The Blue Blitz

Can You See It? – By: Chaplain Ronnie Melancon

Originally posted on thibodauxpd:
A little girl saw a sign that read “pick your own watermelon – $2.00” in front of a field where an elderly man sat. She approached him and said, “All I have is $.35 cents.” The kind man pointed at a little watermelon and said, ”I’ll let you have that one for $.35 cents.” She said thank you, paid her money, and began to walk away. “Wait! Where you going? Aren’t you going to pick your watermelon?” “Yes,…

Diary of a Mad Dispatcher; Interview

I was fortunate to have interviewed Kristin Kitchen, aka “Diary of a Mad Dispatcher” for The Badge Guys in preparation for last week’s Telecommunications Appreciation Week. I’m honored to feature the entire interview here at the Bright Blue Line. I’d like to thank Kristin once again for leading the way for Emergency Dispatchers and for hosting a wildly popular Facebook site – Diary of a Mad Dispatcher. Original post Click Here This week at The Badge Guys, we focus on the “Role []

Police Dispatchers: Unsung Heroes and Lifelines

Wrapping up our week of honoring Dispatchers is this piece posted by one of my favorite sites, Law Enforcement Today Dispatchers; we truly appreciate you. Dispatchers: Unsung Heroes and Lifelines by Niki Tallent March 14, 2013 According to the LA Police Protective League in discussing the shoot out with disgraced former Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner, “The chilling audiotape makes one thing clear: the civilian dispatcher did an outstanding job. She performed flawlessly during this critical tactical incident. Her calm and []

I Quit

I Quit Johnny Paycheck popularized this song originally written by David Allen Coe in 1977, and despite having been his only #1 hit, we recall with clarity those famous words, “Take this job and shove it.” He sings about the dissatisfaction and hurt of a man who gave his life to his work without reciprocation of reward. Ok, I’m not quitting, but it gets your attention. It also gains the attention of supervisors, Chiefs and Mayors who ask, “Why?” Well, there are []

Leadership: Trust Me

Thibodaux Police Chief: ‘Trust me’ Editor’s Note: This article is an archived media piece posted in January 2011 when Chief Silverii first took office.  Newly appointed Thibodaux Police Chief Scott Silverii speaks to the department as a group for the first By: Nate Monroe Published: Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 11:01 a.m. THIBODAUX — Thibodaux Police Chief Scott Silverii wanted to make sure his officers were ready to break with the past. In the opening portion of a speech addressed to most of the []

10 Questions with Chief of Police Scott Silverii

10 Questions with Thibodaux Police Chief Scott Silverii Thibodaux Police Chief Scott Silverii shares ideas about the department after being appointed earlier this year. Originally Published: Friday, September 16, 2011. Since taking over the job in January, Thibodaux Police Chief Scott Silverii has changed the structure and ideology of the police department. He has also faced a number of challenges, most notably the brutal murder of 7-year-old Jori Lirette in August. Daily Comet Staff Writer Nate Monroe sat down and talked with Silverii []