Video Shows Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Dragged by Fleeing Car

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

A Florida Highway Patrol trooper was dragged about 100 feet from a car fleeing a traffic stop early this morning, according to FHP officials, and one person now faces a charge of attempted first-degree murder.

Nebraska Trooper Killed in Head-On Crash

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

Nebraska State Patrol Trooper Jerry L. Smith was traveling on Highway 26 in Morrill County Thursday morning when another vehicle crossed the center line and struck his patrol car.

The All-Weather Thin Blue Line Notebook

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

Through hostile interactions and hostile weather, the men and women of law enforcement diligently work to maintain civility and peace in society. The Thin Blue Line Notebook honors the law enforcement community and attends to their needs in field...

Florida Police Officer Acquitted of Attempted Manslaughter

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

Officer Jonathan Aledda was instead convicted of a misdemeanor count of culpable negligence, which carries a penalty of up to one year behind bars.

Two Chicago Police Officers Cleared in Controversial Shooting

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

Two police officers have been cleared of wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of an African American man in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood that sparked days of protests and unrest.

Video Released of Los Angeles Deputy-Involved Shooting

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

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department released a video Thursday morning of the shooting of a 24-year-old man in the parking lot of a Willowbrook apartment complex earlier this month, saying that the car involved in the incident was used as a weapon.

Alabama Police Officer in ICU After Being Bitten by Rattlesnake

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

Greenville Police Officer Marissa Morrison has been in the ICU at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery since early Monday morning and has received 16 vials of antivenin.

STREAMLIGHT® RENEWS C.O.P.S. SUPPORT FOR 20TH YEAR IN A ROW

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

Company Also Donates Proceeds from Product Sales to Concerns of Police Survivors

U.S. Marine Corps Adoption of M18 Underscores Success of SIG SAUER Modular Handgun System Program

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

SIG SAUER, Inc. is honored to announce that the United States Marine Corps (USMC) is set to adopt the M18, the compact variant of the U.S. Army’s Modular Handgun System (MHS), as their official duty pistol.

Tribute Held for Florida K-9s Killed In Line Of Duty

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

Miami-Dade police held a special memorial for police dogs killed in the line of duty.

New Technology Helps Identify Victim in Decades Old Maryland Cold Case

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

New technology has helped Anne Arundel County Police identify a body found in a trash can in 1985 as Roger Kelso, a Glen Burnie High School graduate.

Police Officer Fired for Handling of Fort Worth Kidnapping Case

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

Forest Hill Police Officer Richardson Wolfe was placed on indefinite suspension which under civil service rules is the same as termination.

There’s a Real-Life Michael Connelly Character in the LAPD

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

Veteran LAPD Detective Mitzi Roberts' career history may read like it borrows a bit from the jacket copy of a popular crime novel, but it's actually the other way around.

Oregon Lawmaker Threatens Troopers, Warns Them to ‘Come Heavily Armed’

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

Tensions were already smoldering in the Oregon Senate Wednesday, when Sen. Brian Boquist, R-Dallas, poured gasoline on the situation, suggesting he would shoot and potentially kill any state trooper sent to haul him unwillingly back to the Capitol.

Golden State Killer/East Area Rapist Probe Wins International DNA Investigation Award

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

The Golden State Killer/East Area Rapist investigation has been selected as the top DNA case in the world, honoring the agencies that helped lead to the arrest of suspect Joseph James DeAngelo.

Video Shows Michigan Officers Arrest Driver After Wild Pursuit

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

Aniano Arreola-Mora is facing several charges after allegedly throwing packages of drugs out of a car while fleeing from police Sunday.

Wounded Missouri Police Officer Recovering

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

Trenton Police Officer Jasmine Diab was shot Friday afternoon during a struggle with 38-year-old Jamey Aaron Griffin inside a police vehicle.

72 Philadelphia Police Officers Off Streets Amid Probe Into Facebook Posts

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

The Philadelphia Police Department has taken 72 officers off street duty as it continues to investigate scores of racist or offensive Facebook posts allegedly made by city cops.

Sacramento Police Officer Killed in Ambush

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

Sacramento Police Officer Tara O'Sullivan, who was responding to a domestic violence incident, was killed Wednesday night after being ambushed by a gunman with a rifle who held off officers from inside a house for nearly eight hours before surrendering.

Accused Gunman to Stand Trial in Death Penalty Case in Slaying of San Diego Police Officer

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

The death-penalty case for a man accused of fatally shooting San Diego Officer Jonathan “J.D.” De Guzman and wounding another in 2016 moved forward Wednesday when a judge ordered Jesse Michael Gomez to stand trial on murder and attempted murder charges.

General Tactic Evaluation

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

Thank you for helping General Tactic evaluate the short/long sleeve stretch shirt!

General Tactic Evaluation

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

Thank you for helping General Tactic evaluate the short/long sleeve stretch shirt!

Alabama Police: Man Gave ‘Attack Squirrel’ Meth to Keep it Aggressive

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

A caged squirrel allegedly fed meth to make it aggressive has been set free, but Limestone County authorities want to arrest the animal's former owner on drug and other charges.

North Carolina Sheriffs Now Support Mandate to Help ICE

Posted on June 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

The North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association has reversed its position on an effort by state lawmakers to require law enforcement agencies to cooperate with immigration authorities.

Oregon Bill Would Make Killing of an Officer Fall Under Death Penalty

Posted on June 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

A bill that narrows the crimes eligible for the death penalty heads to a vote of the Oregon House on Wednesday with a new provision: A last-minute change adds back the killing of law enforcement officers to the definition of aggravated murder.

Oregon Bill Would Make Killing of an Officer Fall Under Death Penalty

Posted on June 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

A bill that narrows the crimes eligible for the death penalty heads to a vote of the Oregon House on Wednesday with a new provision: A last-minute change adds back the killing of law enforcement officers to the definition of aggravated murder.

Stripped of His Job, Former Florida Sheriff is Fighting Back

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

Attorneys for a defiant Scott Israel told a state Senate hearing officer Tuesday that the former Broward County sheriff was the victim of a politically motivated ploy by Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Phoenix Police Chief Responds to Criticism During Community Meeting

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

Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams responds to criticism during community meeting, amid boos from audience.

Dallas Police Uncover Biggest ‘Chop Shop’ In Last Decade

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

Police also found circular saw blades where its believed stolen vehicles were brought before they were cut up and sold for parts.

Dallas Police Uncover Biggest ‘Chop Shop’ In Last Decade

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

Police also found circular saw blades where its believed stolen vehicles were brought before they were cut up and sold for parts.

NYPD: Prop Mistaken for Dead Baby Found In Queens Park

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

Police were called at 8:15 a.m. for an unconscious and unresponsive child at 215th Street and 35th Avenue, near Crocheron Park in Bayside. EMS rushed to the scene and initially pronounced the “child” dead before realizing it was a doll.

Two Wounded in Shootout With Los Angeles County Deputies

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

Two men were shot Tuesday by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies after one man fired at them while attempting to flee a pursuit.

Texas Police Officers Fatally Shoot Man Who Rammed Cruisers

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

Brownsville police shot and killed a 20-year-old man early Monday morning after he rammed several squad cars while leading officers on a chase, authorities said.

