Los Angeles, California —The once beautiful and iconic city of Seattle, Washington has fallen to anarchy and violence perpetuated by violent mobs hiding under the banner of a humanitarian ideal of justice for people of color. The city that became the Mecca to high tech is now unfit for peace loving people who wish to live their lives in freedom. Freedom from violence and fear of violence.
According to Tom Monson, publisher and primary contributor to Community Watch Administration, “It’s tragic to see the citizens of Seattle, abdicate control of their once-beautiful city to a mob who brutalize and kill innocent folks or others who may disagree with their politics.
Once a beautiful and peaceful town, Seattle has joined the growing list of cities across the United States like Chicago, New York, Portland, Minneapolis, and others - once great cities that no longer support the rule of law. When will the good people stand up and demand these terror tactics end?
Can we rely on law enforcement to keep our streets safe? Unfortunately, law enforcement officials are not standing up to the bully politicians who are forcing them to break the oath of office they took when they were sworn in as a law enforcement officer or official. In my opinion, these law enforcement officials and/or the politicians who block them from upholding their sworn duties should be removed from office. Why? Because they are all breaking their oaths of office.
I borrowed the following from the Elk Grove, California police department, “I, (employee name), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties upon which I am about to enter.”
For all the years that I worked around law enforcement, the cops were always willing to compare themselves with folks by asking if they were sworn or not. And if you were “a non-sworn” employee or civilian, you were often looked down upon.
I’ve taught a lot of classes attended by both civilians and police officers and it’s a fact. But now I’m wondering how some of the sworn officers are able to stand by and do nothing while people are committing assaults, and crimes of all types. Does a command to stand down, given by a superior officer or official, override their oaths of office? I don’t recall the oath saying, “When it’s convenient or when I’m ordered to do so.”
I’ve never taken an oath of office, but I can tell you I will stand up for a victim of a crime. I’ve done it before, in fact several times when I intervened in two domestic violence rescues.
Over the years, I’ve worked with too many police officers, sheriff’s, and deputy sheriffs to count and for the most part, I can’t see even a small fraction of them standing down. Is that a generational notion?
Now what? Where do we go from here?
Almost 30 years ago, I spent several years researching, writing, and publishing Community Watch Administration and all the supplemental forms, handbooks, and guides — including over 30 educational videos to help people take back their cities, towns, and communities.
I just released Community Watch Administration, Forth Edition and it is a step-by-step plan to take back your community from criminals and insulate your program from political winds that shift with time. It contains more than a dozen sections to show you how to organize and over a dozen lesson plans to teach the people of your community how to protect themselves and their property.
The manual contains more than 550 pages that are a fast track to making where you live and work a better place for you and the people you love.
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Manual Wins Praise as a Effective Crime-Fighting Tool
(July 6, 2020) – Everyone deserves the right to grow up, live and work in safe a safe place. This is the underlying principle behind renowned, Community Watch Administration, Fourth Edition.
“Community Watch Administration is a 550-page manual, with 13 sections that illustrate a step-by-step method to set up and maintain a successful Community Watch Program,” said Tom Monson the publications publisher, and principle contributor.
The manual also includes more than a dozen lesson plans for addressing crime prevention issues such as home security, personal safety, sexual assault prevention, auto theft, active shooter, disaster preparation, frauds against seniors, child safety, homeland security, identity theft, and others.
Underlying the manual is a deeper philosophy of community policing that comes forth from Robert Peel, who in 1829, founded the London Metropolitan Police. Peel described the police as members of the public who are paid to devote full-time attention to duties that belong to every citizen in keeping the community safe.
“Since 1989, our mission has been to provide people with the tools and training to help communities become better places to live and work. We’re proud to offer this valuable resource for Community Watch,” Monson concluded.
The material for Community Watch Administration has been sourced from thousands of hours of research carried out on law enforcement officers, community and business leaders, and other professionals. The manual is the ultimate source for everything one needs to know to create and maintain an effective and successful community watch program for all types of places, including neighborhoods, business districts, rural areas, airports, marina and others.
“As a result of the Community’s involvement and citizens’ calls, numerous crimes have been solved.” - Sgt. M.W. Bowers, Salida Police Department.
"Most useful tool I've seen for community policing." - Daphne Levenson, Director - Gulf States Regional Community Policing Institute.
Any organization who wants to create a lifelong bond between law enforcement and the community could do so with Community Watch Administration.
Tom Monson has worked with law enforcement for over 30 years and is currently the Los Angeles County Director of the California Crime Prevention Officer’s association.