"Talk to the Bozeman Police" is a brand new feature on Dominick In The Morning. Starting this Wednesday and every week at 8 a.m. on Wednesday we are going to look behind the badge.

What are the men and women of law enforcement thinking of police issues in the news today? What is really going on with crime in Bozeman? What information does the public need to know to keep safe? What kind of person goes into law enforcement?

For the first time, listeners will be able to ask anything they want about the men and women in blue. If you're like me, police officers scare me. I know I shouldn't be scared. I was raised to think the police officer is your friend. But I am still scared. I think some of the bad press about cops has affected me. What is the best way to lose my fear of the police? Talk to some.

When I was a kid, one of our neighbors was Mike. We all called him "Mike the Cop." I wasn't afraid of him. As a matter of fact, we felt lucky to have a cop a few houses down. When something happened, we would call "Mike the Cop." A kid was choking, an older person passed out or a stranger in the neighborhood...he was out protector.

Today, I read a story about a cop who went to McDonalds and was refused service. "I don't serve cops," the kid at the drive-through window in another city said. There is something wrong with that.

I am hoping people will learn with me each week what it's really like to be a Bozeman cop.



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