Baltimore Bridge Collapse and the Activation of Public Safety Assets

Peel’s Principles Still Hold True

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D The father of modern policing is Sir Robert Peel who famously developed the London Metropolitan Police. Known as “bobbies”, presumably after Peel, they were a model of the new, centralized uniformed police force after which America’s municipal police are still modeled. Peel’s 9 principles of policing are still vital Read more »

The Science of Police Work

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D The recent criticism by a state oversight committee of a police training seminar rested largely on the teaching about suspect behavior during a police contact. The committee concluded that the techniques that would lead a police officer to believe that criminal behavior was “likely” afoot would “likely” be held Read more »

Pinpoint Police Work

By Stephen Owsinski Like a proverbial needle in a haystack, law enforcement officials do their darndest to unearth crucial evidence to solidify cases, using technology enabling pin-point accuracy in police work. Let’s take a look at a few examples… Recently, several Tampa, Florida police officers engaged in a car chase during which the fleeing fugitive 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 »

Anatomy of Chaos

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D According to the FBI, there were over 1600 bank robberies in 2022 involving over 2000 suspects, of whom about half have been identified. Of those identified 30% were narcotics users, and 39% were previously convicted of bank robbery. Many prosecutions are commenced in state court although bank robbery is Read more »

Laser-Focused Cops Stop Speeders

By Stephen Owsinski It is an everyday occurrence that some motorists are seemingly oblivious to Speed Limit signs. Whether it be due to distracted driving, tardiness, or whatever other unjustified reason…speed kills! That is why law enforcement officers train in using speed detection devices (“radar guns”) that have a pinpoint laser-focused dot in the reticle, Read more »

Birds-Eye View of Bad Actors on the Run from Cops

By Stephen Owsinski There are several ways for law enforcement officers to catch bad actors. But when they are on the run, in motor vehicles, recklessly coursing through streets and parking lots, it is optimal for the police agency’s Aviation Unit cops to hover overhead and maintain a birds-eye view, calling out plays like a Read more »