Failure to report corruption and other crimes by fellow officers is not how we show loyalty to fellow officers, it's how we tarnish our entire profession.
Thursday, February 11 | Patrol
No one wanted to be responsible for bringing this terrible betrayal of the public trust to light for fear of being labeled “a snitch.” This has been a pervasive problem in law enforcement all over the country. The culture within many agencies has been one of “loyalty versus integrity,” a perverted view of an “us versus them” philosophy that some call “brothers before others.”
The greatest threat to young black people isn't the police.
Tuesday, February 9 | Patrol
Ms. Knowles paid tribute to the violent Black Panther Party and Mario Woods, a man recently released from state prison, on parole for armed robbery, who used a knife to slash a random innocent person.
The LAPD chief needs a reminder that leadership means sometimes you have to do the unpopular thing in order to do the right thing.
Friday, January 15 | Patrol
On Monday, Chief Beck chose to put politics above fairness by shouting from the rooftops to every media outlet in the nation that the District Attorney should file criminal charges against LAPD Officer Clifford Proctor.
The latest high-tech innovations offer benefits and challenges for crime fighters.
Tuesday, December 8 | Technology
Every second of video that an officer’s camera records can be taken into evidence, providing a first-hand account of what took place during any interaction with a subject. The cameras provide the officer’s perspective on the incident unfettered by testimony and witness reports. Beyond that, departments can use the footage to train and practice crisis scenarios, reviewing successful arrests and discovering areas for improvement. Community members and law enforcement officers alike can benefit fro
Weak and politically accommodating city and police leadership have led to the disgusting and dangerous siege at Precinct Four.
Thursday, December 3 | Patrol
The MPD's current chief has chosen to simply say nothing of substance and into that void of information has come the destructive rumors now festering within the community. That is gross negligence or total incompetence at the very least and an effort to advance a politically motivated agenda at worst.
American law enforcement officers must steel themselves for the Paris-style attacks that will surely happen here.
Friday, November 27 | Patrol
When these attacks occur, America’s first responders, police, fire, and medical teams will be in the middle of a war. Because our military is constitutionally forbidden to deploy within our borders, our law enforcement officers will be forced to take on the responsibilities of combat.
Chief Beck's Preservation of Life Award is a terrible idea that will put officers in even more peril.
Friday, November 13 | Patrol
This award will prioritize the lives of suspected criminals over the lives of LAPD officers, and goes against the core foundation of an officer’s training.
Disorder and disturbance, much like you see in many of his films, are what Tarantino’s remarks incite.
Friday, November 6 | Patrol
Tarantino may feel misunderstood, but make no mistake. He is a highly talented and accomplished screenwriter who knew exactly what he was doing in joining the demonstration and condemning police officers.
Strengthening bonds and improving communications between law enforcement agencies and the people they serve benefits both officers and the public.
Wednesday, November 4 | Patrol
At a time when citizens, whatever their race, are voicing valid frustrations about their fear of and disconnection from police, it’s not surprising that a system based on promoting an approachable, community-oriented department is showing significant appeal.
The anti-police bias of the media and the political expediency of a South Carolina sheriff have led to a massive injustice against a school resource officer.
Tuesday, November 3 | Patrol
The old adage of never let the facts get in the way of a good story is fully illustrated by this incident and another sacrificial lamb in the uniform of an American cop has been led to slaughter.