Officer Intervention Can Compromise Officer Safety

Officer Intervention Can Compromise Officer Safety

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D After the arrest of Rodney King by the LAPD in 1991, many states enacted laws requiring police officers to report their colleagues if they feel that unnecessary force was used. Some states have gone beyond that requirement and are now requiring physical intervention. I understand, but let’s think about Read more »

Cops Step Up in the Face of Teacher Shortage

By Stephen Owsinski Lessons, lessons, lessons. Our planet is spinning at such a rapid clip. So much is going on. Some things are rounding the corners. Others are stagnant or obsolete. Many matters are unfortunate due to circumstances related to the pandemic and the dubious state of governance. In all of this, cops continue to Read more »

San Francisco DA Prefers to Charge Cops Over Criminals—Again!

By Steve Pomper  When will this abomination stop? When voters stop voting these criminal justice system saboteurs into office. Once again, Chesa Boudin, the San Francisco DA, has charged police officers with crimes for apparently doing their jobs back in 2019. Here’s the nutshell version: A witness calls 911 to report a man assaulting a woman, Read more »

Is Paramilitary Structure Bad?

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D One of the terms thrown out by police critics is “paramilitary”, implying that law enforcement is an occupying force and, therefore, a bad way to operate. By definition, the term means “organized similarly to a military force” according to the dictionary. That is not inherently evil. As we examine Read more »

What Cops Can’t Train For

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D The animal in man is something that appears in his most desperate hours. It is intense, visceral, and primitive. What happens in the mind and body when death is in the air is hard to research, since the body’s functions are rarely measured during those moments. Capturing the full Read more »

California Crime Going Off the Rails

By Stephen Owsinski Enduring the supply chain clot and the inert status of 100s of humongous ships bloated with merchandise destined for American consumers has been exacerbated by rashes of thievery of goods which made it through and loaded onto railcars in California. Recent reports of the ongoing issue portrayed scenes resembling an apocalypse, with Read more »

Is There a SWAT Medic in the House?

By Stephen Owsinski Although cops are not physicians, close equivalents in policing categorized as “SWAT Medics” is one among many manifestations among law enforcement agencies striving to overcome the twists and turns which may evolve in the public safety mission. By being ultra-prepared to mitigate medical emergencies evolving from high-risk and fluidly volatile situations, police Read more »