TopCops-L is a restricted email
discussion list established on January 21, 1998. The list is open to all
members of Law Enforcement and related personnel. TopCops-L is owned and
operated by "TopCops on the Internet", a non profit organization
established Aug. 5, 1995. Because the list is restricted to law enforcement
personnel, proof of peace officer status is required upon request to join
the list. This information can be provided via a fax to "TopCops on
the Internet" at (718) 820-0857 or via a scanned image emailed to
Gulley) or email@example.com (Mike
Wood) or via postal mail to "TopCops on the Internet" Post Office
Box 531, Flushing, New York 11367.
TopCops-L is a forum of respect,
professionalism and open interaction with other list members from around
the world. Members are afforded an opportunity to communicate with list
members privately as well, because each post contains the email and name
of the author of each post. A request for membership can be submitted by
sending email to LISTSERV@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM
in the body of the email type "Subscribe TopCops-L" further information
will be provided upon receipt of your request by the list owner.
A request for membership can
be submitted directly via email list owner at firstname.lastname@example.org
Upon receiving a request, the list owner replies with a detailed email
about how to join the list and what documentation's are required.
MAKES UP OUR MEMBERSHIP?
Volkmar of Germany
TopCops-L is open to (active
and retired) Police officers, peace officers, correction officers, State
prosecutors, Court officers, Probation officers, Dispatchers and any other
personnel directly related to law enforcement. Any person directly involved
with Law Enforcement is welcome to join our list. Our membership currently
runs the gamut of Law Enforcement personnel
Police officers, Troopers,
K9Officers, Parole Officers, Correction Officers, Probation Officers, Court
Officers, Chiefs, Captains, Lieutenants, Sergeants, dispatchers, Prosecutors
(retired and active).
The list is owned by Deborah
Gulley of New York. She is a previous peace officer who is now a Parole
Revocation Specialist for New York State Division of Parole. A Parole Revocation
Specialist is tantamount to a Prosecutor. However, prosecution of cases
is limited to parole violations and not felony offenses. Deborah was a
parole officer for more than seven years covering the 28th and 32nd. Precincts
in Harlem. She was subsequently a senior parole officer for nearly two
years in the Absconder Search Unit (Warrant Squad in Manhattan) and has
worked for the Division for approximately 14 years.
The list moderator is Mike Wood.
Mike is a retired detective in Saskatchewan Canada . Mike is also the publisher
of TopCops InterNational NewsMagazine. The backup moderators are Officer
J.R Parrow of Scottsdale Police Department k-9 Unit and Steve Otstot of
Harrisburg Sheriffs Department.
IS THE GOAL OF TOPCOPS-L:
TopCops-L was created for the
purpose of establishing a forum for any and all members of all branches
of Law enforcement to share insights, experiences, policies, agency practices,
and information with other members of law enforcement from all over the
world. In many parts of the world law enforcement practices vary considerable.
Police officers and peace officers are not interchangeable in New York,
however in Texas peace officers are police officers. Other such differences
exist in the area of corrections. In many states correction officers are
not peace officers but in New York and other states, they are sworn peace
Everyone is encouraged to share
their views and insight with members of the list on various subject matters.
The list has proven to be a valuable communication tool and provides a
safe and secure forum for members of a related field to gain knowledge
and insight about others in the same profession on an International scale.
No views expressed by members
of the list are a representation of their respective department or agency.
The list is an informal, friendly and respectful forum where all members
are afforded an opportunity to express themselves in the privacy and security
of other members of the same profession. Personal attacks, offensive communication,
racist attacks, demeaning and/or harmful material are NOT allowed
to be posted to the list. Offenders risk being banned from the list or
forbidden from making future posts to the open forum. Please view a complete
listing of the "Rules of List Etiquette"
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