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Amid Anti-Police Rhetoric, Police Remain Vigilant Public Safety Servants

Elected leaders and those seeking election routinely make statements—and enact policies—that put police officers in difficult positions at best and in danger at worst.

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Louisville Chief Apologizes for Saying Officer Morale is Not His Responsibility

The chief of police for the Louisville (KY) Police Department has apologized for comments he made last week that drew widespread criticism.

(Video) Building Morale Through Active, Positive Leadership

Morale in the ranks rises when there are thoughtful, active, positive leaders up and down the chain of command. Sgt. Steve Fish of the Racine (WI) Police Department discusses how leadership can be found.

A Tale of Two Trends: Police Supporters… and Unsupported Police

Several news items in the past couple of weeks clearly demonstrate two trends we've known for years to exist—that police supporters do exist, and where police are not supported, policing suffers.

Baltimore Mayor Calls FOP's Tweets a "Distraction"

The Baltimore City FOP has taken to social media to criticize Mayor Jack Young's approach to fighting crime, and especially the mayor's response to a recent attempted murder of one of its officers.

Killing Police Morale

Verbal and physical attacks on officers are taking a toll on the officers and on the nation's safety.

Exit Interviews Reveal Significant Discontent at Seattle Police Department

Officers departing the Seattle Police Department left scathing comments in exit interviews, telling a story of widespread discontent in the ranks over perceived micromanagement and a lack of support from city leaders.

Video: Baltimore Officer is 'Rapper of Positivity' Both On and Off Duty

Officer Joshua Jackson of the Baltimore Police Department has been rapping since he was a 14-year-old freshman in high school. Now that he's an officer with the department, he continues to pursue his art even as he pursues his law enforcement career. In fact, those two goals seem to have a lot more in common than one might immediately imagine.

FOP President: IMPD Experiencing a "Mass Exodus" of Officers

FOP President Rick Snyder said, "Logistically, it does not appear possible to 'outhire' the number of officers that are leaving."

Some Baton Rouge Officers Angry at Firing of Comrade who Shot Alton Sterling

Chief Paul said he took full responsibility for the flack he’s gotten for his decision. He said he did a poor job at the March 30 press conference explaining his reasons for taking the actions he did against Salamoni and Lake.