Atheist With A Badge


Atheist With A Badge

The Atheist Doughnut Shop. Whatever your affiliation, welcome and share a few stories.

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Latest Activity: Feb 28, 2015

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questions for working LEOs who are "out"

Started by Aggiememenon. Last reply by Derrick Deconinck Feb 28, 2015. 3 Replies

Aussie Experience?

Started by lt_zippy2 May 25, 2010. 0 Replies

Giving evidence

Started by lt_zippy2. Last reply by Robert May 4, 2010. 1 Reply

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Comment by Derrick Deconinck on February 7, 2015 at 8:50pm

Glad to find this group.  I've been in law enforcement for nearly my entire (civilian) career and have been an atheist even longer.  I work in southern California and only know of a few others who have been law enforcement professionals and atheists.  I was curious if any here have known others who share our belief.

Comment by lt_zippy2 on November 3, 2013 at 8:20am
Anyone on here with any experience with "Evidence-Based Policing"? I'm particularly looking at it's real world implementation
Comment by Peter Shorts on January 31, 2013 at 3:48pm

No more UC for me, but still feel comfortable in the cop shop. From Highland Park to Coachella Valley in Cali is where it went down. BNE, NTF Agent. Gotta tell you I was shocked to find the group. Be safe.

Comment by Spencer Marks on October 28, 2012 at 12:08pm
Hay all!!! Former LAPD officer here with 12 total years, 3 as a Line Reserve, and 9 Regular.
If anyone went to see that new movie "End of Watch" it's about (and takes place in) one of the Divisions I worked for 15 months, Newton Street Division. It's EXTREMELY accurate with only a couple of "Hollywoodisms."
Happy to meet everyone here!!!
Comment by Andy Reid on April 21, 2012 at 8:30pm

Just saying hi, guys! I am a former STAR officer for the Independence Kansas Police Department. I still have close ties with LEO's, especially in my old department. It's great to find some other LEO's, former or current, that share the same views. You don't find that too often, it seems. Anyway, Hello!

Comment by Amber Jones on February 11, 2012 at 3:36pm

Hey everyone, I'm a Deputy with the USMS, and am, as far as I know, the only atheist in my office. I've just started work in Denver, but was originally in one of the South Carolina offices and it came out there that I was an atheist and it didn't go over too well. So I'm hesitant to tell anyone in this office so it's great to find a group like you guys who share the same viewpoints! 

Comment by lt_zippy2 on March 14, 2010 at 1:36pm
Hi there. I'm a PS (Sergeant) in the UK --- yes I'm a "Bobby" but please don't say that to my face, cheers!
Comment by Aggiememenon on March 9, 2010 at 12:00pm
Not currently in law enforcement but as an unemployed librarian I am giving Law Enforcement a second look, especially Texas Dept. of Public Safety (State trooper) which has a recruiting shortfall right now, and Houston Police Department, which is also recruiting. My local suburban PD (Sugar Land) is not actively recruiting right now. I have an old High School JROTC buddy who is an HPD lieutenant, whom I ran into on Facebook, who was deeply religious in High School and still is to this day. He commented on my atheism once and we did have a few back-and-forth discussions, but I let it trail off as I didn't want to offend him. Now that I'm unemployed and back living in Houston, he has been very encouraging when I asked him if I thought I was too old (39) to consider a new career as a LEO. He said I was not too old, even offered to show me around the police academy when I asked if there were tours available for the public, etc. We can have normal, enjoyable conversations as long as we don't bring up religion. Although I'm "out" to friends and family, I think I'd keep mum on the job, as I have in most jobs, unless I know a co-worker who is also a nonbeliever. With the friend in HPD, I think it's best to just let sleeping dogs lie; If he doesn't bring up religion again I won't either. I don't know if there's anything he could concretely do to help me with joining HPD, and I would be reluctant to even ask, but I certainly don't want to piss him off and then have someone who could undermine my efforts, either.
Comment by Donald Nywening on February 1, 2010 at 9:39am
Hello, all. I'm a Lieutenant with the NJDOC with 20 years on the job. Like many of you, I am the only "out" atheist that I know of in my agency. It is nice to find a like-minded group!
Comment by Michael Vogler on November 24, 2009 at 6:00pm
Hi brothers and sisters in blue. I am with Denver PD, even in a department that size, I only know 4 other out of the closet atheists. Does anyone know of a law enforcement non-theist group? Google didn't come up with anything.

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