Guardian v. Warrior

Guardian v. Warrior

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D In May of 2015, one of the most anti-law and order Presidents in the history of the United States lifted his scepter and redubbed police officers as guardians. Obama’s imagery of police officers being soldiers in a war against its own citizens preceded a spike in gun purchases and Read more »

Honoring Families of the Fallen

By Stephen Owsinski Ever look back at fallen law enforcement officers and wonder, How about their loved ones left behind? Although it may not be highlighted on most legacy media networks (surprise, surprise), police agencies’ personnel and law enforcement-supporting entities, such as Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS), honor their fallen brothers and sisters by caring Read more »

Cops Face Disproportionate Discipline for Actions Political Partisans Deem Not Woke Enough

By Steve Pomper  Val Van Brocklin, at, recently wrote an intriguing piece. Her topic was about the reinstatement of New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) Sergeant Anthony Edenfield and how SCOTUS’s Brady decision is affecting officers when it is applied to certain police officer conduct. As I see it, it’s also about how anti-cop prosecutors are Read more »

Hero Report

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D If a police officer hurts a suspect it can be national headline news. The daily heroic performance of the other 800,000 cops might be a blip on the local news station at best. In case you’ve missed it, here are some things that law enforcement officers are doing every Read more »

Canine Cops Dedicated to Duty, ‘Four Sure’

By Stephen Owsinski One of the magnificent realms of police work involves “working dogs.” Not meant as a euphemistic reference to humans with extreme dedication to duty, but the literal kind: four-legged creatures who enjoy catching bad guys and sleuthing out narcotics and detecting explosive devices and recovering missing persons like it’s a walk in Read more »

The State of Law and Order and of the Law Enforcement Officer in America

By Steve Pomper  In an op-ed recently published in The Washington Times (full article here), Brooke Rollins of the America First Policy Institute (AFPI) provided an interpretation (or, more apt, a translation) of the recent 2022 State of the Union address, as it affects American law and freedom. The interpretation/translation addressed issues such as, “Build Back Better is Wrong for America,” “Americans Read more »

The Briefing

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D “OK everyone settle down. We need to review our use of force policy today. There have been reports that some of you are trying to defend yourselves and avoid disabling injuries. The higher-ups wanted to remind you that death, traumatic brain injury, getting stabbed, being run over, exposure to Read more »

Women Warriors Working the Frontlines

By Stephen Owsinski During Women’s History Month, which runs throughout the entirety of March, International Women’s Day was celebrated on March 8, and law enforcement-centric social media sites populated with a bittersweet mix of bravado exuded by female cops who continually confront head-on the challenges inherent in policing. As written about in a previous post Read more »

The Things That Haunt Heroes

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D It was a quiet morning as I sat at the breakfast table visiting with my brother who had stopped by on his travels. The small farming town was going through its routine when I heard a muffled whoomp not far from our house. Of course, nothing was far from Read more »