Body Counts Don’t Tell the Whole Story

Body Counts Don’t Tell the Whole Story

When “experts” are quoted by CNN disclaiming that the current climate is killing cops, we need to be ready to help our communities understand the truth that the numbers are skewed by both lack of information and reporting bias. Major media outlets, along with police critics, are ...
Remembering Officer Ricardo Galvez

Remembering Officer Ricardo Galvez

From Officer Down Memorial Page: Police Officer Ricky Galvez was shot and killed from ambush while he sat in his personal vehicle in the Downey Police Department's parking lot at approximately 11:00 pm. Officer Galvez was preparing to get off duty when he was approached by two ...
10 Things Every New SWAT Operator Must Know

10 Things Every New SWAT Operator Must Know

[Publisher's Note: This article was originally published in the Winter 2011 issue of the National Tactical Officers Association’s professional journal, The Tactical Edge, and is reprinted with permission. www.ntoa.org] I never truly appreciated how much I knew about life until I ...
Who Will be Our Warriors?

Who Will be Our Warriors?

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” —George Santayana (1863 – 1952) philosopher and novelist I’ve heard variations of that quote over a period of many years. I find it appropriate today as we find ourselves in a very dangerous position: failing to ...

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