Archive for December 2016

Hello everyone and welcome back. John R. Beyer spent nearly a decade in a Southern  California law enforcement agency as a traffic officer, a training officer, and as a member of the elite Specials Weapons Assault Team (SWAT) before moving into the educational field. In that capacity, he served as a teacher for both regular and special education before moving into school and district levels of administration for a total of over twenty-five years in education. He is currently the co-founder and head writer for the J and L Research and Exploration blog  with his lovely spouse Laureen, co-founder. He has been published in dozens of magazines and finished his Doctorate in Educational Management from Pepperdine University in 2001 and completed his PhD. in Clinical Psychology in January of 2014. He resides on a small ranch in the High Desert of Southern California.


He has also been involved in acting  within the Western genre. You can look him up on IMDB and find many videos on YouTube.
His latest short story was published May of 2016 in Foliate Oak Literary Magazine  at http://www.foliateoak.com/

For further information concerning Black Opal Books please visit: www.blackopalbooks.com

You can also follow my non-fiction pieces by visiting: www.jandlresearchandexploration.blogspot.com

 

Hope you enjoy this interview.

 

Patrick 

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Hello everyone and Merry Christmas. I hope everyone is having a safe and happy holiday with family and friends. Remember our brave men and women in law enforcement, and the armed forces of this great country who protect us all each and everyday. As we wind down 2016, lets take a moment to reflect on our accomplishments and our failures for the year. Remember without failure, we cannot have success. Check out the new website. 

www.cjevolution.net

 

Patrick 

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Hello everyone, and welcome back. I am a very big fan of Jeffrey Gitomer and I bought a book in 2006 called The Little Black Book of Connections. This is a great read (not too long) from Jeffrey that talks about very important ways to connect and keep connected in the work place, as well as our personal lives. Check it out, and enjoy!

 

Please check out my new website - www.cjevolution.net

Patrick 

 

Jeffery Gitomer's - Little Black Book of Connections. 6.5 Assets for Networking your way to Rich Relationships. Bard Press, Austin (2006). 

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Hello everyone and welcome back In this episode, Patrick talks about the importance of understanding the landmark use of force case Graham V. Connor. This case determines the legality of every law enforcement use of force incident. In this day and age, this case is more important than ever. Enjoy.

Please get a sneak peak of my new website www.cjevolution.net

case reference:

http://www.policemag.com/channel/patrol/articles/2014/10/understanding-graham-v-connor.aspx

 

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Hello everyone and welcome back. This is episode 50 of CJEvolution, and thank you for the continued support. In this episode Patrick talks about the lense in which criminal justice professionals see the world. Law enforcement isn't correct all the time, but most CJ professionals have a good read on situations and people. However, as we have talked about before we need to maintain the good balance in our life. Stay warm and stay safe.

 

Patrick 

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Hello and welcome back. Most officers will encounter a use of force issue in their career. The Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), provides officers and departments great information on not only how to nagivate through a use of force incident, but often how to avoid a use of force issue / incident altogether. A great source of information. The link is below:

 

http://www.policeforum.org/assets/30%20guiding%20principles.pdf

 

Have a good start to your week.

 

Patrick 

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Hello everyone and welcome back. We hope you all had a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday. In this episode, Patrick talks about reaping what we sow. We all know Officers who have gotten into trouble during their careers and might have even lost their jobs. What causes this? There are a myriad of ways officers can get into disciplinary problems or lose their careers, but most of the time it comes down to basic principals that everyone should abide by.

Be safe everyone

Patrick 

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