December 10, 2019

Ohio Bill Would Require Law Enforcement Officers be Trained on Interacting With People With Dementia

Posted on December 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Would-be officers would get at least two hours of instruction on how to interact with dementia patients in peace officer training school, under a bipartisan, newly introduced Ohio House bill.

Patriot One Appoints Security Industry Veteran William Maginas to Board of Directors

Posted on December 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Former Johnson Controls Executive joins Company as the PATSCAN Platform continues global strategic rollout

New Hampshire Police Departments Enlisting Comfort Dogs

Posted on December 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A growing number of New Hampshire police departments are taking on “comfort dogs,” which bring their unconditional love to crime victims, survivors of tragedies — and the officers themselves.

Georgia Trooper’s Cruiser Flips While Executing PIT Maneuver

Posted on December 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Georgia State Patrol trooper’s attempt to stop a fleeing vehicle ended Monday night when the suspect’s SUV and the trooper’s cruiser overturned.

Two St. Louis Police Officers Fired for Controversial Facebook Posts

Posted on December 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two St. Louis police officers were fired recently for social media posts that a watchdog group determined were racist, violent in nature or anti-Muslim, the officers’ attorney said Monday.

North Carolina Sheriff’s Deputy Shot and Wounded While Serving Arrest Warrant

Posted on December 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Guilford County Sheriff’s deputy was shot Tuesday morning trying to serve criminal papers

Wounded Colorado Police Officer Recovering

Posted on December 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The family of Fort Lupton Police Officer Chris Pelton, who was shot in the face, says he's doing well in his recovery.

LAPD Testing Non-Lethal Restraint Device

Posted on December 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Los Angeles Police Department is testing a new non-lethal device hopes they hope will reduce the need for officers to use guns.

New Jersey Police Capture Runaway Mini Horse That Escaped From Farm

Posted on December 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police in Ringwood, New Jersey, helped corral a miniature horse that ran away from home.

Kentucky Police Give Musical Reminder to Lock Car Doors, Remove Valuables

Posted on December 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Lexington Police Department released a festive and musical reminder over the weekend for the public to keep vehicle doors locked and to take valuables and firearms out of their cars.

Suspect Strikes Tampa Police Officer in Head With Pliers

Posted on December 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Tampa police officer responding to a break-in Monday at an Advance Auto Parts store was hospitalized after being struck in the head with a pair of pliers.

Houston Police Chief Blasts Lawmakers Over Gun Laws

Posted on December 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

At a press conference, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo also reiterated his challenge to lawmakers to pass key legislation that would bar abusers from owning a firearm.

Florida Sheriff: School Officer Pawned Firearm, Brought Pellet Gun to Work

Posted on December 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

During a recent surprise equipment check, a supervisor expected to find a Glock pistol in Hillsborough School Security Officer Leroy King’s holster.

Florida Sheriff’s Deputy Fatally Shoots Armed Man Attacking Wife

Posted on December 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Sarasota County Sheriff's deputy discovered 65-year-old Mark Richard Coleman on top of a screaming woman, who was later identified as his wife.

Arizona L.E. Agencies Turn to ‘Ring’ as Crime-Fighting Tool

Posted on December 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

At a time when Christmas online shoppers are expecting packages, Ring has become a new crime-fighting tool for Mesa, Chandler and Gilbert police.

Bullet Possibly Penetrated Slain Officer’s Vest

Posted on December 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

At least one round possibly penetrated Houston Police Sgt. Christopher Brewster's ballistic vest.

Michigan State Police Trooper Donates Part of His Liver to Former Training Officer

Posted on December 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Michigan State Police Troopers David Burr and Christopher Boven are back on the road after Burr volunteered to be a living donor for Boven earlier this year, donating half his liver.

Law Enforcement Across the Country in Mourning After 3 Officers Slain in 48 Hours

Posted on December 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The slayings of officers in Huntsville, Alabama; Houston, Texas; and Fayetteville, Arkansas took occurred over a less-than 48-hour span Friday and Saturday, according to police officials.

Law Enforcement Across the Country in Mourning After 3 Officers Slain in 48 Hours

Posted on December 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The slayings of officers in Huntsville, Alabama; Houston, Texas; and Fayetteville, Arkansas took occurred over a less-than 48-hour span Friday and Saturday, according to police officials.

LAPD Releases Video of Officer-Involved Shooting

Posted on December 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Los Angeles Police Department released video Friday of an October officer-involved shooting in Boyle Heights.

Video Shows Man Setting Fire to California Patrol Car Outside Police HQ

Posted on December 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A man is under arrest for setting a Hawthorne police SUV ablaze directly in front of the department’s headquarters early Thursday morning.

University of Maryland Police K-9 Dies Due to Cancer

Posted on December 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

K-9 Chief, the University of Maryland Police Department's explosive detection dog, died Friday after battling cancer.

Off-Duty Georgia Sheriff’s Deputy Killed in Hit-and-Run

Posted on December 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Henry County police are searching for a driver they say struck and killed a Fulton County deputy on the side of I-75 last week before speeding away from the scene.

NYPD: Razor in Cop’s Sandwich Was Not Put There on Purpose

Posted on December 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The rusty razor that ended up in a cop’s sandwich purchased at a Queens deli was not put there deliberately, the NYPD’s top cop said Saturday.

Driver Claims Tesla on Autopilot After Hitting Connecticut State Police Cruiser

Posted on December 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Connecticut State Police were stopped behind a disabled motor vehicle in the center lane of Interstate 95 north near Exit 15 in Norwalk early Saturday, waiting for a tow truck to arrive, when an oncoming car struck a cruiser, a release said.

Colorado Sheriff’s Office May Release Jail Inmates Early to Meet Budget

Posted on December 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Inmates at the Jefferson County jail may be released early and some arrestees may be turned away after the sheriff’s office closes a floor of the facility on Jan. 1 to facilitate a $5.5 million budget cut.

Slain Detroit Police Officer Remembered as ‘An American Hero’

Posted on December 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Rasheen McClain collected comic books as a child and grew to become a real-life superhero, his friends, family and coworkers said Friday at his funeral.

FBI Treating Florida Naval Air Station Shooting as Terrorism

Posted on December 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The FBI said Sunday that it is treating a naval base shooting in which a Saudi airman killed three people as an act of terrorism, while it is questioning Saudi students who were training at the base in Pensacola, Florida.

Retired NYPD Chief Dies From 9/11 Cancer

Posted on December 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Vincent DeMarino, a retired NYPD deputy chief who raced to Ground Zero after the World Trade Center attacks, has died of 9/11-related cancer, relatives and colleagues said.

Arkansas Police Officer Fatally Shot in Patrol Car by Suspect While Parked Behind Department

Posted on December 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Fayetteville Police Officer Stephen Carr was fatally shot inside his patrol vehicle by an armed suspect while parked behind the police department Saturday night.

Alabama Police Officer Fatally Shot

Posted on December 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Huntsville police officer who was shot and killed in the line of duty Friday night has been identified as Billy Fred Clardy III. He was a 48-year-old husband and father of five children.

Houston Police Sergeant Fatally Shot After Trying to Break Up Domestic Disturbance

Posted on December 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Houston Police Sgt. Christopher Brewster died Saturday night after he was shot in the chest.

Flock Safety

Posted on December 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Flock Safety's mission is to eliminate non-violent crime by providing city-wide coverage of automatic license plate readers (ALPRs) for both public safety organizations and private citizens. When a crime occurs, Flock Safety systems are made to deliver...

NYPD Officer Cuts Mouth on Razor Blade hidden Inside Sandwich

Posted on December 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The cop, a 24-year veteran of the NYPD, cut the inside of his mouth on the razor as he chomped on the cheesesteak and was taken to Nassau Community Medical Center for a minor wound.

Saudi Airman Opens Fire at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida, Killing 3

Posted on December 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A member of Saudi Arabia’s Air Force opened fire with a handgun Friday at a naval base in Florida, leaving three victims dead and several people injured.

Michigan Police K-9 Honored for Nabbing Suspected Car Thief

Posted on December 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Shelby Township Police K-9 Morpheus assisted in apprehending a suspected car thief and recovering a stolen vehicle on Dec. 3.

Woman Sentenced in DUI Death of Florida Corrections Officer

Posted on December 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Jacksonville Police Officer William "Jack" Adams and wife Cathy, a corrections officer, were returning home on Dec. 9 from the a state championship high school football game when Kim Michelle Johnston's car collided with their SUV.

Four Dead Including Gunman After Shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida

Posted on December 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

At least three people were killed and another eight injured at Naval Air Station Pensacola Friday before the suspected gunman was fatally shot in a gunfire exchange with law enforcement.

Heavy Duty Police Truck Bed Glorails

Posted on December 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Smart RGB Bluetooth glowing truck bed rails from Glo Rails are made with one model design smart enough to detect the user’s location via their smartphone and restrict any colors that are illegal in that state or province all depending on the user-mode...

Fort Worth Police Chief Ed Kraus Has Interim Status Removed

Posted on December 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Fort Worth Police Department announced Wednesday night, City Manager David Cooke offered Interim Chief Ed Kraus the Fort Worth Chief of Police assignment to which he accepted.

NYPD Promotes Officers of Color to Key Positions

Posted on December 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea welcomed two minority officers to top leadership positions on Thursday.

Students Get Chance to ‘Shop With An Airport Cop’

Posted on December 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officers from the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority shopped for holiday gifts with kids from the Catasaqua School District.

10-8 HD4 In-Car Video System

Posted on December 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

10-8 Video's LEO In-Car Video systems feature with industry-leading customer support. Recording on up to 4 channels of audio and video, simultaneously, no more choosing which camera you want to record leaving the other area unrecorded.  With no locked...

How Digital Tablets Aid the Incarcerated to Strengthen Family

Posted on December 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Part one of Securus Technologies Improving Lives From the Inside Out" series

Maryland Police Officer Injured in Crash

Posted on December 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Baltimore County police officer and another person were injured in a crash in Windsor Mill.

Detroit Police Sergeant Accused of Failing to Act in Officer Shooting Retires

Posted on December 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Detroit police sergeant accused of failing to act after a fellow officer was killed by a gunman last month is retiring from his job.

NYC Homicides Up 9 Percent

Posted on December 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

With just four weeks to go before the end of the year, the NYPD is facing a double-digit uptick in murders, making it the first time since 2017 that the city will end the year with more than 300 homicides.

Deputies Fatally Shoot Suspect in Slaying of Bounty Hunter

Posted on December 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The suspect in the slaying of a bounty hunter in Moreno Valley was shot and killed Thursday, Dec. 5 in a confrontation with law enforcement in San Bernardino.

Death Penalty Still On Table for Man Accused of Killing Trooper

Posted on December 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Hidalgo County District Attorney’s Office has until Feb. 6 to decide whether to pursue the death penalty against a man accused of shooting and killing Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Moises Sanchez in April.

Four Dead in Shootout After Dramatic Florida Police Pursuit

Posted on December 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Armed robbers hijacked a UPS truck after a robbery in Coral Gables, leading police cars on a harrowing chase up Interstate 75 that ended Thursday night in a dramatic and deadly shootout on a busy street in Miramar.

Explosion Kills Colorado Corrections Officer

Posted on December 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Colorado Department of Corrections Sgt. Joshua Voth died in a boiler explosion at the Fremont Correctional Facility in Cañon City Wednesday afternoon.

Light Bar Hook Kits for Dodge Durango and Ford Ranger

Posted on December 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Federal Signal's hook kits are available to mount 44", 45", 46", 51" and 53" light bars to the Dodge Durango and 44", 45", and 46" light bars to the Ford Ranger.

DetectaChem SEEKERe Explosive Detector Excels in Department of Defense Venue Security Evaluation

Posted on December 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Test result white paper highlights SEEKERe as a solution to help prevent acts of terrorism at events, stadiums, arenas and other large-scale venues

Baron Releases Customizable User-Defined Alerts for Baron Threat Net

Posted on December 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

User-defined alerts can guide public safety, outdoor venue, and business logistics decisions

iNPUT-ACE Promotes ‘Video Literacy’ for Law Enforcement

Posted on December 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

iNPUT-ACE, the industry leading video examination software for police investigators, has partnered with a number of agencies to help build “video literacy” training programs to improve the use and effectiveness of video evidence.

Maxxess eFusion Adds Integration with OpenEye

Posted on December 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Enables video verification and retrieval through OpenEye Web Services

CentralSquare Introduces Audit Proof: Public Safety Agencies Benefit from Advanced Analytics to Simplify Reporting for FBI, State and Internal Audits

Posted on December 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

CentralSquare Audit Proof has helped Linn County Sheriff’s Office and its public safety consortium proactively maintain transparency and accountability over sensitive data.

More Than 60 Alleged Gang Members Arrested in “Operation Throne Down’

Posted on December 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Federal officials in Boston are announcing federal racketeering, drug and firearms charges against dozens of alleged Latin King members and associates on the East Coast.

San Diego Launching Homebuying Incentive to Help With City’s Police Officer Shortage

Posted on December 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

San Diego’s officer shortage has prompted the city to launch a new home-buying incentive that will give officers as much as $50,000 toward a down payment if they buy a house in the city.

Eddie Johnson Officially Retires, Days After Removal as Chicago’s Top Cop

Posted on December 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Former Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, fired earlier in the week for allegedly lying to Mayor Lori Lightfoot about his actions in the hours before he was found asleep behind the wheel of a running vehicle, officially retired on Wednesday.

Driver Who Struck and Killed Colorado Trooper Sentenced

Posted on December 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A driver who hit and killed a state trooper on Interstate 76 near Roggen was sentenced Wednesday to jail time, probation and community service.

Critically Wounded Colorado Police Officer Was Ambushed, Shot in the Head by Gunman

Posted on December 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Matthew Cotter is accused of shooting Fort Lupton Police Sgt. Christopher Pelton in an ambush in which Cotter hid behind a fence and fired at the officer who approached a home Monday.

Police Officer – Dubuque, Iowa

Posted on December 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

LOOKING FOR A CAREER IN LAW ENFORCEMENT? The Dubuque Police Department is a full service, community oriented and nationally accredited law enforcement agency. We are currently seeking high-caliber women and men to take up the challenge to...

Retired NYPD Officer Gets New Support From Fellow Officers During ALS Battle

Posted on December 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Retired NYPD Officer Mike Vinitsky was attacked on the job is still fighting for his life in the hospital more than a decade later. His old friends – and hundreds of strangers – are making sure he never feels alone.

Off-Duty Chicago Police Officer Fired On in Targeted Shooting

Posted on December 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Chicago police are searching for a gunman who opened fire on an off-duty police officer and left his car peppered with bullet holes.

Baltimore Teens Forms Friendship With Officer Responding to Call for Distress

Posted on December 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

It was a routine call that led to an unlikely friendship between a Baltimore City Police officer and a young man from the southeast side of the city.

NYPD K-9 Units Help Collect Care Packages for ‘War Dogs’ Serving Overseas

Posted on December 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The crime-fighting dogs of the NYPD offered a helping paw to their canine counterparts serving overseas this holiday season — collecting doggie supplies and treats for Yuletide care packages.

NYPD K-9 Units Help Collect Care Packages for ‘War Dogs’ Serving Overseas

Posted on December 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The crime-fighting dogs of the NYPD offered a helping paw to their canine counterparts serving overseas this holiday season — collecting doggie supplies and treats for Yuletide care packages.

Findings in Death of Missouri Police Sergeant at Odds With Forensic Exam

Posted on December 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Bellefontaine Neighbors Police Sgt. Peggy Vassallo was struck and killed Aug. 24, 2015, while helping a driver she herself had just rear-ended while on the way to work in morning rush-hour traffic on Lindbergh Boulevard near the old Jamestown Mall.

Built for Counterterrorism, High-Tech Machine Now Used to Detect Fentanyl

Posted on December 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The MX908, a mass spectrometer, was initially marketed as a counterterrorism tool to help military teams looking for traces from biological or chemical weapons.

New Jersey Attorney General Makes Sweeping Changes to Police Policies

Posted on December 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

New Jersey’s attorney general on Wednesday overhauled standards for behavior of police and prosecutors statewide, issuing five different directives targeting the use of force in arrests, internal affairs probes, evidence rules and police training.

New Jersey Attorney General Makes Sweeping Changes to Police Policies

Posted on December 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

New Jersey’s attorney general on Wednesday overhauled standards for behavior of police and prosecutors statewide, issuing five different directives targeting the use of force in arrests, internal affairs probes, evidence rules and police training.

Chicago Police Go Undercover on Facebook to Bust Groups Selling Guns

Posted on December 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Chicago police on Tuesday announced their latest arrests for illegally selling guns and drugs through private Facebook groups — and again complained that the social media platform has not been cooperating with the department’s ongoing investigation.

Gunman Kills 2, Himself at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard

Posted on December 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A sailor killed himself after shooting two civilian workers to death and injuring another Wednesday at this Navy-Air Force installation on Oahu, the military said.

Florida Police Officer Dies After Suffering Medical Episode Inside His Patrol Car

Posted on December 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Lakeland Police Officer Ken Foley was pronounced dead after he was found unresponsive inside his patrol vehicle while on duty Wednesday.

The Next Generation of High Performance Body Armor

Posted on December 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

PPSS Group's next generation of high-performance body armour is taking personal protection to a completely new-found level.

Mosby Flags 305 Baltimore Police Officers

Posted on December 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby told a state policing commission that she has concerns about the integrity of more than 300 police officers and may not be able to put them on the witness stand.

25 Maryland Corrections Officers Criminally Charged With Using Excessive Force, Intimidation at Jails

Posted on December 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Prosecutors said Tuesday that 25 Maryland corrections tactical unit officers have been indicted on hundreds of counts related to using excessive force, intimidation, and destruction of evidence to ensure "dominance of its operational territory."

The Traverse Overt Patrol Carrier in 1/2 Dress, 1/2 MOLLE Configuration

Posted on December 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Traverse can convert LEGACY or BRAVO concealable soft armor into a front zip-side opening system. This overt carrier offers both MOLLE and Dress configurations, along with optional features to meet departmental requirements. It is available in the...

Official: Baltimore County Police Should Release More Body Camera Footage

Posted on December 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Citing the need to uphold their “transparency push,” Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. said the county’s police department should be releasing body-worn camera footage “more frequently.”

Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Struck by Car Named Trooper of the Year

Posted on December 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

On Dec. 3, 2018, Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Mithil Patel was flying through the air after pushing a man out of harm’s way at a highway crash scene and then getting struck by an out-of-control car.

Two Ohio Police Officers Dragged by Suspects

Posted on December 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police are looking for two males who dragged two Dayton police officers who tried to remove the suspects from a stolen vehicle just minutes after the same suspects tried to run over two other officers.

Video Examinations for the Police Investigator Course Series

Posted on December 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

iNPUT-ACE has partnered with a number of agencies to help build “video literacy” training programs to improve the use and effectiveness of video evidence. “Video Examinations for the Police Investigator” is a series of hands-on courses...

Third Annual Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service in Policing Honors Law Enforcement Officers

Posted on December 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Attorney General William P. Barr and Justice Department leadership on Tuesday announced the recipients of the Third Annual Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service in Policing, recognizing the exceptional work of 19 law enforcement officers.

New Chicago Police Superintendent Charlie Beck Begins First Full Day As City’s Top Cop

Posted on December 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Chicago Police Supt. Charlie Beck completed his first full day on the job after taking over for ousted Supt. Eddie Johnson. Beck says it's not the transition he'd expected, but he insisted it would be a smooth one.

New Details Released in Shooting at Wisconsin High School

Posted on December 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Investigators have released new details about a shooting Monday at Waukesha South High School. Police said Sgt. Brady Esser shot an armed 17-year-old student during a confrontation in a classroom.

New Whistleblower Says Arizona Prison ‘Hiding’ Broken Doors

Posted on December 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Following a major scandal over broken cell locks, a new whistleblower inside the Arizona Department of Corrections claims the prison administration is still hiding problems of more failing doors.

Colorado Deputy Disciplined for Napping While On Duty at Jail

Posted on December 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Denver Sheriff's Deputy Onesimo Garcia admitted to using a supply closet in the housing pod where he worked to nap out of sight of surveillance cameras.

Chicago Police Commander Who Had Officers Babysit Son is Demoted

Posted on December 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Grand Central District Cmdr. Anthony Escamilla, whom the city’s inspector general accused of lying about directing on-duty officers under him to babysit his son with special needs, was stripped of his position.

Police: Drunken College Football Fan Punched Michigan Trooper, Threw Racial Slurs

Posted on December 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

One man is behind bars after hurling racial slurs and punching a Michigan State Police trooper during Michigan’s blow-out loss to Ohio State on Saturday.

Houston Police Chief Blames Holster Design on Officer’s Accidental Shooting

Posted on December 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Houston police officer accidentally shot himself Tuesday as the result of his gun holster's design, Police Chief Art Acevedo told reporters.

Two Escaped Teenagers Recaptured in Tennessee

Posted on December 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police said Monday that Decorrius Wright and Calvin Howse escaped from Nashville’s juvenile detention facility with two other teens who are still at large.

Wounded Colorado Police Officer Remains in Critical Condition

Posted on December 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Fort Lupton police officer who was shot in a late-night exchange of gunfire with a suspect remained hospitalized in critical condition Tuesday, authorities said.

