Reserves Putting in Time on the Job

Reserves Putting in Time on the Job

By Stephen Owsinski We hear much about the otherwise avoidable exodus of law enforcement officers from mostly liberal-run jurisdictions —because of liberal-run jurisdictions— making it even more difficult and excessively dangerous for cops fulfilling their oaths by performing public safety duties. That conveys deserved gratitude to career law enforcement officers who retire but stay on Read more »

The Ride-along

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D I enjoy visiting with other police agencies and have had the privilege to do so throughout my career. Usually, I make connections well ahead of my travels, either through fellow chaplains, friends I have made at trainings, or simply by contacting precinct commanders or public relations officers. Most agencies Read more »

Civilian Heroes Abound

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D Headlines like “Mob Attacks Police”, “Officer Ambushed in Patrol Car”, and “Officer Attacked While Bystanders Film” reflect a terrible trajectory for society. It can be a small thing like a thumbs up, a friendly wave, or an anonymous payment for a cup of coffee or a meal for an Read more »

Sheriff Demolishes House of Crime

By Stephen Owsinski It is nice for a community to be free of criminal dens operating in their midst. What isn’t nice is the inherent dangers to law enforcement striking a final blow, at great risk to themselves, while sanitizing a city of a historical scourge. Deputies did it anyway, and residents are elated to Read more »

When Police Agencies Pretend Staffing Shortages Don’t Exist

By Steve Pomper  There are so many side issues that arise when law enforcement agencies cannot retain or recruit good officers: New York, Philly, Baltimore; Chicago, St. Louis, Minneapolis; San Francisco, Portland, Seattle—and Boston all suffer from staffing shortages. One side issue, for example, is there’s word the Seattle Police Department (SPD) will end their nationally Read more »

Public Safety Servant’s Heart

By Stephen Owsinski There is a multitude of questions on the psychological examination process every police officer candidate must endure, so any discrepancies in personality generally surface for police psychologists to render acceptable or questionable. In that context, imagine the pure heart comprising America’s public safety servants fulfilling the hearts of others! Whereas mainstream media Read more »

Cops in Kentucky and Mississippi Doing What Cops Do: Save Lives

By Steve Pomper  Two incidents occurred recently that deserve as much attention as they can get. In one, a Moss Point, Mississippi police officer jumped into a river to save three girls from drowning—then something unexpected happened. In the other, a police officer from Louisville, Kentucky, saved the life of a seven-day-old infant who’d stopped breathing. Read more »