Thoughts and Prayers – Do They Make a Difference?

Thoughts and Prayers – Do They Make a Difference?

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D As a writer on law enforcement issues, I get almost daily notices of officers killed, injured, or being prosecuted in the line of duty. Many of those announcements include the request for “thoughts and prayers”, and the occasional “vibe”. Some organizations have dropped the “prayers” part in order not Read more »

Less Juvenile Crime?

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D With murder rates spiking and fear of crime growing across the country, there is some good news and bad news about the role of teenage offenders. According to a Department of Justice report recently released, violent crime among youth has declined from previous levels. Juvenile arrests for violence peaked Read more »

The Police Don’t Need Reform; The Anti-Police Reformers Do

By Steve Pomper   Does Law Enforcement Need to Be Reformed Just Because Radicals Don’t Like It? No! It’s leftist “police reform” that needs reforming. But it’s tough when even good guys like Senator Tim Scott concede the language to the radicals by adopting the term “police reform.” We should not surrender any terminology to the radical left. Read more »

Law Enforcement Dealing with Explosives

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D An alert campus police officer noticed a clear 2-liter bottle containing an unknown liquid in the stadium parking lot filled with cars from attendees of a football game. The area was the primary route for pedestrians leaving the game that was ending just a short time after the officer Read more »