Fired Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson Apologizes for ‘Lapse in Judgment’

Posted on December 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

In his first public comments since his firing, former Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson issued a statement Tuesday denying he intentionally lied to the mayor or public but admitting that he made "a poor decision and had a lapse of judgment."

2019 Full Salary Survey Report

Posted on December 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Results of the information we retrieved through our 2019 Salary Survey

Chicago’s New Top Cop Vows ‘Smooth’ Transition

Posted on December 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

In his first public comments since Eddie Johnson’s firing, interim Chicago Police Superintendent Charlie Beck offered support for Johnson, saying Tuesday that they’re still friends "but all of us have to be accountable."

Oklahoma Police Officer Wounded, Suspect Dead in Shooting

Posted on December 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An Ada police officer was wounded an the suspected gunman was shot dead as police attempted to serve an arrest warrant at a residence Tuesday morning.

Wisconsin Police Officer Injured in Confrontation With Armed Student at High School

Posted on December 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police shot an armed student who confronted an officer at a Wisconsin high school on Tuesday, marking the state’s second school shooting in as many days, authorities said.

Panasonic® Presents New Company Roadmap at Partner Summit

Posted on December 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Launching new identity with a promise to help customers make critical decisions by capturing moments of truth

Off-Duty CHP Officer Attacked While Aiding Robbery Victim

Posted on December 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two boys, ages 14 and 16, were arrested Friday night after a woman trying to get her stolen phone back was attacked and an off-duty California Highway Patrol officer who came to her aid was choked unconscious, police said Monday.

Man Charged With Murder in Fatal Shooting of Detroit Police Officer

Posted on December 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A 28-year-old man with a history of violence has been charged with murder, nearly two weeks after police said he fatally shot a Detroit police officer and critically wounded another with a high-powered rifle in a gunfight at a west-side Detroit house.

Colorado Police Officer, Suspect Critically Wounded in Shooting

Posted on December 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Fort Lupton police officer and a suspect are in critical condition after a shooting Monday night.

LAPD Testing Device That Uses Tethers That Wrap Suspects’ Bodies

Posted on December 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The tool, called the BolaWrap 100, fires a Kevlar cord that ensnares an individual’s body to restrict mobility, letting officers swarm the person without using more drastic measures.

SHOTSPOTTER’S GUNSHOT DETECTION TECHNOLOGY UNANIMOUSLY PASSES OAKLAND’S RIGOROUS SURVEILLANCE ORDINANCE

Posted on December 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

City’s New Ordinance Sets High Bar for Law Enforcement Technology to Protect Individual Privacy Rights

Balderson, Ohio Law Enforcement Announce First Region in Country to Adopt Life-Saving Kits for First Responders

Posted on December 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH-12) today announced that Ohio Emergency Management Services are equipping first responders with life-saving tools to assist during mass emergencies.

Parrot Announces New SDK Partner Program for its Popular ANAFI drone platform

Posted on December 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Kittyhawk to Bring its Air Control Drone Fleet Management Platform to ANAFI users in 2020

Axon Partners with the Halton Regional Police Service for VR Training; First Canadian Agency to Deploy Axon’s Empathy-Based Training Program

Posted on December 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Axon announced the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) as the first law enforcement agency in Canada to partner with Axon for its virtual reality (VR) empathy training program through Axon Academy.

Michigan Police K-9 Rescues Hunter Lost In the Woods

Posted on December 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A hunter in Clyde Township has a K-9 officer to thank after losing his way while out hunting Saturday. According to Marysville Police, the man called a friend to say he was lost deep in the woods in state game area near Abbottsford and Bryce Road.

Baltimore Police Union Calls Out Leadership In Wake of Weekend Carjackings

Posted on December 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

As Baltimore's homicide number continues to surpass the city's 2018 total and after several violent carjackings were reported over the weekend, the Fraternal Order of Police issued a statement urging city residents to take caution.

Blue Blood Drive Held In Honor of Fallen Texas Police Officer

Posted on December 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Henry "Hank" Nava, Jr. was an officer with the Fort Worth Police Department when he was shot and killed in the line of duty on Dec. 1, 2005 while serving an arrest warrant. He was 39 years old, and a father.

Thief Gets Bleach, Not Money in Illinois Robbery

Posted on December 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A North Peoria dollar store was robbed at gunpoint, not of money but of bleach and cleaner.

Former Michigan Trooper Sentenced for Assaulting Female Trooper

Posted on December 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Huron County Circuit Judge Gerald M. Prill on Monday sentenced 26-year-old Adam S. Mullin to three terms of one year in jail, plus a fourth term of 93 days in jail.

Kansas Police Search Empty Lot for Evidence in 1999 Cold Case

Posted on December 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Using ground-penetrating radar, police in Kansas City, Kansas, discovered an “anomaly” during a search for evidence related to the disappearance of a woman 20 years ago.

Supreme Court May Put Off Ruling That Could Have Expanded Second Amendment

Posted on December 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Gun-rights advocates want the Supreme Court to uphold a constitutional right to carry a firearm away from home, but the justices did not sound ready on Monday to issue such a broad ruling in a New York City case.

Supreme Court May Put Off Ruling That Could Have Expanded Second Amendment

Posted on December 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Gun-rights advocates want the Supreme Court to uphold a constitutional right to carry a firearm away from home, but the justices did not sound ready on Monday to issue such a broad ruling in a New York City case.

FBI Investigating Gang Hit on Rapper Who Taunted Rivals With Music

Posted on December 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Cedron Doles was a controversial rapper with reputed ties to a Black P Stone gang faction called Black Mobb who earned a following in Chicago’s drill music scene by taunting gang rivals, some of them slain, with his lyrics.

Four Teens Escape From Nashville Juvenile Detention Center

Posted on December 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A group of teenagers escaped from a Nashville juvenile detention center late Saturday night and are still on the run, police said.

Shooting of 3 Michigan Police Officers a ‘Sobering’ Reminder of Job’s Danger

Posted on December 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Three Kalamazoo-area police officers are recovering from gunshot wounds Monday after a home invasion in Kalamazoo County that left a 22-year-old man dead.

Hostage ‘Mayhem’ Leaves Young Father Dead, 3 Michigan Police Officers Wounded

Posted on December 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Christopher Ryan Lee Neal was home with his wife and child around 10 p.m. Sunday when a suspect, who is now in custody, broke into the home and held the family hostage, police said.

Chicago Mayor Fires Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson Weeks Before His Retirement

Posted on December 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Mayor Lori Lightfoot has fired police Superintendent Eddie Johnson for intentionally misleading the public and acting unethically after he was found asleep in his car after drinking in October.

Newly Sworn-In NYPD Top Cop Preaches Prevention, Professionalism on First Day

Posted on December 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea, who was sworn in as the department's 44th commissioner on Saturday, asked his officers to turn their focus towards crime prevention on his first day.

LAPD Officer Shot, Suspect in Custody

Posted on December 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A 27-year-old LAPD officer suffered a gunshot wound to the arm and was later transported to the hospital. The shooting was near the intersection of Malabar and Fickett Street.

LAPD Officer Shot, Suspect in Custody

Posted on December 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A 27-year-old LAPD officer suffered a gunshot wound to the arm and was later transported to the hospital. The shooting was near the intersection of Malabar and Fickett Street.

Chicago Police Say Crime Reached Historic Lows In November

Posted on December 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Continuing a recent trend when it comes to violent crime in Chicago, police said November saw the lowest number of murders in six years.

Chicago Police Say Crime Reached Historic Lows In November

Posted on December 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Continuing a recent trend when it comes to violent crime in Chicago, police said November saw the lowest number of murders in six years.

Nonprofit Treats Colorado Sheriff’s Deputies to Thanksgiving Meal

Posted on December 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The nonprofit Back the Blue K9 Force treated Arapahoe County Sheriff's Deputies to a Thanksgiving Meal Thursday at Golden Corral.

Nonprofit Treats Colorado Sheriff’s Deputies to Thanksgiving Meal

Posted on December 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The nonprofit Back the Blue K9 Force treated Arapahoe County Sheriff's Deputies to a Thanksgiving Meal Thursday at Golden Corral.

Islamic State Claims Deadly London Stabbing Attack

Posted on December 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Islamic State on Saturday claimed responsibility for the stabbing attack in central London that left two people dead before the attacker was shot and killed by armed police.

Islamic State Claims Deadly London Stabbing Attack

Posted on December 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Islamic State on Saturday claimed responsibility for the stabbing attack in central London that left two people dead before the attacker was shot and killed by armed police.

Starbucks Employee Fired for Serving Officer Cup With ‘PIG’ on It

Posted on December 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Starbucks employee accused of serving a Kiefer police officer a cup reading “PIG” on it has been fired.

Starbucks Employee Fired for Serving Officer Cup With ‘PIG’ on It

Posted on December 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Starbucks employee accused of serving a Kiefer police officer a cup reading “PIG” on it has been fired.

20 Dead, Including 4 Officers, in Mexico Shootout Near Texas Border

Posted on December 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Twenty people have died during a gunfight between suspected drug cartel members and security forces in northern Mexico, the state government of Coahuila said.

Kansas Police Officer Bitten by Sheriff’s K-9 Gets $37,500

Posted on December 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Kansas police officer nabbed a $37,500 payout after he got bitten in the testicle by a ball-busting Sedgwick County Sheriff’s deputy’s dog.

10 People Wounded in Mass Shooting in New Orleans’ French Quarter

Posted on December 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A spasm of violence bloodied Canal Street in the early morning hours on Sunday, leaving 10 people shot in one of the worst mass shootings in New Orleans in years.

NYPD Rolls Out Its Own True Crime Podcast Narrated by the Actual Police Investigators

Posted on December 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The New York Police Department's official podcast "Break in the Case," debuted in late October with a five-part series on "Baby Hope," one of the NYPD’s most chilling and memorable cases.

Nomad GCS

Posted on December 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Since 2000, Nomad Global Communication Solutions (Nomad GCS) has designed and manufactured the world’s best-connected mobile command solutions. For public safety, law enforcement, military, and other demanding missions, the company’s objective is...

Ohio Trooper Accused of Looking Up Estranged Wife’s Acquaintances While On Duty

Posted on November 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An Ohio Highway Patrol trooper faces felony charges after he used a law enforcement database to look up information about acquaintances of his estranged wife while he was on duty, according to prosecutors and court records.

Video: Turkey Crashes Traffic Stop, Saves Speeder From Ticket

Posted on November 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A trash-talking turkey persuaded a cop to rip up the speeding ticket he was about to give a motorist, haranguing the officer until he simply gave up.

‘Pig’ Printed on Starbucks Cups Given to Oklahoma Police Officer

Posted on November 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Starbucks is apologizing after a Kiefer police officer said he received his drinks with the word "PIG" written on the cups.

NYPD Cops Buy Headstone for Officer Killed a Century Ago

Posted on November 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

In a tribute that was 102 years in the making, the grave of an NYPD cop killed in the line of duty more than a century ago finally received a headstone —courtesy of some modern-day brothers-in-blue.

New Details Emerge in Fatal Shooting of Alabama Sheriff

Posted on November 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A lawsuit filed, then quickly dismissed, by the family of slain Lowndes County Sheriff "Big John" Williams provided new details surrounding his fatal shooting on Saturday, Nov. 23.

Illinois Troopers Help Get Heart Transplant Team to Patient in Time

Posted on November 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

When a car carrying a surgeon, a medical student, a transplant coordinator and a human heart stopped on the expressway on Chicago’s Southwest Side, two Illinois State Police troopers came to their rescue.

Kansas Undersheriff Shot Four Times Thankful for Actions of Good Samaritans

Posted on November 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Rice County Undersheriff Chad Murphy approached a car David Lee Madden was riding in on April 29 and asked him to step out, but Madden instead leaned out and opened fire.

Video Shows New York Police K-9 Tackle Suspect Who Punched Officer in the Face

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A man punched City of Newburgh Officer Roman Scuadroni in the face, leading to a struggle on the ground between the officer, the man and K-9 Lee.

Millions in Funds Ready to Help Maryland Law Enforcement Agencies Test Rape Kits

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Millions of state and federal dollars are set to help law enforcement agencies across Maryland process rape kits that have sat untested in storage and to keep pace with new cases.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Struck By SUV Responding to Treatment

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy run over by a suspected drunk driver remained in critical condition Tuesday night.

Suspects Arrested After Manhunt, Pursuit in Massachusetts

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Three suspects are in custody in Braintree, Massachusetts, after they fled a vehicle and led police on a chase Tuesday afternoon.

California Sheriff’s K-9s Star in Hilarious Thanksgiving Sketch

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

These Placer County police dogs are wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving with this hilarious video featuring dad stories, browsing "Dogstagram" and burnt pie.

Driver Accidentally Shoots Self During St. Paul Police Pursuit

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A St. Paul man accidentally shot himself in the stomach on Saturday while trying to flee police, authorities said.

Albuquerque Police Announces Program to Identify, Arrest Violent Offenders

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Albuquerque Police Department is teaming up with local and statewide law enforcement agencies to identify and arrest the “Metro 15” – 15 people wanted on warrants that authorities have determined are drivers of violent crime.

Florida Sheriff’s Deputies Foil School Shooting Plot

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A North Florida teenage boy who was accused of planning a mass shooting had a detailed map of his school in his possession, according to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.

Officer Helps Honor Boy Who Saved Lives During Texas Mass Shooting

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

As the horror unfolding Aug. 3 in El Paso was broadcast around the world, a police officer in Boston switched over to coverage on Telemundo and was moved by the story of one 9-year-old boy.

Detroit Police Sergeant Previously Fired for Cowardice But Got Job Back

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Detroit police sergeant at the center of accusations that he failed to act after a fellow officer was killed by a gunman last week had been previously terminated for cowardice before being reinstated.

Video Shows LAPD Officers Shoot, Kill Machete-Wielding Suspect

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A man wielding a “large machete” was killed in a police shooting in Los Angeles Monday following a chaotic scene captured on video.

Two Oakland Police Officers Use Narcan to Save Overdose Victim Inside Station

Posted on November 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two Oakland police officers saved the life of a man who had an overdose inside the station.

Chicago Police Officers Credited With Saving 15-Year-Old Boy Shot in the Chest and Back

Posted on November 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Four Chicago police officers have been nominated for the Police Department’s lifesaving award for their quick response to the shooting of a 15-year-old boy in West Lawn last week.

SHOTSPOTTER ANNOUNCES THREE-YEAR $4.27 MILLION CONTRACT WITH PUERTO RICO FOR GUNSHOT DETECTION TECHNOLOGY

Posted on November 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Coverage to Include San Juan, Bayamón and Trujillo Alto: Puerto Rico Will Be Fifth-Largest ShotSpotter Customer

Michigan State Trooper Reportedly Slips ‘Big Banana Car’ Driver $20 Bill

Posted on November 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

After what may or may not have been a routine traffic stop, Steve Braithwaite says a state trooper handed him back his driver’s license, along with a folded Andrew Jackson around it.

Detroit Police Sergeant Didn’t Respond to Call for Backup in Officer’s Fatal Shooting

Posted on November 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A sergeant with the Detroit Police Department has been suspended with pay after he was accused of not responding to a call for backup in the shooting incident that killed officer Rasheen McClain.

Texas Police Officer, Two Other People Wounded in Shooting Near Middle School

Posted on November 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Laredo officer and two other people were shot Tuesday in the Loma Bonita neighborhood.

CentralSquare Announces Appointment of New CFO, COO and CHRO

Posted on November 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

CentralSquare announced the appointment of three executive leaders to lead its finance, operations and human resources functions.

Echodyne Radars Anchor DARPA’s Urban Drone Testing

Posted on November 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Active radars on aerostats and at multiple fixed sites provide real-time airspace situational awareness

CentralSquare Expands Interconnected Public Safety Network in Georgia

Posted on November 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Virtually connecting 911 computer aided dispatch (CAD) systems in more than 30 Atlanta-area public safety agencies enables the nearest first responder to reach an emergency up to two minutes faster

2019 Edward J. Kiernan Memorial Scholars Selected!

Posted on November 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

very year, the I.U.P.A. selects promising students who demonstrate academic excellence coupled with the desire to pursue studies and careers within the law enforcement field in order to assist them with the costs of attending an academic institution.

FLIR Launches the Fido X4 Premium Handheld Explosives Trace Detector

Posted on November 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

New Fido X4 Provides Versatile, Intelligent Sensing on the Frontlines

FLIR Launches the Fido X4 Premium Handheld Explosives Trace Detector

Posted on November 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

New Fido X4 Provides Versatile, Intelligent Sensing on the Frontlines

Los Angeles County Deputy In Critical Condition After Being Struck by Vehicle

Posted on November 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy was struck by a suspected drunk driver and rushed to a nearby hospital Monday evening.

California Takes Steps to Force Registration of Homemade ‘Ghost Guns’

Posted on November 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The use of homemade firearms is part of a growing and dangerous trend -- one that a new law signed by Gov. Newsom is meant to counteract.

Georgia Police Help Pay Off School Lunch Balances

Posted on November 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Cobb County Police and the Fraternal Order of Police have set a goal to eliminate all lunch balances throughout the county in 2020.

Florida Man Tried to Race Police Officer on Highway

Posted on November 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The officer pulled over Connor Michael Proleika, 20, of Tampa, and arrested him on a charge of racing on a highway, which is a misdemeanor.

Delayed Investigations Leave Connecticut Police Officers Without Answers

Posted on November 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

While state-mandated investigations by Hartford State’s Attorney Gail P. Hardy into four deadly police shootings went unresolved for years, the officers involved in the use-of-force incidents returned to full duty.

Florida to Deputize Corrections Officers as ICE Agents

Posted on November 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Florida is poised to deputize state correctional officers as federal immigration agents at a state-run prison as part of a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement program.

NYPD Releases Body Camera Footage of Deadly Shootout

Posted on November 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The NYPD on Friday released dramatic body camera footage that shows the moment a Staten Island man pulled out a gun and shot at police officers, sparking a wild gunfight that left the suspect dead and one cop shot in the hand.

Indiana State Trooper Pulls Woman From Submerged Car

Posted on November 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An Indiana State Police Sgt. Stephen Wheeles jumped into water Friday afternoon and used a hammer to rescue a woman trapped inside her sinking car.

Massachusetts State Police Testing Dog-Like Robot, With Bomb Squad

Posted on November 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Massachusetts State Police added a new robotic member on a temporary basis to the department this year: Boston Dynamics’ Spot the dog.

Arizona Police K-9 Fatally Shot by Suspect

Posted on November 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

El Mirage Police K-9 Koki was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a suspect Friday night.

Fido X4 Premium Handheld Explosives Trace Detector

Posted on November 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

FLIR Systems Inc.'s Fido X4 is the most advanced version of its premium handheld explosives trace detector. The Fido X4 delivers unmatched sensitivity for a broad range of explosives, so users can easily detect threats at levels other devices cannot....

Second Suspect Arrested in Death of Georgia Deputy

Posted on November 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An 18-year-old was the second suspect arrested in connection with the shooting death of a Richmond County deputy Tuesday night, the GBI said.

Man Charged in Shooting of Philadelphia Police Officer

Posted on November 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A 54-year-old man was charged Friday with three counts of attempted murder, three counts of assault against a law enforcement officer.

New Jersey Police Get New Guidelines for Transgender People

Posted on November 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The New Jersey Attorney General issued a statewide directive Wednesday requiring all law enforcement officers to treat transgender individuals in a manner consistent with how they identify.

Beck: Reforms Will Make Chicago Police ‘Immeasurably Better’

Posted on November 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Charlie Beck said that the Chicago Police Department will be “immeasurably better” after carrying out federally mandated reforms but acknowledged the road ahead will be turbulent.

St. Louis May End Residency Requirement for Officers

Posted on November 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

With St. Louis leaders unable to agree, Missouri’s Republican-led Legislature could step in and remove the residency requirement for police officers in St. Louis.

Detroit Police Chief Questions If Officer’s Death Could’ve Been Prevented

Posted on November 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Detroit's top cop has raised the possibility that the fatal shooting of an officer this week could have been prevented if the suspect had been properly investigated for an earlier shooting.

Indiana State Police Trooper Shot During Standoff With Suspect

Posted on November 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An Indiana State Police trooper was shot and wounded during a standoff with an armed suspect Saturday morning.

Indiana State Police Trooper Shot During Standoff With Suspect

Posted on November 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An Indiana State Police trooper was shot and wounded during a standoff with an armed suspect Saturday morning.

Alabama Sheriff’s Deputy Fatally Shot

Posted on November 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Lowndes County Sheriff John Williams was shot and killed Saturday night in the line of duty.

Alabama Sheriff Fatally Shot

Posted on November 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Lowndes County Sheriff John Williams was shot and killed Saturday night in the line of duty.

California Sheriff: Weapon Used in Mass Shooting at High School was a ‘Ghost Gun’

Posted on November 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The gun used in last week’s shooting at Saugus High School was assembled from parts, a so-called ghost gun without a registration number, Los Angeles Sheriff Alex Villanueva said.

With ExpertVoice, Top Brands Reward You for Your Law Enforcement Expertise

Posted on November 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

How can a consumer find the product that’s best for their needs? For ExpertVoice: trusted recommendations.

