Is it a fair fight if a suspect only has a knife and is shot by police?

Sheriff Launches “Operation Pinch-A-Grinch” to Combat Porch Pirates During Christmas Season

By Stephen Owsinski Pridefully, I’ve been scoping out all the latest innovations, strategic deployments, and brilliant public services being employed by our nation’s law enforcement. Not that any of this is new, only that it justly counters those barking “defund the police.” It’s not a competition; it’s a perseverance and resilience of cops to keep Read more »

Virginia Bills Outlaw Cops Enforcing Traffic Laws, Clearing a Path for Guaranteed Tragedies

By Stephen Owsinski The Virginia General Assembly (Legislature) scripted and passed two bills which would largely sideline cops’ ability to enforce traffic laws and ensure public safety, effectively signaling a relative free-for-all on roadways which will amount in otherwise preventable calamities. Virginia SB 5029 and HB 5058 are identical bills, both unambiguously rendering police personnel Read more »

What the public needs to know about crime rates

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. Soon news agencies will be reporting on the annual FBI Uniform Crime Report (UCR). This annual summary of crime in America has been a staple of criminal justice planning and observation since 1930. How it works Statistics for the UCR are derived from police agencies that report statistics from Read more »

Police Aren’t a Cost, They Are an Investment

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. The only thing more expensive to a community than funding a police department is not having an adequately funded police department. September’s hurricane Sally hit Alabama with an estimated destruction cost of 3 billion dollars. Like an unexpected storm, estimates from rioting related to the George Floyd in-custody death Read more »