Arizona Bill Provides Unlimited ‘Trauma Counseling’ for 911 Operators

Law Enforcement Lauds Prosecutor That Prosecutes

By Stephen Owsinski Given all the grief we have seen with so-called prosecutors handing out antithetical liberties to law violators who victimize innocents, it is refreshing and reassuring to know prosecutors in law-and-order jurisdictions stand with victims, partner with law enforcement, and prosecute cases built by cops. Recently, my county’s sheriff publicly praised our Judicial Read more »

Traffic Stops Produce Safer Roads and Reduce Crime

By Stephen Owsinski States prohibiting cops from conducting traffic stops are effectively permitting all manner of criminality a free pass to ride on by, victimize innocents down the road, and poison American streets with narcotics. The notion of any policymaker anywhere to bar law enforcement officers from enforcing the laws, both traffic and criminal, remains Read more »

The Fourth of July and American Exceptionalism

By Steve Pomper The signing of the Declaration of Independence, Philadelphia, 1776, painted by John Trumbull, 1819 During the Independence Day weekend, my wife and I always watch the John Adams miniseries and The Patriot because it makes us feel proud of our miraculous and exceptional nation. Some folks claim the U.S. is not exceptional. But Read more »

American Tribal Police Departments’ Unique History and Challenges

By Steve Pomper Rosebud Sioux Tribe Police Highway Patrol SUV This brief look at the unique operations and relationships between tribal and local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in those areas where they converge puts lesser-known aspects of American policing on cop supporters’ radar. There are distinctive issues facing Indian nations that can severely affect Read more »

‘Paint the Town Blue’ for National Police Week

By Stephen Owsinski Heralding our nation’s brave law enforcement officers throughout the year is pinnacled during National Police Week, from May 14 thru 20, 2023. Police agencies across America hold localized events commemorating the fallen at their memorial sites. Independently, citizens show their police support by illuminating blue lights at homes and businesses. In Florida, Read more »

New Orleans Police Sergeant Wins in Louisiana Supreme Court

By Steve Pomper Louisiana Supreme Court & State Court of Appeals We have a refreshing update regarding a case of a New Orleans Police Sergeant Anthony Edenfield fired for posting “racially insensitive” comments on social media. NPA has been keeping its eye on the case. A family member, obviously concerned about Anthony’s treatment by the NOPD, Read more »

K9 Veterans Day Heralds Diligent Role of Police Dogs

By Stephen Owsinski Extending kudos doggedly earned by police personnel never gets old, and law enforcement K9s are among those to be heralded. This week, we celebrated K9 Veterans Day by highlighting our country’s phenomenal police canines for their public safety role, some trotting into happy retirements laden with bones and chew toys and loving Read more »

Happy New Year?

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D It may be a new year, but in the world of police work, is anything really new? It took less than 48 hours into 2023 for the first murder of a police officer. Chief Justin McIntire of the Brackenridge Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania was part of the pursuit of Read more »