FOP Lodge 5 supplemental college scholarship selection process

  Education has always been important to me. During my nearly three-decade career as a member of the Philadelphia Police Department, I was able to attend college, obtaining both an Associates Degree at the Community College of Philadelphia and a Bachelor's Degree from Saint Joseph's University. That dedication to education extended to my career. I … Continue reading FOP Lodge 5 supplemental college scholarship selection process

Safe injection sites and the ‘War on Drugs’

  There has been a great deal of controversy in recent weeks here in my hometown of Philadelphia regarding a proposal by some local politicians to open so-called safe injection sites. The position of Mayor Jim Kenney and others is that such sites would help combat the exploding opioid crisis. This would be accomplished by … Continue reading Safe injection sites and the ‘War on Drugs’

Three decades as a Philly Cop come to a close

This past Friday, January 19, was my last official day on the payroll of the Philadelphia Police Department. After nearly three decades, I hung up my badge and gun, riding off into the sunset of retirement. I come from a Philly Cop family. My brother, Mike, remains on the job as a Sergeant with the … Continue reading Three decades as a Philly Cop come to a close

My Experience at the 2017 NFL Draft in Philadelphia

Working the 2017 NFL Draft in Philadelphia To say that the 2017 NFL Draft, held in my hometown of Philadelphia over the last three days, was a major success would be an understatement. I got to experience this signature event of the National Football League up close and in person as a Sergeant with the … Continue reading My Experience at the 2017 NFL Draft in Philadelphia