The Check-6 Report! By Dustin Gay- LightSpeed Supply
Securing the things that matter.
How well do you feel your future is secured with the way things are in your life right at this very moment? Security is found in many forms; Personal security, physical security, financial security, and many more. Are you secure in all the ways that matter?
Many people ask this question, why? Why don’t I get chosen for a promotion? Why don’t I get the special assignments at work? Why do I seem to always be unhappy? Why do others seem to receive better reviews than me? Why?
Knock the chip off your shoulders, take a deep breath and succeed in your career whatever that may be.
Secure your place with the company you’re currently working at or a job that you may be seeking, ensure that you pride yourself in the work that you are doing, motivate others with a positive attitude and a drive to do a great job for your clients, citizens, or customers no matter where you work... Each person’s efforts to be better can reflect on the entire company or organization in showing anyone from the outside looking in that your company is a powerful place to work. It can also encourage customers to do business with a company that does have so many wonderful people as a part of the family that creates a great work place for them.
Being motivated, honest, and hardworking are just a few of the traits that you need to secure your future and your career. Showing up for your shift, punching a clock, being a warm body, and punching out just to receive compensation is no way to secure anything in life. Longevity in a career is derived from punching in everyday, excited to be there, loving your work, enjoying your time with your co-workers, and punching out at the end of the day, and knowing that you are doing something great for yourself and for your family each time you show up. Great things will happen when you aren’t asking “Why” and you’re asking “How”. “How do I advance, How do I succeed, How do I be the best employee owner that I can be?
Public Service is my career and by the grace of god, where I hope to retire. I proud myself as a member of the Public Safety Community and Family and I love the work that I do and the people that I work with, work for, and the communities I serve. I’m securing what matters. Family, Happiness, and a Career are the things that matter most to me, and I thank god for them.
Are you Securing the things that matter?
Be Safe, Be Free!
Today another life, another Brother in Blue has been Lost. May god comfort the Family of Ofc. Anthony Bolton with the Memphis Police Department. May god also be with his fellow officers on the department as they grieve the loss of one of their own. I pray that the Memphis Police Department, pursue and capture the wanted suspect who murdered this Police Officer, and I pray if the choice has to be made justice is upheld and protected!
Stand the line Brothers and Sisters of the Badge, We must Hold the line!
OFC. Anthony Bolton
Memphis Police Department
Matthew 5:9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
Travel wise-Travel safe
All of us travel every day to and from work, to the grocery store, gym, and several other frequent destinations in our day to day lives. During your travels are you traveling wise? Are you traveling safe? I’m sure everyone knows the ins and outs of driving safe, right? But do you travel wise? What I mean is, do you know what to do in the event of an accident? Do you have all of the proper paperwork in the vehicle with you? Do you secure your vehicle every time you leave it?
Do you know what to do in the event of an accident? In the event of an accident no matter how minor, always check for injury. If there are no injuries involved, move the vehicles from the travel lane in order to not cause any additional damage or hazard. Most states require an accident to have a report filed if more than $1000.00 worth of damage, and even if you want to take care of the incident without using your insurance or the other parties insurance, it is still recommended that you have a police report done just to ensure every person involved follows through with the arrangement made. Important information to swap between the parties involved even with a police report filed is all involved parties Name, Phone Number, Insurance company and number and, vehicle VIN #.
Do you have all the proper paperwork in the vehicle with you? Probably one of the most common citations issued is “No proof of Insurance”. State Law in nearly every state says that you must have at minimum liability insurance on any vehicle traveling state/federal highways and you must have current proof of that coverage available in the vehicle at all times. Accompanied by proof of insurance you will also need to have the vehicles state registration available at all times. Not only because it is the law, but proof of insurance and registration are two reliable means to prove ownership of a vehicle. Also, I frequently get handed the title of the vehicle as part of the registration. Whatever you do, don’t put the title of the vehicle in the vehicle. Put the title of the vehicle in safe of file somewhere completely separate of the vehicle. Having the title in the vehicle allows any thief to break into the vehicle and sign the title over to themselves, creating a huge process for you to prove that it was a stolen car and title.
Do you secure your vehicle every time you leave it? Even when parked in your own drive way secure your vehicle. As a police officer when I get a call for a “vehicle break in” the first question I ask the person is “Did you have your vehicle locked” 9 times out of 10 the reply is “No”. Not to stereotype but typically thieves are thieves because they are lazy and will generally go for an easy target so no matter where you are secure your vehicle. Avoid leaving valuable assets visible in the passenger area of the vehicle and be mindful of how and where you place the magnetic hidden key boxes, if you thought of it, a thief can too.
Be Safe, Be Free!
January 2014, in a town very close to where I live; a Child was almost abducted from a school while waiting to be picked up by his parents in the afternoon. A unidentified man pulled through the child pick up lanes, and asked for the child directly by name, the Teacher overseeing the safety of the children, asked that child to come over so that she could load the child into the vehicle, The child immediately said, I don’t know that man and then the man sped off, the campus police officer was a short distance from where the event occurred, but was unable to get enough of a description of the vehicle to accurately identify the suspect. Thankfully the child was watching more than the ground and immediately became alert to not knowing the man; otherwise, I could have been getting a text putting out another amber alert.
As Cliché’ as it is. Stranger danger is no laughing matter. According to the “National Center for Exploited and Missing Children” approximately 800,000 children went missing in 1999, to be their most recent study. That doesn’t mean missing and never found, but had a case filed as a missing person, 800,000!! That’s an astronomical amount of missing children that includes approximately 200,000 abducted by non-family members, and approximately 58,000 that were abducted by family members. An Estimated 115 of those children were victims of what they call “Stereotypical kidnapping”, which means, Kidnapped for the purpose to rape, murder, or hold ransom.
I would like to encourage every family member to please think outside the box when it comes to protecting our young ones and ensuring their return home every day. We are in the Digital age and there is an abundance of technology you could involve in your kids life to help prevent such incident occurring. Don’t let a child be a victim.
Something else that I experience all too often, when I put on a uniform, be it working as an EMT, Fireman, Security Guard, or anything resembling a uniform but in a non-law enforcement capacity it is commonly confused or misconstrued as that person being a “cop” or a “popo” as I hear very often. I would definitely like to discourage any person to create the image of a uniform as being a bad thing. Anyone in a uniform, are always there to help others in any way that we can, so please take the time to educate the children exactly what the EMS, Fire, and Law Enforcement personnel actually do, not that someone in a uniform is a bad person and will lock them up. Don’t use a Law Enforcement officer as a threat of punishment to a child.
Ensure that before your child goes to school, they know who will be picking them up, and also know any alternates that might pick them up in the event their original plan has something change. Be sure they know to not accept rides from anyone that they do not know, no matter how much information the person might know about them, and be sure that the school also knows all of the potential people who could pick your child up. Even being a small child, if they’re of school age, they’ll be able to comprehend the information you provide them and hopefully be able to prevent any devastating events from happening. Please don’t allow a child younger than driving age to walk home from school alone, if they absolutely have to, be sure they have some way of communicating to you or a trusted person in the event they need to.
If anyone would like to have more information on Missing Children and how you could help, or steps that you can take to better prepare your child and yourself.
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Be Safe, Be Free!