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Drones As First Responders

We are informed daily of news about the effectiveness of drones in warfare. We learn how these military drones are used for reconnaissance, artillery spotting, precision strikes, and intelligence gathering. Although it seems like drones being

Police Suicides: Awareness, Compassion, Action

While conducting research for this article, I came across a photo of an impressive young NYPD Officer. It was NYPD Officer Colin Patrick Rossiter, 22 years-old, who tragically lost his life to suicide on March 2,

NYPD promotion ceremony, Feb. 23, 2024. (Courtesy NYPD News on X)

21St Century Policing: Issues and Response

Reawakening the Nation – A Special Report During nine months of travels throughout Italy, China and California (June 2023 – February 26, 2024), I remained in constant contact with American law enforcement and private security colleagues.

How Schools and the Police can Collaborate for Effective Outcomes

Beth J. SanbornSchool Safety Coordinator, Montgomery County, PA Darren K. StockerProfessor, Criminal JusticeCape Cod Community College In the worlds of education and law enforcement, the safety and security of students are paramount concerns. One of the

PROBLEMS & SOLUTIONS Unique to Law Enforcement

Preface The below off-duty firearms carry survey, though not comprehensive, provides a window into the thinking of major police agencies including American federal, county and city plus the positions of two foreign national agencies. The subject

Pot Shots – Summer 2023

For more than 25 years, this column was written by a man who had forgotten more about firearms than I will ever know, a man who was a glider pilot who flew into France in 1944,

Museum News – Summer 2023

Our annual Police Officer Memorial Day observance took place at dusk on May 19. The weather was lovely with slightly overcast skies and a nice breeze. There were over 220 family survivors in attendance, along with

Museum Display

Counterfeiting money, an age-old crime, has a long and notorious history. In certain periods of early history, it was deemed an act of treason, carrying the penalty of death. During the Civil War, around 1,600 state

Letters to the Editor

Dear NACOP,Please share the presentation of The Honor Award for Public Service that was presented to Timothy Fitch on April 25 at a breakfast forum at CNB St. Louis Bank with 80 people in attendance. Mr.


The Virginia sun is beginning to rise. It’s 6 a.m. and the temperature is dropping. The upper layers of atmosphere are quickly blending with the lower areas, causing a drop in temperature. We are at an


I Pledge Allegiance I, me personally, promise as an oath of loyalty, duty, devotion to the Flag of the United States of America, The symbol and the representation of the United States of America, and to

21st Century American Policing Demands Ethical Leadership

Indisputably, these are remarkably challenging times for policing, and the eyes not only of the nation, but of the world are upon us. Let us reflect on issues, provide solutions and enhance our dedication to lives

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