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Finding Quality Candidates: Challenges in Police Recruiting

The familiar “The police are the community and the community are the police” maxim from Sir Robert Peel has come under scrutiny in the post-COVID era. Because of anti-police and defund-the-police campaigns, along with other societal

Police Officers As Civic Leaders: Reframe, Reform And Fund

Policymakers, law enforcement leaders and line officers have discussed two competing approaches to policing: police as “warriors” or police as “guardians.” At a recent seminar on police reform, the question was posed regarding which moniker was

Losing Sight Of The Police Mission

We have seen the images of violent protestors practically strolling into the United States Capitol with very little opposition from some law enforcement officers. In contrast, other images displayed law enforcement officers fighting for their lives.

Spring 2021 Museum Notes

This spring, we hosted our annual Police Officer Memorial Day event, and it was a joy and pleasure to hold the event in person this year! We had a little more than 500 family survivors in

America’s Mass Shooter Crisis Demands Visionary Leadership

Unfortunately, American flags continually flying half-staff to honor victims of mass shootings serve as a stark reminder of our culture of violence. It is a disturbing commentary on American life, when flags at half-staff seem to

RUN ON FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION

If you have purchased any ammunition in the past six months, you know how prices have changed, and not in a good way. Finding ammunition is not that difficult. Paying the much higher prices is difficult.

The United States Law Enforcement Eternal Flame

The Flame is more than a spectacular visual tribute (though it is most assuredly that). This stunning monument to our thin blue line is tied to something more powerful and even more enduring than granite, copper

Spring 2021 Letters to the Editor

Student Pursuing Nursing Degree Thankful Dear NACOP Donors, I would like to say thank you to all the donors who have graciously donated to this fund.  I am very grateful to have been a recipient of

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