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Editorial: Cautionary Tale

Editorial: Cautionary Tale

Officers should heed the lessons of the Kimberly Potter case and train regularly with all of their tools.

March 7, 2022

Dave Smith: Reducing Officer Errors
Editorial: Tragedy in Columbus
Libeling Law Enforcement Officers

Libeling Law Enforcement Officers

Social justice warriors and now presidential candidates perpetuate lies about law enforcement, and it is doing a lot of damage to the profession and the nation.

September 3, 2019

Dave Smith: But Will They Change?
Pray for the Portland Police

Pray for the Portland Police

Oregon's largest city is a locus of anti-police sentiment and calls for de-policing, which makes it an extremely difficult place to wear a badge.

May 2, 2018

Thousands of Words on Officer Safety
Tragedy in Bakersfield

Tragedy in Bakersfield

Activists who have never been trained as law enforcement officers have demanded to know why officers didn't use other force options.

January 10, 2017

Under the Microscope After an OIS

Under the Microscope After an OIS

If, God forbid, you have to shoot someone on the job, here are some possible consequences you may find yourself enduring for the next several years, even though you may have been completely justified in your use of deadly force.

January 7, 2016

Shots Fired: North Liberty, Iowa 03-10-2013

Shots Fired: North Liberty, Iowa 03-10-2013

Neighbors peered out of the windows of their trailers hoping she was finally going to leave him. But they quickly learned she wouldn't be allowed to go quietly. She was in her Chevy Cavalier trying to drive off. He was jumping on the hood and raising the devil's own noise.

October 19, 2015

Do Police Have to be Perfect?

If we start punishing officers for every mistake, just because an encounter ended in the justified shooting of a suspect, then officers will surely minimize their contact with suspects.

July 16, 2015

Shots Fired: Westbrook, Connecticut 04-08-2013

Shots Fired: Westbrook, Connecticut 04-08-2013

The Impala's driver side window shattered. Bullets slammed into the car's cockpit. And Det. Wisner felt a searing pain in his left shoulder. There would be no foot pursuit.

January 13, 2015

Shots Fired: Mt. Orab, Ohio 01/03/2010
Shots Fired: Brown County, Texas 07/29/2012

Shots Fired: Brown County, Texas 07/29/2012

Right smack in the middle of the kill zone, Sgt. Means figured tactical withdrawal was not an option—the shooter could nail him before he had a chance to get very far.

November 26, 2013

Shots Fired #100: Anywhere, USA

Shots Fired #100: Anywhere, USA

For our 100th "Shots Fired" article, I'm going to step outside the normal formula of our concept and talk about some things I've learned and some heroic officers I've had the honor of interviewing.

September 21, 2013

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