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CA Lawmakers Want Sheriffs with No Police Experience

“Sheriff is one of the most powerful elected offices,” said state Senator Scott Wiener, who sponsored the bill, which was introduced Thursday. “For 139 years, from 1850 to 1989, anyone could run for sheriff and the people could select who they wanted to hold this very powerful and impactful position.”

February 3, 2021

Your Skin is in the Game

Your Skin is in the Game

When policymakers implement ridiculous rules that get people hurt, LEOs are the ones who have to deal with the consequences.

May 3, 2018

Texas Chiefs: Open Carry "Handcuffs" Law Enforcement

Texas police chiefs are urging Gov. Greg Abbott to veto legislation repealing certain handgun restrictions in Texas if lawmakers do not remove a controversial provision the chiefs fear would allow criminals to carry firearms without repercussions.

May 28, 2015

Police Chiefs Urge Veto of Bill Making Officer Names Secret

Arizona's largest newspaper and the Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police have sent letters to Gov. Doug Ducey urging him to veto a bill requiring police to keep the names of officers involved in shootings secret for two months.

March 27, 2015

Colo. Sheriff Won't Enforce 'Knee-Jerk' Gun Control

Colo. Sheriff Won't Enforce 'Knee-Jerk' Gun Control

In the coming days, Gov. John Hickenlooper is expected to sign laws expanding background checks to purchase firearms and limiting ammunition magazines to 15 rounds. The laws passed the state's legislature last week.

March 19, 2013

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