California Deputy Allegedly Assaulted by NBA Executive Suffered Concussion

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

The Alameda County Sheriff’s deputy involved in the incident was later diagnosed with a concussion and will be off duty until medically cleared to return.

Indiana Police Shooting Exposes Limits of Body Camera Program

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

The shooting exposed the limitations of the city’s body camera program, just a year after the South Bend Police Department issued the devices to all of its patrol officers at a cost of $1.5 million.

St. Louis Police Officer Shot by Colleague Sues City

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

St. Louis Police Officer Milton Green, who was shot while off duty by a fellow cop in 2017, filed a federal lawsuit Monday, alleging abuse by his own department and offering new details of the controversial shooting.

Body Camera Video Shows Orlando Police Officer Dragged

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

Orlando Police released body cam footage of an officer being dragged by suspect’s car that hit speeds of up to 60 mph.

Man Convicted in Slaying of Maine Deputy

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

A Cumberland County jury of six men and six women found John D. Williams guilty of murder in the April 2018 fatal shooting of Cpl. Eugene Cole of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office.

Federal Authorities: Philadelphia Port Bust Nets More Than $1 Billion Worth of Cocaine

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

Authorities Tuesday seized more than 16 tons of cocaine from a cargo ship docked at the Port of Philadelphia — a massive haul they estimated was worth more than $1 billion and described as one of the largest busts in the nation’s history.

OSCR360: Empowering First Responders

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

OSCR360 is empowering First responders to plan and prepare for any situational threat to schools, universities, government & public spaces.

OSCR360: Empowering First Responders

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

OSCR360 is empowering First responders to plan and prepare for any situational threat to schools, universities, government & public spaces.

Elucd – Community/Resident Survey and Poll App

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

Elucd is a modern, efficient and effective way for police leaders to hear directly from their constituents in every neighborhood, community and precinct. Between work, childcare and other obligations, community meetings are not always accessible to...

New York Police: Suspect Used Uber to Flee Robbery

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

Suffolk County police said a Brentwood man was arrested Sunday night after he robbed a Dunkin’ store on Suffolk Avenue, then entered “an awaiting Uber” — and had the driver take him home.

FBI Appoints New Head of Bureau’s Baltimore Field Office

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

The FBI has named Jennifer C. Boone as the special agent in charge of the bureau’s Baltimore office.

Alligator Bites, Injures Louisiana Sheriff’s Deputy Trying to Capture the Animal

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

A St. Charles Parish deputy was bit on the arm by an alligator as deputies tried to catch it.

Off-duty Milwaukee Police Officer Dies After Being Hit by Driver

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

Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales identified the victim as Officer Kou Her.

Illinois Sheriff’s Deputy Shoots Teenage Carjacker at Car Wash

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

A Cook County Sheriff’s deputy shot a 16-year-old carjacker Monday night at a car wash in the Little Village neighborhood.

Investigators Update Crash Which Killed Colorado State Patrol Trooper

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

The Colorado State Patrol offered new details about the crash that killed one of their own on Friday night.

Off-Duty Wisconsin Police Officer Fatally Shot While Intervening in Armed Robbery

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

Veteran Racine Police Officer John Hetland was shot and killed after witnessing an armed robbery in progress at Teezer's Tavern Monday night.

Protection Starts With Prevention

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

It’s an unfortunate reality of our times that we in law enforcement have to be constantly prepared, at every level, for response to events like active shooters. Perhaps nowhere in our profession does the phrase “Failing to prepare is preparing to...

Pitbull ‘Hijacks’ Texas Patrol Car, Steals Officer’s Beef Jerky

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

In a Facebook post over the weekend, The Kilgore Police Department said the pitbull "hijacked" one of their officer's patrol cars over the weekend, after the officer responded to an animal control call Saturday.

Kansas Police Scrutinized for Father’s Day Tweet, Apology

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

The Topeka Police tweet, which appeared at 11:06 a.m. Sunday, set off a firestorm of criticism from social justice advocates who see the message as another damaging blow to the relationship between the community and those who serve and protect.

FBI Officials: Dallas Gunman Wore Mask, Combat Gear

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

A man in a mask and combat gear was fatally shot Monday morning in downtown Dallas after he opened fire with an assault weapon outside the Earle Cabell Federal Building.

Texas Motorcycle Officer Struck, Dragged by Pickup Truck

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

Roman Forest Police Officer Greg Sammon was hit and dragged by a pickup truck along North Loop 610 on Monday morning.

Phoenix Police Chief Apologizes for Officers’ Actions During Traffic Stop

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

Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams has issued an apology following the release of a videos showing police drawing guns, shouting profanities at a couple and threatening to shoot the male in front of the couple’s young children during a stop on May 27.

New Orleans Police Officer Shot, Two Suspects Wounded in Shootout

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

A usually tranquil stretch of Prytania Street in Uptown awoke to gunfire Monday morning after New Orleans police got into a shootout with two men robbing a drugstore, leaving one officer and both suspects wounded.

Florida School Resource Officer Suffers Fatal Heart Attack After Completing Summer Camp

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

Officer Steven Brown had completed the third day of the Port St. Lucie Police Athletic League's Police Camp on June 12 when he collapsed after returning home from his shift.

A Chief’s Perspective On Police Week

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

Creating a legacy for learning and remembrance.

Cartridge Review: 6.5 Creedmoor

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

Test results through the barrel of a Savage AXIS II XP

2019 Active Shooter Response Supplement

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

The 2019 Active Shooter Supplement provides a discussion on the management of the chaos of an incident as more and more people arrive on scene, tips on evolving response protocols to deliver emergency medical response, ideas for what should be in your...

The Tactical Flashlight Evolution

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

When is the last time you purchased a new flashlight? If you can't remember, it might be time to start shopping around.

How To Overcome Target Location Labeling Problems in Prolonged Incidents

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

Not all buildings are boxes, count for irregularities in your operational plan to avoid miscommunication and officer confusion.

Manage Your Radar Speed Signs From Anywhere, Anytime with Radarsign Cloud

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

Radarsign's Cloud provides the central management of a law enforcement agency's network of devices anytime, anywhere including sign operation settings, alerts, data access, and data collection from any internet connected device.

Why A Variety Of Rally Points Matters

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

Amid the chaos of an incident, the appropriate management and planning is vital. Knowing your options can be key to keeping everyone on scene safer.

Electronic Sights For Handguns – Issues and Answers

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

With a younger generation coming into law enforcement and older cops losing the ability to focus on the front sight, the discussion has turned to red dot sights.

Trauma Training and Supplies

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

It behooves the agencies to evolve along with our response protocols and deliver what is necessary at an accelerated rate.

Small Design Changes Lead To Big Effects On The Range

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

Even with limited budgets, agencies can make small changes to their range to maximize value and safety.

The Active Shooter Response Tool Bag

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

Whether yours is a body armor carrier or duffel, plan your response kit well, make sure it’s stocked, and know what’s inside like the back of your hand.

How Do You Impact The Direction Of Change At Your Agency?

