Despite the challenges FTOs face today, Dan Greene—Executive Director of the National Association of Field Training Officers (NAFTO)—remains optimistic about where the profession is going, and how well FTOs are adjusting to the ever-changing landscape.
May 23, 2022
In looking at Minneapolis as a microcosm of the anti-police movement across America writ large, it is perhaps useful to view the activity there through the prism of Three Laws of Motion proposed by English mathematician and physicist Sir Isaac Newton.
November 4, 2021
Memorial Day is the unofficial "first day of summer" in the United States, and with the advent of summer, police across America brace for the inevitable uptick in a variety of criminal activities.
May 29, 2021
Attacking police has become normalized for millions of Americans, whether they participate in the attacks or cheer at their televisions as if their favorite team was on the verge of winning the Super Bowl.
March 2, 2021
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
The debate on "militarization" of American law enforcement has deep history. However, the discussion should now turn to the future of public safety in the United States.
February 14, 2020
The blowback on Facebook against Starbucks was especially vitriolic, leading an outside observer to conclude that mistreatment of law enforcement officers in the company's stores is a pervasive problem (spoiler alert: it's not).
July 12, 2019
Professor Joshua Clover—who teaches English and comparative literature at University of California at Davis, and according to his official bio, specializes in Marxism and "the end of capitalism"—said in an interview published in early 2016, "People think that cops need to be reformed. They need to be killed."
March 1, 2019
De-policing is an outcome — it is the direct result of protesters, politicians, and the press applying enormous pressure on police to do less policing — in which the obvious end state is an increase in violent crime.
July 20, 2018
After the shooting, one officer can be heard asking his partner, “You all right? You hit?” indicating he thought Clark had a gun and was shooting back.
March 30, 2018
According to the coach, his teachable moment for his players was to let them know that "it’s OK to stand up for what you believe in." I’m not arguing that premise, as long as we understand that an 8-year-old has no understanding of what so-called "social injustice' is.
September 26, 2017
And as incredible as it seems, law enforcement “leaders” cower in silence or worse yet voice their support for the new politically correct mantra of “softer policing,” which is nothing more than a euphemism for surrendering the “warrior mindset” necessary for survival.
April 1, 2016
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.
December 3, 2015