Sheridan, AR Police Department Awarded National Police Association Grant

American Police Staffing Catastrophe: No Quick Fixes

By Steve Pomper   This is getting scary—really scary. Some people think the police staffing crises across our nation will somehow resolve itself, and things will go back to normal. That will not happen because it cannot happen. The damage has been going on for too long and is too severe. Major city police departments are Read more »

Tools of the Trade

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D As a walking piece of police history, I remember the days when my duty belt consisted of my Colt .38, a pair of handcuffs, some tear gas, and a baton ring. How things have changed! I also added wrestlers’ knee pads for doing CPR while kneeling on broken glass, Read more »

North Carolina Sheriff Equips School District with AR-15 Rifles

By Steve Pomper   Madison County (NC) Sheriff Buddy Harwood has been criticized for making what many see is a difficult, responsible, and rational decision. He’s equipping his county’s public schools with AR-15 rifles in response to the horrendous school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. CBS News reported, “When the school year begins in Madison County, North Carolina, Read more »

The National Police Association files amicus brief in support of halting New York state’s unconstitutional violations of 2nd Amendment civil rights

Indianapolis, IN – The National Police Association (NPA) filed an amicus brief in support of a Preliminary Injunction against New York state’s “Concealed Carry Improvement Act” (CCIA). The lawsuit was filed by Ivan Antonyuk and Gun Owners of America. In a quick response to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decision in New Read more »

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Bicycle Pursuit: Cops Cover Plenty of Ground, Etch Wins

By Stephen Owsinski Another sticky-fingered kleptomaniac whose poor decision to heist a young kid’s bicycle found out that cops can cover all kinds of terrain with varying modes of travel to get the crime-fighting mission accomplished. Police officers in Menlo Park, California, caught up with a bicycle thief after a fresh pursuit was initiated by Read more »