ExpertVoice

Posted on November 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

As the world’s largest advocacy platform, ExpertVoice helps brands identify and empower their most influential advocates, giving them the tools they need to authentically promote their products to their target audience. ExpertVoice is free to join...

goTenna Pro Wins American Security Today’s 2019 ASTORS Homeland Security Award for Best Mobile Technology for Public Safety Communications

Posted on November 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

goTenna, the world's leading mobile mesh networking company, announced that goTenna Pro has been recognized as the Best Mobile Technology for Public Safety Communications at American Security Today’s 2019 ASTORS Homeland Security Awards.

ABC News Names Police Officer Featured in CentralSquare ShareBlueSmiles Initiative as Its Person of the Week

Posted on November 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

ShareBlueSmiles spotlights stories of law enforcement personnel engaging in selfless acts of compassion in their communities

Five Chicago Police Officers Injured After Patrol Cars Collide

Posted on November 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A West Side pursuit left five Chicago police officers injured and their patrol cars smashed up Thursday.

Family Donates Giant Christmas Tree in Honor of Police Officer

Posted on November 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

What started as a simple, yet generous gift has turned into a beautiful memorial. It’s a tale of two cities and a Christmas tree that brings them both together to honor a police officer who died far too young.

‘Battle Of The Bells’ Puts Denver Police Up Against Denver Fire

Posted on November 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Denver police officers and firefighters will battle it out for the most Salvation Army donations.

Suspect Flees Alabama Police, Hides in Gas Station Cooler

Posted on November 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A man faces a host of charges after he fled Decatur police and crashed into a vehicle before escaping on foot and trying to hide in a gas station cooler.

27 St. Louis-Area Police Officers Awarded Medals of Valor

Posted on November 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Twenty-seven local officers were awarded medals of valor on Thursday, sponsored by the St. Louis Area Police Chiefs Association and The Crusade Against Crime of America, at the Orlando Gardens banquet hall in south St. Louis County.

2 Texas Deputies Accused of Looting Home Depot Destroyed by Tornado

Posted on November 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two Dallas County sheriff’s deputies were arrested Thursday after they were accused of stealing from a Home Depot store destroyed by a tornado last month.

City’s Budget Woes Prompt Steep Public Safety Layoffs

Posted on November 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Newburgh City Council's $46.8 million budget plan calls for the elimination of 35 public-safety positions, six of which are funded-vacancies; meaning 15 uniformed police positions and 14 uniformed firefighters will be cut.

MTA Does Not Know Where New Transit Officers Will be Trained

Posted on November 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

MTA honchos aren’t sure where they’ll train the 500 new cops they plan to hire to patrol the city’s subways and buses.

Man Sentenced in Crash That Killed Massachusetts State Police Trooper

Posted on November 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

David Njuguna, convicted of manslaughter and motor vehicle homicide in the 2016 death of state Trooper Thomas Clardy, was sentenced Thursday to five to seven years behind bars in an emotional hearing.

Detroit Police: Slain Officer Was Ambushed

Posted on November 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Detroit Police Officer Rasheen McClain’s body camera captured the final seconds of his life as he led a team of officers into the basement of a house, where a man armed with a rifle lay in wait.

Universal Orlando Stops Retired Florida Officer Over T-Shirt

Posted on November 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Universal officials say guests might have confused him with an actual police officer.

Florida Police Officer Takes Her Own Life

Posted on November 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

On Wednesday morning, Wayne Miller, Orange City Police Department's deputy chief of police, announced "the unexpected passing of one of our police officers - Sgt. Kelly Jo Brubaker."

Portion of Florida Highway Honors Fallen Trooper and Canadian Police Officer

Posted on November 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A portion of Interstate 95 has been renamed to honor a Florida Highway Patrol trooper and a Canadian police officer who were fatally shot over 40 years ago while investigating a suspicious vehicle stopped on the highway near Deerfield Beach.

Slain Detroit Police Officer Identified

Posted on November 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A day after a shootout that left Detroit Police Officer Rasheen McClain dead and another officer in the hospital, Chief James E. Craig said it was a dark and painful time for the department.

Ohio Trooper Seriously Injured After Being Struck While Investigating Crash

Posted on November 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Jason R. Hofmann, who is assigned to the West Jefferson Post, was hit while on the scene of the two-vehicle collision Thursday morning.

Chicago Police Officer Expected to Make A Full Recovery After Shootout

Posted on November 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Chicago police officer who was shot in the head during a shootout with a bank robber in Old Irving Park is expected to make a full recovery.

NYPD Partners Find Out They Are Actually Cousins

Posted on November 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two NYPD officers have been partners in the same precinct, but now have found out they're actually cousins.

Creators Of NYPD’s ‘Break In The Case’ Speak About Podcast

Posted on November 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The creators of the NYPD's "Break in the Case" podcast talk about the show.

Georgia Sheriff’s Deputy Fatally Shoots Man Who Pulled Knife

Posted on November 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Dahlonega man was shot and killed in his front yard Wednesday after pulling a knife on a Lumpkin County deputy, the GBI said.

St. Paul Mayor Proposes $3M Public Safety Initiative

Posted on November 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter proposed a nearly $3 million public safety initiative Wednesday, which includes starting a public health project for violence prevention and intervention.

Maryland State Police Awarded $1.1M to Combat Opioid Distribution

Posted on November 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Maryland State Police were awarded $1.1 million in a U.S. Department of Justice grant to crack down on opioid distribution across the state, according to a press release issued Tuesday.

Cleveland’s High Cost of Fixing Its Police Department

Posted on November 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The city of Cleveland has spent, on average, more than $4 million a year for the past four years on court-enforced police reforms.

Suspect Faces 4 Felonies in Fatal Shooting of Georgia Deputy

Posted on November 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Richmond County Sheriff's Investigator Cecil Ridley's suspected shooter was identified by the GBI as 24-year-old Alvin Theodore Hester Jr.

Ohio Trooper Thanks Those Who Saved Him After Crash

Posted on November 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A wrong-way driver nearly killed Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Jason Phillips in a fiery on-duty crash on June 27.

Detroit Police Officer Fatally Shot, Another Officer Wounded After Gunman Opens Fire

Posted on November 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Detroit police officer was killed and another wounded after a gunman opened fire as they responded to a home invasion in the city's west side Wednesday night.

MILIPOL 2019 “INVESTIGATIONS SUPPORTED BY DATA” THE DEVERYWARE GROUP PRESENTS ITS NEW OFFERS

Posted on November 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Deveryware Group introduces for the first time its new offers and products at the Milipol Paris 2019 exhibition dedicated to Homeland Security and Safety, which will be held from November 19 to 22 at the Paris-Nord Villepinte exhibition centre.

Off-Duty Philadelphia Police Officer Shot at While Breaking Up Fight

Posted on November 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police are looking for the shooter who fired at an off-duty police officer when he got out of his car to stop an assault on a man outside a West Philadelphia bar, authorities said.

Morse Watchmans’ Key Management Solutions on Display at ISC East

Posted on November 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

KeyWatcher Touch and KeyWatcher Fleet secure, manage, and analyze key and fleet usage

Verizon unveils third 5G First Responder Lab Cohort at #OCR2019

Posted on November 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Verizon and Responder Corp partner to foster new innovations in first responder technologies with the power of 5G

NYPD Officers Grow Mustaches for ‘Movember’

Posted on November 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The hirsute heroes have already raised $1,060 and hope to pull in more by the end of the month.

Third annual Operation Convergent Response showcases latest in crisis-response technology

Posted on November 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Hosted by Verizon and Nokia, #OCR2019 will feature live demonstrations of some of the newest 5G innovations and advancements in crisis-response technology for first responders and government agencies

Third annual Operation Convergent Response showcases latest in crisis-response technology

Posted on November 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Hosted by Verizon and Nokia, #OCR2019 will feature live demonstrations of some of the newest 5G innovations and advancements in crisis-response technology for first responders and government agencies

HONEYWELL EXPANDS PRODUCTION OF SPECTRA® FIBER, ENABLING GROWTH OF HIGH-PERFORMING BALLISTIC MATERIALS

Posted on November 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Significant Spectra fiber expansion to meet global armor demand

AMMO, Inc. Announces Launch of Patented Hard Armor Piercing Incendiary and Armor Piercing Ammunition Manufacturing Line

Posted on November 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

AMMO, Inc., a premier American ammunition and munition components manufacturer and technology leader, has announced the operational launch of its patented Hard Armor Piercing Incendiary (HAPI) and Armor Piercing (AP) ammunition manufacturing line.

Denver Police Officers Dance With Bride of Fallen Brother In Blue

Posted on November 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Surprises on a wedding day aren’t usually what a bride wants, but it left Kourtney Krietemeier with an unforgettable first dance.

Report Examines What Leads Up to School Shootings

Posted on November 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Secret Service has released a report that examines school shootings in hopes of preventing future attacks.

Chicago Police Officer Accidentally Shoots Himself

Posted on November 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The incident happened during a training exercise at O'Hare International Airport.

Two Corrections Officers Responsible for Watching Jeffrey Epstein Charged

Posted on November 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two corrections officers responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein on the night in August when he was found hanging in his jail cell were charged on Tuesday with failing to do their jobs and then covering up their dereliction.

Florida Deputies Arrest Men With Loaded Guns, Ski Masks During Traffic Stop

Posted on November 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A vehicle with multiple bullet holes in it stopped by a deputy on patrol after running a red light in Deltona was occupied by two Orlando men who had loaded guns and ski masks, officials said.

South Carolina Sheriff’s Newest K-9 Can Sniff Out Potential Child Pornography

Posted on November 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Richland County Sheriff’s K-9 Oakley has the ability to sniff out electronic devices such as S.D. cards and computer hard drives.

Texas Police Officers Train for Mental Health Calls

Posted on November 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Mental Health Peace Officer Program offers a 40-hour, week-long course which trains local police and deputies how to communicate with and assist those who are suffering from major mental health, anxiety and personality disorders.

Georgia Sheriff Fires Deputies for ‘Cowardly Behavior’ During Shooting

Posted on November 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill fired two deputies Tuesday for "cowardly behavior" after they allegedly ran from gunfire that left one man dead.

Chicago Police Officer Shot in the Head

Posted on November 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Tuesday evening shooting on the city’s Northwest Side sent a Chicago police officer to the intensive care unit, left a man dead and injured a teenage boy who was in the middle of a piano lesson, authorities said.

Georgia Sheriff’s Investigator Fatally Shot

Posted on November 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Richmond County Sheriff's Narcotics Investigator Cecil Ridley was killed and a suspected gunman was wounded and taken into custody during an exchange of gunfire in Augusta on Tuesday night.

Two Michigan Police Officers Shot, Suspect Wounded in Exchange of Gunfire

Posted on November 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Michigan State Police Lt. Brian Oleksyk said the suspect was struck when officers returned fire at him during an incident at an apartment complex Tuesday.

The Arbitrator 360° HD Rugged In-car Digital Video Recording System

Posted on November 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Arbitrator 360°™ HD rugged in-car digital video recording system leads the industry in image quality and precision for unmatched critical mobile video evidence capture. Its full, HD 1080p front camera delivers amazing clarity and ultra-accurate...

Judge Gives Man Probation So Pennsylvania Police Officer He Shot Can Sue Him

Posted on November 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Judge Kelly L. Banach told William Sturtevant that she was "outraged" by his behavior and hesitant to accept the deal, but agreed after hearing from Officer Jason Mertz, who said he wants to sue Sturtevant because he may never be able to return to duty.

ShareBlueSmiles: Florida Sheriff’s Commander Helps Children Feel at Home With Joy and Gifts

Posted on November 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Over the years, Flagler County Sheriff’s Commander Welker has hosted Christmas toy drives and parties, brought his K-9 to visit and made sure that each and every child at Project WARM had positive memories to last a lifetime.

Bullet Shot Through Boston Police Headquarters Window

Posted on November 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police are investigating after a bullet was fired into an office at the Boston Police headquarters.

NYPD Officer, Gun Shop Owner Stop Mother In Distress From Buying Gun

Posted on November 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Relatives told police the woman wanted to harm herself and her baby.

More Chicago Police Officers Headed to Streets

Posted on November 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The move is actually part of a measure to consolidate administrative functions in the Police and Fire departments and the Office of Emergency Management and Communications.

Intoxicated 14-Year-Old Girl Leads Washington Troopers on High-Speed Pursuit

Posted on November 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A 14-year-old girl was arrested early Friday after allegedly leading troopers on a high-speed chase through Puyallup while intoxicated.

New York Sheriff: Bail Reform May Threaten Public Safety

Posted on November 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

On Jan. 1, or shortly before then, dozens of inmates being held at the Orange County jail on misdemeanor or non-violent felony charges will be freed for the duration of their court cases, no longer obliged to post bail to get out.

NYPD Defends Rules for Releasing Body Camera Footage

Posted on November 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

There’s a growing NYPD body cam video trove — and some City Council members think it’s time the public see more of it.

Off-Duty Indiana Trooper Helps Rescue Boy Who Fell Through Ice

Posted on November 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Indiana State Police Trooper Jacob Bill and two Winona Lake officers were credited with rescuing an 11-year-old boy who fell through the ice on a retention pond.

Video Shows Illinois Troopers’ Close Call on Icy Highway

Posted on November 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two Illinois State Police officers and a woman changing a tire were nearly hit when a truck slid off the highway. The incident was captured on a dash camera.

Good Samaritans Pull Critically Injured Alabama Police Officer From Fiery Crash

Posted on November 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A critically-injured Sylacauga police officer was pulled from his burning cruiser in a Thursday-night crash.

Body Camera Footage Captures Texas Officers Rescuing Kidnapping Victim

Posted on November 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Video released Monday shows footage of Fort Worth police officers rescuing an 8-year-old girl who had been kidnapped by 51-year-old Michael Webb while walking with her mother in May.

Prohands Hand Exerciser, Now With Laser Sight

Posted on November 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Hand strength is extremely important for handgun accuracy and control. The patented Prohands is the very best hand exerciser available anywhere, and now they’ve added a laser sight so you can also train your hands to lock directly on the target....

Prohands Hand Exerciser, Now With Laser Sight

Posted on November 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Hand strength is extremely important for handgun accuracy and control. The patented Prohands is the very best hand exerciser available anywhere, and now they’ve added a laser sight so you can also train your hands to lock directly on the target....

Harassing an Officer Could Become a Crime in New York County

Posted on November 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Monroe County Legislature approved a bill earlier this week that could result in jail time and thousands of dollars in fines for anyone convicted of annoying police officers or other first responders.

At Least 3 Killed, Suspect Dead in Shooting Outside Oklahoma Walmart

Posted on November 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two men and a woman were found dead inside their cars following the shooting in the parking lot of Walmart supercenter in Duncan Monday morning that also left the suspect gunman dead.

Dallas Police to Drastically Cut the Number of Hours Officers Can Work Off-Duty Jobs

Posted on November 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Dallas Police Department is going to slash the number of hours officers can work off-duty jobs — from 72 hours each week to just 40.

Texas Police Officer Injured In Crash Discusses Recovery

Posted on November 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Jamaica Beach Police Officer Kristen Ornelas is still getting back in the swing of things since she was pulled from a mangled police cruiser.

Police Reunite Stolen Black Cat With Foster Family

Posted on November 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Tips from citizens led to the return of the cat named "Batman."

Officer Performs Farewell Dance to High School Students

Posted on November 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

On his last day of work at a high school, this police officer wanted to leave students with an unforgettable performance.

Boy Who Survived Murder-Suicide Fighting for His Life

Posted on November 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The 9-year-old boy who survived a murder-suicide in the Paradise Hills community that left his parents and three brothers dead is fighting for his life, family members said.

Thousands Gather at Vigil to Remember California School Shooting Victims

Posted on November 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Thousands of Santa Clarita residents gathered for a candlelight vigil Sunday night — an evening of memories, music and worship — to honor the two students killed in the shooting at Saugus High School.

Former NYC Mayor Apologizes for NYPD Stop-and-Frisk Policy

Posted on November 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg got religion on stop-and-frisk after years of defending the policy — which disproportionately targeted black and Latino people — as he seriously contemplates a presidential run.

Four Dead, Six Wounded in California Mass Shooting

Posted on November 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

At least four people were killed and six others wounded Sunday night in southeast Fresno by “unknown suspects” who remained at large, police officials confirmed.

Maryland Police Turning to Drones to Help With Investigations

Posted on November 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Howard County Police Chief Lisa Myers announced plans this month to launch a one-year “field test” of three drones, which she hopes could help officers find missing children and scope out dangerous situations.

Summit Teaches Officers, Firefighters How to Deal With Stress

Posted on November 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

About 130 law-enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics and dispatchers from across Ohio gathered Wednesday for Central Ohio Technical College's inaugural First Responder Mental Health Awareness Summit.

Tennessee Sheriff’s Deputy Killed in Crash

Posted on November 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Cheatham County Sheriff's Deputy Stephen Reece was killed in a two-vehicle crash Friday.

Built by Public Safety for Public Safety

Posted on November 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Today, radio is an indispensable tool for public safety organizations and agencies – providing the fastest and most reliable means to communicate. Custom-designed to meet the unique needs of public safety, radio is what first responders use to get the...

Campus Safety Conference 2020 – Texas

Posted on November 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Campus Safety Conference 2020 – West

Posted on November 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Campus Safety Conference 2020 – East

Posted on November 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Body Camera Footage Shows Suspect Drown in Retention Pond While Fleeing Florida Police

Posted on November 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Body camera footage released Thursday by the Altamonte Springs Police Department showed a man drowning in a retention pond after fleeing officers the evening of Nov. 4.

Minneapolis Police Discover 1,700 Untested Rape Kits Spanning 30 Years

Posted on November 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Minneapolis police revealed Friday that the department is sitting on a backlog of 1,700 untested rape kits spanning 30 years, far surpassing the 194 initially reported during a 2015 audit.

Video Shows Florida Sheriff’s Deputies Save Man Ready to Jump From Bridge

Posted on November 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A man who was at his lowest point and ready to end it all got some help from two Orange County deputies who were determined to save his life.

Chicago Police Officers Recognized for Saving Boy From Burning Car

Posted on November 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two Chicago police officers were hailed as heroes on Thursday, credited with saving a child from a burning car last week.

Massachusetts Police Chief Brings Hollywood to Town

Posted on November 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Marshfield Police Chief Phil Tavares, who scored a speaking role on an FBI SWAT team in his very first movie, is making his stamp on Hollywood.

Georgia Police Chief’s Wife Arrested, Jailed in Drug Bust

Posted on November 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The wife of the Flowery Branch police chief was one of three people arrested last week when narcotics agents seized about $6,500 worth of heroin and methamphetamine from a Gainesville home.

Michigan Trooper Pleads Guilty in Fatal On-Duty Crash

Posted on November 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An on-duty Michigan State Police trooper was determined at fault in a fatal crash and pleaded guilty to related charges last week.

New Atlantic City Mayor Orders Police to Street He Called ‘Zombie City’

Posted on November 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Long a community shopping hub, Atlantic Avenue has become overrun with drug addicts, the homeless, alcoholics, and regular daytime drug dealing.

New Massachusetts State Police Leader Pledges to Win Back Public Trust

Posted on November 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The next leader of the Massachusetts State Police shared his vision to regain public trust and reform the department Wednesday as he prepares to take over for Col. Kerry Gilpin.

Sheriff: California High School Shooting Lasted 16 Seconds

Posted on November 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Authorities said the shooting at Saugus High School that left two students dead and three wounded Thursday occurred over a 16-second period in which a classmate pulled out a gun in the quad area and opened fire.

Attorney General Launches ‘Project Guardian’ to Reduce Gun Violence

Posted on November 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr announced the launch of Project Guardian, a new initiative designed to reduce gun violence and enforce federal firearms laws across the country.

Jury Recommends Execution for Veteran Who Ambushed and Killed 2 Florida Police Officers

Posted on November 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Everett Glenn Miller should be executed for killing two Kissimmee police officers, a jury unanimously recommended Wednesday.

Central Ohio Launches New System to Treat Patients of Mass Casualty Events

Posted on November 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

In mass casualty events such as acts of violence, the initial responders can be faced with numerous priorities ranging from neutralizing or stopping further violence, managing an evacuation, providing directions and information to responding units and add

North Carolina Sheriff’s Deputy Killed in Crash While Responding to Call

Posted on November 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Northampton County Sheriff's Deputy Makeem Brooks died in a crash when his vehicle left the road and overturned several times before hitting a tree while he was responding to a call.

North Carolina Sheriff’s Deputy Killed in Crash While Responding to Call

Posted on November 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Northampton County Sheriff's Deputy Makeem Brooks died in a crash when his vehicle left the road and overturned several times before hitting a tree while he was responding to a call.

At Least 5 Wounded, Suspect Captured After Shooting at California High School

Posted on November 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

At least five people were injured — two critically — when a gunman opened fire at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita early Thursday, authorities said.

1 Dead in California High School Shooting That Wounded At Least 4 Others

Posted on November 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

One person was killed and at least four others were injured in a shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita early Thursday, authorities said.

2 Teens Killed in California High School Shooting

Posted on November 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two students were killed and three other teens were wounded in a shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita on Thursday morning, authorities said.

