Who becomes a cop? Who are the men and women that comprise the ranks of a profession where they can be killed for no reason other than the fact that they are cops?
America is running short of cops. There aren't enough to go around. And it won't be long until a shortage becomes a full-fledged crisis.
After much debate, the Fair Labor Standards Act has been changed to protect law enforcement officers who receive overtime compensation.
Not all police misconduct is plastered across national newspapers, but it all has the same results. It erodes the public’s trust in law enforcement and it damages good cops, sometimes destroying their careers.
Founding a police department is a challenge that not many people would want to assume. But that's the task that faced the civic leaders of Federal Way, Washington.
As police departments across the country find themselves scrambling to find qualified recruits, many experts have begun asking, “What will it take to bring back the image that made law enforcement a highly desirable career?”