Avoiding the “School to Prison Pipeline” Yields Tragic Results

The National Police Association calls for support of the SAFE School Act, which will fund schools to hire and train veterans and retired law enforcement personnel as school security officers.

Indianapolis March 30, 2023 – The National Police Association (NPA) has endorsed U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.) introducing the Securing Aid for Every (SAFE) School Act. The SAFE School Act establishes a $900 million grant program that will allow both public and private schools to train and hire veterans and former Read more »

Monterey Park, CA Police Department Explorers Awarded Grant from the National Police Association

(Indianapolis, IN) – The National Police Association announced today it has awarded the Monterey Park, CA Police Department Explorers a $1000.00 grant. The grant will assist the department in supporting Explorer members who will receive hours of training in skills such as patrol procedure, radio communications and codes, physical fitness training and defensive tactics, responsibility, Read more »

The Barricaded Suspect

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D In San Jose, California police shot a man armed with a machete who had barricaded himself in a home with others including 2 children. In Oklahoma City police responded to a barricaded murder suspect but were able to take the person into custody after breaching the door. Once inside, Read more »

The National Police Association Asks Alaska State Legislature to Tackle Needs of First Responders Who Have Experienced Trauma on the Job

Emotional health challenges for first responders are an ongoing concern Indianapolis March 30, 2023 – The National Police Association (NPA) has submitted written testimony to the Alaska State Legislature in support of Senate Bill 103: “An Act relating to peer support counseling programs for law enforcement agencies, emergency service providers, and the Department of Corrections.” Read more »

Behind the Badges: Crisis Negotiations Unit Training

By Stephen Owsinski Although it is not every day that law-enforcement professionals deploy Crisis Negotiations Unit assets to instances involving standoffs, the ultra-preparation and training for these chess-like scenarios are paramount. Today, we take a glimpse of the training aspects of police personnel honing skills to more effectively handle often tension-filled engagements involving high-strung individuals Read more »

Border Patrol Agents Doubling as EMTs

By Stephen Owsinski With the ever-burgeoning illegal immigrants disregarding our southern border, U.S. Border Patrol agents have ample dangerous activities on their plates, thanks to the present White House administration’s anemic stance on buttoning up the borders. The throngs of immigrants trekking across unkind terrain to enter America illegally, falling ill along the way, are Read more »

Updates on Police Recruiting

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D A recent study makes the police recruiting crisis sound even bleaker. A sample headline reads “Recent college grads are ’emotionally’ unprepared for 9 to 5 jobs, study shows”. The research cited was conducted by a team who conducted an online survey of over 1000 adults between the ages of Read more »