Multiple People Wounded in Shooting at California High School; Teen Suspect at Large

Posted on November 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

At least six people were wounded in a shooting at Saugus High School when a gunman opened fire on the Santa Clarita, Calif., campus early Thursday morning.

Connecticut State Police Trooper Killed 25 Years Ago Remembered

Posted on November 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Connecticut State Police paused on Monday to remember Auxiliary Trooper Edward W. Truelove, who was killed while helping a disabled motorist on I-84.

Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputy Fatally Shoots Sword-Wielding Man

Posted on November 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A man wielding a 3-foot sword was shot and killed by a sheriff’s deputy Wednesday morning on the campus of Esteban Torres High School in East Los Angeles, prompting officials to lock down the school.

Texas Police Rescue Man Threatening to Jump From Crane

Posted on November 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A man threatening to jump from a crane at the Hidalgo County Courthouse job site was safely escorted down by Edinburg police officers Wednesday evening.

AMMO, Inc. Announces Sponsorship Support to the American Suppressor Association and Relaunches Enhanced /stelTH/™ Hyperclean™ Technology Subsonic Ammunition

Posted on November 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AMMO, Inc. (OTCQB: POWW) (AMMO), a premier American ammunition and munition components manufacturer and technology leader, has announced its sponsorship of the American Suppressor...

Go Wired or Wireless: It’s Your Choice with the Multi-Functional Radio Adapter for Motorola APX

Posted on November 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

In ideal conditions, most two-way radio users can agree that Bluetooth offers many benefits. However, many Bluetooth users experience problems in the field due to RF (Radio Frequency) Interference.

Code 3 Revamps and Expands its Line of Area Lighting Solutions

Posted on November 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

St. Louis, MO – Code 3® is upgrading and adding to its line of worklights and utility bars giving customers a range of white lighting options. These highly efficient products feature design improvements to reduce installation lead time and...

Colorado Springs Police Officers Ruled Justified in Shooting

Posted on November 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A grand jury unanimously determined Colorado Springs police officers were justified when they shot and killed 19-year-old De’Von Bailey in August, Fourth Judicial District Attorney Dan May announced Wednesday.

Feds to Seek More Charges in Beating of Undercover St. Louis Police Officer

Posted on November 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that they would go to a grand jury sometime in the next month to seek new charges related to the beating of an undercover St. Louis police officer in 2017.

Tampa Mayor — Once the City’s Police Chief — Calls in a Tip That Leads to Arrest

Posted on November 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Mayor Jane Castor was in her city-issued black Chevy Suburban with her driver, Mike Victor, another ex-cop, when they noticed a man with backpacks "front and back" pedaling around.

Texas Police Officer Shot In Line of Duty Headed to Rehab Center

Posted on November 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Some of Urbano Rodriguez's police brothers and sisters helped see him off from the hospital to a waiting plane.

Caught On Camera: Dirt Bike Riders Surround NYPD Officer

Posted on November 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

New video appears to show an NYPD officer being taunted by a group of dirt bike riders in the Bronx.

Woman Once Saved by Police Dog Helps Colorado K-9s Get Life Saving Gear

Posted on November 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Kristen Miller has made it her mission to give back to dogs serving in law enforcement.

Ohio Police Face Criticism After Cruiser Runs Over Rabid Raccoon

Posted on November 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Shelby police officer responding to a call of a possibly rabid raccoon used his patrol car to run over the animal several times, killing it.

Man Gets 40 Years in Prison for Shooting at NYPD Officers

Posted on November 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Queens man will spend the next 40 years behind bars for shooting at two plainclothes NYPD housing cops inside a public housing stairwell, police said.

Pennsylvania Police Officer Takes 2 Minutes to Apprehend Robbery Suspect

Posted on November 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Northern York County Regional Police Officer Erika Eiker reportedly spotted the suspect's car not far from the crime scene, gave chase and arrested the alleged perp just two minutes after the 911 call was received.

Probe Finds Virginia Beach Lacked ‘Robust’ Security Measures During Mass Shooting

Posted on November 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

During Virginia Beach’s mass shooting in May, the city didn’t have the ability to alert enough employees as a longtime public utilities engineer gunned down 16 people inside Building 2, a security risk management firm said Wednesday evening.

Man Who Shot Indiana Trooper Found Guilty of Attempted Murder

Posted on November 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A judge has found a Clark County man guilty of attempted murder after shooting an Indiana State Trooper at a traffic stop in December 2017.

Florida Trooper Rescues Teen From Burning Home

Posted on November 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Angel Luna jumped into action to rescue a teenager from a burning home over the weekend.

Florida Trooper Rescues Teen Trapped Inside Burning Home

Posted on November 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Angel Luna jumped into action to rescue a teenager from a burning home over the weekend.

Minnesota Sheriff’s Deputy Burned by Downed Power Line Released From Hospital

Posted on November 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Waseca County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Langr spent 20 days at the Hennepin Healthcare Burn Center in Minneapolis after he touched a downed power line at the scene of a fatal car crash.

Slain Officer’s Widow Asks Court to Remove Philly DA Office From Case

Posted on November 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Maureen Faulkner announced the petition at a news conference Tuesday afternoon at the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police headquarters in Northeast Philadelphia.

Man in Custody After Firing Up to 50 Shots at Officers During Standoff

Posted on November 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A man is in custody after an overnight standoff during which police say he shot at officers.

Indiana Police K-9 Killed While Searching for Suspects in Wooded Area

Posted on November 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Fishers K-9 Harlej was found dead in the woods and two suspects were taken into custody.

NYPD Busts Bronx Woman for Making 24,000 Bogus 911 Calls

Posted on November 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A 38-year-old Bronx woman was arrested for making more than 24,200 bogus 911 calls since June for emergencies that never occurred.

NYPD Busts Bronx Woman for Making 24,000 Bogus 911 Calls

Posted on November 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A 38-year-old Bronx woman was arrested for making more than 24,200 bogus 911 calls since June for emergencies that never occurred.

New Head of the Massachusetts State Police Named

Posted on November 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The governor announced Wednesday that Massachusetts State Police Lt. Col. Christopher Mason, currently a deputy superintendent in the agency, is being named the head of the state police.

New Head of the Massachusetts State Police Named

Posted on November 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The governor announced Wednesday that Massachusetts State Police Lt. Col. Christopher Mason, currently a deputy superintendent in the agency, is being named the head of the state police.

Judge Bans Uniformed Massachusetts State Police Troopers From Courtroom During Trial

Posted on November 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Dozens of troopers lined up outside a Worcester courtroom Tuesday, barred by the judge from entering as she delivered her split verdict for the man charged in Trooper Thomas Clardy's death.

California Sheriff’s Deputies Build New Fence for Vietnam Veteran

Posted on November 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Members of the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office are paying it forward to a retired deputy, who is also a Vietnam veteran

California Sheriff’s Deputies Build New Fence for Vietnam Veteran

Posted on November 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Members of the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office are paying it forward to a retired deputy, who is also a Vietnam veteran

Massachusetts Police Department Gains Honorary Member

Posted on November 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A brave little boy battling a brain tumor just became a special member of the Holliston police department.

Massachusetts Police Department Gains Honorary Member

Posted on November 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A brave little boy battling a brain tumor just became a special member of the Holliston police department.

Beacons Offer Assistance for People Struggling Near the Border

Posted on November 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Satellite-connected beacons along the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona have led to the rescue of around 1,100 people since their launch, according to the U.S. Border Patrol.

Service Dog Fatally Shot After Attacking Florida Police Officer

Posted on November 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Okeechobee police officer was forced to shoot and kill a service animal after it attacked him during a call late Monday night.

Florida Sheriff’s Office Fires Deputy Who Caused Fatal Crash

Posted on November 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An Osceola County Sheriff’s deputy who had her license suspended after she killed a driver in a crash while inside her patrol car has been fired and her appeal denied following an internal investigation into her driving record, according to documents.

New Yorkers Could Start Texting 911 by Next Summer

Posted on November 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Advocates for the deaf and other New Yorkers unable to make emergency voice calls say the new text-to-911 service, which was supposed to be available in early 2018, can’t come soon enough.

South Carolina Trooper Fired After Opening Fire During Pursuit

Posted on November 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper has been fired after he shot his weapon while attempting to pull over a Beaufort County man for disregarding a traffic signal in October.

Pittsburgh Police Officer Injured in Wrong-Way Crash

Posted on November 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Pittsburgh police officer was sent to the hospital after a wrong-way driver, who was later charged with DUI, crashed into his vehicle Sunday.

Florida Boy Runs 1 Mile for Every Fallen First Responder

Posted on November 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Zechariah Cartledge is at the center for a nonprofit organization called Running 4 Heroes, and for almost a year, he’s been running one mile for every first responder who has died.

Jury Finds Man Guilty of Killing Pennsylvania Police Officer During 2017 Traffic Stop

Posted on November 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Westmoreland County jury found Rahmael Holt guilty on Tuesday on all counts of killing New Kensington Police Officer Brian Shaw following an attempted traffic stop two years ago.

Driver Found Guilty of Involuntary Manslaughter in Massachusetts Trooper’s Death

Posted on November 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Judge Janet Kenton-Walker has issued a guilty finding against David K. Njuguna, the driver of car that slammed into a state police vehicle on the Massachusetts Turnpike, killing Trooper Thomas L. Clardy.

Two Illinois Police Officers Wounded in Mass Shooting Return to Full Duty

Posted on November 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Aurora Police Officer Adam Miller returned to the midnight shift Tuesday for the first time since he was shot in the face on Feb. 15 and Officer Reynaldo Rivera, who was shot twice in the leg, also returned to full duty last week on the day shift.

New Delta DSC7090 Beam Barricade Handles Over 100 Vehicles per Hour

Posted on November 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

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Posted on November 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Thousands Say Goodbye to Slain Ohio Police Detective

Posted on November 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officers, family and friends said goodbye to Dayton Police Detective Jorge Del Rio Tuesday.

FBI Releases Report on Hate Crimes

Posted on November 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The FBI’s tally, which used data submitted by more than 2,000 police departments and law enforcement agencies, logged 7,120 hate crimes in 2018.

Two Illinois Police Officers Return to Duty Following Mass Shooting

Posted on November 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two Aurora police officers returned to full duty Monday after they were shot responding to a shooting at a Henry Pratt warehouse in February.

From Indiana to Texas: Brothers Battle Mexican Cartels Shipping Drugs Across Border

Posted on November 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two brothers, separated by more than 1,300 miles, have one mission: find and stop deadly narcotics from crossing the U.S.-Mexican border and hitting the streets.

Colorado Springs Police Cruiser Stolen, Suspect Crashes In Front of Hospital

Posted on November 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A woman allegedly drove more than 2 miles in a stolen Colorado Springs police cruiser before crashing it right in front of Penrose Hospital.

NYPD’s ‘Churro Crackdown’ Continues as Another Subway Vendor Arrested

Posted on November 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A churro saleswoman was arrested at the Myrtle-Wyckoff station Monday morning after police caught her slinging a cart full of deep-fried, sugar-coated sweets — the second controversial confectioner that cops cuffed in just three days.

San Jose Police Officer Fatally Shoots Armed Motorist During Traffic Stop

Posted on November 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A San Jose police officer fatally shot an armed passenger in a car Saturday during a traffic stop on Highway 85, police said.

Video Shows Lizard Leap at California Police Officer During Search of Man’s Coat

Posted on November 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Northern California police officer gets the shock of her life when a lizard leaps from the coat pockets of a man during a routine search, a body camera video shows.

Alabama Police Officer Injured During Traffic Stop Altercation

Posted on November 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Leesburg Police officer sustained injuries while performing a traffic stop on Sunday night.

Virginia Man Loses 176 Pounds in Journey to Join Police Force

Posted on November 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

According to a Facebook post by the Richmond Police Department, Romar Lyle weighed over 400 pounds in late 2015 when he decided he was done wearing pants with a size 54 waist.

Soon-to-Be NYPD Commissioner Meets With Civil Rights Leaders

Posted on November 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea, tapped last week by Mayor de Blasio to replace retiring Police Commissioner James O’Neill, met with the Rev. Al Sharpton and others at the minister’s Harlem headquarters and vowed the NYPD will serve all New Yorkers.

Florida Sheriff Says ‘In God We Trust’ Decals Will Stay on Patrol Cars Amid Criticism

Posted on November 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey was responding to calls from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, which urged the sheriff to remove the "inappropriate and exclusionary" decals.

Oklahoma Police Officer Charged With Killing His Chief While Attending Public Safety Conference in Florida

Posted on November 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officials said that Mannford Police Chief Lucky Miller died after he and Officer Michael Nealey got into a fight at the Hilton Inn on Pensacola Beach Sunday night while both were attending the 2019 Southeast Public Safety Conference.

Endeavor Business Media Acquires Informa’s Industry & Infrastructure Intelligence and Auto Aftermarket Media Brands

Posted on November 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

This latest acquisition continues to expand Endeavor’s position as one of the largest B2B companies.

Florida Man on Probation Burglarizes Probation Office

Posted on November 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A South Daytona man already on probation violated his probation by burglarizing the probation office, police said.

Police Hold Fundraiser for St. Louis Detective Shot at High School Alumni Picnic

Posted on November 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police and supporters raised thousands of dollars on Sunday to support Detective Shawn Cleveland, the officer shot and injured at a Normandy High School reunion last month.

Man Steals Ambulance From Detroit Fire Station, Flips It

Posted on November 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A 31-year-old man was arrested Sunday afternoon after he allegedly stole an ambulance from a Detroit fire station, crashed through the a garage door, hit another car and fled before eventually flipping the ambulance on its side while turning.

LAPD Officers Hospitalized After Pursuit Ends in Violent Crash

Posted on November 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Several Los Angeles police officers were injured early Monday when the pursuit of robbery suspects ended in a violent crash on a freeway onramp in Pacoima, authorities said.

Suspect Arrested After Live-Streaming Police Pursuit, Crashing Into Detroit Patrol Car and Injuring Two Officers

Posted on November 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two officers suffered minor injuries Friday after a 23-year-old Macomb County man rammed their patrol vehicle with a pickup truck while he broadcast the incident live on Facebook.

Officer, Bystander Pull Man From Fiery Wreck

Posted on November 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A bystander and police officer’s actions possibly saved a young man’s life Friday night after they pulled him out of the wreckage of a car fire in McHenry.

Chicago Police Show Up for 14-Year-Old Shot In Mother’s Car

Posted on November 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A show of force was displayed by Chicago police during a roll call Friday night. They're searching for the person who shot a 14-year-old sitting in a car, getting a ride home from his mother, after a homecoming dance.

NYPD Defends Officers in Arrest of Illegal Food Vendor

Posted on November 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Despite criticism from some city officials, the NYPD says its officers acted properly in arresting a woman who was illegally selling churros inside a Brooklyn subway station.

9/11 Memorial & Museum Takes Visitors Inside Hunt for Bin Laden

Posted on November 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The 9/11 Museum is taking visitors deep into the hunt for Osama bin Laden with a new exhibit that includes recently declassified information.

Verdict Scheduled in Trial of Driver Charged in Massachusetts Trooper’s Death

Posted on November 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Judge Janet Kenton-Walker on Tuesday is expected to issue her verdict in the case of David K. Njuguna, the driver charged in the Massachusetts Turnpike death of Trooper Thomas L. Clardy.

Fallen NYPD Officer Makes a Difference as an Organ Donor

Posted on November 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

After dying in a motorcycle crash while on his way to work in April, NYPD Officer Marc St. Arromand continued to make a difference — as a registered organ donor.

Fuel-Theft Rings Fill South Florida Roads With ‘Moving Bombs’

Posted on November 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Authorities refer to the gas thieves’ converted trucks as moving bombs because of the hazard they pose if one were to crash and explode.

Crisis-Training Helps Michigan Officers on Mental Health Calls

Posted on November 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The mental health crisis-geared approach is used by the Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s Office's jail staff, community police officers and, as of this month, road patrol deputies.

Body Camera Video Shows Louisville Police Exchange Gunfire With Suspect

Posted on November 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Newly released police body-cam footage shows the dramatic gunfire exchange outside a Louisville Kroger earlier last week, which culminated in the death of a man who was shooting off rounds inside the grocery store.

Texas Officer Shot in Head During Traffic Stop Improving But Faces ‘Long Road to Recovery’

Posted on November 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Denton Police Officer Urbano Rodriguez Jr. is alert and recovering at a gradual pace more than a week after he was shot in the head and the leg during a traffic stop, officials said.

TacCommander vs. Leading Competitor Riot and Crowd Control Suit

Posted on November 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Designed by Tactical Officers

Deputies From Four Counties Transport Disabled Veteran to Doctor’s Appointment

Posted on November 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Law enforcement from four counties came together this week to make sure a disabled veteran didn’t have to walk to his doctor’s appointment.

California Sheriff Blames Sanctuary State Laws for Deputy’s Death

Posted on November 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

El Dorado County Sheriff John D’Agostini severely criticized California’s sanctuary state laws for hindering their investigation.

Chicago Mayor Appoints Retired LAPD Chief Charlie Beck as Interim Police Superintendent

Posted on November 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Friday she’s appointing former Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck as Chicago’s interim police superintendent.

Video: Florida Police Officer Helps Lost Alligator Find Its Way

Posted on November 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

It's hard to imagine a Florida alligator could get so much attention, but a 5'-foot gator that took a stroll on Providence neighborhood sidewalks prompted residents to call the Davenport Police Department for help.

Outgoing NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill Headed to Visa

Posted on November 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill’s next job is with Visa, running global security for the credit card company.

Georgia Sheriff’s Deputy Receives Medal of Valor for Life-Saving Act

Posted on November 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp presented the Medal of Valor to Burke County Sheriff's Deputy Eric Madison Wednesday for his split-second decision that saved the life of a kidnapping victim.

Hoppe’s Introduces New Dual-Side Lockable Gun Vise

Posted on November 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

New Gun Vise Offers Secure, Durable Solution for Gun Cleaning Needs

Buckets of Federal’s Award-Winning Syntech Range Ammunition Now Available

Posted on November 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

From the largest ammunition manufacturer of the world comes all-new Syntech Bulk Buckets boast 250 to 500 rounds packed in rugged plastic buckets that stack, store and transport easily. Shipments of this product have been delivered to dealers.

NYPD Officers Recovering After Drug Exposure

Posted on November 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Several police officers and suspects are hospitalized after being exposed to an unknown narcotic during a drug bust in the Bronx.

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson Talks About Decision to Retire

Posted on November 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

At a University of Chicago event Thursday night, Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson talked about his decision to retire and his accomplishments.

Colorado Police Release Body Cam Video In Officer-Involved Shooting

Posted on November 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The incident occurred late at night on Oct.10, when an Aurora police officer shot Andrew Huff -- who was in his home near Bahama Street and Andes Circle

Woman Led Police on High-Speed Pursuit in Stolen Jeep With Kids Inside

Posted on November 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Raleigh woman led police on a chase exceeding 100 mph in a stolen Jeep Liberty with toddlers inside Wednesday night, according to an arrest warrant.

Washington Officer Apologizes for Shouting Death Threats at Suspect

Posted on November 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Spokane police Officer Dan Lesser received one day of unpaid suspension for shouting vulgar death threats and failing to immediately activate his body camera during a February arrest in which he released a police dog into a suspect’s vehicle.

Massachusetts Trooper Who Stopped to Help Drivers Discovers Guns, Drugs

Posted on November 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Instead of getting a tank of gas, two men found themselves in handcuffs after state police said they were caught with drugs and guns.

Washington Sheriff’s Deputy Hit by Suspect’s Vehicle After Traffic Stop

Posted on November 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A 60-year-old man was arrested for a slew of criminal offenses Tuesday night, including felony hit-and-run, after he hit a Thurston County Sheriff’s deputy with his vehicle, charging documents show.

Baltimore State’s Attorney, Police Union Say Probe Into Detective’s Death Still Open

Posted on November 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Baltimore Police union joined State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby in declaring Thursday that an investigation into detective Sean Suiter’s death in 2017 remains open.

Body Camera Video Shows Suspect Open Fire on New Orleans Police

Posted on November 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Dramatic body-worn camera video released on Thursday shows an armed burglary suspect shooting at New Orleans Police Department officers in the Lower 9th Ward on Oct. 28 before the officers returned fire, department officials said.

North Carolina Police Chief Defends Officer Against Improper Search Allegations

Posted on November 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Raleigh Police Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown says allegations an officer committed "sexual assault" during an arrest are "highly inappropriate, highly egregious, highly improper."

Why Accident Reporting Doesn’t Have to be Such a Dangerous Roadside Task

Posted on November 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Crash reporting solutions from LexisNexis® help officers work more efficiently, effectively and safely as they gather insights to make better decisions.

Feds Capture Two Escaped Inmates at U.S-Mexico Border

Posted on November 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two murder suspects who escaped through a hole they cut in a bathroom ceiling at the Monterey County Jail were arrested by federal border patrol agents at the U.S.-Mexico border after several days on the run.

Wounded Ohio Police Detective Dies

Posted on November 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Dayton Police Detective Jorge DelRio has passed away, according to Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl.

Chicago Police Superintendent Announces He Will Step Down at the End of the Year

Posted on November 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Eddie Johnson, the face of the Chicago Police Department as superintendent during one of the most tumultuous times in its 184-year history, confirmed Thursday that he will step down.

