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Law Enforcement Today | May 26, 2016

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5 Ways to Support Our Law Enforcement Heroes

May 7, 2016 |

Law enforcement officers risk their lives every day to protect their communities. While law enforcement is comprised of some of the strongest, bravest men and women in the world, these officers are not immune to mental health problems, addiction, or … Read More

Investigator Anthony “TJ” Freeman

May 6, 2016 |

Sheriff David Davis of the Bibb County Sheriff Department in Georgia sadly reports the death of Investigator Anthony “TJ” Freeman

Investigator Freeman, 29, was critically injured in a vehicle crash when another Deputy from the Sheriff’s Department had attempted to … Read More

In Memoriam: Sergeant Jorge Ramos

May 3, 2016 |

Julie Jones, Secretary of the Florida Department of Corrections, sadly reports the death of Sergeant Jorge Ramos.

Sergeant Ramos, 39, was participating in a department sponsored state wide competition for Correctional Emergency Response Teams (CERT) which was being held at … Read More

Why are Highway Patrol Officers Called Troopers?

April 28, 2016 |

Our nation’s state highway patrol officers and state police are often called troopers. The first state police department was created in Pennsylvania in 1905 partially as a result of coal and steel union strikes that were abundant at the time. … Read More

In Memoriam: Officer Steven Franco

April 22, 2016 |

Chief William McManus of the San Antonio Police Department in Texas sadly reports the death of Officer Steven Franco.

Officer Franco, 38, failed to return to his assigned sub-station upon the completion of his shift. A search was conducted … Read More

In Memoriam: Agent Jose Daniel Barraza

April 19, 2016 |

Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske of the United States Department of Homeland Security-Customs and Border Protection-Border Patrol, sadly reports the death of Border Patrol Agent Jose Barazza.

Agent Barazza, 29, was nearing the end of his midnight shift and was traveling … Read More

In Memoriam: Deputy Sheriff Jared Murphy

April 17, 2016 |

Sheriff J. Al Cannon Jr. of the Charleston County Sheriff Department in South Carolina sadly reports the death of Deputy Sheriff Jared Murphy.

Deputy Murphy, 34, passed away as a result of a medical emergency that he sustained while on … Read More

In Memoriam: Officer Steven M. Smith

April 13, 2016 |

Chief Kim Jacobs of the Columbus Police Department in Ohio sadly reports the death of Officer Steven M. Smith.

Officer Smith, 54, was riding in an armored SWAT vehicle approaching the scene of a barricaded gunman early Sunday morning. As … Read More

Paying for college 101: Here’s five ways to reduce the cost

April 11, 2016 |

According to a recent Gallup survey, 73% of parents with children under the age of 18 worry about paying for college more than any other financial issue. And with good reason: Over the last 30 years, inflation-adjusted wages have essentially … Read More

Online Police Academies?

April 9, 2016 | 1

With the ever increasing routine of online education at every college and university it seems inevitable that basic police training will adapt this form of education. But what are the benefits and disadvantages of this type of instruction. Can it … Read More