A New Year’s Letter from the Chief

A New Year’s Letter from the Chief

Editor’s note: Following is an email the Jeff Chudwin sent out during the holidays to his closest friends in law enforcement and the military. In it he addresses the current state of community-police relations and international threats. Chief Chudwin is a man whose words, through ...
To Protect a City

To Protect a City

It got no easier to watch. Another city, placed into lockdown, after a senseless and cowardly act of terror galvanized its populace into grim determination. Even before the shock could pass, before the mourning could begin, the sound of more gunfire echoed through the streets. In ...
Dear Radley Balko: Being a Blogger is Hard

Dear Radley Balko: Being a Blogger is Hard

“Once again: police work is not getting more dangerous.” That’s the title of an article by blogger Radley Balko of the Washington Post from back in Oct. 2014. It's making the rounds again. I’m assuming based on his past articles that he isn’t a big fan of law enforcement. He cites ...
Inside the Fishbowl

Inside the Fishbowl

Being inside a marked police car is often compared to a fish bowl: we’re behind glass in the public eye. This visibility makes police officers in their patrol vehicles easy targets for those wishing to cause us harm. 2014 was another tragic year for American law enforcement, with 118 ...