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Canines in Communities Have a Direct Effect on Crime Reduction

By Stephen Owsinski More dogs mean less crime in communities. “Man’s best friend” is just as formidable a sentry as officially certified on-duty police canines. That should come as no surprise, though. We can all agree on the stupidity of would-be criminals. But even knuckleheads know to steer clear of properties patrolled by the obvious Read more »

Small Number of Offenders Magnify Crime

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D Like a white dot on a field of black, our attention is inevitably drawn to the outlier, the loudest, the brightest flash, and the thing that creates the most fear and unknown. We are built like that because noticing things that are out of place has survival value to Read more »

Police News Roundup – How was your week?

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D Summertime and the living is dangerous. In Hillsborough County, a corrections deputy was being strangled by an inmate using a towel around her neck. She was saved when other inmates intervened. In California, two El Monte police officers responded to a possible stabbing at a motel and came under Read more »

Why Reporting Crime Matters

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D “The cops won’t do anything anyway”, “There’s no chance I’ll get my stolen property back”, “I hate to bother the police, they have more important things to worry about”. Those are some of the many reasons crimes go unreported. The crime rates that the average American hears about are Read more »

The Alphabet Soup

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D When in Washington D.C. or watching newsworthy events on television, it may be hard to keep up with what agency is attending to what event. The plain-clothes and secret agents with law enforcement tasks can’t always be spotted with the ubiquitous earphones and wrist microphones, but they are there! Read more »

What Does the Vicky White Tell Us About Corrections Officers?

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D The dramatic escape of Casey White made possible by her lover, Corrections Officer Vicky White, has focused attention on the field of corrections. Are corrections officers law enforcement officers? These men and women do enforce the laws, even if their citizenry is behind walls, fences, and bars. Their citizens Read more »