Law Enforcement Hiring, Retention, and Morale: What Can’t Continue, Won’t

The National Police Association Mobile Billboard Shares the Support the Police Message with Chicago Residents

Indianapolis, September 28, 2023 – The National Police Association (NPA) announced their Mobile Billboard has taken the Police are Heroes message to Chicago. The Chicago Police Department remains understaffed, burdened by resulting mandatory overtime, prevented from protecting the public by anti-policing policies such as their foot and vehicle pursuit prohibitions, and remain unsupported by politicians Read more »

Six Methods of Response to Habitual Police Critics

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D In the tradition of no good deed going unpunished, police critics could not celebrate relief after the capture of fugitive murderer Danelo Cavalcante. In addition to the complaint that it took too long to achieve a successful end to the manhunt, that the use of thermal imaging can be Read more »

Was Kennedy Right?

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D In a report on organized crime during his tenure as U.S. Attorney General while his brother was President, Robert F. Kennedy famously said “Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves. What is equally true is that every community gets the kind of law enforcement it insists on.” Read more »

Badges at Birthdays: Cops Celebrating Centennials

By Stephen Owsinski Recently, a few posts popped up in my newsfeed, each one unique and timely, portraying cops celebrating centennials: a few folks who…know a thing or two. Each birthday boy earned bragging rights for having been around a while, and LEOs gravitate to bastions of wisdom who can easily recount life experiences…maybe partake Read more »

Cop-Haters Pummel Good Officer for One-Sided Recording of Out-of-Context Comments

By Steve Pomper Police Officer with Body-Worn Camera   The radical left’s usual suspects, including the media are pummeling a veteran Seattle Police Department (SPD) officer over incomplete, out of context comments he made after his role in a tragic fatality collision investigation. Reportedly, a police officer responding to an overdose call struck a pedestrian.   Read more »

‘Sheriffs’ Week’ Highlighted Stars in Public Safety

By Stephen Owsinski On September 16, 2023, National Thank a Police Officer Day extended gratitude to our nation’s crime-fighting cops who don shields…ushering in Sheriffs’ Week which honored public safety professionals who wear stars and often become one by the life-saving feats they accomplish. Sheriffs’ Week spans September 17-23 and recognizes the countywide responsibilities of Read more »

Amicus Brief from the National Police Association Cited by Oregon Judge in Allowing Law Enforcement Testimony Opposing State Magazine Ban

Harney County Circuit Judge Robert S. Raschio ruled Wednesday that testimony from law enforcement about the number of rounds they use for self defense is relevant for his judgment on whether Oregon’s gun control Measure 114 violates the state constitution. Raschio said he was partly swayed by a “friend of the court” brief that the National Police Read more »

Age in Policing Matters

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends, so quotes the Good Book. In the world of police work, the man or woman who lays down their life for their community is likely to be in the prime of their Read more »