Chicago’s Top Cop Set to Announce His Retirement

Posted on November 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson will announce Thursday morning that he will retire.

Interim Washington Police Chief Dies After Being Struck by Car

Posted on November 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Interim Lynden Police Chief Michael Knapp died Wednesday, less than a day after he was struck by a truck while crossing the street while he was on duty.

California Sheriff’s Deputy Honored 1 Year After Mass Shooting

Posted on November 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Ventura County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ron Helus, who was killed during the mass shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks nearly one year ago, was honored Wednesday when a portion of the 101 Freeway was dedicated to him.

Police Bodycam Shows the Moment Judge Is Cornered by Cops

Posted on November 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police recently released bodycam video showing the moment a former judge was cornered by cops, this as the suspect was just sentenced to prison.

California Deputies Carefully Help Bear Get Unstuck From Dumpster

Posted on November 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Placer County Sheriff's deputies recognized the bear as a culprit they've encountered before.

Teen Suspect in Double-Murder Case Found After Escape

Posted on November 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The 13-year-old boy who is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and who escaped from custody Tuesday is in custody of the U.S. Marshal’s Service.

California Police Officer Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash

Posted on November 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Santa Rosa police officer was injured early Tuesday in a city crash involving a suspected hit-and-run driver.

North Carolina Deputy Shot, Prisoner Killed in Struggle at Hospital

Posted on November 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A prisoner shot a Cumberland County Sheriff's deputy in the leg at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center on Wednesday morning, and the prisoner then was shot and killed by a Fayetteville police officer, law enforcement said.

Massachusetts State Police Helicopter Uses Infrared Radar to Help Find Missing Woman

Posted on November 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Massachusetts State Police helicopter using infrared radar on Tuesday was able to locate a missing woman in a heavily wooded area and then relay her position to officers on the ground.

Michigan Police Officer Saves Driver From Submerged Car

Posted on November 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Mt. Morris City Police Officer Kevin Mihailoff is being credited with saving a driver from a submerged car on Tuesday.

Former LAPD Chief Rumored to Become Interim Top Cop in Chicago

Posted on November 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Rumors swirling across Chicago say former Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck is the top contender to be the interim police superintendent as the city conducts a national search for a top cop.

Wounded Dayton Police Detective’s Injuries ‘Not Survivable,’ Organs to be Donated

Posted on November 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Dayton Police Detective Jorge DelRio remains in grave condition but his injuries are "not survivable," Police Chief Richard Biehl said in an updated media release Wednesday afternoon.

Texas Votes to Allow Law Enforcement K-9s, Horses to be Adopted by Handlers After Retirement

Posted on November 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Texas voters on Tuesday voted by 94 percent in favor of Proposition 10, which allows animals who serve alongside law enforcement to retire and be adopted.

Maryland State Police Find Baltimore Detective’s Death Was a Suicide

Posted on November 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

A Maryland State Police investigation into the death of Detective Sean Suiter found the officer’s death was a suicide, Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison announced.

Suspect Injured in Exchange of Gun Fire With California Police Officers

Posted on November 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Lodi police officer exchanged gun fire with a man early Tuesday morning and the subject is said to be in stable condition.

Video: Ohio Officers Shoot and Kill Man Pointing Gun at Woman’s Head

Posted on November 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

East Cleveland police officers fatally shot an armed man while responding to a rape accusation, police said.

Video: Ohio Officers Shoot and Kill Man Pointing Gun at Woman’s Head

Posted on November 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

East Cleveland police officers fatally shot an armed man while responding to a rape accusation, police said.

Alabama Sheriff’s Deputy Grazed by Bullet During Traffic Stop

Posted on November 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy was grazed by a bullet Tuesday night during a traffic stop, but was not seriously injured.

Massachusetts State Police Colonel Steps Down From Post, Announces Retirement

Posted on November 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Colonel Kerry Gilpin is stepping down from her post as the head of the Massachusetts State Police as her embattled department has faced scandal after scandal.

NYPD Officers Buy Boy Candy After He Loses It On Halloween

Posted on November 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

It's not a crime to lose your Halloween candy, but police still stepped up in a special way to make a young boy's night.

New DNA Technology Helps Investigators In Baby Faith Cold Case

Posted on November 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Investigators did not say which data bases they used to gain an arrest in the Baby Faith case on Tuesday.

North Texas Police Department Says Officers Need To Stay In Shape

Posted on November 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Colony Police Department is implementing new minimum physical fitness requirements for police officers in the department.

Jury Convicts Oklahoma City Police Officer of Second-Degree Murder

Posted on November 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Oklahoma City Police Sgt. Keith Sweeney was found guilty of second-degree murder and the jury recommended 10 years in prison.

Jury Convicts Oklahoma City Police Officer of Second-Degree Murder

Posted on November 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Oklahoma City Police Sgt. Keith Sweeney was found guilty of second-degree murder and the jury recommended 10 years in prison.

NYPD Arrests Suspect Accused of Dousing Officers With Water

Posted on November 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Harlem man who police say doused two officers with water as they made an arrest during the summer’s heatwave has been arrested for the attack.

Texas Police Department Mourns ‘Officer Abigail’

Posted on November 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Abigail Arias, the 7-year-old girl from Freeport who gained national prominence for her fight against a rare form of kidney cancer and her desire to be a police officer, finally succumbed to her battle with a Wilms tumor.

Florida Deputy Surprises Boy Battling Cancer With Trip to Disney

Posted on November 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A St. Augustine boy battling cancer received a sweet surprise on Friday after a St. Johns County deputy heard about his diagnosis.

Off-Duty California Police Officer Killed in ‘Murder-Suicide’

Posted on November 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A birthday party turned violent Saturday in Hanford and ended with two off-duty law enforcement officers dead and another man critically wounded in what Kings County sheriff’s investigators describe as a "murder-suicide."

Ohio Police Officer Clinging to Life After Shooting

Posted on November 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Dayton Police Officer Jorge DelRio was placed on advanced life support at Grandview Medical Center after being shot in the face while serving a search warrant Monday night.

Ohio Police Detective Clinging to Life After Shooting

Posted on November 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Dayton Police Officer Jorge DelRio was placed on advanced life support at Grandview Medical Center after being shot in the face while serving a search warrant Monday night.

Navajo Police Sergeant Dies One Month After Suffering Medical Event While On Duty

Posted on November 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Navajo Police Sgt. Lamar Martin is mourning the loss of an officer who died Monday after complications from a medical event he suffered while on duty last month.

Ohio Police Officer in ‘Grave’ Condition After Being Shot in Face While Serving Warrant

Posted on November 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Dayton Police Officer Jorge DelRio was shot twice in the face Monday night while serving a search warrant at a home with a DEA task force.

Ohio Police Detective in ‘Grave’ Condition After Being Shot in Face While Serving Warrant

Posted on November 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Dayton Police Detective Jorge DelRio was shot twice in the face Monday night while serving a search warrant at a home with a DEA task force.

Ohio Police Detective in ‘Grave’ Condition After Being Shot in Face While Serving Warrant

Posted on November 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Dayton Police Detective Jorge DelRio was shot twice in the face Monday night while serving a search warrant at a home with a DEA task force.

Status Check

Posted on November 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

At work you’ll do anything to keep them safe - even putting your own life on the line. But, do you offer the same level of commitment when it comes to a co-worker's off-duty and personal life?

Ben Lippens

Posted on November 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Ben Lippens has fourteen years of law enforcement experience and currently serves as a Personnel Officer/Background Investigator at an agency in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area. He holds a TCOLE Instructor and Master Peace Officer certificate, as...

We Would Like Your Participation

Posted on November 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

If you'd be interested or willing to speak with us on the phone for roughly ten minutes, in support of the law enforcement community, and you are a Chief or Sheriff (or other executive administrator), please read.

Controversy Over ‘Thin Blue Line’ Flag at Maryland Police Station Continues

Posted on November 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A "Thin Blue Line" flag donated to the Montgomery County Police Department has stirred up a political back-and-forth after County Executive Marc Elrich told the department it could not display the flag because it's divisive.

A Life Saved, Followed By An Engagement

Posted on November 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

After a runner collapsed towards the end of a race on Sunday, a Chicago police officer sprang into action, and then got engaged right on the spot.

Colorado Arson K-9 Comes Out of Retirement to Investigate Fires

Posted on November 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A renowned arson investigation team has left retirement to get back to work on some of the largest fires in the state.

Man Stabbed to Death Over Popeyes Chicken Sandwich in Maryland

Posted on November 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A man online hoping to buy a Popeyes chicken sandwich in Maryland was stabbed to death on Monday, said news reports.

Pregnant Florida Woman Uses AR-15 to Kill Home Intruder

Posted on November 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Florida woman who is eight months pregnant used an AR-15 to shoot and kill one of two intruders who were terrorizing her family, authorities say.

Colorado Man With KKK Ties Arrested in Synagogue Bomb Plot

Posted on November 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Colorado white supremacist plotted to bomb a historical Pueblo synagogue, before he was arrested Friday, federal officials said Monday.

Hundreds Released From Oklahoma Prisons in the Largest Mass Commutation in U.S. History

Posted on November 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The releases represented the end result of a series of recent state laws which began in 2016 with the passage of State Question 780, which reclassified some drug felonies as misdemeanors.

Hundreds Released From Oklahoma Prisons in the Largest Mass Commutation in U.S. History

Posted on November 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The releases represented the end result of a series of recent state laws which began in 2016 with the passage of State Question 780, which reclassified some drug felonies as misdemeanors.

Hundreds Released From Oklahoma Prisons in the Largest Mass Commutation in U.S. History

Posted on November 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The releases represented the end result of a series of recent state laws which began in 2016 with the passage of State Question 780, which reclassified some drug felonies as misdemeanors.

Marshall County HS Attack

Posted on November 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

In a growing trend, the attacker ditched his weapon and hid among other students. This strategy, among others, is something law enforcement needs to be ready for.

Marshall County HS Attack

Posted on November 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

In a growing trend, the attacker ditched his weapon and hid among other students. This strategy, among others, is something law enforcement needs to be ready for.

Marshall County HS Attack

Posted on November 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

In a growing trend, the attacker ditched his weapon and hid among other students. This strategy, among others, is something law enforcement needs to be ready for.

Missouri Sheriff’s Office Sees Deputy ‘Baby Boom’

Posted on November 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Call it a sheriff’s office baby boom — 17 law enforcement officers have become fathers this year. That might be a record for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, officials said, which employs 175 sworn officers.

Missouri Sheriff’s Office Sees Deputy ‘Baby Boom’

Posted on November 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Call it a sheriff’s office baby boom — 17 law enforcement officers have become fathers this year. That might be a record for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, officials said, which employs 175 sworn officers.

Philadelphia Police Arrest Man in Connection With 5 Cold Case Murders

Posted on November 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Nicetown man already awaiting trial in a 2011 murder has been charged with participating in five other killings, three of them within about a month in that year, the other two in the space of 12 days in 2017, authorities said Monday.

U.S. Supreme Court Considers Case Involving Kansas Traffic Stop

Posted on November 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The U.S. Supreme Court considered Monday whether a case emerging from a traffic stop in Lawrence set a precedent for heavy-handed use of police power or affirmed a reasonable approach to protecting public safety from dangerous motorists.

Incoming NYPD Commissioner is Ready for the Challenge

Posted on November 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Dermot Shea, the man who will soon be Police Commissioner, reflected on his modest upbringing Monday as he accepted a promotion to replace outgoing top cop James O'Neill.

Florida Deputy Administered Narcan, Officer Falls Ill After Drug Exposure During Call

Posted on November 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Immediately after detaining the suspect both law enforcement officers fell ill and the deputy's pupils became abnormally pinpointed, his face was pale and nauseous and he began to vomit.

Chicago Police Sergeant Saves a Life, Proposes to Another Officer While Running Race in SWAT Gear

Posted on November 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The woman who fell unconscious while running a race in Chicago this weekend can credit a police sergeant with saving her life, while a second woman agreed to spend the rest of her life with the same sergeant, who proposed a short time later.

NYPD Police Commissioner Set to Retire

Posted on November 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill, who stepped into the role in September 2016, is retiring.

NYPD Police Commissioner Set to Retire

Posted on November 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill, who stepped into the role in September 2016, is retiring.

NYPD Commissioner Set to Retire

Posted on November 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill, who stepped into the role in September 2016, is retiring.

VirTra Awarded Patents for TASER® Training and Simulating Firearms and Malfunctions

Posted on November 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

VirTra is the only company in the United States that can produce or sell a specially triggered training cartridge for the TASER line of products by Axon, the global leader in connected public safety technologies.

Man Accused of Head Butting Trooper After Dancing in Road

Posted on November 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

A man dressed all in black and dancing in the middle of the street is facing charges after authorities say he head butted the state trooper who was arresting him in Lancaster County.

Blade-Wielding Florida Man Fatally Shot by Deputy

Posted on November 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A man wielding a foot-long blade was fatally shot by a sheriff’s deputy at a Vero Beach, Fla., home moments after he shouted “shoot me” early Friday evening, authorities said.

Airbnb Banning ‘Party Houses’ After Deadly Halloween Shooting

Posted on November 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Airbnb says it will now ban "party houses" from its platform in response to a deadly shooting at a Bay Area Halloween party held at one of its rentals that left five people dead.

Off-Duty Michigan Trooper Follows Footprints in Snow to Rescue Man

Posted on November 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A woman who saw footprints in the snow near an abandoned vehicle on Halloween night called her husband, an off-duty Michigan State Police trooper.

In Rare Move, Florida Police Officer Faces Criminal Leak Investigation

Posted on November 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

It’s a rare step for police to take — pursuing a criminal case against one of their own for leaking sensitive information to the press.

Teen Accused in Halloween Shooting of 7-Year-Old Trick-or-Treater

Posted on November 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A 15-year-old boy accused of attempted murder after a Halloween shooting left a young trick-or-treater in critical condition appeared in juvenile court Saturday morning and was ordered held in detention.

Maryland Police Station Told to Remove ‘Thin Blue Line’ Flag

Posted on November 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Montgomery County Police Department precinct was told on Friday by an official to remove a "Thin Blue Line" flag given to them by a local woodworker on National First Responders Day.

Product News: 7 Homeland Defense & Security Products

Posted on November 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Products for border protection, counter-terrorism, surveillance and more

Product News: 7 Homeland Defense & Security Products

Posted on November 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Products for border protection, counter-terrorism, surveillance and more

How a Bulletproof Vest Saved This Brave Police Dog’s Life

Posted on November 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Jonesboro Police K9 Gabo didn't hesitate when he was needed to bring to an end an hours-long standoff with an armed suspect, but his devotion to his job left him fighting for his life after being shot five times.

Baltimore County Launches Workgroup to Study Equitable Policing

Posted on November 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Baltimore County officials Friday announced the creation of a workgroup to study equitable policing and make recommendations to reduce disparities in policing.

Baltimore County Launches Workgroup to Study Equitable Policing

Posted on November 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Baltimore County officials Friday announced the creation of a workgroup to study equitable policing and make recommendations to reduce disparities in policing.

5-Year-Old Calls 911 to Get McDonald’s Happy Meal

Posted on November 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A little boy in Arizona thought he had a super-sized problem and called 911 about it. Charlie Skabelund, 5, really wanted a happy meal, so he phoned in his order to the police.

Former Georgia Police Officer Sentenced in Fatal Shooting

Posted on November 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Former DeKalb County Police Officer Robert “Chip” Olsen on Friday received a 20-year sentence, with 12 to serve in prison, for killing an unarmed, mentally ill Afghanistan war veteran.

NYPD Officers Go Above and Beyond to Help Homeless Man

Posted on November 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

When a Chelsea pooch chomped on a homeless man’s hand last month, two 10th Precinct cops came to his aid — and this weekend, the two dropped about $200 of their own cash to fix him up with a spiffy new haircut, a pair of glasses and a brand new suit.

Police Believe Amazon’s Alexa Could Have Witnessed Florida Murder

Posted on November 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Florida police believe an Amazon Echo device may have recorded a fatal fight between Silvia Galva and her boyfriend, Adam Reechard Crespo, at home in Hallandale Beach in July.

Michigan Law Enforcement Facing the Challenges of New Legal Marijuana Laws

Posted on November 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

As the state begins accepting applications for recreational marijuana business licenses, local police departments already are tackling issues ranging from complaints about marijuana's pungent aroma to preparing for an expected increase in high driving.

Use Your Imagination

Posted on November 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Visualization can not only improve your life, but it can save your life. It can even enhance your performance without ever physically doing anything.

Use Your Imagination

Posted on November 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Visualization can not only improve your life, but it can save your life. It can even enhance your performance without ever physically doing anything.

Use Your Imagination

Posted on November 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Visualization can not only improve your life, but it can save your life. It can even enhance your performance without ever physically doing anything.

Miami-Dade Assessing PTSD’s Toll on Its Officers, Firefighters

Posted on November 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The first-of-its-kind survey for Miami-Dade is part of a growing shift in law enforcement to openly acknowledge psychological challenges and help cops and firefighters deal with them.

New York State Police Trooper in Kilt Helps Save Bedridden Man From Burning Home

Posted on November 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

New York State Police Sgt. Robert Bloom III was on his way to a police academy graduation in the Southern Tier on Friday when he spotted smoke in the distance.

North Carolina Police Officer Shot During FBI Operation

Posted on November 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Gastonia police officer was shot early Friday while working in an FBI operation to serve a search warrant related to a criminal investigation, authorities said.

North Carolina Police Officer Shot During FBI Operation

Posted on November 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Gastonia police officer was shot early Friday while working in an FBI operation to serve a search warrant related to a criminal investigation, authorities said.

Man Found Guilty of Intentionally Hitting and Killing Michigan Sheriff’s Deputy During 2017 Pursuit

Posted on November 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The jury of four men and eight women deliberated eight hours over two days before finding Christopher Berak guilty of first-degree, premeditated murder and homicide of a peace officer in the death of Oakland County Sheriff's Deputy Eric Overall.

Person Of Interest Identified In Shooting Of Girl Who Was Trick-Or-Treating

Posted on November 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Chicago is outraged after a 7-year-old girl was shot while trick-or-treating in Little Village. Now police say they have identified a person of interest in the shooting.

Police Say Sriracha Bottles Disguised 900 Pounds of Crystal Meth

Posted on November 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Authorities in Australia busted four men for allegedly smuggling hundreds of pounds of crystal meth in bottles of Sriracha hot sauce.

North Carolina Police Officer Shot During FBI Operation

Posted on November 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Gastonia police officer was shot early Friday while working in an FBI operation to serve a search warrant related to a criminal investigation, authorities said.

Three Killed After Los Angeles Police Pursuit Ends In Crash

Posted on November 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Three men were killed and a fourth man was critically injured after a pursuit with burglary suspects ended in a crash along the 101 Freeway in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles early Friday morning.

Superhero SWAT Members Swing Down for Children’s Hospital Visit

Posted on November 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

For the sixth year, SWAT members of Toledo Police Department are making sure the young patients at Promedica Toledo Children’s Hospital aren't missing out on Halloween.

Person Of Interest Identified In Shooting Of Girl Who Was Trick-Or-Treating

Posted on November 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Chicago is outraged after a 7-year-old girl was shot while trick-or-treating in Little Village. Now police say they have identified a person of interest in the shooting.

Police Say Sriracha Bottles Disguised 900 Pounds of Crystal Meth

Posted on November 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Authorities in Australia busted four men for allegedly smuggling hundreds of pounds of crystal meth in bottles of Sriracha hot sauce.

Three Killed After Los Angeles Police Pursuit Ends In Crash

Posted on November 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Three men were killed and a fourth man was critically injured after a pursuit with burglary suspects ended in a crash along the 101 Freeway in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles early Friday morning.

Court: Trump Can’t Restrict Police Dollars Because of Sanctuary Laws

Posted on November 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The administration sought to deny funds to local governments whose police did not notify immigration agents before releasing noncitizens from jail, or give federal officers access to the jails.

Video: Nebraska Trooper Struck by Vehicle While Assisting Motorist

Posted on November 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Nebraska State Patrol trooper was struck by a vehicle while assisting a motorist this week in Omaha.

Video: Nebraska Trooper Struck by Vehicle While Assisting Motorist

Posted on November 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Nebraska State Patrol trooper was struck by a vehicle while assisting a motorist this week in Omaha.

7-Year-Old Girl Shot in Chest While Trick-or-Treating in Chicago

Posted on November 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A 7-year-old girl dressed as a ladybug was shot in the chest as she was trick-or-treating on the Southwest Side on Thursday evening, according to Chicago police.

7-Year-Old Girl Shot in Chest While Trick-or-Treating in Chicago

Posted on November 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A 7-year-old girl dressed as a ladybug was shot in the chest as she was trick-or-treating on the Southwest Side on Thursday evening, according to Chicago police.

Arizona Officer Paralyzed in the Line of Duty 14 Years Ago Stands for National Anthem

Posted on November 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Peoria Police Officer William Weigt, who was paralyzed in the line of duty 14 years ago, was able to stand once again for the national anthem thanks to the help of a special wheelchair.

