|B Daht with GPD Chief Wayne Scott.|
Bridging the gap between cops and the community
GREENSBORO – Last week, Brian “B Daht” McLaughlin, host of the 102 Jamz morning show, “3 Live Crew,” and cast member on MTV2’s Nick Cannon presents: “Wild ‘N Out,” teamed up with the Greensboro Police Department and became a cop for the day.
Greensboro Police Chief Wayne Scott invited the radio personality to be the first citizen to undergo an abbreviated police training session and ride along with Officer Scott Davis to patrol the local community.
“Being exposed to a mere fraction of the situations police officers encounter daily was eye opening,” said B Daht. “Officers have about half of a second to make a decision that could alter the lives of themselves, a perpetrator, and local citizens. In addition to their obligation to protect and serve the community, they have an obligation to their families to get home safely. It’s a tough job, but I appreciate them for putting their lives on the line daily.”
“The Greensboro Police Department thoroughly enjoyed hosting B Daht as our ‘Officer for a Day’,” said Police Chief Wayne Scott. “Like many of our great citizens, he quickly learned about the many challenges police face every day as they serve the community. He was an excellent student and a fast learner. We are honored to have him join our ranks.”
Chief Scott also appeared on the 102 Jamz morning show, “3 Live Crew,” to discuss the ride along in more detail and respond to listeners who called in with a variety of questions from how extensive background checks are for being an officer to protocol for being pulled over.
Both Chief Scott and Brian “B Daht” McLaughlin hope to partner on future events that will continue to bridge the gap between the Greensboro Police Department and its community.
About Brian “B Daht” McLaughlin
Brian “B Daht” McLaughlin, a native of St. Louis, Missouri, is an actor, comedian, entertainer, and radio show host. In 2009, B Daht and his colleague, Raeshard Mills, co-founded a comedic troupe known as the Freestyle Funny Comedy Show (FFCS). The FFCS consists of four comedians, including McLaughlin. B Daht is the host of WJMH 102 Jamz’s “3 Live Crew” Morning Show, where he leads a team of two other co-hosts. He also is a cast member on MTV2’s highest rated show, Nick Cannon presents: “Wild n Out.” McLaughlin is a devoted husband and father of two, beautiful children.
About Greensboro Police Department
The Greensboro Police Department is comprised of 785 sworn and non-sworn employees dedicated to the mission of partnering to fight crime for a safer Greensboro. We believe that effectively fighting crime requires everyone's effort.
On November 9, 1986, the Commission for the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies awarded accredited status to GPD, making it the first law enforcement agency in North Carolina to be accredited. The process of self-examination and assessment by independent assessors served to strengthen all areas of the department and placed GPD in the forefront of police professionalism.
The department strives to be a national model for exceptional policing through our commitment to excellence, selfless public service, and effective community partnerships. To find out more, visit www.gsopd.org.
- a press release