The National Police Association Thanks the Pennsylvania House for Adopting Resolution to Honor Police Officers

The National Police Association Thanks the Pennsylvania House for Adopting Resolution to Honor Police Officers

Indianapolis – April 19, 2024. The Pennsylvania House has adopted Resolution 378, a call to honor law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty in 2022 and 2023. The resolution acknowledges that police officers are courageous, selfless public servants who are vital to upholding laws and keeping communities safe. The resolution Read more »

Sheriff Lauds New Pro-Police Laws, Declares Florida ‘The Most Law Enforcement Friendly State in the Country’

By Stephen Owsinski  While other jurisdictions steamroll the law enforcement community and gleefully hand out gift baskets to bona fide criminals, Florida has passed even more legislative acts that support cops in their official duties of serving justice by locking up violators who hinder cops. With this, it is unlawful to impede, threaten, or harass Read more »

Proxemics (Personal Space) and Officer Survival

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D “I don’t shake hands,” said the veteran officer, then he continued with his business. I thought that seemed rude but I reluctantly followed his lead most of the time for the rest of my career. Smiles and handshakes are essential human interactions, at least in the culture I know, Read more »

Pro-Second Amendment Injunction Lasts All of 88 Minutes in Washington State

By Steve Pomper  Woman target shooting with AR-15 “America’s Rifle” (Photo: Simonov, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0) According to David Gutman at The Seattle Times, about the court case, State of Washington v Gator’s Custom Guns Inc., brought by the Silent Majority Foundation, “A Cowlitz County judge ruled Washington’s ban on high-capacity magazines unconstitutional Monday, but just Read more »

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Cops Roll out Recruitment at College Criminal Justice Classes

By Stephen Owsinski With the ongoing recruitment and retention crisis in law enforcement, police agencies have stepped up their efforts to encourage potential candidates by hitting the road, exposing the uniqueness and fulfillment in serving the citizenry as sworn first responders or any of the array of non-sworn roles comprising a crime-fighting and community service Read more »

Knives Out

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D Over the past decade, as of this writing, 10 police officers were stabbed to death in the line of duty. Interestingly, 10 police K9s died from stabbing attacks in that same period. In the minds of some – notably police critics – the use of deadly force by police Read more »

NY State Assembly Speaker: “I Just Don’t Believe Raising Penalties Is Ever A Deterrent to Crime.”

  New York State Assembly Chambers, Albany, New York (Photo: Matt Wade, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0) By Steve Pomper   We’ve been covering judges lately who give George Soros-type prosecutors a run for their money in the anti-law-and-order arena. But it’s not just radical judges and prosecutors putting people at increased risk of attack by violent criminals. Many political Read more »

The National Police Association Files Amicus Brief in the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals Supporting Georgia Deputies

Indianapolis – April 12, 2024. In a friend-of-the-court brief filed with the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the National Police Association argued that qualified immunity, applied properly, should be granted to Coweta County, Georgia deputies who had attempted a nighttime investigation of a suspicious vehicle parked in an obscure parking lot. The suspect obstructed the Read more »

Cybercrime Makes Techno Cops a Commodity

By Stephen Owsinski Recently, telecommunications giant AT&T announced that their database had been hacked, resulting in roughly 73 million current and previous customers’ personal information winding up in the hands of cyber criminals deftly skilled in electronic breaches, leveraging consumers’ stolen account information over the heads of corporate bigwigs, the aggregate data parked on the Read more »

Can Modern American Cops Benefit from Ancient Greek Stoicism?

By Steve Pomper   Marcus Aurelius (121-180), Roman Emperor, Stoic Philosopher (Photo: Jastrow, Public Domain) When I was first hired as a cop, our police chief gave each recruit Dale Carnegie’s book How to Win Friends and Influence People. Before the academy he “encouraged” us to read it and he’d ask us about it after graduation. Not Read more »