He Said He Didn’t Know the Cops Were Chasing Him. What Else Would He Say?

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What We Know About School Shootings

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D The blood was still on the ground at Virginia Tech in 2007 when I traveled to interview as a campus police chief in Colorado. My time in charge of public safety was punctuated by the threat of campus violence.  It was the same year that my daughter married a Read more »

Running Into Danger is No Myth

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D We’ve seen it in dozens, if not hundreds, of news reports and bystander videos. People rushing, faces full of fear, dragging children and loved ones along with them, running for safety as flames rise or the sound of gunshots or explosions echo. Mostly they are doing the sane thing Read more »

Red Flag Laws: Public Safety or Backdoor Gun Control

By Steve Pomper With the intensified efforts toward gun control, it’s a good time to revisit Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPO), also called “red flag” laws. Protecting people from a person using a gun to commit violence is important. Some people should not have guns. However, shouldn’t we be suspicious of people who support gun control Read more »

New Policies Require Failing First

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D Although we still hear about the doctrine of the Use of Force Continuum (UOFC), it is a teaching tool and policy that has been abandoned by most law enforcement trainers and police departments. Unfortunately, the concepts are being raised again. The UOFC requires a stair step approach, meeting each Read more »

A Little Knife

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D President Biden famously said that when confronted with an unarmed person with a knife, police should shoot them in the leg. When confronted with an edged weapon – knife, shovel, or broken bottle – an officer must make dozens of calculations and predictions as to the lethality of the Read more »

The Biology of a Tragedy

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D How could that happen? The question that even law enforcement officers ask after a controversial shooting may never have answers. What we know about the human mind and body can provide some potential insights into the shooting of Daunte Wright by veteran Brooklyn Center, Minnesota officer Kim Potter. On Read more »