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Janet Koch

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Lee's blog
« on: January 29, 2008, 02:23:51 PM »

Has everyone see Lee's new blog? "The Graveyard Shift: Lee Lofland's guide to all things cops and robbers."

http://www.leelofland.com/wordpress/

Very nice, Lee!

Janet



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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2008, 02:49:30 PM »

Yes!  It's excellent!

Peg H  ;D
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2008, 04:27:33 PM »

Thanks, Janet and Peg. I hope to see all the MWF folks over there. It'll be fun.

Again, the address is http://www.leelofland.com/wordpress/
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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2008, 05:06:12 PM »

I think in time you'll have to arrange your archives by topics so people can look up information. Will you have a comment section?  If you do, your blog offering should include a question or some other encouraging opening.
What you have is excellent, though.  It will become much richer with questions and answers.
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Re: Lee's blog
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2008, 07:16:37 AM »

Very nice indeed, Lee. I especially like the photos -- great idea.

Kathy W.
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Re: Lee's blog
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2008, 08:20:53 AM »

Great advice, Ingrid. Everything you mentioned is in the works. I'm going to see if there's a positive response to the blog before I make a lot of permanent changes. If the feedback is good I'll definitely make the site researcher friendly.
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« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2008, 08:30:38 AM »

Ingrid, it just dawned me. You asked about a comment section on the blog. Yes, there is a place for comments. Click on the comments tab at the bottom of the post and you'll be taken there.
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« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2008, 10:14:34 AM »

Great blog, Lee - you have another fan - I've put it on my bookmark bar where I'll be sure to keep up with it.

Officers once had to cuff one of my probation "clients" in front - he was a huge, but short, avid do it yourself body builder and there was no force on the planet that could convince his hands to get close enough for cuffiing in back.  Fortunately, the same bulk kept him from having much mobility with the front cuffs - he could barely walk with his hands cuffed in front of him  :D

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« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2008, 12:49:07 PM »

I have also bookmarked your blog, Lee. I'm sure it's going to be helpful in my writing. This morning I was working on a section of my WIP where my sheriff was getting dressed. Today's post was really helpful. I think you have a "hit" on your hands.

Lynette

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« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2008, 02:06:08 PM »

Thanks guys.

Elena - I've seen guys that we had to use two pairs of cuffs to secure their hands behind their backs. We've also used leg irons on ham-size wrists.

Lynette - The act of putting on a police uniform can be time-consuming. First you have to iron the shirt and pants and then apply all the badges, pins, medals, etc. Next comes the undergarmets. There's actually a mesh-type undershirt that's worn to allow the skin to breath beneath dense bullet-resistant vest. The vest is next followed by the shirt and pants. But you're not done yet; the gunbelt (AKA - utility belt or Sam Brown belt) is then strapped on and fastened to the regular belt with belt keepers. These handy little straps prevent the gunbelt from falling down around your ankles. Then, if you can still bend over you can put on your shoes and waddle out to your police car.
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« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2008, 03:18:28 PM »

Note to all

Don't forget the average weight of the fully loaded gunbelt is around 18 lbs.  Oh, yeah and those vests aren't exactly light weight either (add another 3 or 4 lbs). Now, leap out of the patrol car and chase someone... ;D

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« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2008, 05:03:45 PM »

So true, Peg. It's like strapping on a couple of bowling balls before heading off to work.
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« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2008, 06:25:16 PM »

Bowling balls?!  ;D

It's a great site, Lee.  I really liked the photos you used to illustrate your articles.  You can tell from many of the mystery books you read that a lot of people have never seen what they're writing about.

As usual, an excellent job!

Linda
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« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2008, 07:13:43 PM »

I was hoping the pictures would be a plus.

If you guys have a particular topic you'd like addressed please let me know and I'll do my best to make it the topic of the day.
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Re: Lee's blog
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2008, 11:47:54 AM »

How about a post on police vocabulary? I realize there must be differences between states, departments, etc., but are there some terms that are universal? (Don't know how you'd use a picture for this one :) )

Thanks for starting such a great blog, Lee. Very informative!

Janet
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