Bullhorn articles

Indebted to Some Very Brave People

Indebted to Some Very Brave People

By Paul Kelly, President, San Jose POA In the past, I don’t remember a lot of “Good Samaritan” stories in which law enforcement officers were helped or saved by citizens doing the right thing. But I am happy and grateful to say this year seems to be different. Within the last few months, several law enforcement

Armed and Dangerous

Via NBC News: Police in Wisconsin ramped up security at local churches on Sunday as the manhunt continued for a 32-year-old fugitive who is accused of stealing more than a dozen weapons from a gun store and mailing an anti-government manifesto to President Donald Trump.   Over 150 officers from local, state and federal law-enforcement

Another Ambush Attack!

By John Rivera Last night, two of our brave brothers were viciously ambushed simply for doing their job. After talking to fellow officers at Jackson’s trauma center, it was clear that our brethren officers are alive because of only two reasons: most importantly, because God was by their side, and also because their survival training

Sorry, COPS

Attention, all personnel: In the March 2017 issue of American Police Beat, we erroneously reported that President Trump had cut funding to the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) in the 2017 federal budget. The fact of the matter is, the budget isn’t even on the table until mid-May. While there’s a lot of

When Will All This Stop?

By Jay McDonald Enough is enough. Many people spent the final days of 2016 expressing dismay at the deaths of several high-profile celebrities who surely deserved some recognition. But I spent those same days horrified by a year of horrific violence against police officers and am praying 2017 will bring calm to our great nation.

Save COPS Office!

Via TheHill.com: The Case for Saving Community Policing By Mike Durant   I first put on a law enforcement uniform in 1984. It was one of the proudest days of my life.   For every day since then, I have been proud to call myself a peace officer. Policing, and raising my family together with

Top Police Union Leader Joins Protest

John Wells, the president of the Omaha Police Officers Association, recently traveled to Lincoln, Nebraska’s capital city, to join with hundreds of protestors making a stand against a proposal that, if passed, will end the right of all city workers in that state to have a pension plan. If the bill passes, cities like Omaha

Things Are Better Than the Media Lets On

By Det. Charles Dahlinger & Sheriff Richard Fuller If you watch television or go online, you probably believe there are major problems with how today’s law enforcement is dealing with the public. In our opinion, this could not be further from the truth. What is true is that in this age of the 24-hour news cycle

Sheriff’s First Newsletter

Via WLOS.com: The Henderson County (NC) Sheriff’s office has been publishing its newsletter, The Guardian, for about two years. Sheriff Charles McDonald says it’s a way to, “Keep the community up to speed and educated about who we are and what we’re doing in the community.”   On Feb. 6, the sheriff’s office released the

More Cops = Less Crime

By Ron Hernandez The combination of rising crime and a short-staffed Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) is extremely troubling. A recent Los Angeles Times story revealed that in areas served by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD), violent crime was up 9 percent and property crime up 6 percent through November 30, 2016.