National Police Association Launches Public Service Announcement Illustrating that ‘Police Reform’ Means Taking Law Enforcement out of Policing

National Police Association Launches Public Service Announcement Illustrating that ‘Police Reform’ Means Taking Law Enforcement out of Policing

  (Indianapolis, IN) When politicians talk about ‘reimagining policing’ or ‘police reform’ or ‘criminal justice reform’, there is no mystery as to what they mean. They mean taking law enforcement out of policing. In this police dashcam video obtained via a public records request from the Washington State Patrol, an officer tries to stop a Read more »

Cops Often Wonder Whatever Happened To…? Here’s One Who Found Out.

By Steve Pomper Sgt. Jeff Valdivia and Deputy Natalie Young at Young’s Graduation Ceremony. (Photo) Escondido Police Department Facebook Page A thought that occasionally crosses every cop’s mind is, “I wonder whatever happened to___?” Officers will fill in the blank with all sorts of suspects, witnesses, and victims—but most especially child victims. I remember responding to Read more »

It’s Not Just Guns and Knives

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D We know how many officers are killed in the line of duty but we don’t really know how many are assaulted and wounded in other ways. The image of police officers being wounded and assaulted is that they are dodging bullets, knives, and fists. That is still true, but Read more »

Florida Police Benevolent Association Confers ‘Law Enforcement Officer’s Champion Award’ to Florida Official

By Stephen Owsinski Through recent years, Florida’s government officials have booked legislative acts supporting law enforcement officers and backed them up with signing bonuses, relocation expenses, and similar incentives emphasizing gratitude for public safety professionals engaged in one of America’s increasingly perilous professions. Via these pro-police measures, the Sunshine State has proudly associated itself with Read more »

The Unexpired Oath

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D To all the rookies, all the mid-career officers, and all the twilight officers watching the calendar for their retirement eligibility, know that there are a thousand eyes watching and rooting for you. They are the ones who finally aged out, made it to retirement, or had to leave with Read more »

Menominee County, MI Sheriff’s Office Awarded National Police Association Grant

(Indianapolis, IN) – The National Police Association announced today it has awarded the Menominee County, MI Sheriff’s Office a $1000.00 grant. The grant will support obtaining life jackets for Marine Patrol and Water Rescue programs, which are comprised mostly of volunteers who depend on grants and fundraising for equipment purchases. Menominee County proclaims it is Read more »

The Public’s Fascination with Homicide

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D If there is one area of law enforcement that retains the respect and fascination of the public it is the murder detective. Americans are fascinated by murder. The harder to solve, the better. The most incongruous the setting, the better. The prettier the victim, the smaller the town, and Read more »

Campus Cops – An Important Part of Any College Town

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D As a former university police chief, I have encountered a lot of misconceptions about campus policing. There are plenty of reasons for the notion that college law enforcement isn’t “real police work”. Foremost is the average person’s template for what policing looks like is the city or county law Read more »