A NOTE FROM CHIEF OLIVER . . .
You're probably here because I wrote or said something recently that caused a stir on the Internet. That seems to happen from time to time. One of my posts on the Brimfield Police Department's Facebook page will hit a nerve, someone in the news media will share it with the rest of the world, and my cell phone starts ringing with calls from the interview shows once again.
I'm a real police chief with a real police department. That's my job, and I take it seriously. But I also believe that communicating with people is an important part of that job, and it's a lot easier to reach people if you can do it with a sense of humor.
It seems to be working. Our Facebook page has taken off like a rocket. It's now #2 among all law-enforcement Facebook pages, behind only New York City. That still astonishes me. After all, Brimfield has a population of just 11,000.
People all over the world read our page every day. Including at least one guy in Kuala Lumpur. (No kidding.)
Want to join us on this crazy ride? By far, the best way to get caught up with our story so far is this book: NO MOPES ALLOWED.
WHAT’S IN THE BOOK . . .
This book is a "greatest hits" collection from the first two years of the Brimfield Police Department Facebook page. It gathers my favorite short rants and babbles on various topics, from the devastating affects of the heroin epidemic and drunk driving to our fantastic holiday "Shop-With-A-Cop" program and my deep love and respect for our veterans. It recaps our most interesting daily police action reports (including the exploits of our very own "Meth Whisperer," Did-I-Really-Just-Hear-That? conversations with dumb criminals, and the occasional weasel attack). There are funny letters from our school kids. And not-so-nice letters from Yours Truly to the criminal types who occasionally pass through Brimfield on their way a complimentary stay at the county "bed-and-breakfast." To see some sample pages, click the samples link underneath the book cover on this page.
PROCEEDS TO CHARITY . . .
I’m donating ALL of my earnings from the book to the CHIEF OLIVER FOUNDATION, a not-for-profit organization that distributes funds to Brimfield Police Department charitable programs and assists juvenile survivors of sexual assault.
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EBOOK EDITIONS . . .
Ebook editions of NO MOPES ALLOWED are now available. Click on the links below to go directly to the book's page on these retailers' sites:
AVAILABLE IN STORES
The book is available through selected Northeast Ohio retailers. Watch our Facebook page for announcements.
Thanks for reading . . . and thanks again for being my crazy cousins.