This is me on "my" '96 Harley Road
King ... Tough job, huh?
My Name is Russell Brown. I am thirty nine years old,
and a police officer in Evanston, Illinois. I have been a police
officer since 1985. From '85 to '90, I worked for the Kenilworth
Police Department. From '90 till present, I have worked for the
Evanston Police Department. I am currently assigned to the
Traffic Management Bureau.
Our unit is responsible for traffic control, major
accident investigation, hit and run accident investigation,
enforcement of traffic laws, DUI enforcement, traffic management
for major functions, and abandoned autos. A Lieutenant supervises
the traffic bureau, and there are nine officers assigned to the
Weather permitting, we ride our motors as much as
possible. As someone once said," The worst day on a police
motorcycle beats the best day in a squad car!"
I have been very fortunate in getting to go to
training schools, paid for by my department. I am an Accident
Reconstructionist, a FTO, an Evidence Technician, a Breath
Operator, and a Community Oriented Policing Specialist. I am also
currently assigned to the N.I.P.A.S. (Northern Illinois Police
Alarm System) Mobile Field Force, which is available for major
disturbances anywhere in Northern Illinois.
Off Duty, I enjoy riding my other motor, a '96 Honda
Shadow ACE, smoking good cigars, collecting police patches, hats,
and other memorabilia, computers, and traveling (especially