Arizona Officer Paralyzed in the Line of Duty 14 Years Ago Stands for National Anthem

Posted on November 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Peoria Police Officer William Weigt, who was paralyzed in the line of duty 14 years ago, was able to stand once again for the national anthem thanks to the help of a special wheelchair.

Video: Nebraska Trooper Struck by Vehicle While Assisting Motorist

Posted on November 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Nebraska State Patrol trooper was struck by a vehicle while assisting a motorist this week in Omaha.

Arizona Officer Paralyzed in the Line of Duty 14 Years Ago Stands for National Anthem

Posted on November 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Peoria Police Officer William Weigt, who was paralyzed in the line of duty 14 years ago, was able to stand once again for the national anthem thanks to the help of a special wheelchair.

Arizona Corrections Officer Dies After Unprovoked Attack at Jail

Posted on October 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Corrections Officer Gene Lee was the victim of an unprovoked attack and was choked and thrown to the ground at the Lower Buckeye Jail Tuesday morning.

Arizona Corrections Officer Dies After Unprovoked Attack at Jail

Posted on October 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Corrections Officer Gene Lee was the victim of an unprovoked attack and was choked and thrown to the ground at the Lower Buckeye Jail Tuesday morning.

Arizona Corrections Officer Dies After Unprovoked Attack at Jail

Posted on October 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Officer Gene Lee was the victim of an unprovoked attack and was choked and thrown to the ground at the Lower Buckeye Jail Tuesday morning.

Mental/Emotion consequences of school security

Posted on October 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Students today face an entirely different experience than twenty years ago. Due to continued active shooter incidents and law enforcement/school administrator responses, our students now have many physical safety measures. But what does it do to...

Baltimore Police Detective Turns to Poetry to Cope With Experiences On The Force

Posted on October 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Baltimore City Police Detective Edward Gillespie spent over a decade as an officer on the Pennsylvania Ave. corridor, working in high-crime and at-risk areas.

“Shots Fired! Officer Down!” Call Over Radio After Texas Officer Wounded

Posted on October 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The incident happened just after midnight in the parking lot of a Taco Bell on University Drive in Denton. On audio from a police radio call the yell “Shots fired! Shots fired! Officer down! Officer down! Vehicle getting away,” could be heard.

DNA Testing Helps ID Jane Doe Found Murdered in 1980

Posted on October 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Nearly 40 years after a young woman’s body was found near Fly Creek in rural Clark County, genetic genealogy has helped investigators learn her name. The victim known for decades as the “Fly Creek Jane Doe” was Sandra “Sandy” Renee Morden, born in 1962.

“Shots Fired! Officer Down!” Call Over Radio After Texas Officer Wounded

Posted on October 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The incident happened just after midnight in the parking lot of a Taco Bell on University Drive in Denton. On audio from a police radio call the yell “Shots fired! Shots fired! Officer down! Officer down! Vehicle getting away,” could be heard.

DNA Testing Helps ID Jane Doe Found Murdered in 1980

Posted on October 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Nearly 40 years after a young woman’s body was found near Fly Creek in rural Clark County, genetic genealogy has helped investigators learn her name. The victim known for decades as the “Fly Creek Jane Doe” was Sandra “Sandy” Renee Morden, born in 1962.

Prosecutors Rest Case Against Officer Who Shot Unarmed Man

Posted on October 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An Oklahoma City police officer reacted "as if he were alone" when he shot and killed an unarmed suicidal man, a training officer testified at trial Wednesday.

Prosecutors Rest Case Against Officer Who Shot Unarmed Man

Posted on October 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An Oklahoma City police officer reacted "as if he were alone" when he shot and killed an unarmed suicidal man, a training officer testified at trial Wednesday.

2 Orlando Police Officers, 2 Others Injured in Crash

Posted on October 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two Orlando police officers were hurt in a car crash Thursday morning on State Road 50.

New Hampshire Trooper Cleared of Wrongdoing in Drug Case

Posted on October 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Federal and state prosecutors have cleared a New Hampshire State Police trooper of any wrongdoing in a police stakeout and arrest in Lowell, Mass., after nearly a year of investigation into the trooper's statements in connection with the drug case.

Convicted Rapist Mistakenly Released From Georgia Prison

Posted on October 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Tony Maycon Munoz-Mendez, 31, was serving a life sentence at Rogers State Prison in Reidsville for rape and aggravated child molestation when he was released “in error” on Friday afternoon, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections.

Michigan Sheriff’s K-9 Tracks Down Suspect Fleeing Home

Posted on October 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A man wanted on an outstanding felony warrant was arrested Wednesday trying to flee out the back of a Comstock Township home.

Street Named After Fallen Texas Highway Patrol Trooper

Posted on October 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

At the corner of N. 10th Street and State Highway 107, Edinburg police joined state troopers, Border Patrol and other brothers in blue in unveiling a new street, Trooper Moises Sanchez Boulevard.

Texas Police Officer Shot During Traffic Stop Still Critical But Becoming More Responsive

Posted on October 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Denton Police Officer Urbano Rodriguez Jr., who was shot in the head during a traffic stop early Tuesday morning, remained in critical Wednesday but was becoming more responsive.

Federal Appeals Court Side With Colorado Police in Case of House Destroyed in SWAT Operation

Posted on October 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

During a 19-hour SWAT operation in 2015, police tore out nearly every window of Leo Lech‘s Greenwood Village home and reduced much of the interior to rubble.

Federal Appeals Court Side With Colorado Police in Case of House Destroyed in SWAT Operation

Posted on October 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

During a 19-hour SWAT operation in 2015, police tore out nearly every window of Leo Lech‘s Greenwood Village home and reduced much of the interior to rubble.

Federal Appeals Court Side With Colorado Police in Case of House Destroyed in SWAT Operation

Posted on October 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

During a 19-hour SWAT operation in 2015, police tore out nearly every window of Leo Lech‘s Greenwood Village home and reduced much of the interior to rubble.

Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) Places Order for VirTra’s Ultra-High-Definition 4K Training Simulators

Posted on October 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

VirTra, Inc. has received an order from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) for VirTra’s newest ultra-high-definition (UHD) 4K simulators.

Florida Sheriff’s Deputy Buys Costume for Boy Who Wants to be an Officer

Posted on October 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputy recently bought a police officer costume for a little boy.

Stricter Penalties for Using Phones While Driving Considered After Deputy Struck

Posted on October 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A proposal being considered in the South Carolina State House would crack down on using phones while driving with stronger penalties and stricter enforcement.

Man Saved by NYPD Officers Reunited With His Heroes

Posted on October 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A man who was saved by three police officers after he had a heart attack at a Staten Island bowling alley was reunited with his heroes Tuesday.

Driver Hits 7 Patrol Cars During Florida Police Pursuit

Posted on October 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

One person is in custody following the conclusion of the pursuit that ended in Broward County.

Two Massachusetts Police Officers Injured, Driver Captured

Posted on October 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A man is in custody after a wild confrontation and a police shooting in Salem overnight. Officers spotted what they called a suspicious car just before 1 a.m. in the parking lot of Shetland Properties on Congress Street.

Teen Who Stole Ring-Tailed Lemur from California Zoo Gets Prison Time

Posted on October 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A 19-year-old man who stole a ring-tailed lemur from a California zoo was sentenced to three months in federal prison on Monday.

Teen Who Stole Ring-Tailed Lemur from California Zoo Gets Prison Time

Posted on October 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A 19-year-old man who stole a ring-tailed lemur from a California zoo was sentenced to three months in federal prison on Monday.

Woman Charged With Assaulting Massachusetts Police Officer

Posted on October 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Somerset Police Officer Raymond Almeida was assaulted and injured during an incident at Stop & Shop supermarket last Friday.

Woman Charged With Assaulting Massachusetts Police Officer

Posted on October 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Somerset Police Officer Raymond Almeida was assaulted and injured during an incident at Stop & Shop supermarket last Friday.

Woman Charged With Assaulting Massachusetts Police Officer

Posted on October 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Somerset Police Officer Raymond Almeida was assaulted and injured during an incident at Stop & Shop supermarket last Friday.

Arrested Florida Deputy Can’t Buy, Own Weapons for Year

Posted on October 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Palm Beach County sheriff's deputy who reportedly threatened three people at gunpoint this month while he was intoxicated in downtown West Palm Beach cannot legally buy or own guns for the next year.

Sacramento Authorities in Standoff With Man Holding Teenage Girl Hostage

Posted on October 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

SWAT teams for the Sacramento police and sheriff’s departments are on the scene with crisis negotiators after a suspect barricaded himself inside a Mello Court residence with a 13-year-old hostage, according to police.

After Outburst, Driver Accused in Massachusetts Trooper’s Death Removed From Court

Posted on October 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Defendant David K. Njuguna, the driver charged in the Massachusetts Turnpike death of Trooper Thomas L. Clardy, was hurriedly removed from the courtroom after an outburst Tuesday morning.

Florida Police Fed Up With School Pick-Up Line Violators

Posted on October 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Lake Placid Police Department, tired of warning parents to stop clogging the road with school pick-up lines, said Tuesday it’s going to start writing $116 tickets if need be.

Fourth Man Charged in Connection With Shootout That Left California Deputy Dead

Posted on October 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Federal officials have charged a fourth man in connection with last week’s marijuana field shootout that killed El Dorado County Deputy Brian Ishmael, saying the new defendant was part of a conspiracy run out of Mexico that oversaw two marijuana grows.

Video: Off-Duty NYPD Captain Wrestles Thieves for Stolen Tip Jar

Posted on October 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An off-duty NYPD captain standing in line for coffee wrestled with a trio of brazen thieves after they swiped a tip jar from the counter of a Chelsea espresso bar, authorities said Sunday.

Video: Off-Duty NYPD Captain Wrestles Thieves for Stolen Tip Jar

Posted on October 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An off-duty NYPD captain standing in line for coffee wrestled with a trio of brazen thieves after they swiped a tip jar from the counter of a Chelsea espresso bar, authorities said Sunday.

Texas Lawmaker Wants to Name Courthouse After Slain Deputy

Posted on October 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A proposal by Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia to rename the downtown criminal courthouse after Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal, however, so far has failed to gain widespread support. Commissioners Court will consider the measure Tuesday.

Texas Lawmaker Wants to Name Courthouse After Slain Deputy

Posted on October 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

A proposal by Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia to rename the downtown criminal courthouse after Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal, however, so far has failed to gain widespread support. Commissioners Court will consider the measure Tuesday.

Colorado Police Release More Details in Fatal Shooting

Posted on October 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An Aurora police deputy chief confirmed Friday that officers did not announce themselves as police in the moments before they shot an armed man through front window of his home, but that Andrew Huff knew they were cops when he grabbed a gun.

Colorado Police Release More Details in Fatal Shooting

Posted on October 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An Aurora police deputy chief confirmed Friday that officers did not announce themselves as police in the moments before they shot an armed man through front window of his home, but that Andrew Huff knew they were cops when he grabbed a gun.

Real-Life Terrors Force Philadelphia Residents to Leave Own Neighborhoods for Halloween

Posted on October 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Many Kensington residents leave their neighborhood to trick-or-treat elsewhere.

Patriot One Unveils New PATSCAN Mobile Concept at International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference

Posted on October 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Company returns to the conference where it launched with a new PATSCAN solution and new website focused on end-users

Patriot One Unveils New PATSCAN Mobile Concept at International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference

Posted on October 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

The Company returns to the conference where it launched with a new PATSCAN solution and new website focused on end-users

Out of Coma, NYPD Officer Heads Home

Posted on October 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

NYPD Officer Lesly Lafontant, who shot dead a man who slugged him in the head with a chair Friday night, left the hospital Monday afternoon after emerging from a coma.

IACP 2019 Opens in Chicago With Special Guest Danny Devito

Posted on October 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

IACP TV recaps the Saturday Opening Ceremony featuring actor and special guest Danny Devito!

Councilman Goes After Phoenix Police Chief Over Firings

Posted on October 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Over the weekend, Phoenix Councilmember Sal DiCiccio put out an 'open letter' defending the two Phoenix police officers fired by Chief Jeri Williams last Tuesday.

Philadelphia Police Officer, 2 Others Injured In Crash

Posted on October 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A crash in the city’s Mayfair section left a Philadelphia police officer and two others injured. It happened on the 6300 hundred block of Brous Avenue, just after 4 a.m. Monday.

Man Accused of Trying to Kill Alabama Trooper Escapes From Jail

Posted on October 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A man, who faces charges of drug trafficking, attempted murder and more, escaped from the Morgan County jail in Decatur Monday, the authorities said.

Missouri Police Officer Told to Tone Down ‘Gayness’ Wins $19M in Lawsuit

Posted on October 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The week-long trial, which ended Friday, included testimony about several times Sgt. Keith Wildhaber was denied a promotion, about the use of demeaning, homophobic terms to refer to him, as well as the retaliation he faced, after filing a complaint.

Missouri Police Officer Told to Tone Down ‘Gayness’ Wins $19M in Lawsuit

Posted on October 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

The week-long trial, which ended Friday, included testimony about several times Sgt. Keith Wildhaber was denied a promotion, about the use of demeaning, homophobic terms to refer to him, as well as the retaliation he faced, after filing a complaint.

Body Camera Video Released in California Police Shooting; Officer Dismissed

Posted on October 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A San Bernardino police officer has been dismissed from duty after a deadly shooting in September.

Suspect in Custody in Texas Party Shooting That Killed 2, Injured 6

Posted on October 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A 23-year-old man was arrested Monday in the deadly shooting near Greenville that left two dead and six others recovering from bullet wounds after a witness came forward and identified the shooter through his Facebook profile.

Wounded Chicago Cop Mentioned in Trump’s Speech: ‘I Loved It’

Posted on October 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

President Donald Trump’s speech at McCormick Place on Monday morning grabbed the most attention for his full-on attack of police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, but he also took a moment to honor another Chicago cop who was wounded in a shootout last month.

Las Vegas Police K-9 Recovering After Stabbing Attack

Posted on October 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Las Vegas Metro Police K-9 Hunter was attempting to take a suspect into custody during a SWAT standoff Friday night when he was stabbed multiple times in the neck.

Texas Police Officer Critically Wounded

Posted on October 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Just after midnight Tuesday, a Denton police officer attempted to make a traffic stop for an equipment violation when the shooting occurred.

Texas Police Officer Critically Wounded

Posted on October 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Just after midnight Tuesday, a Denton police officer attempted to make a traffic stop for an equipment violation when the shooting occurred.

Texas Police Officer Critically Wounded

Posted on October 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Just after midnight Tuesday, a Denton police officer attempted to make a traffic stop for an equipment violation when the shooting occurred.

Trump Signs Executive Order, Lashes Out at Chicago’s Top Cop During IACP Address

Posted on October 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

President Donald Trump signed an executive order creating a commission to study causes behind crime activity including any role mental health issues, drug abuse and homelessness may impact violence during his speech at IACP 2019 on Monday.

Trump Signs Executive Order, Lashes Out at Chicago’s Top Cop at IACP 2019

Posted on October 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

President Donald Trump signed an executive order creating a commission to study causes behind crime activity including any role mental health issues, drug abuse and homelessness may impact violence during his speech at IACP 2019 on Monday.

Woman Thanks Florida Sheriff’s Deputy Who Helped Save Her Life

Posted on October 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A woman from Deerfield Beach got the opportunity to show her thanks to a Broward Sheriff's deputy that helped save her life.

Woman Meets 911 Dispatcher Who Guided Her Through CPR, Helped Save Her Sister’s Life

Posted on October 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Monday is National First Responders Day – a day to show our gratitude for those on the front lines, getting us through the emergencies we can’t handle on our own.

Massachusetts Police Officers Injured Breaking Up ‘Violent And Chaotic’ Fight

Posted on October 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Worcester police say officers suffered injuries such as having hair ripped out of their heads, bites and punches trying to break up a fight at a beer garden early Saturday morning.

Massachusetts Police Officers Injured Breaking Up ‘Violent And Chaotic’ Fight

Posted on October 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Worcester police say officers suffered injuries such as having hair ripped out of their heads, bites and punches trying to break up a fight at a beer garden early Saturday morning.

President Trump Speaks at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference

Posted on October 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

President Trump delivered remarks and Signs an Executive Order at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference and Exposition in Chicago on Monday.

Inmate Shocked by Stun Belt After Ohio Deputy Drops Controller in Toilet

Posted on October 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A trial in a Franklin County courtroom suddenly ended Tuesday when a toilet mishap involving a deputy's remote control for a stun belt resulted in intermittent shocks for the defendant.

Shots Fired at Alabama Sheriff’s Deputies at Apartment Complex

Posted on October 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Shots were fired at Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies Sunday afternoon at an eastern area apartment complex.

Panasonic Rugged Mobile Devices Help Reduce Line of Duty Injuries

Posted on October 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

How Panasonic Technology can help police work smarter, faster and safer - an infographic on Essential Gear for the Modern Officer

After Botched Raid, Houston Creates New Narcotics Squad for High-Risk Warrants

Posted on October 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Months after a botched drug raid that ended in the deaths of two civilians and a police officer charged with murder, the Houston Police Department has created a new narcotics squad to serve high-risk warrants, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo confirmed.

Video Shows Driver Sideswipe Florida Highway Patrol Cruiser

Posted on October 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Royal Palm Beach-area woman was charged with violating the state's "move over" law after she sideswiped a Florida Highway Patrol cruiser in Clearwater, FHP said.

Chicago Top Cop: Decision to Skip Trump’s Speech Personal

Posted on October 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Describing it as a “personal” choice, Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson stood firm on his decision to opt out of a speech President Donald Trump will be delivering in Chicago at the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Chicago Top Cop: Decision to Skip Trump’s Speech Personal

Posted on October 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Describing it as a “personal” choice, Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson stood firm on his decision to opt out of a speech President Donald Trump will be delivering in Chicago at the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

NYPD Officer Critically Injured in Struggle Wakes From Medically-Induced Coma

Posted on October 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

NYPD Officer Lesly Lafontant, who was smashed in the head with a chair in a wild Brooklyn nail salon melee, emerged from his medically-induced coma on Sunday.

Blue Sky Day Relationships

Posted on October 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Do Chiefs compete with each other for dollars in budgets? It may not seem like it, but…

APX NEXT, The Public Safety Radio of the Future is Here

Posted on October 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Radio has come a long way from its first introduction. With APX NEXT, the device officers have come to rely on is transformed and redefined for the future of public safety.

Boston Police Department Launches Mark43 Records Management System To Support Efficient Workflows Through Modern Technology

Posted on October 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Mark43’s cloud-based solution to drive efficiency and transparency for the largest police department in Massachusetts

Panasonic® Takes Center Stage at IACP 2019 with Innovative Evidence Capture and Analytics Portfolio

Posted on October 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Showcases Next Generation Body Worn Camera, AI-Assisted Video Redaction Software, and Powerful Unified Digital Evidence Platform

Panasonic® Takes Center Stage at IACP 2019 with Innovative Evidence Capture and Analytics Portfolio

Posted on October 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Showcases Next Generation Body Worn Camera, AI-Assisted Video Redaction Software, and Powerful Unified Digital Evidence Platform

Panasonic® Unveils Next Generation Body Worn Camera at IACP 2019

Posted on October 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Panasonic Public Safety Solutions Division, a business unit of the newly formed Panasonic i-PRO Sensing Solutions Co., Ltd., is showcasing an innovative new compact and lightweight body worn camera (BWC) at IACP, booth 4411.

How One Police Officer Built His Own AI Application for Law Enforcement Communication

Posted on October 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Austin Handle is a police officer and tech hobbyist with a dream–to get his self-made application, Apollo AI (or Apollo), in the hands of first responders.

How One Police Officer Built His Own AI Application for Law Enforcement Communication

Posted on October 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Austin Handle is a police officer and tech hobbyist with a dream–to get his self-made application, Apollo AI (or Apollo), in the hands of first responders.

Nuance AI Improves Incident Reporting, Officer Safety, and Community Presence for Law Enforcement Agencies

Posted on October 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Cities across the United States modernize public safety processes and procedures with Dragon Law Enforcement

Meggitt Training Systems to highlight irrefutable, life-saving benefits of virtual training through Georgia state study

Posted on October 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Company emphasizes insightful customer study, 10 lanes of military-grade 3D marksmanship, unmatched live-fire products and a replica Tommy Gun reflecting 1920s policing

Meggitt Training Systems to highlight irrefutable, life-saving benefits of virtual training through Georgia state study

Posted on October 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Company emphasizes insightful customer study, 10 lanes of military-grade 3D marksmanship, unmatched live-fire products and a replica Tommy Gun reflecting 1920s policing

Meggitt Training Systems to highlight irrefutable, life-saving benefits of virtual training through Georgia state study

Posted on October 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Company emphasizes insightful customer study, 10 lanes of military-grade 3D marksmanship, unmatched live-fire products and a replica Tommy Gun reflecting 1920s policing

Meggitt Training Systems to highlight irrefutable, life-saving benefits of virtual training through Georgia state study

Posted on October 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Company emphasizes insightful customer study, 10 lanes of military-grade 3D marksmanship, unmatched live-fire products and a replica Tommy Gun reflecting 1920s policing

Verizon’s 5G First Responder Lab holds Cohort 2 Experience Day in Washington, D.C.

Posted on October 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The program represents the second phase in delivering on Verizon and partner Responder Corp’s promise to enable 15 lifesaving first responder technologies with the power of 5G.