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

When you think about it, the June/July 2019 issue of Law Enforcement Technology is all about evolution. From new optics on handguns to flashlight upgrades to redesigning your firearms range - everything evolves in our industry. There’s an old axiom...

The Process Of Overhauling Dispatch And Radio Systems

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

This daunting task can cost millions and easily become overwhelming. Let’s go over the basics.

Ramping Up Manpower When Disaster Strikes

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

Online scheduling software can help public safety facilities quickly and effectively meet the massive surge in demand for services during an emergency.

Overcome the Recruitment Gap by Engaging Youth

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

It’s no surprise or secret that law enforcement agencies across the U.S. have trouble filling vacancies with qualified candidates. Some agencies such as the New Mexico State Police (NMSP) are combatting this issue through the use of marketing...

Suspect Dies After Exchange of Gunfire With Officers at Federal Courthouse in Dallas

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

A suspect was killed Monday morning after he opened fire at the Earle Cabell Federal Building.

VirTra to Showcase STEP Program at the 2019 National Sheriff’s Association Education and Technology Expo on June 15-18, 2019

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

VirTra a global provider of training simulators for the law enforcement, military, educational and commercial markets, will be exhibiting at the upcoming 2019 NSA Annual Conference, which is being held June 15-18, 2019 in Louisville, KY.

POLARIS WIRELESS AND MARK43 PARTNER TO BRING 3D LOCATION-ENABLED COMPUTER-AIDED DISPATCH SYSTEMS TO POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS

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

Provides real-time tracking of personnel and assets, including in high-rise buildings

Cradlepoint Announces 2019 First Responder Charities For its FirstConnect Program

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

Inaugural Charitable Contributions Focus on Helping Children of First Responders Thrive and Equipping Firefighters with the Latest Lifesaving Technology and Training

Florida Deputy Shoots Elderly Woman During Roadside Domestic Dispute

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

A Polk County Sheriff's Office deputy shot a woman Saturday while investigating a roadside domestic dispute.

Like Father, Like Son: New South Carolina Troopers Follow in Their Fathers’ Footsteps

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

David Knox has an old picture of his son as a little boy, wearing his uniform, but Tuesday, his now 22-year-old son wore his own uniform as he was escorted across the stage by his father to get his patrol commission at the Highway Patrol’s graduation.

Like Father, Like Son: New South Carolina Troopers Follow in Their Fathers’ Footsteps

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

David Knox has an old picture of his son as a little boy, wearing his uniform, but Tuesday, his now 22-year-old son wore his own uniform as he was escorted across the stage by his father to get his patrol commission at the Highway Patrol’s graduation.

Another Colorado State Patrol Trooper Killed 2 Years After ‘Move Over Law’ Signed

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

Two years ago, Colorado State Trooper Cody Donahue was killed after a driver failed to move over on the highway.

Arizona Police Officer’s Patrol Car Struck by Drunk Driver

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

A Mesa police officer spent his Father's Day recovering after drunk driver plowed into his patrol car.

Chicago Police Officers Help Teen Find Job, Shoes for Work

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

Young people across Chicago are now on the hunt to find summer jobs. But Rydiun Walton had a special reason to find work and a new pair of shoes to wear to the job.

Off-Duty LAPD Officer Attacked While Holding Child in Costco Fatally Shoots Man

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

According to Corona police, an off-duty officer with the Los Angeles Police Department was shopping at Costco with his family when he was attacked while holding his young child.

Connecticut State Police Trooper Extricated After Crash

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

A Connecticut State Police trooper is recovering after he was trapped inside his patrol car following a crash early Sunday morning.

Street Dedicated to Fallen NYPD Detective in His Hometown

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

South Jamesport Avenue was dedicated on Saturday as "Det. Brian Simonsen Way."

Street Dedicated to Fallen NYPD Detective in His Hometown

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

South Jamesport Avenue was dedicated on Saturday as "Det. Brian Simonsen Way."

Ohio Police Officer Helps Save Six Lives in Two Hours

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

Massillon Police Officer Aaron Franklin was a little more than an hour into his shift when that all changed. Over the radio came a call for juveniles trapped in water.

Ohio Police Officer Helps Save Six Lives in Two Hours

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

Massillon Police Officer Aaron Franklin was a little more than an hour into his shift when that all changed. Over the radio came a call for juveniles trapped in water.

Third NYPD Officer Takes Own Life in Two Weeks

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

A police officer shot himself to death on Staten Island Friday, the third cop to do so in the past nine days, the NYPD said.

Third NYPD Officer Takes Own Life in Two Weeks

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

A police officer shot himself to death on Staten Island Friday, the third cop to do so in the past nine days, the NYPD said.

Missouri Police Officer Critically Wounded While Transporting Inmate

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

A Trenton police officer is in critical condition after being shot in the abdomen while transporting an inmate to Saint Joseph Friday afternoon.

Missouri Police Officer Critically Wounded While Transporting Inmate

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

A Trenton police officer is in critical condition after being shot in the abdomen while transporting an inmate to Saint Joseph Friday afternoon.

Jury Finds Five Gang Members Guilty in Slaying of NYPD Explorer

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

Police said the attack on 15-year-old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, who was a member of the NYPD's Explorers Program and dreamed of becoming a detective, was a case of mistaken identity.

Jury Finds Five Gang Members Guilty in Slaying of NYPD Explorer

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

Police said the attack on 15-year-old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, who was a member of the NYPD's Explorers Program and dreamed of becoming a detective, was a case of mistaken identity.

Texas Sheriff’s Deputy Dies of Embolism While On Duty

Posted on June 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Tarrant County Sheriff's Deputy Keith Darryl Shepherd died of a sudden pulmonary embolism that struck while he was getting out of his car Friday night in downtown Fort Worth.

Colorado State Patrol Trooper Struck, Killed While Assisting at Crash

Posted on June 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Colorado State Patrol Trooper William Moden was struck and killed while assisting at the scene of an earlier crash on the side of Interstate 70 in Arapahoe County Friday night.

Report: Fatal Shooting of Rapper by California Police ‘Reasonable’

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

David Blake of Blake Consulting and Training concluded that the amount of shots fired was “reasonable based upon my training and experience as a range instructor as well as through applied human factors psychology.”

Maine State Police Arrest Suspect in Connecticut Cold Case Murder

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

Marc Karun was arrested on a fugitive from justice warrant connected to the murder and sexual assault of Kathleen Flynn on Sept. 23, 1986 as he left his residence Wednesday Morning.

New Jersey Police Officer Fatally Shoots Coyote That Attacked Mother and Son

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

A New Jersey police officer was forced to kill a coyote Thursday in a city park after it attacked a mom and her 4-year-old son as the boy sat in a baby stroller, according to Fairfield police.

When Are You No Longer a Rookie?

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

Our Editorial Director weighs in on how long you have to work the street before you're no longer a rookie. What's your take?

When Are You No Longer a Rookie?

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

Our Editorial Director weighs in on how long you have to work the street before you're no longer a rookie. What's your take?

Somber Vigil Held for Slain Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy

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

Los Angeles County Deputy Joseph Gilbert Solano was remembered Thursday evening as a dedicated father and deputy who made everyone around him smile.

