Chelsea Whitaker is a Dallas Area Police Officer and member of the 2005 Baylor Bear Basketball Team that won the National Championship. Her desire is to give others #perspective in order to #bridgethegap. She is a frequent contributor to Law Officer.
Officers have a higher chance of killing someone or being killed because of the nature of the job. Officers encounter the worst people in society and their minds are shaped by that reality.Read more
The problem with people is that neither side can relate to each other. People aren't informed as to why officers do what they do and they immediately begin to interpret the actions of officers from their civilian point of view.Read more
I do not condone police brutality, but officers are allowed to protect themselves until they can determine what is going on regarding a situation.Read more
Many people take issue with male officers using force on women. There have been officers who took things too far, but majority of the incidents that people complain about are justified and this situation proves why that is so.Read more