Famous Police Monologues   8 comments

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I’ve been working on a project for an upcoming conference where I traditionally serve as the “Alpha Geek.” My intention is to have some brief video segments to show during breaks between speakers and workshops. The theme is “Famous Police Monologues.” I’m editing clips from cop TV shows and movies where an iconic character delivers some profound philosophical statement on the nature of policing.

In thanks to the people who have suggested sources for these, I’m posting the clips for download. I’ve tried to keep the production values high by taking the clips from DVDs when I’ve been able to find them, and not relying on YouTube-quality material. For this reason, the files are fairly large. Most are around two minutes long, and each begins with a title slide giving the source of the scene.

This is an ongoing effort. Check back from time to time to see new clips I’ve added.

I have not secured copyright permissions for these clips, and I hope that any copyright holders appreciate that I am not trying to steal or resell their work. If anything, seeing these clips ought to make anyone who hasn’t seen the entire work want to obtain it and enjoy the whole program.

You can try and view these online, but the intention is that you right-click the links, choose “Save link location” or something similar, and download them to your computer for viewing.

Written by Tim Dees on April 26th, 2011

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  1. Tim (if I may),
    Thanks for these. Will there be more to come?

    Jeffrey P. Rush

    27 Apr 11 at 14:46

  2. There are more to come. I just posted “Electra Glide in Blue.”


    27 Apr 11 at 23:22

  3. Again, thanks for these.

    I wonder, do you maintain this yourself? That is, did you create it and maintain it?

    I’ve got space through my university, I just can’t seem to make it work for me.

    Thanks again.

    Jeffrey P. Rush

    12 May 11 at 09:30

  4. Jeffrey:
    First of all, you’re welcome.
    Yes, this blog is all mine. I buy the server space from GoDaddy, which also supplies my email service. I don’t post here as often as I should, but I like having total control over it. GoDally provides me with what they claim is unlimited bandwidth. I have to think there is a limit to that someplace, but I apparently haven’t reached it so far.

    Tim Dees

    19 May 11 at 19:03

  5. Hi Tim – I read your column in Public Safety Training Newsletter on the 13 Things and the first item struck me like a hammer: people who do not care about anyone else on the planet. I feel the same way and I struggle with it in my personal life. Their numbers seem to be increasing, and politeness and common courtesy are on the decline. I wanted to ask how you cope with such people, maybe share some insight with me?

    Mike McLelland

    9 Nov 12 at 11:05

  6. Hey thanks a lot u da best!!!!


    19 Oct 13 at 10:53

  7. Hi Tim, I have read several of your articles and I wanted to see if you could help me with clearing up a photo. I got it from google earth and I really need to know if it is who I think it is. I’ve tried photoshop but I’m just not good with computers. My dad is a detective and he couldn’t clear it up. He heard about you and thought you might could help. Please respond via my email. If your able to help I’ll email the image.

    Emily Smith

    21 Jul 15 at 20:55

  8. Emily:
    I don’t have any special expertise with Photoshop. You might try the website Fiverr (fiverr.com). They have a wide variety of special talents, and most jobs cost only $5.

    Tim Dees

    2 Sep 15 at 13:05

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