Suicide by Cop

Suicide by Cop

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. Suicide by cop (SBC), also known as a victim precipitated homicide, is an officer’s nightmare. Despite public perception, the overwhelming majority of mental health calls, including suicidal persons, are handled by police officers without a major incident. An event in which a caller actually wants the police to kill Read more »

Who Knew Portland’s Leadership Could Get Any Worse?

By Steve Pomper  Portland radicals seem to be diversifying their tactics. If not exactly innovative, they’ve decided to give another crack at establishing an “autonomous zone.” Though no longer an original idea, perhaps it’s a sort of homage to the infamous CHOP/CHAZ in Seattle last summer. Still, I’m not sure how this could possibly be happening Read more »

A Cop’s Holiday

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. I like working holidays. Things are either very serene and quiet or very intense and filled with pathos. One Christmas eve day I responded to a report of a missing 6-year-old boy. Lost and missing children calls strike at the heart. A missing child call conjures up so many Read more »

L.A. County’s New Prosecutor’s First Official Action: What I Will Not Prosecute

By Steve Pomper  One of the National Police Association’s (NPA) missions is to watchdog district attorney’s offices across the nation. This is critical especially for offices occupied by George Soros-funded candidates. In fact, in December 2018, the NPA filed a bar complaint against Soros-funded DA Rachael Rollins in Boston, Mass. Her negative actions affect not only Read more »

The National Police Association Files Brief Supporting the City of Detroit Establishing That the First Amendment Does Not Protect Against Unlawful Activity

Today, the National Police Association (NPA) filed a friend of the court brief asking the Eastern District of Michigan to deny Detroit Will Breathe and other Plaintiffs’ Motion to Dismiss the City’s counter-claim. On August 31, 2020, Detroit Will Breathe and other individuals filed a complaint against the City of Detroit, Police Chief James Craig, Read more »

Despite Deputy’s Textbook De-escalation Techniques, Fugitive Makes Fatal Decision

By Stephen Owsinski A young adult of 27 years whose criminal history is reportedly “extensive” made a fatal decision when, despite Hillsborough County, Florida deputies exemplifying stellar de-escalation techniques and talking the wanted man into peaceful surrender, he reached toward his waistband where minutes prior he said he had a gun. The Street Crimes Unit Read more »