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50 years ago today: The Newhall Tragedy

Apr 06, 2020 in Law Enforcement Today & Officer Safety & Survival
By: Ed Delmore

Visiting Sacred Ground A few years ago, I traveled to the Los Angeles area to visit my buddy, Jack Schonely, and attend his retirement party from LAPD. Jack served with LA for more than 32 years with additional prior service in a small rural sheriff’s department in Pennsylvania. Jack is a cop’s cop. During his career, he was a patrol officer in South-Central 77th, worked Hollywood Vice, was a member of the Metropolitan Division, a canin... Full Article »

Perp Walks are Stupid – Why Are We Still Doing Them?

Feb 14, 2020 in Law Enforcement Today & Officer Safety & Survival
By: Ed Delmore

Shouldn’t we have knocked this off after Ruby shot Oswald? There’s a framed poster outside my office. It’s an action photo of the running of the bulls and it contains a quote from some unknown genius: “TRADITION: Just because you’ve always done it that way, doesn’t mean it’s not incredibly stupid.” That poster has been around in the two police agencies I’ve led in the last 15 years. It reminds me and my command staff no... Full Article »

The Wheels on Holder’s Bus

Jan 20, 2015 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership
By: Ed Delmore

Last week Attorney General Eric Holder announced that, with some exceptions, federal law enforcement will no longer adopt seizures made by local, county and state law enforcement. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t believe in policing for profit. I don’t believe police officers should write traffic tickets for the purpose of generating revenue. I don’t like ticket producing red-light camera systems because I believe, like a lot of the public,... Full Article »