Cops Strive to Maintain the Moral High Ground

Cops Strive to Maintain the Moral High Ground

By Steve Pomper I’m reading True Believer, a book written by former U.S. Navy SEAL Jack Carr from his James Reece series about an ex-Navy SEAL. This book series generated the immensely popular TV series, The Terminal List, starring Chris Pratt, based on the series’ first novel. The character evolves throughout the book series, going from a somewhat Read more »

Disgraceful NY Judge Implies Cops Can’t Be Religious

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D Serious philosophers, theologians, and scholars rightly have wrestled with the serious questions of government power, justifiable war, the death penalty, and killing another in self-defense. None of these deep thinkers include Associate Justice Troy K Webber of New York State’s Appellate Court. When NYPD Sgt. Patrick Marsteller sued for Read more »

What’s the Big Deal About Cop City

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D Around the country, we hear the cry for more police training. Unless you don’t want police training. In Atlanta, despite sometimes violent protests, the city council approved millions in funding for a new training center for law enforcement dubbed “Cop City”. The decision was not unanimous and after the Read more »

Seattle City Council Continues to Confound Criminal Justice and Sanity

By Steve Pomper No offense intended, but a majority of the Seattle City Council are morons. Okay, offense intended. Why be polite to people who consistently support anti-police policies that not only hurt cops but also their constituents? However, I will concede the narrow 5-4 vote was a pleasant surprise. Credit where credit is due for the Read more »

American Tribal Police Departments’ Unique History and Challenges

By Steve Pomper Rosebud Sioux Tribe Police Highway Patrol SUV This brief look at the unique operations and relationships between tribal and local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in those areas where they converge puts lesser-known aspects of American policing on cop supporters’ radar. There are distinctive issues facing Indian nations that can severely affect Read more »

Summertime Blues: Police Athletic League Makes Champs of Youth

By Stephen Owsinski School resource officers (SROs) bid farewell to students departing campuses as the school year ends, with youngsters eyeing gobs of summertime fun. Cops everywhere are picking up the ball —figuratively and literally— and rolling out numerous activities and life lessons to keep kids’ minds blooming while forging new or deeper friendships with Read more »

SWAT – America’s Specialty Peace Keepers

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D Daryl Gates, a Los Angeles police Inspector nearing his 20th year of service with LAPD during the Watts riots of 1965, is often credited as the “Father of SWAT”, a small, specially trained, and equipped unit of police officers created to deal with unique tactical challenges beyond the ability Read more »