The Taser – A Dangerous Threat to Officers

The Taser – A Dangerous Threat to Officers

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D There are two items that were added to my duty belt during my career for which I was very grateful. One was pepper spray, the other was a TASER. Before that, the only tools I had were my revolver, my nightstick, tear gas spray, and my hands. There are Read more »

The Camera Doesn’t Lie- Or Does It?

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D Most police officers had some understandable skepticism about body-worn cameras (BWC) recording all of their activity. Despite the critics, the reason was not that police officers were afraid that all of their nefarious, violent, racist, and corrupt activity would be discovered. The reasons were much more practical. The cumbersome Read more »

Cops Cater Joy to Children at Christmastime

By Stephen Owsinski The tsunami of posts depicting cops lavishing children with Christmas merriment and presents (presence) well before the actual holiday is like manna from Heaven for all parties at the table. Some law enforcement agencies cater Christmas parties at their HQ or another suitable venue. Others bring the party to you, often at Read more »

When Police Are Crime Victims

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D Every state has guidelines or statutory requirements for the treatment of crime victims. Whether the responsibility of implementing these laws is that of police officers, prosecutors, or designated victim advocates the rights of victims typically include notification of dispositions on the case, information on restitution, and the opportunity to Read more »

Officer Survival: Selfish or Noble?

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D The survival mantra in police training is spoken in several clichés: Your main goal is to go home alive after the shift. You want to take off your own shoes at the end of the day. Be polite to everyone you meet but have a plan to kill them. Read more »

Cheers to People Who Support Their Cops

By Stephen Owsinski I was in a retailer the other day when I noticed a uniformed police officer enter, magnetizing many shoppers’ attention. It’s natural. Some may wonder, Is everything all right? Others may be happy to see an officer of the law —a bona fide protector— on the populated premises where plenty of goods Read more »

The National Police Association Files Lawsuit Against HOA for Making Father Remove Thin Blue Line Flag Flown in Honor of His Fallen Officer Son

(Indianapolis, IN) The National Police Association announced today they have filed suit against a second Ohio HOA for threatening a homeowner for flying a Thin Blue Line flag. Thomas DiSario’s son, Kirkersville, OH Police Chief Steven Eric DiSario, was ambushed and killed in the line of duty in May 2017. Since then, Mr. DiSario had Read more »

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