Protect our Academy Recruits

Protect our Academy Recruits

Much has been said lately about what type of person would have the courage to enter a police academy today, knowing the critiques they can face on a daily basis for just doing their job. Many officers have even said they would never encourage their children to enter...
The Condemnation of a Profession

The Condemnation of a Profession

I have been in law enforcement for over two decades. Prior to that, I watched my father in the profession for two decades. From an early age I paid attention to the profession and without a doubt in my mind, the last 12 months has been the most divisive and stressful...
Why the Soft Uniform Is Dangerous

Why the Soft Uniform Is Dangerous

This past week, President Obama discussed the idea that law enforcement should wear “softer looking” uniforms. While there were plenty of jokes about the comment, we need to understand that the President didn’t just throw that out there for discussion. In recent...
Prepare, Develop and Challenge with Law Officer

Prepare, Develop and Challenge with Law Officer

If you’re like me, it’s surreal to look at a law enforcement magazine and not see an article, photo or editorial from Dale Stockton. Since 1988, I dare say not a month has gone by without Dale showing up in some way in a first responder publication. Dale has welcomed...

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