Sheriff’s Overdose Task Force Nabs Fentanyl Dealer Whose Poison Killed Woman

No Sacred Space: Worship at Risk

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D There was a time when most church doors were left unlocked. If someone needed shelter or a place to pray or contemplate, they could slip into a sanctuary for some quiet reflection. Most of today’s houses of worship are not only locked and alarmed, many have their own armed Read more »

Fighting Evil

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D With all of our understanding of human development, trauma, family dynamics, and psychology some may believe that the concept of evil has been displaced by other explanations for aberrant behavior. I’ll let the philosophers, theologians, and therapists debate among themselves whether evil exists but there is no doubt in Read more »

Active Shooters: Myths and Realities

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D The October mass shooting in Maine happened in a state with one of the lowest violent crime rates in the nation and a state with permitless carry. Everytown for Gun Safety cites Main as “a permitless carry state, though it continues to have low gun violence relative to its Read more »

Lawlessness Looms: First Responders Mowed Down in ‘Mobtown’

By Stephen Owsinski While first responders are trained to be ever mindful of the dangers of performing duties and to be hypervigilant while providing public safety, lawless cities have become abysmal for our police and fire/rescue professionals, with callous and reckless people blatantly causing harm to heroes on The Job. The tectonic shift from law Read more »

What You Didn’t Know About Crime in America

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D Beyond the headlines, every October when the FBI releases its annual report on crime in America is real information that should be used in developing criminal justice policy. While there is a sense that crime is on the rise, resulting in greater fear among the public, we need to Read more »

It’s Crime (Stats) Time Again

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D Each October the FBI releases its annual crime report, known as the UCR. It may not tell us as much as we think. The main benefit of the Uniform Crime Report is the year to year comparison since 1930. While the UCR statistics can be an important barometer of Read more »

Coddling Criminals, Corruption, and Rising Crime

By Steve Pomper Seattle City Hall next to King County Admin Building with King County Jail in Background As I prepared to submit this article, along with other horrified Americans, I was outraged by the carnage Hamas savages recently inflicted on Israeli (and two dozen other nations’) men, women, and children. For NPA purposes, I thought, Read more »

Woke Cities: Blaming the Crime Victims—Again!

By Steve Pomper What began as a steadily growing phenomenon across blue America has become a radical woke pastime: blame/punish crime victims and innocent law abiders for criminals’ actions. Innocent people are being punished for crimes committed against them, punished for crimes thugs with guns commit against other people, and now, corporations blamed/punished for criminals’ actions. Read more »