The National Police Association awards grant to the Pensacola, FL Police Department Chaplaincy Program

The National Police Association awards grant to the Pensacola, FL Police Department Chaplaincy Program

  (Indianapolis) December 17, 2023 – The National Police Association announced today it has awarded the Pensacola, FL Police Department a $1000.00 grant to assist with funding their volunteer chaplain program. The purpose of the volunteer chaplain program is to maintain a core group of chaplains who hold proper credentials in pastoral ministry, counseling, social Read more »

Public Safety Pros Give It Their All

By Stephen Owsinski While divisive rhetoric from politicos and others continues across the country, public safety professionals, smack dab in the middle of all the needless nonsense, continue to show up and give it their all…on behalf of everyone, regardless. Recently, we witnessed not only elected officials but also those deemed “elitists” at the cauldrons, Read more »

Erasing Excited Delirium- Science or Politics

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D From a Force Science Institute report: “In a move strongly supportive of law enforcement, a special investigative task force of the American College of Emergency Physicians has formally declared that the violent and sometimes lethal phenomenon known as “excited delirium” really does exist.” From the American College of Medical Read more »

Deputies’ Seasonal Deeds Fulfill Special Needs

By Stephen Owsinski There are different police programs in which cops cater seasonal fulfillment and joy around the year-end holidays, especially around Christmas, ensuring many hearts are uplifted, spirited, and festive…all compliments of first responders and police organizations. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office in Orlando, Florida, rolled out a complete ensemble of various law enforcement Read more »

Cold Weather Cops

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D One of the great things about being a police officer is the opportunity to be outside in the air and elements. One of the bad things about being a police officer is being outside in the air and the elements. Officers who work in areas that experience all four Read more »

Sheriff Balaam, Washoe County, CCMSI, and Outside Counsel, Fight Against Treatment of Brave Detective’s Debilitating On-Duty Injury. Part Four.

By Steve Pomper Suppose you proposed a movie script based on severely injured Washoe County (NV) Sheriff’s Detective Kim Frankel’s three-and-a-half-year workers’ comp system’s cruel abuse. Would any production company even buy it? The hero is so valiant and the villains so cardboard cutout vile, I’m not sure anyone would believe it wasn’t fiction. But, as they Read more »

First Responders Saving Lives

By Stephen Owsinski Every first responder —police officer, firefighter, paramedic— has encountered untold numbers of people in dire straits and desperately in need of an intervention. Although these interactions are relatively indelible, some of these saves stick infinitely, with nanoseconds to spare, lives preserved by first responders doing The Job: The proverbial lifeline. Connecticut State Read more »

Fewer Cops Equates to Far More Traffic Fatalities

By Stephen Owsinski Although driving is a privilege, some motorists may take it too far and operate 2000-pound projectiles as if no one else is around, carelessly causing havoc on America’s highways and byways. As the nation’s number of law enforcement officers is depleted, preventive measures geared toward traffic safety are jeopardized, resulting in far Read more »

The National Police Association Calls on Florida to pass the Complaints Against Law Enforcement and Correctional Officers bill

(Indianapolis) December 7, 2023 – Complaints Against Law Enforcement and Correctional Officers (H0 601) is a Florida bill that gives the State jurisdiction in processing grievances of law enforcement officers. This bill, which was introduced on November 21, 2023 by Rep. Wyman Duggan (12) for examination in Florida’s 2024 legislative session, is currently in the Read more »

Moral Injury and PTSD

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D Moral injury is a relatively newly recognized distress that can affect first responders and combat veterans. It is short of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) but can have long-term effects on emotional well-being. PTSD has entered the common vernacular so much that it is often self-diagnosed or labeled by Read more »