De-policing in America has led many cities to record-high homicide rates, along with tragic increases in every manner of crime. But perhaps the tide is turning. Perhaps However, the mounting toll of lost lives, lost property, and lost sense of community safety seems to scream for "refunding" the police.
June 27, 2022
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
As horrendous as the effects of de-policing have been—in many places a society looking a lot like a combination of Mad Max and The Purge—those effects may eventually be outweighed in the long run by an increased emphasis on training the next generation of police leaders.
March 28, 2022
Magen Hayashi, an investigator for the DA's office, testified Friday that she felt she would be fired if she did not withhold certain evidence in the case against Officer Terrance Stangle.
February 1, 2022
With just hours remaining until we ring in 2022, it's time for our annual retrospective on the year that was 2021—and what a year it was.
December 31, 2021
Crime data shows there were 3,375 reports of larceny theft citywide in November — the overwhelming majority of those were car break-ins.
December 15, 2021
The current deployable officer ratio means there are 1.3 officers to every 1,000 Seattle residents.
November 11, 2021
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
Shootings, Stabbings, Murder, and Mayhem! Grab a bucket of popcorn and find your seat—the projector is rolling and the show's about to begin.
October 22, 2021
“I’m pleading with the City Council this evening that we reinstate our school resource officers immediately,” said Gregory C. Hutchings Jr., Superintendent of Schools, Alexandria.
October 12, 2021
"You don't have one bad apple. You don't have four bad apples. You have a system-wide problem in that police department," failed Senate and presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, says in the video.
October 8, 2021
Despite persistent anti-police sentiment, American law enforcement continues to watch over the American public, like sheepdogs protecting the flock from the wolves.
October 1, 2021
A lawsuit from a group of city residents argues the ballot question's wording is still too vague, even after the city council approved new language last week.
September 13, 2021
Mayor Jorge Elorza appointed Michael Stephens, formerly the city's director of recreation services, as the Community Relations and Diversion Services Major on Friday.
September 8, 2021
District Court Judge Jamie L. Anderson noted that the original language was "vague, ambiguous" and "unreasonable and misleading." The judge also wrote that it would amount to "substantial harm" if the ballot question were put off to a future election.
September 7, 2021