News FlashWhen you say the words “first responders” who comes to mind? Police, Fireman, EMT? But what about teachers? It is no longer adequate to place all of the responsibility for our children’s safety in the hands of our teachers during an attack and not take the time to properly train them to accomplish that task. Nor is it acceptable to simply tell them, "Lock your classroom door, turn out the lights, hide in a corner and pray that the attacker doesn’t pick your room."
Today, the nation’s law enforcement officers are better prepared to respond to an active shooter than ever before. Unfortunately, statistics show that many of these incidents are over before law enforcement can even get there to help. There is no doubt that today's teachers need to be instructed on how to increase the chances of survival for their students and themselves. Who better to train them then members of the law enforcement community.
How to Create a “Tactical Teacher”
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Dallas Cowboys legend Tony Dorsett is starring in a new Dallas Police Association campaign that aims to thank police officers.
The Hall-of-Fame running back is one of several people—famous and non-famous—featured in a 30-second public service announcement for Assist the Officer Foundation, which aids cops and former cops in need, and the families of officers killed in the line of duty.
Dallas Police Association President Ron Pinkston said he was “incredibly grateful” to have Dorsett’s help.
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A peace officer being put into a position where they must use deadly force is one of the most horrific things that can happen in law enforcement. It is a decision of last resort that most often happens in a matter of seconds and only when an officer fears for their life because of the violent action of a suspect. It is not a decision that is ever made lightly. Officers who have been forced to take a life to protect their own, carry the burden of their action with them the rest of their lives.
For a free society to properly function, the rule of law is vital. Our laws must be respected and enforced when violated. Everyone deserves equal justice under that law. Those entrusted to uphold the law must always be held accountable and their