Final Tour: December 2015

Final Tour: December 2015

A total of 129 officers were lost in 2015 according to the Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP.org). That’s four less than were lost in 2014. Of those who died last year, 50 were lost in vehicle-related incidents, 39 to gunfire, and 40 to other causes, the majority of which have been ...
A Way through the Roadblock?

A Way through the Roadblock?

I think it's safe to say that the relationship between law enforcement and the public it serves was a major story in 2015. The police as a collective 700,000-plus were often demonized by the media as well as numerous activist groups. Police were accused of rampant racism, murderous ...
DASHCAM: Fatal Kansas City OIS Released

DASHCAM: Fatal Kansas City OIS Released

Dashcam video from two police vehicles show the scene on May 26, 2012, when officers shot and killed 22-year-old Raymond A. Smith behind a funeral home at Independence Boulevard and Brooklyn Avenue. Officer Selvir Abidovic pursued Smith on foot after he ran from police. Radio traffic ...
CalibrePress.com’s Best of 2015

CalibrePress.com’s Best of 2015

CalibrePress.com relaunched on January 22 of this year and by the end of February we saw approximately 40% of American law enforcement visit our site (more than 300,000 unique visitors out of about 800,000 American cops). For that success—for your support—I am truly grateful. Coming ...
What We Do vs. What the Media Say We Do

What We Do vs. What the Media Say We Do

Recent media reporting on law enforcement has been fueling much of the anti-police frenzy sweeping the nation. Inaccurate information and over-dramatization of facts is creating an unhealthy environment for both police agencies and our communities. A December 8, 2015 Washington Post ...