The National Police Association Supports Arizona House Bill 2120 to Prohibit Cities from Defunding the Police

Treasured Moments

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D I read a lot of police-related articles in law enforcement publications and consumer media. As I skim along to see what’s new I often nod in agreement or sigh in frustration and, every once in a while, pause to ponder something I’d never thought of quite the way the Read more »

It’s All Relative

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D It’s trauma time in America. There is a truism that those who have been in battle are the most silent about its realities. My own father and uncle served in combat zones in WW2 and I could never pry from them the war stories that I so wanted to Read more »

Harvard Professor Persecuted for Daring to Tell the Truth

By Steve Pomper                    Harvard Prof. Roland G. Fryer, (University of Texas at Arlington Photograph Collection, Creative Commons Attribution 4.0) It’s important that we recognize every individual who supports the police— even if inadvertently. People who are openly pro-police are great. But so are those whose intellectual honesty and actions validate what law enforcers do Read more »

Coordinating Assets, Deputies Deal Blow to Burglars

By Stephen Owsinski It is always pure gold when all the moving parts in the law enforcement array of assets unite and thwart thieves. On February 16, 2024, at roughly 3 a.m., a duo of deputies piloting one of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) helicopters served as the eye in the sky, calling out Read more »

Toxic Materials: A Police Officer’s Risk

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D A Florida deputy was sent to the hospital as a precaution after being exposed to a suicide by chemical. Two Georgia officers were rushed to the hospital after being handed some papers by a suspect at their Smyrna police station that he said was to be delivered to the Read more »

Hawaii Supreme Court Achieves a Higher Caliber of Juris-Stupid

By Steve Pomper Hawaii Supreme Court (Aliiolani Hale 2011 by Don Ramey Logan.jpg, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0) You’re a child playing a game and some kids break the rules they don’t like. Would you play with them again? Could you ever trust them? Now, read on and tell me the difference between the Hawaii Supreme Read more »

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Oddities in Police Work

By Stephen Owsinski Rhetorically referred to as the best seat in the house of life, police work affords some inexplicable experiences catering enough material for any law enforcement officer to write a non-fiction book that may be interpreted as fiction. Unrelenting tides of life-threatening encounters confronted by cops are enough to take anyone’s breath away. Read more »