Somber Vigil Held for Slain Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy

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

Los Angeles County Deputy Joseph Gilbert Solano was remembered Thursday evening as a dedicated father and deputy who made everyone around him smile.

Police Hunt For Suspect Who Stole SUV With 2 Young Sisters Inside

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

The girls were found unharmed inside the SUV about a half mile away. The suspect remains at large.

Police Hunt For Suspect Who Stole SUV With 2 Young Sisters Inside

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

The girls were found unharmed inside the SUV about a half mile away. The suspect remains at large.

Baltimore Police Officers Coral Bulls That Escaped Slaughterhouse

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

Two bulls escaped a nearby slaughterhouse and were corralled in west Baltimore on Thursday afternoon.

Baltimore Police Officers Coral Bulls That Escaped Slaughterhouse

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

Two bulls escaped a nearby slaughterhouse and were corralled in west Baltimore on Thursday afternoon.

Editor’s Review: TacShield Belt Set plus

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

Our Editorial Director reviews the gun belt set from TacShield and gives it favorable marks.

LAPD on the Hunt for Paintball Culprits Assaulting Bystanders

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

Paintball-wielding assailants have been attacking and robbing unsuspecting residents on city streets and in many instances posting the attacks on social media, Los Angeles police said.

Trial in Slaying of NYPD Explorer Draws to a Close

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

A jury is considering the fate of five alleged gang members accused in the brutal stabbing of Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, almost a year after the teen’s death sparked community outrage and demands of “Justice for Junior.”

Images: Upstate New York K-9s, Handlers Train for Explosives Detection

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

Fifty police canine explosion detection teams participated this week in the first ever "Canine Week" at the State Preparedness Training Center in Oriskany, a training hosted by the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services.

Wisconsin Deputy Wounded in Shootout Was Hit by ‘Friendly Fire’

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

A Wood County Sheriff's Deputy who was wounded while responding to a report of a suicidal man this week was hit by "friendly fire."

Critically Wounded Texas Trooper Taking Assisted Steps

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

Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Moises Sanchez, who was critically wounded in a shooting in April, has been able to take assisted steps and is being transferred to another rehabilitation center.

Florida Deputy Released From Hospital

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

Pasco County Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Stone, who was seriously wounded by gunfire in a shoot-out last weekend in New Port Richey, was released from a hospital on Thursday.

Five St. Paul Police Officers Fired for Failing to Stop Assault

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

Five St. Paul police officers who stood by as a civilian was assaulted last year were fired Thursday in what Chief Todd Axtell called "an ugly day in our department's history."

Network Solutions for Next-Gen First Responder Technology

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

Purpose-built to withstand extreme environments, the NetCloud mobile solutions replace multiple “boxes” with a ruggedized, comprehensive mobile network solution that is ideal for in-vehicle and command center installations. Each model supports up to...

Video Shows Fort Worth Police Shouting, ‘Drop the Gun!’ Before Fatal Shooting

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

Fort Worth police on Thursday released dramatic video of three officers standing in front of a white pickup repeatedly shouting orders at a man to drop his gun before they opened fire.

12 White Male San Francisco Police Officers Sue for Gender and Race Discrimination

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

Twelve white male San Francisco police officers who were passed over for promotions are suing the city for race and sex discrimination, led by a lieutenant whose similar suit 16 years ago netted a $1.6 million settlement.

Memphis Officers Injured After Riots Break Out Following Fatal Police-Involved Shooting

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

Officers were injured after a riot broke out following a police-involved shooting Wednesday.

How to Select A Public Safety Electric Bicycle

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

Properly selecting an electric bicycle for patrol uses isn't as easy as it sounds. There are multiple considerations that must be taken into account.

Clint Sandusky

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

Cpl. Clint Sandusky (ret.) had a 24-year career in law enforcement with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s and Riverside Community College District Police Departments.  He has been an active California POST-certified Bike Patrol Instructor for...

Off-Duty Holster Survey – Responses Requested

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

Officer Media Group would appreciate about one minute of your time to answer these seven questions.

Deputy Uses CPR To Save Man Who Drowned While Learning to Swim

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

A deputy saved a man's life by using CPR after the man was found unconscious when he accidentally slid into the deep end of the pool while learning how to swim.

Strange Details Emerge About Suspect In Fatal Shooting of Beloved Deputy

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

Police believe the alleged killer of Los Angeles Sheriff's Deputy Joseph Gilbert Solano -- might be responsible for another murder and a string of armed robberies.

10-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Gets to be Cincinnati’s Police Chief for a Day

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

A 10-year-old cancer survivor is serving as Cincinnati's police chief for the day. Blake Hegner was sworn in Tuesday morning as Cincinnati's top cop.

Baltimore Security Guard Accused of Rape Has Impersonated an Officer Before

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

More than 20 years later, Baltimore Police said Richard Barnes again pretended to be a police officer, pulling a woman over in the Charles Village neighborhood before taking her to another location where police said he raped her.

New Task Force Focused on Connecting Guns to Violent Crimes in Denver Area

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

The goal of a newly-expanded law enforcement task force is to more quickly get guns off the street in the Denver metro area and arrest those pulling the trigger.

Alligator Takes a Bite Out of Louisiana Deputy’s Cruiser

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

An alligator chomped on a Caddo Parish deputy’s patrol car before making an escape, authorities said Monday.

California Sheriff’s Deputy Recovering After Shootout

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

A Riverside County Sheriff’s deputy who was wounded in a gun battle with a man while responding to a domestic disturbance at a home near Lake Matthews in Riverside County on Tuesday was released from the hospital, authorities said Wednesday.

Body Camera Video Shows South Carolina K-9 Apprehend Suspect

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

The Greenville County Sheriff's Office has released video of a K-9 tracking down a wanted man.

Can VR Change How Police Respond to Mental Health Crises?

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

Axon, the company that made its mark developing and selling TASERS to police departments across the country, is now getting into a new market with untapped potential for law enforcement: virtual reality.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Who Was Shot in the Head Dies

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

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Joseph Solano, who was shot in the head while off duty inside a Jack in the Box restaurant in Alhambra Monday, succumbed to his injuries Wednesday.

Wounded Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputy Remains in Grave Condition

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

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Joseph Solano, who was shot in the head while off duty, remained in grave condition on life support at L.A. County-USC Medical Center Wednesday.

First Responders Connect and Serve with In-Vehicle Solutions

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

Learn more about network solutions for first responders at https://cradlepoint.com/first-responders.

Bill Named After Connecticut Police Officer Forced Into Retirement Heads to Governor’s Desk

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

'Phil's Bill' would let municipalities pay public safety employees forced into retirement by injury the difference between their retirement pay and the regular rate of pay prior to retirement.

Bill Named After Connecticut Police Officer Forced Into Retirement Heads to Governor’s Desk

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

'Phil's Bill' would let municipalities pay public safety employees forced into retirement by injury the difference between their retirement pay and the regular rate of pay prior to retirement.

Wisconsin Sheriff’s Deputy Wounded in Shooting

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

A Wood County deputy was shot and wounded responding to a report of a suicidal person.

California Deputy Shot Responding to Domestic Disturbance Call

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

Riverside County Sheriff's deputies fatally shot a person who shot and wounded a deputy near Lake Mathews Tuesday night, authorities said.

