“Like everybody else in law enforcement, we will just adapt accordingly,” says Chief Ramar. “If the gas prices continue the way they are, for next year we will either have to figure out a way to cut back or get more funding on that line-item budget.”
March 31, 2022
Bail reform in its current form is not a sustainable solution, just as the previous system was bound to collapse under its own weight.
February 21, 2020
A Citizens Police Academy has the potential—when well planned and well executed—to positively impact police-community relations. Here are a couple of observations I've had in attending a handful of CPAs.
November 22, 2019
Newsflash: The District Attorney is not your friend and never will be, despite the fact that on paper they are supposed to be your partners in putting criminals behind bars.
November 15, 2019
Let's review some of the things that make patrolling on the final day of October unlike any other day of the year.
October 25, 2019
After two encounters with illegal marijuana grow operations maintained by the cartels—one of which turned dangerously violent as responding LEOs came under ambush attack—Lieutenant John Nores decided to stand up a team of special operators.
September 13, 2019
Policing in an area where a natural disaster is actively unfolding presents some unique challenges. Let's examine some of them so that when tragedy strikes in your jurisdiction—whether that's a hurricane, a tornado, a flash flood, a blizzard, an earthquake, a volcano, a wildfire, or something else—you've got a handle on what you've got to handle.
September 6, 2019
California Governor Gavin Newsom, Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren, and NYPD Police Commissioner James O'Neill (left to right) have all made headlines in the past couple of weeks that may lead to worsening the continuing trends of deadly hesitation and de-policing in America. Images courtesy of Facebook.
August 23, 2019
Acts of heroism happen all the time in big cities and small communities alike. Officers with departments of all sizes rise to the occasion on a daily basis to ensure the health and welfare of the civilians they serve.
July 19, 2019
It would be a wonderful thing if the addition of a therapy dog to a department's ranks becomes as mundane as the acquisition of office supplies—there would be no headlines because it would not be news.
May 9, 2019
The night before the fatal officer-involved shooting, Clark reportedly started searching the Internet for "easiest ways to kill yourself." He also sent a text to his girlfriend that included a photo of 10 pills in his hand and the message: "Let's fix our family or I'm taking all of these."
March 4, 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
Formal youth programs—cadet, explorer, athletic league, summer internships, and others—can go a long way toward creating strong bonds between police and the community they serve. So, too, can one-on-one relationships like the one between Alanna Rodriguez and Mitch Brouillette.
February 22, 2019
Following the murder of Corporal Ronil Singh, elected officials and law enforcement leaders across California are pointing to legislation friendly to illegal immigrants as the reason an illegal immigrant was able to murder the officer in cold blood.
January 3, 2019
Despite downward numbers of recruits seeking to join the ranks of law enforcement and increasing indications of de-policing across the country, we can—if we look hard enough—find countless bright spots for American policing in 2018.
December 28, 2018