Personal Messages from the CopTalk Staff
A Message from Jim Lambert
When people ask me what our book is about I have flashbacks to one of my favorite comedy shows. The Seinfeld show. Jerry and George got their claim to fame by writing a pilot television series about “nothing”. The producer asked what the series was about and George answered with a serious face, “It’s about nothing”.
Remove the comedy, and we’ll give you the opposite answer. CopTalk is about everything! We have tried to address every possible preventable way that you can be victimized in life, and what you can do to prevent it. CopTalk isn’t about what we’ve done as cops. It’s about what you’ve done wrong in the past, and what you can do about it today.
One point that we drive home time and time again is that every action has a reaction. The action of you putting off becoming more aware as to how vulnerable you can be, will have the reaction of you waking up one morning wishing you had known more beforehand, than what life just taught you the hard way.
On the other hand, the action of you taking time to make yourself and your family more aware, and by taking some simple common sense precautions, can give you the reaction of peace of mind.
Our web site is here for you 24 hours a day. If you have any questions that arise in your life we are only an email or phone call away. No cost involved!
If you want to add a valuable reference tool to your library, we hope you’ll decide to do what hundreds of others have done, and put CopTalk where it belongs. In YOUR library! A small investment can give you a LARGE return.
We welcome your comments and suggestions, and we value the opportunity to be of assistance to you. The bottom line is that we’re selfish. A more informed and careful America makes our job much easier. Let’s make life a little easier for each of us and avoid grief and tragedy. Get informed! We’re here to help.
Stay Safe Always,
A Message From Mark Lambert
Well, itâ€™s finally here. I went over to Jimâ€™s and he handed me a professional bound book called CopTalk. I just stared at it for a few minutes and said â€œWowâ€. Itâ€™s been a long time coming. What started out as an idea during graveyard shift a few years ago has materialized into reality. We launched CopTalk a few years ago in binder format with the idea of sending out updates occasionally as crime trends changed. Good idea, but in reality, the book wasnâ€™t going to go far in binder format.
We knew in order to see our book on store shelves, we needed a professional looking bound version of the book but we didnâ€™t know how to go about it. Ideally we wanted to obtain a publisher to handle everything for us but that takes a lot of money up front. We are not professional writers with publishers fighting for our book; weâ€™re street cops trying to market our first book. We decided to publish CopTalk ourselves. We had the book edited, then our first batch printed. And I must admit, the book does look good. 288 pages of crime prevention tips and examples to help anyone avoid mistakes that others have made.
I think thatâ€™s what makes this book different. Itâ€™s not just a book saying â€œdonâ€™t do thisâ€ or â€œdonâ€™t do thatâ€, CopTalk gives actual stories and examples of what someone else has done and what went wrong, then gives tips on how to avoid making the same mistakes that led them become victims in the first place. Just one topic can make a difference in your life or your familyâ€™s safety. We cover topics you may not even have thought about in the past, but once you read it, you will. You will see why crooks pick some people to become victims while others are passed by.
We offer our book CopTalk on our web-site and itâ€™s also available online at Amazon.com (and soon Barnes & Noble). Weâ€™re currently in the process of trying to get CopTalk on store shelves everywhere. We hope you enjoy the book and we welcome your feedback or comments.
A Message from Brent Burzycki
Well, as usual my partners have said it all! We are having an incredible response to this project. All we can hope is that everybody that purchases a copy of CopTalk tells a friend, and their friends tell their friends and eventually everybody in the world will have a copy of CopTalk sitting on their coffee table. (At least a guy can wish!)
But, to get back to reality, the response has been outstanding and I want to thank everybody that has taken the time to comment about the page and the project. With the upcoming radio and television spots in the works anything is possible!
Watch out – We might actually start to make our world a safer place! As long as you can help us!
Thanks again for all the positive email!