California Deputy Shot Responding to Domestic Disturbance Call

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

Riverside County Sheriff's deputies fatally shot a person who shot and wounded a deputy near Lake Mathews Tuesday night, authorities said.

Closing Arguments Continue in Justice for Junior Trial

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

Closing arguments continued Tuesday in the "Justice for Junior" murder trial of NYPD explorer Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz.

Closing Arguments Continue in Justice for Junior Trial

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

Closing arguments continued Tuesday in the "Justice for Junior" murder trial of NYPD explorer Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz.

Data Breach at Border Could Have Impact Across the Country

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

A federal hack involving thousands of photos of travelers and their cars didn’t happen in our backyards, but experts say, in a way, this breach affects everyone.

Data Breach at Border Could Have Impact Across the Country

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

A federal hack involving thousands of photos of travelers and their cars didn’t happen in our backyards, but experts say, in a way, this breach affects everyone.

Security Guard Allegedly Impersonated Baltimore Officer, Raped Woman

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

A hospital security guard has been charged with impersonating a police officer and raping a woman in Baltimore earlier this month.

Security Guard Allegedly Impersonated Baltimore Officer, Raped Woman

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

A hospital security guard has been charged with impersonating a police officer and raping a woman in Baltimore earlier this month.

South Carolina Trooper Injured in Hit-and-Run

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

South Carolina Highway Patrol officials say the driver was fleeing a traffic checkpoint when the vehicle struck the trooper.

Congress Blasted for Lack of Support for 9/11 Victims Fund

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

That Victim Compensation Fund is what is running out of money now, long before its 2020 expiration.

Paralyzed Kentucky Deputy Feared Inexperienced Officers

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

Scott County Sheriff’s Deputy Jaime Morales, who was shot and mostly paralyzed by a police officer during a Sept. 11 confrontation that killed a fugitive, told Kentucky State Police investigators he had concerns about the training of his fellow officers.

Ohio FOP: Deputy Staffing and Radios are Safety Risk

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

The Fraternal Order of Police Capital City Lodge No. 9 went public Tuesday with its demands for an immediate increase in Franklin County sheriff's deputies and better radios at the county jail and the county domestic relations and juvenile courts.

Kentucky Trooper Wounded, Suspect Dead in Shooting

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

A Kentucky State Police trooper was injured following a shootout that left a suspect dead, according to state police.

Suspect Arrested in Shooting of L.A. Deputy

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

A man from St. George, Utah was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of shooting off-duty Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Joseph Gilbert Sola at an Alhambra Jack in the Box on Monday.

Texas Police Sergeant Dies After Suffering Medical Episode

Posted on June 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Colony Police Sgt. David Fitzpatrick fell ill on June 7 and remained on life support until Tuesday.

VirTra and Vistelar Launch Partnership at International Law Enforcement Standards Directors Conference

Posted on June 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Phoenix-Based Training Simulator and Milwaukee-Based Conflict Response Training Companies Join Forces in Milwaukee, WI From June 9th to the 12th

LAPD Officer Succumbs to Injuries Sustained in 2015 Crash

Posted on June 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Los Angeles Police Officer Esmeralda Ramirez died over the weekend from complications of surgery related to a 2015 on-duty crash.

The SureCall Fusion2Go 3.0 NMO Fleet Cellular Service Antenna

Posted on June 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The SureCall Fusion2Go 3.0 NMO Fleet is as rugged as it is powerful to meet the needs of any boundary pusher, fleet or commercial vehicle. Fusion2Go 3.0 with non-magnetic antenna option outperforms all other in-vehicle cell signal boosters on the...

Choosing the Right Duty Flashlight

Posted on June 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

How do you pick a tactical flashlight that best serves you on duty?

Suspect Captured After Bloodhound Finds Woman Chained in Basement

Posted on June 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The suspect in a rape and abduction of a Falls woman found chained in the basement of a home on Sunday was caught around 7:30 p.m. Monday in a field in the area of 24th Street and Allen Avenue off of Buffalo Avenue.

Driver Drags Maine Sheriff’s Deputy

Posted on June 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Glenburn man who allegedly dragged a Penobscot County Sheriff’s deputy Sunday in Hudson while trying to avoid arrest is being held without bail at the Penobscot County Jail on multiple charges.

Texas Police Officers Injured in Crash Expected to Make Full Recovery

Posted on June 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two Castle Hills police officers who were struck by a pickup while responding to a traffic accident early Sunday morning are expected to make a full recovery, Chief Johnny Siemens said Monday.

Officials Say Off-Duty Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Shot in the Head May Have Been Targeted

Posted on June 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Authorities on Tuesday are continuing to search for a man suspected of shooting a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy in the head in a Jack in the Box in Alhambra Monday night.

Alabama Sheriff’s Deputy Dies in Crash

Posted on June 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Monroe County Sheriff's Deputy Julius Dailey was killed in a car crash in the early hours of Tuesday morning while responding to a burglary.

C-GCC Criminal Justice Students Complete National Field Study

Posted on June 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Students enrolled in Columbia-Greene Community College’s Criminal Justice program have returned from the college’s latest annual National Field Study trip, which coincided this year with National Police Week.

Propper Donates Portion of Memorial Day Week Proceeds to USO of Missouri

Posted on June 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

This year's donation of $6,404.55 included proceeds from Propper.com sales during the week leading up to and including Memorial Day.

Chicago Police Teaming Up With Businesses to Fight Crime

Posted on June 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Mayor Lori Lightfoot says we can’t rely only on police to fight crime, so she’s asking businesses for their help.

Baltimore Police Commissioner, Residents Take Part in Anti-Violence Walk

Posted on June 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison was among dozens who took to the streets Monday night for an anti-violence walk through parts of the city that are no stranger to shootings.

Michigan Sheriff’s Deputy Loses Home and Possessions in House Fire

Posted on June 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Washtenaw County Sheriffs deputy and his family are left looking for answers after a fire destroyed their home and all their belongings early Sunday morning.

Fund for Virginia Beach Shooting Victims Grows to Nearly $1.5M

Posted on June 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The United Way of South Hampton Roads is handling the deluge of donations and already it’s approaching $1.5 million.

Chicago Mayor Meets With Police Brass Over Violence

Posted on June 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Following yet another chaotic Chicago weekend, Mayor Lori Lightfoot again met with police brass Monday and said the city sees “levels of violence that no other major city does.”

St. Louis Police Chief Promises ‘Extensive’ Probe of Officers’ Facebook Posts

Posted on June 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

St. Louis Police Chief John Hayden on Monday assured aldermen that his department’s internal affairs probe of racist, anti-Muslim and other offensive Facebook posts by some officers will be “an extensive process and a competent process.”

Dallas City Council Puts Police Chief on Defensive

Posted on June 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Dallas police officials on Monday said the city is on pace to end the year with about 228 homicides — a total that would surpass any year in the past decade.

Columbus Police Release Body Camera Footage From Altercation

Posted on June 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Columbus police released more than 49 minutes of video footage Monday in connection with an incident in which an officer punched a man who refused to comply with police instructions to stay back from an investigation scene into a shots-fired report.

