Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Video

As soon as you put your uniform on, assume you are on video.  Inside the station, and particularly outside.  Not long ago, a police officer out in the middle of the desert, with no other people around for miles was video recorded having sex with his girlfriend on his patrol car.  He was fired.

Just assume that every thing you do will be recorded.  If you do anything even remotely interesting, it will be posted on YouTube within minutes of it happening.  If you do anything highly interesting, it will be posted on the 24/7 news cycle for perhaps days, even weeks, and broadcast all over the world.

The video will be showing out of context.  It will be shown edited.  It will be shown with portions being looped.  It will be commented on by people who know nothing about law enforcement, and nothing about the circumstances of your encounter.  Don't intentionally say or do anything that you don't want to be seen by your mother, your sergeant, and the district attorney; that's what the SGT Says.

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