Police Chief authors book 'Cop Culture: Why Good Cops Go Bad' - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Police Chief authors book 'Cop Culture: Why Good Cops Go Bad'

Thibodaux Police Chief Scott Silverii, Ph.D Thibodaux Police Chief Scott Silverii, Ph.D
THIBODAUX, LA (WAFB) -

Scott Silverii is an unusual man. He is the Chief of Police in Thibodaux and holds a PhD. He's recently penned a book called "Cop Culture:Why Good Cops Go Bad."

"It's not a tell-all. It's not a cops are bad and this and that. The title was the publisher's suggestion. You know why do good cops go bad. I'm talking it could be from corruption or that ex LAPD cop who when on a shooting spree to the drunk that he lets drive off because he doesn't want to do the paper work. There is varying degrees of bad. Bad is a very broad based term," says Silverii.

While it's not a tell all book it does probe into some deep seeded police issues.

"It's expected that you got to be hard you got to be tough you know this code of silence. That's why police suicide is out of this world. Police alcoholism is high and to ask for help is a sign of weakness," says Silverii

It's a book Silverii dug deep into his own psyche to write.

"From the idealistic rookie. Nobody signed up to be an a-hole but over time that's what fascinated me. I knew guys who were sweet good hearted guys and after a couple of years I wouldn't even talk to them," added Silverii

His book is available on line at amazon.com.

Copyright 2014 WAFB. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • South Mississippi schools continue to respond to online threats

    South Mississippi schools continue to respond to online threats

    Monday, February 19 2018 2:28 PM EST2018-02-19 19:28:07 GMT
    Gautier Middle School is the latest South Mississippi campus to deal with a social media threat in the days since last week's deadly school shooting in Parkland, FL. (Photo source: Pixabay)Gautier Middle School is the latest South Mississippi campus to deal with a social media threat in the days since last week's deadly school shooting in Parkland, FL. (Photo source: Pixabay)

    Gautier Middle School is the latest South Mississippi campus to deal with a social media threat in the days since last week's deadly school shooting in Parkland, FL.

    More >>

    Gautier Middle School is the latest South Mississippi campus to deal with a social media threat in the days since last week's deadly school shooting in Parkland, FL.

    More >>
  • Harrison Co. holds 'End of Watch' ceremony for deputy killed 45 years ago

    Harrison Co. holds 'End of Watch' ceremony for deputy killed 45 years ago

    Monday, February 19 2018 1:34 PM EST2018-02-19 18:34:32 GMT

    It was appropriately called an end of watch ceremony. That’s the moment in time when a law enforcement officer loses his life in the line of duty. 

    More >>

    It was appropriately called an end of watch ceremony. That’s the moment in time when a law enforcement officer loses his life in the line of duty. 

    More >>
  • Puppy from alleged Wayne Co. dog fighting ring gets loving home

    Puppy from alleged Wayne Co. dog fighting ring gets loving home

    Monday, February 19 2018 1:25 PM EST2018-02-19 18:25:17 GMT
    Drake, the youngest of nine dogs rescued from an alleged dog fighting ring in Wayne County, was adopted into a new home Saturday. Source: Southern Cross Animal Rescue.Drake, the youngest of nine dogs rescued from an alleged dog fighting ring in Wayne County, was adopted into a new home Saturday. Source: Southern Cross Animal Rescue.

    A puppy rescued from an alleged dog fighting ring in Wayne County last month has found a permanent loving home.  Drake, a four-month old male mixed breed, was adopted Saturday.  He had serious wounds when he and eight other dogs were seized from a property on Lacey Road in late January.  They were taken to Southern Cross Animal Rescue in Jones County to be rehabilitated.  Volunteers with SCAR said Drake made steady progress and was ready for a forever home.&nbs...

    More >>

    A puppy rescued from an alleged dog fighting ring in Wayne County last month has found a permanent loving home.  Drake, a four-month old male mixed breed, was adopted Saturday.  He had serious wounds when he and eight other dogs were seized from a property on Lacey Road in late January.  They were taken to Southern Cross Animal Rescue in Jones County to be rehabilitated.  Volunteers with SCAR said Drake made steady progress and was ready for a forever home.&nbs...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly