts fighting with the police because she doesn't want her "lover" to go to jail.

          PS - Any chance of getting a shoulder patch from your former LE agency?
          Security: Freedom from fear; danger; safe; a feeling of well-being. (Webster's)

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          • #6
            Hi Rick,
            I retired out of Post 55. I'm not in your book, am I?
            I spent a lot of time across the bridge to the north of you. (B.H.)
            Good luck with your book. I'm sending you a PM.

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            • #7
              Yes - happened to me many times. As to the patches, my last department, the one I retired from, was disbanded and the Sheriff's department took over so there is no one I could go to.

              Rick

              Originally posted by Mr. Security
              Rick,

              I have seen that happen on many domestic calls. The police arrive, an arrest is mandatory by state law, and the complainant starts fighting with the police because she doesn't want her "lover" to go to jail.

              PS - Any chance of getting a shoulder patch from your former LE agency?

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              • #8
                I sent a PM.

                Rick

                Originally posted by T202
                Hi Rick,
                I retired out of Post 55. I'm not in your book, am I?
                I spent a lot of time across the bridge to the north of you. (B.H.)
                Good luck with your book. I'm sending you a PM.

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                • #9
                  Eric - I also have a book out called 'Rubal' , a fiction with a lot of historical fact. It centers around a young Union soldier during the Civil War. Great read.

                  Rick

                  Originally posted by Eric
                  I also work corporate security - in house office building- for a world wide company. Through various right sizings over the last 6 years and my senority, my job includes many hats, but straight days. I have found that if there is a need for something, I do not complain about it, I find and offer solutions to my boss. My boss offers me a lot of flexability, as long the right thing is done.

                  It was not that long ago that I did 5 years of straight nights - 7-7 - and during those more quiet times, I took many courses. It would be even easier now with all of the on line stuff. You may even be interested in classes on writing something different than you do now....

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                  • #10
                    Rick,

                    Welcome I'm from GR originally living in sunny FL now. I think I may pick up your book, I am always looking for something new to read!

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                    • #11
                      GCMC - been to GR numerous times, not recently. Worked security there twice. Once for a large company that fired an employee and was afraid of reprisals. Once for the museum when several valuable paintings were on display. Both times I was working contract security. Now I'm in-house.

                      Thanks for checking my book out. Take a look at the second one too, Rubal. Nice fiction. I don't make a lot off them but hey every little bit helps. Besides it doesn't do me any good to write them if no one reads them. I've been working on a third but damned if I can get into it for some reason. I start and then stop, for months sometimes.

                      By the way I lived outside of Ocala for a short time. Salt Springs I believe it was called, out by Lake George.

                      Rick

                      Originally posted by GCMC Security
                      Rick,

                      Welcome I'm from GR originally living in sunny FL now. I think I may pick up your book, I am always looking for something new to read!

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