Final Tour: January 2016

Final Tour: January 2016

Four of our brother officers lost their lives during January, an absolute tragedy for their families and departments. In the aggregate, however, it marks a notable improvement over any January we’ve seen in more than 50 years. In fact, only once in the last 20 years have we seen a ...
Barriers to Officer-Worn Video: The 10% Challenge

Barriers to Officer-Worn Video: The 10% Challenge

As the nation begins to look seriously at ways to gain transparency into the actions of its police and hold them accountable, officer-worn video (or “bodycams”) have become really tempting. After all, we’ve all seen in countless videos on YouTube the raw power of being the fly on the ...
Your Choice

Your Choice

“We can’t change the past … It's water under the bridge.” Ever heard something to that effect? Well, guess what? It's true! And those of us in law enforcement need to abide the wisdom those words impart, especially now. There's nothing we can do to change how we were portrayed in ...
Why Do You Think Crime is on the Rise?

Why Do You Think Crime is on the Rise?

A little over two years ago, in August of 2013, I wrote an article in which I both scolded and warned the public, the pundits, media types, politicians and, specifically, the ACLU about their negative and incendiary rhetoric towards the police in New York City and law enforcement in ...
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 ...