MN Gov. Nixes Medical Term by Blaming Cops and Pretending it Doesn’t Exist

January – June by the Numbers

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D One might think we could know with some certainty how many police officers there are in the country, but we can only estimate somewhere north of 750,000. There are federal cops, state cops, county cops, city cops, special jurisdiction cops, limited authority cops, volunteer cops, part-time cops, and those Read more »

The Art of Policing in the Eyes of Youngsters

By Stephen Owsinski  Every year, the annual commemorations during National Police Week and Thank a Police Officer Day and First Responders Day and National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, among others convey respect, honor, and heartfelt sentiments for cops. The National Police Association (NPA) honors police personnel, and we’ve got competition…making for a win-win scenario. There Read more »

Cobblestone Policing

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D Tom, one of my favorite colleagues from my rookie days tells a story that I can believe is true, whether it is or not. In simpler times the state in which I began my law enforcement career had no state-mandated standards for hire or training. That meant no recruiting Read more »

North Dakota Added to the National Police Association’s Thank a Cop Billboard Campaign

(Indianapolis) July 8, 2024. The National Police Association announced that North Dakota has been added to its national billboard campaign asking people to support the police by thanking a cop. Recent legislative measures in North Dakota providing grants to attract law enforcement personnel are welcomed by communities, but challenges remain beyond one-off bonuses and additional Read more »

They’re Not Even Trying to Hide Their Criminal Justice System Bias

By Steve Pomper  Radicals have intentionally made sure the requisite balance in the American justice system is so out of whack in some cities, states, and certainly in the federal government, that it’s become virtually unrecognizable. The scales of justice, rather than horizontal, are now nearly vertical. What’s frightening is that the remaining George Soros-funded DAs Read more »

Supreme Court of Maryland Sides with the National Police Association’s Amicus Brief in Support of Baltimore County SWAT Officer

Indianapolis – July 5, 2024. The highest court in Maryland has determined that a Baltimore County officer who inadvertently injured a 5-year-old boy during a standoff with his mother is not liable for violating the child’s due process rights under the 14th Amendment. In August 2016, Baltimore County Police attempted to arrest Korryn Gaines, who Read more »

The National Police Association Supports House Resolution 1226 Memorializing Law Enforcement Officers Killed in the Line of Duty

Indianapolis – July 2, 2024. Data from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund shows that 136 officers died in the line of duty in 2023. Most of these deaths (47) were firearms-related, with others resulting from accidents and other forms of assaults. In May, Reps. Michael Guest (MS-03), Julia Letlow (LA-05), Chris Pappas (NH-01), Read more »

When Motive Displaces Intent

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D Welcome to another lesson in Criminal Justice 101. Today’s topic is the difference between motive and intent. The words are so often used interchangeably that the average layman assumes they mean the same. They do not and it is important to understand why. First, a little Latin. A criminal Read more »