VirTra Receives $2.3 Million Follow-On Order from the Arizona Department of Public Safety

Posted on October 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

VirTra, Inc. has received a $2.3 million follow-on order from the Arizona Department of Public Safety to provide Arizona law enforcement organizations with VirTra’s judgmental use-of-force training and firearms simulators, including virtual firing ranges.

Discover incident-based preemption from Opticom at the 2019 IACP Annual Conference

Posted on October 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Find solutions that meet your needs, win prizes and ask questions at Booth 1055

Discover incident-based preemption from Opticom at the 2019 IACP Annual Conference

Posted on October 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Find solutions that meet your needs, win prizes and ask questions at Booth 1055

Axon Announces AI-Powered In-Car License Plate Reader System Built With Ethical Design and Privacy-Centric Framework

Posted on October 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Next generation Fleet 3 In-Car Video System will feature Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) with built-in controls to promote transparency, privacy and secure data handling following guidelines from Axon's AI and Policing Technology Ethics Board

NICE Unveils Updated NICE Investigate Digital Evidence Management Solution at IACP 2019, Featuring New Mobile Functionality to Improve Incident Response

Posted on October 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

NICE Investigate Mobile will help law enforcement streamline investigative work while improving community engagement

NYPD Officer Critically Injured, Suspect Fatally Shot in Struggle at Nail Salon

Posted on October 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A mentally ill man was dead and an NYPD police officer was in a medically-induced coma after a wild melee Friday in Brooklyn sparked by attempt to arrest a man urinating in a nail salon.

Two Former North Carolina Troopers Arrested in Ticket-Writing Investigation

Posted on October 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The N.C. State Bureau of Investigation has arrested two former state troopers, saying they wrote traffic tickets that weren’t given to drivers.

Georgia Officers Use Narcan to Save Brothers Suffering Overdose

Posted on October 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two brothers got another lease on life this week when Smyrna police saved them from overdosing at a fast food restaurant.

Georgia Police Officer Falls, Fractures Arm While Chasing Suspects

Posted on October 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Morrow Police Sgt. Quatch underwent surgery Friday to repair a compound fracture to his right arm.

Wife of Florida Deputy Severely Injured in Line of Duty Sues Sheriff

Posted on October 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Polk County Sheriff's Deputy Christin Pennell -- whose husband Adam Pennell, a former deputy, was severely injured in the line of duty -- is suing her boss, Sheriff Grady Judd, for numerous violations of federal and state work protections.

Parrot launches professional drone loan program to strengthen solutions for enterprise partners

Posted on October 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Parrot is creating innovative business solutions for professional partners through its high-performance ANAFI drones

DetectaChem Releases Automated CBD/THC Differentiation Field Test Kit

Posted on October 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

New smartphone-based test helps law enforcement navigate legal complexities of multi-state trafficking, grow farm regulations and usage of CBD and THC products

Genetec unveils next-generation mobile license plate recognition system with Intel® Movidius™ VPU technology for edge-based deep learning capabilities

Posted on October 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Genetec AutoVu™ SharpZ3 goes beyond license plate identification and brings new levels of innovation in vehicle analytics, situational awareness, and accuracy

Hundreds Honor Slain California Sheriff’s Deputy

Posted on October 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Hundreds surrounded the bell tower in downtown Placerville to pay their respects to a fallen hero. El Dorado County Deputy Brian Ishmael was shot and killed responding to a call this week. Community members stood solemnly as the bell tolled in Ishmael’s h

Arizona Police Commander Sues the City, Chief

Posted on October 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Commander Aaron Minor blew the whistle on Assistant Police Chief Richard Slavin for alleged homophobic comments at a meeting of high-ranking Scottsdale police officers in May. Five months and two internal investigations later, Commander Minor was fired.

Police Seek ‘Rocket Scientist’ After Attempted Robbery

Posted on October 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Auburn police are searching for a “rocket scientist” robber who revealed his face during an attempted armed robbery last week. The suspect tried to rob the Xpress Stop on Southbridge Street on Oct. 16, according to the Auburn Police Department.

California Police Share Photo of ‘Drunk Santa’ in Jail Cell

Posted on October 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Brea Police Department in Orange County, California, took to social media Tuesday to share a message from a man in a Santa Claus suit sleeping inside a jail cell.

California Police Share Photo of ‘Drunk Santa’ in Jail Cell

Posted on October 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Brea Police Department in Orange County, California, took to social media Tuesday to share a message from a man in a Santa Claus suit sleeping inside a jail cell.

Philadelphia Police Inspector Charged With Sexually Assaulting Three Female Officers

Posted on October 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Longtime Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Carl Holmes was arrested Thursday and charged with sexually assaulting three female police officers.

First-of-its-Kind NYPD-Run Community Center Opening in Brooklyn

Posted on October 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The new NYPD Community Center will be run by police personnel and child counselors, and will feature classrooms, a computer lab, music and dance studios, sports activities, and other programs aimed at children and young adults.

New York Officer Rescues Man From Burning Home

Posted on October 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Suffolk County Police Officer Francis McKay rushed into a burning home Wednesday afternoon in North Babylon and helped a 73-year-old man in a wheelchair who was stuck on the second floor to safety.

New York Officer Rescues Man From Burning Home

Posted on October 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Suffolk County Police Officer Francis McKay rushed into a burning home Wednesday afternoon in North Babylon and helped a 73-year-old man in a wheelchair who was stuck on the second floor to safety.

California Sheriff Blames 911 Caller in Deputy’s Killing

Posted on October 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The man who called 911 to report his marijuana plants were being stolen — a call that led to the shooting death of El Dorado County sheriff’s Deputy Brian Ishmael on Wednesday — has been arrested on a charge of involuntary manslaughter, jail records show.

NYPD: Officer Saved by Vest Was Wounded by Suspect

Posted on October 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

NYPD Officer Christopher Wintermute was shot once in the chest by Victor Hernandez as they fought early Wednesday in the hallway of a Harlem apartment complex, officials said.

Baltimore Police Officer Recalls Taking a Bullet During Methadone Clinic Attack

Posted on October 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Sgt. Bill Shiflett recalled the July incident for the first time in detail publicly on Wednesday, one day after receiving the Baltimore Police Department’s highest award — the Medal of Honor.

Baltimore Police Officer Recalls Taking a Bullet During Methadone Clinic Attack

Posted on October 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Sgt. Bill Shiflett recalled the July incident for the first time in detail publicly on Wednesday, one day after receiving the Baltimore Police Department’s highest award — the Medal of Honor.

New York Law Enforcement Officers to Get More Mental Health Help

Posted on October 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

NASSAU COUNTY, New York -- Nassau police and correction officers will soon have access to enhanced mental health services as the county does its part to stem a troubling law enforcement trend — cops taking their own lives.County officials cited the...

New York Law Enforcement Officers to Get More Mental Health Help

Posted on October 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

NASSAU COUNTY, New York -- Nassau police and correction officers will soon have access to enhanced mental health services as the county does its part to stem a troubling law enforcement trend — cops taking their own lives.County officials cited the...

Video Shows SUV Hit South Carolina Sheriff’s Deputy Directing Traffic at School

Posted on October 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Kershaw County Sheriff's Deputy Chelsea Cockrell,who had her blue lights on and was wearing her bright yellow reflective jacket, was directing traffic at Lugoff Elementary School Thursday.

Connecticut Trooper Saves Teacher’s Life After ‘Catastrophic’ Accident

Posted on October 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The head of the state’s technical system is praising the efforts of a state trooper credited with saving the life of a Vinal Technical High School shop teacher whose arm was partially amputated in a “catastrophic” accident Tuesday.

Man Arrested in Shooting of Texas Constable Deputy

Posted on October 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Keith Lamar Thomas was charged with two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of aggravated assault of an officer in the shooting of a Harris County Precinct 5 constable deputy.

Man Arrested in Shooting of Texas Constable Deputy

Posted on October 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Keith Lamar Thomas was charged with two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of aggravated assault of an officer in the shooting of a Harris County Precinct 5 constable deputy.

NYPD Announcing New Effort to Address Spike in Suicides

Posted on October 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner James O’Neill say there’s a new joint effort to tackle the mental health crisis the NYPD has been facing.

NYPD Announcing New Effort to Address Spike in Suicides

Posted on October 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner James O’Neill say there’s a new joint effort to tackle the mental health crisis the NYPD has been facing.

Chicago FOP Issues Vote of No Confidence in Top Cop

Posted on October 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Chicago Fraternal Order of Police board on Wednesday issued a vote of no confidence against police Supt. Eddie Johnson. The FOP Lodge 7 Board of Directors said it voted to protest Johnson’s decision to skip President Trump’s speech at IACP.

Milwaukee Police Giving Away Free Gun Locks to Prevent Tragedies

Posted on October 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Milwaukee Police began handing out free gun locks after a 4-year-old girl accidentally shot herself and her father over the weekend.

Milwaukee Police Giving Away Free Gun Locks to Prevent Tragedies

Posted on October 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Milwaukee Police began handing out free gun locks after a 4-year-old girl accidentally shot herself and her father over the weekend.

Instead Writing a Ticket, Milwaukee Officer Buys Mom Car Seats

Posted on October 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

While on patrol on Oct. 12, Milwaukee Police Officer Kevin Zimmerman came across Andrella Jackson, who was driving a car with an invalid registration, and had children in the back seat.

Off-Duty California Deputy on Ride-Along When Deputy Fatally Shot Released From Hospital

Posted on October 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A "ride-along" passenger, who was an off-duty deputy from the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office, was with El Dorado County Sheriff's Deputy Brian Ishmael and was also shot and injured as he exchanged fire with the suspects.

Chicago’s Top Cop Will Skip President Trump’s IACP Speech

Posted on October 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson will be hosting the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in town next week, but he’s going to skip President Donald Trump’s speech, according to a spokesman.

Chicago Police Superintendent Will Skip President Trump’s Speech During IACP

Posted on October 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson will be hosting the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in town next week, but he’s going to skip President Donald Trump’s speech, according to a spokesman.

Florida Senate Sides With Governor, Votes to Remove Sheriff

Posted on October 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Florida Senate made it official Wednesday and removed Scott Israel, Broward County’s suspended top cop who the governor blamed for the Broward Sheriff’s Office’s botched response to the Feb. 14, 2018, shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

California Police Chief Stands by Officer Who Fatally Shot Teen in Video as Outrage Builds

Posted on October 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Fresno Police Department‘s Internal Affairs Bureau, Fresno County District Attorney’s Office and the city of Fresno’s Office of Independent Review all deemed the lethal force was justified.

NYPD Officer Saved by Ballistic Vest During Deadly Shootout With Naked Gunman

Posted on October 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A crazed, naked gunman was gunned down in a wild Wednesday shootout with police inside the hallway of his Harlem apartment building, with a lucky city cop saved by his bullet-resistant vest during the lethal late-night confrontation, authorities said.

Cincinnati Police Department Deploys Axon Records and Axon Body 3 Agencywide

Posted on October 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

First major city police agency receiving shipments of Axon's next generation, LTE-enabled body-worn cameras; using Axon Records for use-of-force reporting en route to an agencywide RMS deployment

Wrap to Showcase BolaWrap Remote Restraint at IACP 2019

Posted on October 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Visit Booth #2240 to deploy BolaWrap in typical scenarios using Wrap Virtual Reality

Find Education and Training Materials Online at Viking Electronics’ YouTube Channel!

Posted on October 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Viking Electronics YouTube channel now features educational and training content helpful for customers, distributors, and installers of all experience levels.

Michigan Sheriff’s Deputy Avoids Injury After Vehicle Sideswiped

Posted on October 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

A Kalamazoo sheriff’s deputy avoided serious injury after his SUV was sideswiped by a suspected drunk driver early Friday morning in the 2500 block of Gull Road.

North Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper Seriously Injured in Traffic Stop Crash

Posted on October 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

North Carolina Highway Patrol says a trooper is in serious condition after being hit by a driver who's now charged with driving while intoxicated.

NYPD Officer Saved From Gunfire by Vest

Posted on October 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An NYPD officer was shot and wounded during a struggle with a suspect early Thursday. The 34-year-old, seven-year veteran of the force was struck once in his bullet-resistant vest. He treated at a local hospital and released about five hours later.

New Jersey Police Officers Rescue Distraught 13-Year-Old From Fire Escape

Posted on October 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two Newark police officers are being credited with rescuing a 13-year-old boy from the ledge of a third-floor fire escape where the youth was threatening to jump on Oct. 21, 2019.

Florida Deputies Sue Sheriff’s Office

Posted on October 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

This month marks three years since a Polk County Deputy nearly lost his life on the job. Deputy Adam Pennell had to learn to walk again following major surgery. Now his wife, also a deputy, is suing the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

Florida Deputies Sue Sheriff’s Office

Posted on October 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

This month marks three years since a Polk County Deputy nearly lost his life on the job. Deputy Adam Pennell had to learn to walk again following major surgery. Now his wife, also a deputy, is suing the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

California Sheriff’s Deputy Fatally Shot

Posted on October 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

El Dorado County Sheriff's Deputy Brian Ishmael was shot and killed early Wednesday morning.

California Sheriff’s Deputy Fatally Shot

Posted on October 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

El Dorado County Sheriff's Deputy Brian Ishmael was shot and killed early Wednesday morning.

New York City Eyes Regulation of Facial Recognition Technology Used by Police

Posted on October 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Privacy advocates are pushing for oversight of how facial surveillance is used by the NYPD.

Remains of Abducted Girl Found in Alabama Dumpster

Posted on October 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Remains believed to be those of Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney, abducted 10 days ago from a Birmingham birthday party, were recovered Tuesday night.

Missouri Highway Patrol Trooper Locates Missing Kangaroo

Posted on October 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Missouri Highway Patrol Trooper H. Hoemann received a call about the missing marsupial and was able to find him and return him safely.

The CBD/THC Differentiation Test Pouch

Posted on October 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Accurately differentiate between CBD and THC while providing an indication of legal concentration limits with the MobileDetect App

Connecticut Police Officer Charged With Felony in Shooting

Posted on October 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Hamden police officer is facing charges for his role in the shooting and wounding of a woman who was a passenger in a car stopped in New Haven in April.

Judge Says Chicago Can Proceed With Lawsuit Against Actor in Hoax Attack

Posted on October 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A federal judge gave the go-ahead Tuesday to the city of Chicago’s lawsuit against Jussie Smollett that seeks reimbursement from the former “Empire” actor for police overtime in the investigation of his alleged hoax attack in January.

Video Shows Florida Police Officers Save Choking Baby

Posted on October 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Kissimmee mother is thankful for the Kissimmee Police Department’s quick actions Saturday that kept her baby boy alive after a scary choking incident.

Man Pleads Guilty in North Carolina LODD

Posted on October 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officers lined the courtroom as Irving Lucien Fenner Jr. pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the death of Shelby Police Officer Tim Brackeen on Tuesday and was sentenced to life in prison.

LIFE Kit Line (Lifesaving Interventions For Emergencies)

Posted on October 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Chinook Medical Gear, Inc. improved its comprehensive LIFE™ Kit Line (Lifesaving Interventions For Emergencies). Chinook LIFE™ Kits are the answer to emerging standards and protocol for Mass Casualty and Active Shooter events. These kits allow...

What We Embrace; What We Must Teach

Posted on October 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

In what direction are we steering our society by teaching our children never to defend themselves?

What We Embrace; What We Must Teach

Posted on October 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

In what direction are we steering our society by teaching our children never to defend themselves?

What We Embrace; What We Must Teach

Posted on October 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

In what direction are we steering our society by teaching our children never to defend themselves?

Ultra High-Definition 4K 300-Degree Immersive Training Simulator

Posted on October 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

VirTra, Inc.'s Ultra High Definition 300-degree immersive training simulator, combines five state-of-the-art laser-based 4K projectors. VirTra began preparing to utilize future 4K high-resolution displays approximately six years ago with the goal of...

Ultra High-Definition 4K 300-Degree Immersive Training Simulator

Posted on October 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

VirTra, Inc.'s Ultra High Definition 300-degree immersive training simulator, combines five state-of-the-art laser-based 4K projectors. VirTra began preparing to utilize future 4K high-resolution displays approximately six years ago with the goal of...

Study Finds 1 in 3 Americans Fear Active Shooter Incidents in Their Community

Posted on October 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The CentralSquare Voice of the Citizen Survey, which questioned more than 5,000 Americans, also found that Gen Z and Millennials -- most of which grew up with active shooter drills -- are twice as concerned about active shooters than baby boomers.

Inmate Found Guilty in Slayings of Four North Carolina Prison Employees During Attempted Escape

Posted on October 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

After deliberating 35 minutes Monday, a jury found Mikel Brady guilty of all four counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of four prison employees during an attempted escape from the Pasquotank Correctional Institution two years ago.

Oregon Officer Fatally Shoot Man in Police Station Parking Lot

Posted on October 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Hillsboro police officers fatally shot a man outside their West Precinct Monday evening. Officers were in the parking lot investigating suspicious behavior between two men who were standing outside of their cars in the parking lot just after 6 p.m.

Uncertain Future for Chicago Police Superintendent

Posted on October 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

After Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson revealed to Mayor Lightfoot that he had a few drinks before being slumped over in his vehicle last week, questions swirl around his future with the force.

Trial Begins for Driver Charged With Killing Massachusetts Trooper

Posted on October 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Testimony began Monday in the trial of the man charged with driving high on marijuana and causing the death of Massachusetts State Police Trooper Thomas Clardy.

Florida Police Rescue 245 Animals, 3 Children From Home

Posted on October 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Three children and 245 animals were taken away Sunday from an Edgewater home found to be in deplorable conditions, according to the Edgewater Police Department.

New York Police Officers Who Rushed Transplant Organ to Hospital Honored

Posted on October 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Suffolk County police officials honored two Highway Patrol cops Monday who helped save a life earlier this year by rushing a donated liver from Stony Brook University Hospital to a transplant recipient more than 50 miles away in Manhattan.

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Seek to Return Arrest Powers to School Police

Posted on October 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

When state lawmakers return to session on Monday, they will begin work on correcting a mistake they made last summer that stripped school police officers of their longheld arrest powers.

Driver Goes on Trial in Michigan Sheriff’s Deputy’s Death

Posted on October 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Christopher Berak went on trial Monday on charges of killing Oakland County Sheriff's Deputy Eric Overall by intentionally hitting him with his car nearly two years ago.

Crisis Training Helps Virginia Sheriff’s Deputy Save a Life

Posted on October 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Norfolk County Sheriff’s Deputy Thomas Parnham quickly became thankful he had gone through specialized crisis intervention training, because for this encounter, he was going to need it.

Texas Sheriff’s Deputy Wounded in Shootout; Suspect Dead

Posted on October 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Anderson County Sheriff's Deputy Bradley Colman was wounded in a shootout at the Hickory Ridge Mobile Home Park on Saturday.

California Highway Patrol Officer Critically Injured After Being Struck by DUI Suspect

Posted on October 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

CHP Officer David Gordon remains in "critical but stable" condition after he underwent seven hours of surgery for compound breaks in his leg and a broken arm, among multiple other injuries.

Elide Fire

Posted on October 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

ElideFire USA

Posted on October 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Patrol Officer – Mechanicsburg Police Department

Posted on October 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Job DescriptionProtection of Life and Property, Prevention of Crime, Enforcement of Laws, Preservation of Peace, Apprehension of Criminals, Prepare all reports as required.ResponsibilitiesPerformance of Officials Duties in a professional manner, prevent...

Patrol Officer – Mechanicsburg Police Department

Posted on October 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Job DescriptionProtection of Life and Property, Prevention of Crime, Enforcement of Laws, Preservation of Peace, Apprehension of Criminals, Prepare all reports as required.ResponsibilitiesPerformance of Officials Duties in a professional manner, prevent...

CentralSquare’s ShareBlueSmiles Program Highlights Good Deeds by Law Enforcement Officers

Posted on October 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

In June, CentralSquare Technologies launched ShareBlueSmiles; an initiative promoting under-reported original stories about officers from law enforcement agencies across the country who have gone out of their way to connect with their communities.

CrimeSearch – A Pattern Crime Mapping, Data Retrieval and Analysis Tool

Posted on October 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Vigilant CrimeSearch™ is a pattern crime mapping, data retrieval and analysis tool. When deployed with BallisticSearch, the solutions enable law enforcement to connect seemingly disparate crimes to identify patterns, expedite case closures and improve...

Michigan Bills Could Improve Police Interactions for Autistic, Deaf

Posted on October 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Bills passed unanimously in the Michigan Senate last week that would let drivers with autism or hearing loss voluntarily disclose a “communication impediment designation” to the Secretary of State when obtaining a driver’s license or registering a vehicle

Eyewitness Data Vault 3 Back Office Software Platform

Posted on October 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Kustom Signals, Inc. Eyewitness Data Vault 3 (EDV 3) and Eyewitness Kloud Storage offers cloud storage options with a unique ownership promise not offered by other vendors. EDV 3 is a powerful digital video management solution that works in...

Eyewitness Data Vault 3 Back Office Software Platform

Posted on October 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Kustom Signals, Inc. Eyewitness Data Vault 3 (EDV 3) and Eyewitness Kloud Storage offers cloud storage options with a unique ownership promise not offered by other vendors. EDV 3 is a powerful digital video management solution that works in...

