Larry Lawton, Founder and President of the Reality Check Program speaks with Police Explorers from Lauderhill, Hollywood and Miami Gardens. Our future police officers heard the real deal. They learned about what community policing is, that people do change and that their most important asset is their communications skills. They also heard from former judge and now criminal defense attorney Glenn Roderman and Lauderhill Assistant Chief Allen Siegel on how best to be professional and always be honest. Glenn Roderman has over 43 years experience in the criminal justice field and Chief Siegel has over 33 years in law enforcement.
Law Enforcement is a profession like no other. The men and woman of law enforcement put their lives on the line for the citizens they serve everyday. Who can’t respect that? “I ask people everyday, if you are being robbed, who do you call? 411 or 911. Everyone says 911. That shows us we all need the police. I also express, we need good cops and good leaders”, said Larry Lawton. Law enforcement leaders are the most important person a city, county or state will ever hire. Law enforcement leaders set the tone and direction for the whole police department and city.
I am so honored to be helping the city and police department of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Connecting with the community and being pro-active is the single best thing any city, law enforcement agency, school, family or person can do with helping young people and citizens.
Thank you to the officers that run the Police Explorers program and the Chiefs of the agencies that are so community minded. Thank you Lauderhill, Hollywood and Miami Gardens for seeing the future of policing and embracing it. You are a honor and credit to your departments and the people you serve.
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