The Stonehaven Community Patrol was founded by Brian K. Lutes in the summer of 2009.
Brian became a resident of the Stonehaven Community in the fall of 2006 and immediately felt at home in the well established neighborhood with its beautiful tree-lined streets and exceptionally friendly residents.
Prior to moving to Stonehaven, Brian, his wife, and their Dalmatian, Georgia, lived in an apartment complex in South Charlotte where they experienced the “urban lifestyle” and the many problems associated with it.
While living in the apartment community, they often heard gunshots, witnessed narcotics dealers openly conduct business, and were awakened by frequent domestic disputes that the apartment managers refused to address necessitating a change in neighborhoods.
Brian graduated from the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Academy through the Criminal Justice Training Center at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he qualified as “expert” on the firing range and attained an overall score of 92%, earning certification to serve as a police officer from the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers Education & Training Commission.
Following graduation from the Academy, Brian served two separate municipalities as a police officer. In both communities, Brian was named “Officer in Charge” and went on to serve as a Deputy Pennsylvania State Constable.
While working in law enforcement, Brian received several letters of commendation and thanks from law enforcement agencies, elected officials, and private citizens for assistance rendered in the line of duty.
In addition, he has testified before the Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee, served on an advisory panel to study the feasibility of creating county wide police departments in Pennsylvania, led presentations for the elected leaders of small municipalities considering establishing local police departments, participated in panel discussions on the proper role of law enforcement agencies in a free society sponsored by civic organizations, and authored several articles that have appeared in magazines, newspapers, and on web-sites throughout the United States.
Brian is a firm believer in limiting the role of government in the everyday lives of Americans and that the oath to “Support, Obey and Defend the Constitution of the United States of America from all enemies, foreign and Domestic” taken by all law enforcement officers, elected officials, and military personnel, is second only to the oath to follow God in everything we do in this world.
Today, Brian operates a news & information web-site for law enforcement officers and attends Paralegal and Criminal Justice classes full time.