To all constables, members and non-members, associate members, Friends and supporters.
To all my associates, we are here once again being attacked for yet again no reason. I should say no good reason, being accused of breaking a law that does not exist. Being ridiculed, slandered, discriminated against and called wannabes. And for what? The laws are clear, are we to continue being appointed by our honorable City Councilman and councilwomen; only to be abused for simply trying to make our neighborhoods safer. For simply trying to save our taxpayers money and bring in more revenue for our towns and cities, simply because we're free. Simply for wearing the word (POLICE) on our patches in uniforms of which the word police and constables are synonymous with each other and have been for decades, I dear to say for centuries. A word that's in the dictionary and clearly its definition includes Constable's of which I will show you herein.
WEBSTER’S DICTIONARY 2010
A civil officer appointed to preserve the public peace, as a SHERIFF or CONSTABLE.
1. An officer of the peace in a town or township, having minor police and judicial functions.
2. Chiefly Brit. POLICE OFFICER.
3. An officer of high rank in medieval monarchies.
4. The keeper or governor of a royal fortress or castle. Constableship,
1. A person who holds a position of rank or authority in the armed services, esp. one holding a commission.
2. A member of a POLICE DEPARTMENT or a CONSTABLE.
3. A person appointed or elected to some position of responsibility or authority in some organization.
4. A person licensed to take full or partial responsibility for the operation of a ship.
5. (In some honorary orders) a member of any rank except the lowest.
6. Obs. an agent. - v.t.
7. To furnish with officers.
8. To direct, conduct, or manage. Office rial adj.
also constabular adj. pertaining to constables or their duties.
3. Also, Const. constitution.
Webster's Dictionary Thesaurus
Police n. 1 Call the police!: law-enforcement organization, police force, sheriff=&=&'s office; law-enforcement officers, policemen, troopers, constabulary, Informal cops, gendarmes, men in blue, Slang fuzz.--v. 2 Several watchmen police the factory at night: patrol, guard, protect, go on one's beat; maintain law and order, keep in order, regulate, control. 3 The soldiers were ordered to police the parade ground: clean, clean up, tidy, tidy up, pick up trash from, neat- en, spruce up
Policeman Fem. policewoman n. Ask the policeman where the opera house is: police officer, officer, officer of the law, law-enforcement officer, bluecoat, Informal arm of the law, gendarme, Slang cop, dick, flatfoot; (variously) patrolman, cop on the beat, motorcycle policeman, traffic cop; sheriff, marshal, constable.
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Polish Police's Anti-Riot Detachment, filming a gathering. The film could later be presented during a trial as evidence, or used in police training. A water cannon is seen in the background. The police are a constituted body of persons empowered by the state to enforce the law, protect property, and limit civil disorder. Their powers include the legitimized use of force. The term is most commonly associated with police services of a state that are authorized to exercise the police power of that state within a defined legal or territorial area of responsibility. Police forces are often defined as being separate from military or other organizations involved in the defense of the state against foreign aggressors; however, gendarmerie and military police are military units charged with civil policing.
Law enforcement, however, constitutes only part of policing activity. Policing has included an array of activities in different situations, but the predominant ones are concerned with the preservation of order. In some societies, in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, these developed within the context of maintaining the class system and the protection of private property. Some parts of the world may suffer from police corruption. Alternative names for police force include constabulary, gendarmerie, police department, police service, crime prevention, protective services, law enforcement agency, civil guard or civic guard. Members may be referred to as police officers, troopers, sheriffs, constables, rangers, peace officers or civic/civil guards. Police of the Soviet-era Eastern Europe were (or are, in some cases, like in the Russian Federation) called the militsiya. The Irish police are called the Garda Sï¿½ochï¿½na ("guardians of the peace"); a police officer is called a garda. As police are often in conflict with individuals, slang terms are numerous. Many slang terms for police officers are decades or centuries old with lost etymology. Constabulary may have several definitions:
- A civil, non-paramilitary (police) force consisting of police officers called constables. This is the usual definition in Britain, in which all county police forces once bore the title (and some still do). See: Law enforcement in the United Kingdom.
- So where did constables go wrong, we are homeowning taxpaying law-abiding citizens. We are totally free of any criminal records, we've been found to have no mental defect, we've been found to have no domestic violence charges pending against us via a criminal background check by our local police departments through fingerprinting. We are sponsored by our honored city council persons, and we're voted into office by the same in given a resolution and sworn to uphold the Constitution of the United States and the state of New Jersey. This oath is taken and sworn and or affirm to by every law-enforcement officer in this state.
So I simply have to ask, are you tired of being treated like a second-class citizen, are you tired of being harassed by certain single-minded politicians in some of our brother law-enforcement officers, are you tired of being misunderstood and called wannabes.
If you are then here's something you can do. I just created a petition to send to:
The Governor, Attorney General, and all NJS Senators.:
Help stop the discrimination slander & unfounded accusations on constables., because I care deeply about this very important issue.
I'm trying to collect 1000 signatures, and I could really use your help.
To read more about what I'm trying to do and to sign my petition, click here:
It'll just take a minute!
Once you're done, please ask your friends to sign the petition as well. Grassroots movements succeed because people like you are willing to spread the word!
Chief Philip D. Fluker
Essex County Constable
PEACE OFFICERS OF THE WORLD - TO PROTECT AND SERVE