Death Investigations Upended in Rush to Harvest Body Parts

Posted on October 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Wrongful death and medical malpractice lawsuits have been thwarted by early tissue harvesting.

Trial Begins for Driver Accused of Being High in Crash That Killed Massachusetts State Police Trooper

Posted on October 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The man accused of killing Massachusetts State Police Trooper Thomas Clardy in a 2016 crash on the Massachusetts Turnpike will go in front of a judge Monday as his trial begins.

The Deputy Sheriffs’ Association of San Diego County Selects Facet Wealth as Preferred Partner

Posted on October 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Selection concludes an extensive nationwide search for a partner to provide conflict-free financial advice to thousands of deputy sheriffs

The Fire Protection Research Foundation Receives Assistance to Firefighter Grant to Research the Economic and Emotional Impact of Active Shooter/Hostile Events

Posted on October 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Research Foundation will oversee the two-year project working closely with NFPA and, in particular, the technical committee for NFPA 3000, Standard for an Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program.

Mount Laurel Animal Hospital With the Aid of Local Businesses to Bring Explosives Detector Dog to Community

Posted on October 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Specialized K-9 would be first for South Jersey town's force.

BolaWrap Deployment Caught on Video

Posted on October 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Wrap Technologies, Inc. (the "Company" or "Wrap") (Nasdaq: WRTC), an innovator of modern policing solutions, today linked to a recent news report titled "Fresno police use Batman-style BolaWrap to detain stabbing suspect".

Chicago Police Officer Shot Serving Arrest Warrant Goes Home From Hospital

Posted on October 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Chicago police officer Adam Wazny has spent nearly a month in the hospital, undergoing multiple surgeries, after he was shot while serving an arrest warrant in West Englewood. So he was understandably relieved to be going home to his own bed on Friday.

2 Boston Police Officers Injured in Cruiser Crash

Posted on October 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two Boston Police officers were hurt in a crash in Dorchester overnight. The officers were in a cruiser when it collided head-on with a car at the intersection of Norfolk and Capen streets around 12:45 a.m. Monday.

Chicago Police Officers, Firefighters Honored at ‘Blue Mass’

Posted on October 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Parishioners applauded for officers and firefighters at St. Stanislaus Kostka Roman Catholic Church

Take a Look at Kustom Signals

Posted on October 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

In this video Kustom Signals shares the features in some of our most innovative and newest products. Take a look at what Kustom Signals has to offer. Special thanks to MP Productions, Springfield, MO

Product News: 20 New Notebooks, Tablets & Handhelds

Posted on October 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The latest products in computers, laptops and digital technology for law enforcement

Video Shows Hero Coach Disarming, Hugging Student

Posted on October 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Newly released surveillance footage from the Parkrose High School gun scare in May shows Keanon Lowe, a security guard and coach at the Portland school, disarming, embracing and comforting the distraught student who brought a loaded shotgun into a clas

Suspect Charged With Using Taser on Two Alabama Police Officers

Posted on October 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Demetrious Restee Williams is charged with two counts of second-degree assault, one count of first-degree escape, one count of disarming a law enforcement officer, and first-degree robbery.

Florida Sheriff’s Deputy Dies After Weeks in Hospital

Posted on October 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Hernando County Sheriff's Sgt. Louis "Lou" Genovese, a deputy since 2006, was unexpectedly hospitalized three weeks ago and doctors were unable to correct the issue

NYC Council Paves Way for Closing Rikers Island

Posted on October 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The New York City Council passed a plan to build four new borough-based jails on Thursday, marking the end of a months-long effort to push through a proposal that politicians say will ultimately end in a Rikers Island shutdown.

2 Chicago Officers, 2 Paramedics Injured After Patrol Car, Ambulance Collide

Posted on October 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Chicago police squad car and a Chicago Fire Department ambulance collided Saturday night in Homan Square, leaving two officers and two paramedics injured.

Newest NYPD K-9 Unit Dog Named After Fallen Detective

Posted on October 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Russel, the NYPD’s furriest new recruit, has been embraced with open arms by the mother of late Det. Russel Timoshenko, who the dog is named in honor of.

Montana Sheriff’s Deputy Fatally Injured During Response to Stranded Motorist

Posted on October 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Gallatin County Sheriff’s Deputy Jake Allmendinger was responding to a welfare check of a stranded motorist reported in the Bridger mountain range Saturday night when he exited the driver’s side of the vehicle and became trapped under the cursier.

Propper Flash Sale & Expansion

Posted on October 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Propper International has come a long way from their founding in 1967. Celebrate with them this weekend by taking advantage of their Military Grade Flash Sale.

Jury Sides With Washington Police Officer in 2015 Shooting

Posted on October 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A jury found Thursday that Olympia Police Officer Ryan Donald did not violate the constitutional rights of two brothers he shot in 2015 while responding to reports that two men matching their description had tried to steal beer from an Olympia supermarket

Chicago Places Order 200 Ford Police Interceptor Utility Hybrids Built at City Assembly Plant

Posted on October 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Ford Motor Company and the Chicago Police Department announced on Friday that the all-new Ford Police Interceptor Utility Hybrid -- built in Chicago -- will soon join the city's fleet of patrol vehicles.

Speed Enforcement with Eyewitness Video Back-up

Posted on October 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Kustom Signals Eagle 3 RADAR with Eyewitness HD in-car video and Eyewitness Vantage body-worn video

VirTra Launches Driving Simulators for U.S. Law Enforcement at the IACP Conference

Posted on October 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

VirTra will be introducing driving simulators specifically designed for U.S. Law Enforcement at the IACP Conference on October 26-29, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois.

NYPD’s Top Cop Warns of Trouble After Closing Rikers

Posted on October 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill talks about his issues with the New York City Council's controversial decision to close Rikers Island.

CHP Motorcycle Officer Injured in Crash During Police Pursuit

Posted on October 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A California Highway Patrol motor officer crashed Thursday during a police pursuit in Northridge.

Fired Phoenix Police Officer Wants His Job Back

Posted on October 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Former Phoenix police officer Tim Baiardi is trying to get his job back after being fired for slapping a handcuffed shoplifter.

Massachusetts Police Cruisers Get a Makeover

Posted on October 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

West Boylston Police Chief Dennis Minnich Sr. met with selectmen Wednesday, Oct. 16 with pictures of two new cruiser designs, both including the name of the town.

Audit: Baltimore County Needs to Improve Sexual Assault Investigations

Posted on October 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Baltimore County Sexual Assault Investigations Task Force, formed in February, concluded that law enforcement rarely tested evidence from rape cases or charged cases where victims delayed reporting.

Chicago’s Top Cop Calls for Internal Investigation on Himself

Posted on October 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson called for an internal investigation on himself after officers responding to a 911 call found him asleep in his parked car near his home at about 12:30 a.m. Thursday.

NYPD Officer Fatally Shoots Wanted Man Who Struggled With Cops

Posted on October 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A motorist wanted on three open warrants was shot dead by an NYPD sergeant in a struggle at a traffic stop, police said Thursday.

Dashcam Video Shows Idaho Trooper Nearly Hit by Tow Truck

Posted on October 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Idaho State Police shared a dashcam video on Wednesday that showed a trooper nearly being struck by a vehicle when an oncoming driver slammed into the crash scene the trooper was investigating.

Texas Constable Deputy Recovering After Being Shot

Posted on October 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A constable deputy who was shot during a robbery of a Five Guys in Garden Oaks Wednesday night has had successful surgery and is expected to make a full recovery, officials said Thursday.

San Jose Officer Cleared, Video Released in Valentine’s Day Shooting and UPS Hijacking

Posted on October 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A San Jose police officer has been cleared in the fatally shooting a man who led police on a violent pursuit, hijacked a UPS truck with its driver and ran toward officers with a shotgun.

Are Motorcycles Still Applicable for Law Enforcement Use?

Posted on October 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The strengths and challenges of the motorcycle unit

Technology at Your Fingertips

Posted on October 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The patrol car is a mobile office. Equipping officers with the right equipment will give them everything they need at their fingertips. By Editorial Staff, Officer Media Group  A patrolman’s vehicle is not only their means for transportation but is...

What Officers Need to Know About Mounting & Storing Firearms in the Patrol Vehicle

Posted on October 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A look at the variety of options for firearms in patrol vehicles and what considerations impact the choices

The Myths of Armored Personnel Carriers in Special Operations

Posted on October 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The characteristics and uses of an APC and the truth behind common beliefs or perceptions

Welcome to the 2019 Vehicles & Fleet Supplement

Posted on October 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Editorial Director Lt. Frank Borelli (ret) welcomes you to this year's Vehicles & Fleet Supplement.

Dozens of Cold Cases Accross U.S. Solved as Worst Serial Killer in Nation’s History Confeses

Posted on October 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The FBI said they have been able to confirm 50 of Little’s victims across the country, with more pending the sign-off from local agencies.

Florida Deputy Whose Gun Discharged at School Fired

Posted on October 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco on Wednesday fired a deputy whose gun discharged at a Wesley Chapel middle school earlier this year.

No Jail Time for Former Florida Police Officer Who Mistakenly Shot and Killed Woman at Citizens Academy

Posted on October 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Lee Coel, the former Punta Gorda police officer accused of shooting and killing retired librarian Mary Knowlton in 2016 during a flawed use-of-force demonstration at the police department, pleaded no contest to second-degree manslaughter Wednesday.

Virginia State Police Trooper’s Car Struck by Drunken Driver During Traffic Stop

Posted on October 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Virginia State Police Trooper K.S. Kerr was pulled over on the right shoulder of I-264 east in Norfolk writing a speeding ticket late Wednesday night when his vehicle was struck by a driver.

KUSTOM SIGNALS ANNOUNCES EYEWITNESS DATA VAULT 3 FEATURING OUR KLOUD OWNERSHIP PROMISE

Posted on October 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Kustom Signals, Inc. is proud to launch our most recent upgrade to our back office software platform, Eyewitness Data Vault 3 (EDV 3).

First Responders to be Immortalized Through Pelican Products’ ‘Portraits of Protection’

Posted on October 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Photo Competition Challenges Photographers to Provide “Images of Heroism” for a Chance to Win Pelican™ Gear

Maryland Trooper’s Social Media Reminder for ‘Move Over’ Law Goes Viral

Posted on October 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Maryland state trooper's Facebook showing three damaged squad cars hit by drivers not following the 'move over' law is going viral.

Balitmore Police Commissioner Addresses City’s Violent Crime

Posted on October 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

After a violent weekend which has spilled into the week, Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison spoke at a press conference about some of the biggest challenges to tackling crime in the city, and how his crime plan intends to overcome those challe

Florida Sheriff’s Deputy Serenades Students

Posted on October 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An Orange County deputy is breaking down barriers by singing to students.

Report: Seattle Police Officer Acted Properly in Fatal Shooting

Posted on October 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Seattle police officer acted reasonably and within training and policy when he fatally shot a 36-year old man armed with a handgun after a New Year’s Eve traffic stop last year, a report released Wednesday concluded.

Ex-Con Wounded in Shootout With NYPD Officers Dies

Posted on October 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A recently paroled ex-con who was critically wounded in a Brooklyn shootout with police has died of his injuries.

NYPD Arrests Suspect in Mass Shooting During Block Party

Posted on October 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A suspect is in custody in connection with a Brooklyn block party shooting that left one man dead and 11 other people wounded, police sources said.

Louisiana State Police Employees ‘Reassigned’ After Training Injuries

Posted on October 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Louisiana State Police Col. Kevin Reeves announced Tuesday that three employees have been reassigned after recent cadet training was found to extend beyond "normal parameters."

Report: Florida Officers Violated Policies After Shoving Suspect Off Roof

Posted on October 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Kissimmee police sergeant resigned and an officer was suspended after one of them pushed a car theft suspect off a roof earlier this year, according to an internal investigation released Wednesday.

Georgia Police Release Video of Officer Shooting Machete-Wielding Suspect

Posted on October 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Athens police on Wednesday released body camera footage of an Oct. 5 incident in which an officer shot a man who appeared to lunge at him with a machete.

Constable Deputy Shot Working Security Job

Posted on October 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Harris County Precinct 5 constable deputy was taken to a hospital in stable condition after he was was shot Wednesday night while working an extra security job at a Five Guys in Houston.

Delta Barrier Stops Yet Another Intruder at Naval Air Station – Corpus Christi

Posted on October 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

8 Months Later, Delta MP5000 Portable Barrier Does Its Job Again

Delta Barrier Stops Yet Another Intruder at Naval Air Station – Corpus Christi

Posted on October 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

8 Months Later, Delta MP5000 Portable Barrier Does Its Job Again

Delta Barrier Stops Yet Another Intruder at Naval Air Station – Corpus Christi

Posted on October 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

8 Months Later, Delta MP5000 Portable Barrier Does Its Job Again

Delta Barrier Stops Yet Another Intruder at Naval Air Station – Corpus Christi

Posted on October 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

8 Months Later, Delta MP5000 Portable Barrier Does Its Job Again

LaserTech Helps Police Departments See Clearly with Technology of the Future

Posted on October 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Starting October 1, 2019 and running through December 31, 2019, LTI’s 20/20 TruSpeed® S and TruVISION™ price will be reduced.

Michigan Sheriff’s K-9 Brings Out the Best in Deputy

Posted on October 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Whether by locating a missing child, assisting on a narcotics bust, tracking a suspect or clearing a house for the regional SWAT team, Van Buren County Sheriff's K-9 Kuno has quickly became a well-respected officer among his peers.

Video Shows Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Pull Unconcious Driver From Car in Path of Oncoming Train

Posted on October 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Newly released video shows a Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Ruben Correa pull an unconcious driver from a vehicle stuck on train tracks before it was struck early Wednesday morning.

Body Camera Video Shows Illinois Police Officers Pull Woman From Burning Vehicle

Posted on October 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Zion police released body camera video from one of two officers who responded to the scene of a burning vehicle Friday, where a quick-moving fire required them to make a dramatic rescue.

Baltimore Police Report 12 Percent Rise In Homicides Since 2018

Posted on October 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

With just a few months left in 2019, the number of homicides in Baltimore is nearing the level the city saw for all of last year.

Baltimore Police Report 12 Percent Rise In Homicides Since 2018

Posted on October 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

With just a few months left in 2019, the number of homicides in Baltimore is nearing the level the city saw for all of last year.

Philadelphia Police Lieutenant Taking on Mount Kilimanjaro to Raise Money for Breast Cancer Patients

Posted on October 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Philadelphia lieutenant beat cancer and is now taking on Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money to help other patients.

Massachusetts Police Officers Catch Emu ‘Terrorizing Motorists’

Posted on October 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Why did the emu cross the road? Franklin police aren’t sure, but they were thankfully able to catch it Monday morning. According to a post on their Facebook page, officers were finishing a traffic stop when they spotted an emu running across the street.

Suspect Bites Michigan Trooper During Arrest

Posted on October 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Northern Michigan man bit a state police trooper in the arm and wrist when they tried to arrest him for smoking marijuana against his bond, police said.

Woman Pointed Gun at Window Before Fort Worth Officer Killed Her

Posted on October 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A murder warrant for Aaron Dean, the Fort Worth officer who killed Atatiana Jefferson in her home, recounts what led up to the shooting from the perspective of her 8-year-old nephew.

Video Shows Off-Duty NYPD Officers Revive Man in Bowling Alley

Posted on October 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Three off-duty cops worked fast Sunday to revive a man who went into cardiac arrest at a Staten Island bowling alley.

NYPD Officer Becomes 10th to Commit Suicide This Year

Posted on October 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An NYPD sergeant fatally shot himself in his Queens home Tuesday, the 10th city cop to die by suicide this year.

Gunman Critically Wounded in Fiery Shootout With NYPD Officers

Posted on October 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An NYPD officer shot and critically wounded an ex-con released on parole just five days ago during a fierce gun battle in a public housing project in Brooklyn Tuesday night.

Shot Pennsylvania Officer Tied Tourniquet on His Leg, Returned to Dispute

Posted on October 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Lower Swatara Township Police Officer Timothy Shea, put a tourniquet on himself and went back inside the home “in an act of great bravery,” District Attorney Fran Chardo told reporters.

Maryland Officer’s Death Ruled a Suicide

Posted on October 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of the District of Columbia ruled the death of Montgomery County Police Officer Thomas J. Bomba, who was shot on the top level of a parking garage in Silver Spring Monday, was a result of “self-inflicted injury.”

7 Responses to Challenges in Digital Forensics

Posted on October 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Tactics to handling the constant change and growing challenges for law enforcement in digital and mobile forensics, and seven responses that can help address them/

With Everyday Carry, Consider the Patrol Car

Posted on October 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Keeping patrol cars and equipment protected at all times, especially off duty, can be a challenge. With these suggestions and devices, every officer can be sure their take-home vehicle is safe and secure.

Where We’re Going in 2020

Posted on October 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Looking into the year 2020, it's interesting to see how Officer Media Group will evolve just based on what we have planned so far!

How to Train with Subcaliber and Replica Firearms

Posted on October 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Mechanical skills and common safety protocols can be reinforced for much lower cost using these weapons

2019 Vehicles & Fleet Supplement

Posted on October 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Guide to Help Manage and Outfit Law Enforcement's Specialty Vehicles

Traffic Safety Checklist

Posted on October 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A few pointers to keep in mind during your next traffic stop.

Ghost Striping Patrol Vehicles: Good or Bad Idea?

Posted on October 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Veteran Officer / Instructor Frank Borelli discusses the safety impact of ghost striping a vehicle as compared to traditional full color graphics.

Updated Technology Equals Efficiency

Posted on October 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

From in car devices, to speed enforcement, range equipment, and phones, newer equipment improves policing.

Wil Hernandez

Posted on October 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Wil Hernandez, is lead technical sales engineer with MSAB.  He joined MSAB in 2015 after retiring from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement following over 30 years in law enforcement.  He served on multiple task forces investigating High Tech...

Upgrading Your Firearms Range for Health & Efficiency

Posted on October 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Five simple ways you can upgrade your range to improve health and safety as well as efficiency of training.

How V2X Technology is Changing Policing

Posted on October 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Equipping police vehicles with mobile connectivity can keep streets safer simply through electronic signals.

RADAR vs. LIDAR … Which is Right for You?

Posted on October 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

RADAR and LIDAR each have their place, the choice comes down to the goals and needs of your department.

Updated Technology Equals Efficiency

Posted on October 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

From in car devices, to speed enforcement, range equipment, and phones, newer equipment improves policing.

A Plea for the Well-Rounded Life

Posted on October 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Maintaining physical and emotional health should be viewed as an essential job function. So, please, always remember to stay safe, strive to live a well-rounded life, and never, ever forget this job is supposed to be fun!

Spectra Shield 6472 Ballistic Material

Posted on October 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Honeywell's Spectra Shield 6472 is specifically designed to meet stringent military protection requirements globally. Spectra Shield 6472 is the first product in the Spectra Shield 6000 series, which continues Honeywell’s legacy in providing the...

Mississippi Police Release Body Camera Video in Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting

Posted on October 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The city of Moss Point on Monday released body-camera footage from the police officer who fatally shot and killed Toussaint Diamon Sims.

VirTra Unveiling Ultra High-Def Training Simulator at IACP 2019

Posted on October 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

VirTra plans to unveil the world's first 4K 300-degree law enforcement training simulator at IACP 2019, Chicago October 26-29

Murder Warrant: Woman Killed by Fort Worth Officer was Holding Gun

Posted on October 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The murder arrest warrant for a white officer who shot and killed a black woman on Saturday says that the victim was holding a gun after she heard noises outside her window.

New Training Will Help Seattle Police Officers Treat Victims of Violence

Posted on October 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Based on a blend of battlefield and civilian medicine, the training is tailored for law enforcement officers who must first secure a violent scene before rendering aid, even amid the panic following an event like a mass shooting.

Echodyne and AUVSI to Host Webinar on Sensor Technologies that Create 3D Situational Awareness

Posted on October 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Join Echodyne Executives as They Discuss the Technologies that Enable Safe Skies

Echodyne and AUVSI to Host Webinar on Sensor Technologies that Create 3D Situational Awareness

Posted on October 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Join Echodyne Executives as They Discuss the Technologies that Enable Safe Skies

5.11 TACTICAL® EXPANDS QUIET WARRIOR PROGRAM

Posted on October 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Tactical Industry Leader Announces Addition of Guardian of the Week and Everyday Hero Programs

Louisiana State Police Suspends Defensive Tactics Training Program After Cadet Injuries

Posted on October 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Louisiana State Police have temporarily suspended their defensive tactics training program after several cadets sustained injuries that raised concern.

Family Mourns Los Angeles Park Ranger Who Died After Patrolling Wildfire

Posted on October 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Amid the devastation left behind by the Saddle Ridge fire, one family, along with Los Angeles Park Rangers, is mourning the loss of Captain Alberto Torres.

Stolen Plaques Honoring Fallen Philadelphia Officers and Firefighters Back in Rightful Place

Posted on October 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two plaques honoring police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty have been returned to a Philadelphia golf club after they were stolen.

Highlands Ranch STEM School Shooting

Posted on October 15, 2019 by in EMS,