New Yorkers’ 9/11 ‘PTSD’ Tested by Helicopter Crash

Posted on June 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A helicopter crash-landed onto the roof of a Midtown skyscraper Monday, killing the pilot, officials said.

New Yorkers’ 9/11 ‘PTSD’ Tested by Helicopter Crash

Posted on June 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A helicopter crash-landed onto the roof of a Midtown skyscraper Monday, killing the pilot, officials said.

Suspect Sought After Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputy Shot in Head at Fast-Food Restaurant

Posted on June 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy was off duty, ordering at a Jack in the Box fast-food restaurant in Alhambra, when a man shot him in the head Monday night, officials said.

Suspect Sought After Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputy Shot in Head at Fast-Food Restaurant

Posted on June 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy was off duty, ordering at a Jack in the Box fast-food restaurant in Alhambra, when a man shot him in the head Monday night, officials said.

Detroit Police Chief: Armed Neo-Nazis at Pride Parade ‘Wanted Charlottesville No. 2’

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

Without the proper police presence there could have been violence between the neo-Nazis and counter-protests from members of Antifa and festival-goers, Police Chief James Craig said.

Mobile LPR-2 System

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

Rekor’s Mobile LPR 2 is a portable, low-cost vehicle identification system with up to a 99% accuracy rate identifying license plates. Its wireless capability and web interface allows it to communicate with many operation management systems for law...

NYPD Crew Helps Rescue 7 People After Boat Capsizes

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

Seven Bronx boaters were rescued from the waters off Sands Point on Sunday after their watercraft capsized, including a woman trapped under the overturned vessel.

Trial Begins for Man in Killing of Maine Deputy

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

John D. Williams shot and killed Cpl. Eugene Cole of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office in the early morning hours of April 25, 2018.

First Responders: 9/11 Health Claims Should be Fully Funded

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

Firefighters and New York lawmakers rallied at Ground Zero Sunday in support of legislation to fully fund claims by 9/11 victims, citing fears of diminishing dollars for health compensation.

Woman Steals Cruiser, Leads Colorado Police on Pursuit

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

A 29-year-old woman was arrested in Mesa County on Friday after authorities say she stole a Colorado State Patrol vehicle while in custody for another car theft.

Go Pink With Smith & Warren To fight breast cancer

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

Order your Pink Badge today and support the National Breast Cancer Foundation. 10% of the proceeds from every Smith & Warren Pink or Pink enamel badge is donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation to support their mission of Helping Women Now!...

Minneapolis Police Consider New Pursuit Policy

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

Minneapolis police are weighing new guidelines that would limit when and how officers can chase a suspect after a string of high-speed police pursuits that ended in crashes involving injuries and even death.

NEW for ’19! Holosun HS503R Micro Sight

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

The HS503R is a small compact micro red dot optic that features Holosun’s new Rheostat Dial to adjust brightness settings. Employing our LED technology, The HS503R can achieve “constant on” battery life of up to 100,000 hours on medium setting....

New York Police Dog Leads Officers to Woman Chained in Basement

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

Police are searching for a suspect after a woman was found chained in a basement in Niagara Falls early Sunday morning.

Two Texas Police Officers Injured After Pickup Truck Plows Into Crash Scene

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

A woman is dead and four people injured, including two police officers, when a pickup truck crashed into the scene of a separate traffic accident Sunday morning on the North Side of San Antonio.

Beloved Port Authority Police Officer Dies of 9/11-Related Cancer

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

Port Authority Police Officer William Leahy, known for his dedication and true grit, died at his parents' home on Thursday following a long bout with 9/11 related cancer.

Product News: 21 Portable Lighting Products

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

Scene lights, spotlights, weapon lights ... and 10 flashlights (oh my!)

NYPD, FDNY, Coast Guard Team Up for Dramatic Rescue

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

Rescue units from the NYPD, FDNY and Coast Guard worked together to rescue six people after a boat overturned on the Long Island Sound on Sunday.

Driver Trying to Escape Chicago Police Causes Fatal Head-On Crash

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

One person died and several others were hurt after a driver, trying to escape police, slammed into a car in the Garfield Park neighborhood.

Texas Police Bust Deer After Burglary in Progress Call

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

Police in Lufkin, Texas, arrived to a home to stop what they thought was a burglary in progress but found a deer instead.

Body of Texas Police Chief Who Fell Off Boat Found

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

The body of Kemah Police Chief Chris Reed was discovered Sunday just before 8 a.m. by the Galveston County Marine Unit Boat Crew, two days after he fell off his fishing boat in a tragic freak accident.

Suspect Hits Austin Police Horse in the Head

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

A man has been accused by police of striking a patrol horse in the head and then trying to attack officers early Saturday in downtown Austin

Florida Deputies Capture Suspect Who Carjacked Mail Truck

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

A carjacking suspect in a mail truck was captured Saturday after he tried to ram two Flagler County deputies along Interstate 95 during a pursuit, authorities said.

Feds See Dip in Violent Crime After Launch of Project Safe Neighborhoods

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

Texas and federal law enforcement officials launched Friday a Department of Justice initiative aimed at dissipating a violent crime hot spot in Lubbock after seeing encouraging results from the same program in Amarillo.

45-Person FBI Team Working to Reconstruct Virginia Beach Shooting

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

In support of Virginia Beach police, a team of about 45 FBI agents, analysts and other employees started working on a reconstruction the day after the shooting.

Florida Deputy Recovering After Being Wounded in Shootout

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

Pasco County Sheriff's K-9 Deputy Chris Stone was rushed into emergency surgery at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point and was recuperating in his hospital room Saturday afternoon.

Florida Deputy Recovering After Being Wounded in Shootout

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

Pasco County Sheriff's K-9 Deputy Chris Stone was rushed into emergency surgery at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point and was recuperating in his hospital room Saturday afternoon.

Suspect Arrested in Detroit Serial Killer Case

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

Police have arrested a person of interest in connection with the deaths of three women believed to be the work of a serial killer, Chief James Craig said Friday evening.

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

Philadelphia Sheriff’s Deputy Found Dead at His Desk

Posted on June 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Philadelphia Sheriff’s Deputy Sheriff Dante Austin, who was a leader in the city’s gay community, and who a state legislator said “lifted up every room he ever stepped foot in,” was found dead at his desk in his Center City office Friday morning.

Texas Police Officer Struck, Killed as He Stood Outside of His Vehicle

Posted on June 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Grand Prairie Police Officer Albert Castaneda was standing outside of his car running radar when he was hit and killed by a vehicle Friday morning.

WatchGuard Leads Way as Law Enforcement Seeks Integration and Interoperability

Posted on June 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

WatchGuard has appointed Tim Rendulic as Vice President Engineering and Product Development

Hours-Long California Standoff Ends in Death of Suspect

Posted on June 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A gunman who had been holed up for hours in a San Gabriel home Thursday was killed by gunfire during a standoff with police, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Ex-Minneapolis Police Officer Sentenced in Fatal Shooting

Posted on June 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Ex-Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor was sentenced to 12 1/2 years in prison Friday for the 2017 fatal shooting of Justine Ruszczyk Damond.

