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Hot-Lanta is a Hot Mess

Hot-Lanta is a Hot Mess

Police Union spokesman Champion says Mayor Bottoms is part of the morale problem. "They're just fed up. I mean, their mayor has come out and said everything that they used to do with use of force is not valid—'Don't do it'—so I don't know how we defend ourselves when people want to fight us," he said.

June 18, 2020

2 Ways to Harden Soft Targets Like Churches, Synagogues, and Mosques
Trends in Training: Police Innovate While Critics Irritate

Trends in Training: Police Innovate While Critics Irritate

A criminal justice professor at Texas Christian University believes that police training is to blame for the death of Atatiana Jefferson, who was shot and killed by former Fort Worth Officer Aaron Dean late last week. Here's why he's leaped prematurely to a conclusion.

October 18, 2019

An Open Letter to Knox County Sheriff's Detective Grayson Fritts

An Open Letter to Knox County Sheriff's Detective Grayson Fritts

According to Knox News, Detective Grayson Fritts—who is also a pastor at a local church—delivered a sermon in early June in which he said that the government should execute members of the LGBTQ community. You read that right—he called for state-sanctioned mass-murder of an entire population of people. His comments were reprehensible and anathema to the oath LEOs take to protect and serve their communities.

June 21, 2019

Prepping Police Communications for the Super Bowl

Prepping Police Communications for the Super Bowl

In two days, the Los Angeles Rams will square off in Atlanta against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII. Verizon has worked for two years to ensure that communications capabilities for the millions of people in that city—as well as the myriad public safety entities standing watch over the event—remain available at all times.

February 1, 2019

A Two-Fold Approach to Countering Gangs

Gangs are a serious problem negatively impacting American culture. And the rise of gang activity as evidenced by the rash of shootings we've seen in major metropolitan areas like Chicago and elsewhere is increasingly threatening the very safety and security of both law enforcement officers and the communities we serve, nationwide.

August 28, 2018

To Prevent School Shootings, Show Some Muscle

To Prevent School Shootings, Show Some Muscle

Deterrence is not just a matter of having armed personnel or even sworn officers in the schools; it’s having the right officer, with the right equipment, and the right training.

February 23, 2018

Abdicating Law Enforcement Leadership

Abdicating Law Enforcement Leadership

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.

November 3, 2015

Sometimes Police Must Be Warriors to Be Guardians
How One City Kept the Peace After a White Cop/Black Suspect OIS

How One City Kept the Peace After a White Cop/Black Suspect OIS

"It was a classic example of what Force Science teaches about how shots often end up in the back," he notes. "An officer decides to shoot when he is facing a deadly threat, as McMillin was. But by the time the bullets impact, the suspect has begun to turn in flight, and the rounds strike in the back. With action and reaction times, it's unavoidable."

March 10, 2015