Whatever Happened to the Police Corps?

Whatever Happened to the Police Corps?

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. There were high hopes when the Clinton presidency oversaw the development of the Office of Community Policing within the U.S. Department of Justice in 1994 with an initial $8.8 billion expenditure over six years. One of the initiatives from the COPS office was the Police Corps, a program which, Read more »

Peak Police Performance Should Be Praised

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. Sensory distortion is a well-documented mental effect of life-threatening crisis moments. After speaking on the subject, one officer related that she had never told anyone else, but that she remembers hearing the sound of her bullet hitting the flesh of a burglary suspect. I believed her. Officers have reported Read more »

Far and Near, Cops Bring Christmas Cheer

By Stephen Owsinski Indeed, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. What is fascinating and heartwarming is the plethora of offerings from folks equally hard-pressed because of the looming pandemic. And like many similar hardships posed by circumstance resulting in positive outcomes, cops are out there doing the job and spreading cheer…and gifting abounds. Read more »

Police Reformists Are Wrong to Think Military Vets Are Bad for Law Enforcement

By Stephen Owsinski Among the many pro/con movements regarding policing in a transparent society opining contrarily, some Americans are now claiming that law enforcement officer hiring practices ought to exclude military veterans from consideration, citing fears of a “militaristic” police force. For law enforcement officers, this is yet another hit for those policing the United Read more »

Will Lt. John Mitchell Suffer Through Yet Another Christmas with an Undeserved Criminal Charge Hanging Over His Head?

By Steve Pomper  It’s hard to believe the NPA has been reporting on the Lt. John Mitchell saga for over a year about an incident that occurred in May 2019 in Blackwell, Oklahoma. Mitchell is a lieutenant with the Blackwell Police Department who was indicted by DA Jason Hicks for stopping an active shooter who was Read more »