Do you think wearing on-body cameras on duty should be mandatory?
Anyone who has spent any amount of time in law enforcement has heard threats. That is one of the reasons we carry firearms while off duty, have unlisted telephone numbers, and maybe have the registration information of our personally owned vehicles restricted.
To combat the gang problem, use the components of prevention, suppression and intervention.
If you are fortunate to find yourself on a beautiful beach in Waikiki and, for whatever reason, you need police service, who would you call? Contrary to popular belief, it would not be Hawaii 5-0.
Nearly 100,000 Americans die each year as a result of alcohol abuse. Alcohol is a factor in more than half of the nation's homicides, suicides and traffic accidents
Even Sheriff Andy Taylor of Mayberry knew it better to be underestimated by his adversaries.
We have for years debated the growth of gangs. From interviewing hard-core gang members in and out of prison, there seems to be a pattern that emerges.
The fastest-growing gangs in the country today are Hybrid Mexican street gangs. Hybrid gangs have broken away from traditional membership rules based on gender and race.
How to deal with the scourge? Experts say first acknowledge the existence of gangs in your community, then recognize that police enforcement efforts are but one part of the answer.
All types of communities across the nation, youth gangs disrupt public life and deplete law enforcement resources.
Many police hierarchies operate under the erroneous assumption that their organizations don't need sniper units.