NYPD Commissioner Sends Letter to Staff After Two Members Die By Suicide in 24 Hours

Posted on June 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

New York City Police Commissioner James O'Neill sent a memo to members of the department on Thursday after two employees died by suicide in a 24-hour span.

Morphix Technologies® to Exhibit at 2019 International Hazardous Materials Response Teams Conference

Posted on June 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Morphix Technologies®, an innovator in the science of detection devices for dangerous chemicals, will be exhibiting at the 2019 International Hazardous Materials (HazMat) Response Teams Conference.

SIG SAUER Spartan II Series Pistols Now Shipping

Posted on June 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce the Spartan II series of pistols with the 1911 Spartan II Full-Size and Carry, and the P238 and P938 Spartan II Micro-Compacts.

Law Enforcement Wi-Fi Enabled Mobile Fingerprint Devices Equipped With Integrated Biometrics High-Tech Scanner Film

Posted on June 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Integrated Biometrics Light Emitting Sensor (LES) Film Enables Breakthrough Wi-Fi Enabled Mobile Fingerprint Devices SIC Biometrics’ “IdentiFi” line delivers secure mobile wireless identification for US Federal law enforcement agency

Law Enforcement Wi-Fi Enabled Mobile Fingerprint Devices Equipped With Integrated Biometrics High-Tech Scanner Film

Posted on June 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Integrated Biometrics Light Emitting Sensor (LES) Film Enables Breakthrough Wi-Fi Enabled Mobile Fingerprint Devices SIC Biometrics’ “IdentiFi” line delivers secure mobile wireless identification for US Federal law enforcement agency

Chicago Police Release 911 Calls in Jussie Smollett Case

Posted on June 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two calls to 911 reporting Jussie Smollett had been the victim of a racially motivated attack in January were released on Wednesday.

New York Police Chase Bear Running Wild

Posted on June 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A baby bear went on a wild run through Rockland County Thursday morning. Local police followed the cub until it found a place to sleep.

‘Baby Boom’: Massachusetts Police Department Celebrates 4 Newborns In 4 Months

Posted on June 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

There’s a baby boom at the Mansfield Police Department.

Georgia Police Officer Stages Traffic Stop to Propose to Girlfriend

Posted on June 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

DeKalb County Police Officer John Heart wanted to give his girlfriend Alexis the surprise of her life when he pulled her and her friend over in Lawrenceville on Tuesday.

Baltimore Officer Faces Charges After Incident Caught on Body Camera

Posted on June 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Baltimore Police Sgt. Ethan Newberg is being arrested and charged with assault, false imprisonment and misconduct after Commissioner Michael Harrison said he wrongfully chased after a man who had criticized the officer’s arrest tactics.

California Sheriff’s Deputy Bitten by Rattlesnake

Posted on June 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Santa Clara County sheriff’s deputy is recovering after being bitten by a rattlesnake during an operation to root out marijuana grows in unincorporated Morgan Hill.

Missing NYPD Homicide Detective Found Dead of Suicide

Posted on June 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A massive manhunt for a veteran homicide detective who disappeared Thursday ended in tragedy when he was found dead in a suicide at a Brooklyn beach.

Former Florida School Resource Officer Released From Jail

Posted on June 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer slashed former Broward County Deputy Scot Peterson's bond by more than half and said he won’t be required to wear a GPS tracking device.

Body Camera Video Shows California Deputies Fatally Shoot Man With Knife

Posted on June 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Three San Diego County Sheriff’s deputies were legally justified in fatally shooting an Alpine man who burst out his front door and lunged at them with a butcher knife last fall, District Attorney Summer Stephan has determined.

Florida Deputy Faces Long Road to Recovery

Posted on June 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Brevard County Sheriff's Deputy Paul Phillips underwent hours of surgery at Holmes Regional Medical Center on Wednesday to treat his injuries as a result of the shooting Tuesday night.

Uniformed Sacramento Police Officers Now Allowed to March During Pride Parade

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

Under a new agreement, uniformed police officers will be allowed to participate in Sacramento PRIDE events this weekend, and a new set of police department policies will be enacted to build trust with the LGBTQ community.

Faculty, Criminal Justice Instructor – Northcentral Technical College

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

Job DescriptionInstructors will teach classes in both the Associate Degree program and in the law enforcement/jail academy. In addition to courses at the Wausau campus, this instructor may have select courses in Merrill at our Public Safety Center of...

General Tactic Free Trial Offer

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

FREE trial offer from General Tactic Hurry! Quantities limited.

NYPD Changes How It Applies Loitering Law

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

The NYPD is changing the way it applies the loitering law after it was sued for illegally profiling and arresting women, transgender people and others on prostitution charges that were based largely on looks.

Florida Traffic Stop Yields $1M Worth of Pot

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

A traffic stop along Alligator Alley — Interstate 75 — in southwest Florida led to the seizure of more than 100 pounds of marijuana, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Virginia Beach Mass Shooting Sparks Awareness, Changes in Security

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

Most cities and counties have already installed a range of security measures following deadly shootings of recent years, but last week's attack sparked renewed safety evaluations and changes.

NYPD Commissioner Apologizes for Police Conduct at Stonewall Inn Riots

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

Nearly 50 years since the police and the LGBTQ community violently clashed outside the Stonewall Inn, the NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill apologized for the department's actions.

North Carolina Police Mourning Death of K-9

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

The Enfield Police Department is mourning the loss of one of its K-9 officers.

Two New Chicago Police Officers Save Little Boy’s Life

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

Two new Chicago police officers right out of the police academy are being called heroes and credited with saving a little boy's life after putting their first aid training to use.

NYPD Saves 2-Year-Old Cut by Shattered Glass

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

A Manhattan mother says officer from the NYPD saved her daughter after a glass door shattered and cut her toddler while she was giving the child a bath.

Massachusetts State Police Trooper Rescues Fawn From Highway

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

Trooper Nicholas Germain spotted the very young fawn in the left lane of Interstate-91 and rescued it from the busy highway before it was hit by a car, police said.

Two San Diego County Deputies Acquitted of Assault Charges

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

A North County jury on Tuesday cleared two sheriff’s deputies of misdemeanor charges for allegedly roughing up a Vista man and his father during an arrest last year, an encounter that a neighbor caught on video.

North Carolina Deputy Barred From Picking Up Engagement Ring Because of Gun

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

Kay Jewelers apologized on Wednesday after a North Carolina sheriff’s deputy went to pick up his engagement ring while on meal break and was barred entry because he had his service gun.

NYPD Deputy Chief Takes Own Life One Month Before Retirement

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

NYPD Deputy Chief Steven Silks, the executive officer of Patrol Borough Queens North, fatally shot himself in the head in his department-issued car, Wednesday, one month before he would have turned 63 and faced mandatory retirement from the department.

DNA Links Convicted Child Predator to Cold-Case Murder

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

St. Charles County Prosecutor Tim Lohmar announced Wednesday that he has charged 61-year-old Earl W. Cox with first-degree murder, kidnapping and sodomy in the abduction, rape and killing of Angie Housman.

