Law Enforcement on the Fulcrum of Freedom

Law Enforcement on the Fulcrum of Freedom

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D In public debate, whether in social media posts, legacy media, or legislative bodies, lines get artificially drawn to conveniently avoid the necessary intelligence of ambiguity. In the aftermath of Ferguson, Portland, Minneapolis, Washington, DC, Kenosha, and recently our neighbors to the north the lines divide protestors v. police. We Read more »

Politicians Reject Need for Traffic Enforcement That Cops Need to Do

By Steve Pomper  Some politicians refuse to grasp the importance of traffic enforcement and that law enforcement officers should be the people to conduct traffic control and enforcement. Especially in a large crowd, urban traffic control situations like professional and college sporting events. Two recent situations highlight this legislative lack of responsibility for public safety. One Read more »

Policing in the Bloodlines

By Stephen Owsinski Although cops backing up their brothers and sisters is a constant in law enforcement, sometimes it is literal…in the familial sense. Following in someone’s footsteps has definitive roots in policing, with family-tree bloodlines —brothers, sisters, moms, dads, grandparents, great-grandparents, and cousins— comprising genetic transference reflected on uniform nameplates, sometimes within the same Read more »

Precision Policing: The Next Law Enforcement Era

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D “The gun violence spikes seen in 2020 and again in 2021 in many cities show the crime reductions experienced over the last three decades are fragile (Major Cities Chiefs Association, 2021). Cities must have comprehensive strategies to create and maintain safe communities.” This is the thesis of a white Read more »

Those Who Heed the Call of Justice

By Stephen Owsinski Like the mountain goats who scale rocky ledges and push to new highs, determined souls join police academies and discover untapped energy levels and skillsets to help keep them alive on the job. With the reduction of police staffing due to anti-cop idiocy compelling cops to depart the profession, these freshly minted Read more »

Cops Blamed in Riots with Indictments out of Austin

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D Austin, Texas Police Chief Joseph Chacon stepped up to the microphone to slam the public announcement of his officers’ indictments for their actions during riot conditions. “I am disappointed to hear the D.A.’s press conference statements regarding anticipated indictments related to the 2020 protests. As a department, we asked Read more »

Vax Mandates Continue to Push Police Out the Door

By Stephen Owsinski While the pandemic restrictions and tyrannical overlords instituted anything but a liberty-loving society and freedom of choice, vaccine mandates became yet another grenade rolled at the duty boots of our nation’s law enforcement professionals. LEOs in largely liberal-governed jurisdictions were confronted with strongarm tactics and given the choice of either taking the Read more »

Bowing Heads in Honor, Not Bowing Out

By Stephen Owsinski While the anti-police noise continues to undermine public safety, cops assailed and/or killed in the line of duty persists. And the same ole’ hives of hypocrisy —otherwise known as politicians— continue to sidestep responsibility for defund-the-police fester. America’s cops, however, keep on keepin’ on. One of many stand-out formidable traits among law Read more »

Law Enforcement Contacts with Mentally Impaired Citizens

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D Experienced police officers may be rather puzzled by the sudden popularity of the belief that police officers lack skills when dealing with mental health emergencies. In a very real sense, that’s what police do the most. Whether a person is in a full-blown meltdown or merely a victim of Read more »