Building Resilience: A lifelong journey

It wasn’t until 2014 that I thought about the concept of resilience. A retired military officer mentioned the term while speaking about the challenges I have faced in recovery. It took some time to sink in before I started to look inwardly and conceptualize “resilience” on my own, and even longer until I began to speak about it. Read More

Remarks from the Reading Police Academy Graduation

Good evening. Thank you Academy Director May, members of the MPTC, academy staff, as well as soon to be Officer Timmerman for extending me this invitation.  It’s an honor to be asked to speak at your graduation.  This is my first opportunity to address a group of police officers as a retired police sergeant now, so I am truly humbled. Read More