Earlier this week, we reported on two separate incidents in which police in California arrested four teens—three in the first case, one in the second—possibly preventing two school shootings. You want to know another great way to prevent active killers in schools? Stop glorifying those atrocities and the sick murderers who commit them.
After two encounters with illegal marijuana grow operations maintained by the cartels—one of which turned dangerously violent as responding LEOs came under ambush attack—Lieutenant John Nores decided to stand up a team of special operators.
Policing in an area where a natural disaster is actively unfolding presents some unique challenges. Let's examine some of them so that when tragedy strikes in your jurisdiction—whether that's a hurricane, a tornado, a flash flood, a blizzard, an earthquake, a volcano, a wildfire, or something else—you've got a handle on what you've got to handle.
Several news items in the past couple of weeks clearly demonstrate two trends we've known for years to exist—that police supporters do exist, and where police are not supported, policing suffers.
California Governor Gavin Newsom, Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren, and NYPD Police Commissioner James O'Neill (left to right) have all made headlines in the past couple of weeks that may lead to worsening the continuing trends of deadly hesitation and de-policing in America. Images courtesy of Facebook.
Commander Vinnie Montez of the Boulder County Sheriff's Office in Colorado has taken his penchant for making people laugh from a hobby to what may be his full-time career upon retirement.
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There's so much great advice handed down from senior officers to LEOs just coming on the job. It's invaluable institutional knowledge, so if you have the opportunity as a more seasoned officer help out a rookie with something you've learned over the years, make every effort to do it.
Too many active shooter incidents are conducted by assailants with long guns—Parkland, Sutherland Springs, San Bernardino, Newtown, and others—and police officers need to have the appropriate equipment to respond to such attacks.
One component of the Ferguson Effect is the glorification of anti-police sentiment, anti-police protests that turn violent, and attacks on officers—both verbal and physical. The latest social media videos of attacks on officers serve as proof that this wrongheaded thinking undeniably exists.