Police Academies Shaping the Future of Public Safety

Police Academies Shaping the Future of Public Safety

By Stephen Owsinski Well before the March 28 White House announcement regarding the 2023 fiscal budget, especially the portions pertaining to law enforcement, America’s police academies have all been business as usual. Although police recruitment efforts have been a challenge in some regions of the nation, law enforcement training centers I continue analyzing are priming Read more »

A Cut Above the Rest: Cop Enduring Chemo Sees ‘Shear’ Solidarity

By Stephen Owsinski Although there are formal websites dedicated to monetarily supporting cops with cancer, which is self-explanatory in two distinct ways, a contingent of law enforcement officers with the Jamestown Police Department informally sought out shears and snipped away their coifs to show solidarity for one of their own: A cop with cancer, experiencing Read more »

The Wicked Flee

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D There is a biblical proverb among the words chiseled in the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, D.C.: “The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion.” One might not expect a Bible verse to be the rationale for a proven law enforcement Read more »

Something Sketchy About Identifying Suspects

By Stephen Owsinski Although technology is prevalent in modern-day policing, some old-school methods remain as pointed as a sharpened pencil. Police sketch artists putting pencil to paper were all the rave back in the day, well before the tech we have nowadays. Yet some law enforcement agencies retain the antiquity of a police sketch artist Read more »


“On March 14, it was discovered that the National Police Association billboard reading “Support The Police, Thank a Cop”, on Brill Street in Northeast Philadelphia was graffitied. This type of vandalism only incites violent acts against law enforcement not only in Philadelphia but around the country. The National Police Association condemns the defamatory and repugnant Read more »