Two New York Officers Wounded, Suspect Killed in Shootout

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

A drug raid at a Westchester County motel ended in a shootout that left two cops wounded and the suspect dead, officials said Tuesday.

Detroit Police On the Hunt for Possible Serial Killer Who’s Targeting Female Sex Workers

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

After three apparent slayings of women, Detroit Police Chief James Craig said Wednesday that the cases may be linked and warned that investigators may be dealing with a serial killer.

Oakland Becomes Second City in U.S. to Allow ‘Magic Mushrooms’

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

Using psilocybin mushrooms, also known as “magic mushrooms,” as well as ayahuasca and peyote will now be allowed in Oakland, the second city in the country to give “shrooms” the OK.

Oakland Becomes Second City in U.S. to Allow ‘Magic Mushrooms’

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

Using psilocybin mushrooms, also known as “magic mushrooms,” as well as ayahuasca and peyote will now be allowed in Oakland, the second city in the country to give “shrooms” the OK.

Ransomware Attacks Targets Baltimore City Computers

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

A third of Baltimore employees have regained access to their computers after the ransomware attack and 90% are expected to be back online this week, officials said Tuesday.

Massachusetts Trooper, Lieutenant Sentenced in OT Scandal

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

A former state trooper and a state police lieutenant were each sentenced Tuesday to one day in prison in the “Troopergate” overtime scandal — which was counted as time served when they were initially taken into custody.

Massachusetts Police Describe Horrific State of Woman’s ‘House of Horrors’

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

The prosecutor in the trial of Erika L. Murray, the Blackstone woman charged with the murders of two of her babies, said in his opening statement Monday that Murray "created two different worlds for her children, a world for the wanted, a world for th

Massachusetts Police Describe Horrific State of Woman’s ‘House of Horrors’

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

The prosecutor in the trial of Erika L. Murray, the Blackstone woman charged with the murders of two of her babies, said in his opening statement Monday that Murray "created two different worlds for her children, a world for the wanted, a world for th

TacticID-1064 Advanced Handheld Raman Analyzer for Narcotics, Explosives, Hazmat, and more

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

Fast, accurate identification of explosives, hazardous and common chemicals, narcotics, precursors, cutting agents, and much more

The P365 Pistol with Manual Safety (P365-MS)

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

SIG SAUER's award-winning everyday carry, high capacity, P365 pistol with Manual Safety (P365-MS) micro-compact, concealed carry pistol is smaller and lighter than other pistols in its class and features a high-capacity, patented modified double-stack...

Rope K9 Glove

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

Engineered and designed with direct input from active K-9 teams and fast roping operations. This glove features a Vibram anti-friction palm overlay and AX suede fingers for the ultimate protection and durability. The nylon elastane synthetic suede and...

AEON Luminaire LED Flood Light

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

The AEON Flood Luminaire is designed for an incredibly long life span of over 100,000 hours. The AEON Flood Luminaire is available in five different LED delivered lumen packages: 33,100lm, 44,100lm, 62,100lm, 73,500lm & 105,000lm. The AEON Luminaire has...

Taco Bell Customer Calls Louisiana Police After Restaurant Runs Out of Taco Shells

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

The unsatisfied customer notified the Slidell Police Department that the restaurant was “out of both hard and soft taco shells.”

Woman Charged With Hit-and-Run of Georgia Police Officer

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

A woman accused of hitting a Sandy Springs police officer with her car and driving off was denied bond in court Tuesday.

Connecticut Police Officers Revive Fire Lieutenant Stabbed by Brother

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

Hartford officers revived a city fire lieutenant who had stopped breathing after being stabbed, allegedly by his brother, a police spokesman said Wednesday.

Philadelphia Police Open Investigation After Officers Outed for Racist Social Media Posts

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

After an analysis found more than 300 police officers in Philadelphia published social media posts that included concerning content, officials say they have opened an investigation.

Texas Governor Signs Bill Banning Red Light Cameras in State

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

With a swipe of his pen, Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill Saturday that bans red light cameras in Texas into law.

Sacramento Officers Blocked From Wearing Uniforms in Pride Parade

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

For the second year in a row, uniformed police officers will not be participating in the Sacramento PRIDE parade after organizers asked them not to wear their uniforms.

Prosecutor Clears Ohio Police Officer in Double Shooting

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

An Akron police officer who shot two brothers outside a downtown nightclub in October 2017 acted appropriately Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh has concluded.

Parkland School Officer Appears Before Judge on Child Neglect Charges

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

Former Broward County Sheriff's school resource officer Scot Peterson, who is facing charges for his alleged negligence during the mass shooting last year at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, appeared by video before a judge Wednesday morning.

Baltimore City Council Gives Police Commissioner Five Days to Create Crime Plan

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

Less than three months into the job, the pressure is mounting on Baltimore City Police Commissioner Michael Harrison to come up with a comprehensive crime plan.

Jurors May be Sequestered in Trial for Accused Cop Killer

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

There's a possibility jurors may be sequestered during the trial for the man accused of killing Milwaukee Police Officer Matthew Rittner.

Fight Between Two NYPD Officers Caught on Camera

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

The NYPD is investigating a fight between two officers that was caught on video in Manhattan.

Does Heart Rate Predict Performance?

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

The answer will surprise you. Forget what we thought we knew about elevated heart rates and critical incidents.

Murder Suspect On The Loose After Accidental Release From Florida Jail

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

Broward officials are scrambling to determine who is to blame for a mix-up that led to the wrongful release of a man accused of firing his AR-15-style rifle at a Chevy pickup in Pembroke Park, killing its driver, last October.

Texas Governor Signs Bills to Eliminate Rape Kit Backlog

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

Untested evidence from rape investigations in Texas will no longer sit for years in storage, gathering dust and even mold while victims wait for forensic analysis that could identify their attackers, under legislation that was signed into law.

Dallas Police Chief: Criminals ‘Forced to Commit Violent Crimes’

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

Dallas Police Association President Mike Mata said Dallas Police Chief U. Renee Hall's words were "unfortunate," but he believed her overall message was that the department was committed to "law and order."

St. Louis Police Officers to Undergo Sensitivity Training

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

St. Louis police officers will undergo sensitivity training in the wake of recent allegations that some current and former officers made racist, violent and anti-Muslim Facebook posts.

Ohio First Responders Fighting for PTSD Benefits

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

Ohio first responders are once again butting heads with the business community over workers' compensation benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder.

Video Shows Florida Deputy Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver

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

The Florida Highway Patrol has released traffic camera video showing a trooper being hit by a car on the Turnpike.

Florida Deputy Wounded; Gunman Dead

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

A Brevard County Sheriff's deputy was shot several times Tuesday night during a shootout.

JW Fishers’ Dropped Video Systems Critical to Aquaculture Operations

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

“The study of fish in the sea may be the most necessary of all our oceanographic researches because we shall increasingly be made to turn to the sea as a vast food producer by the increase in the population of the world.” - T.F. Gaskel

Police Officer – City of Round Rock

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

Job DescriptionUnder general supervision, performs varied law enforcement duties; enforces laws and regulations and apprehends criminals; provides information, advice and assistance to the public in their use of police and other City services; conducts...

Police Cadet – City of Round Rock

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

Job DescriptionAttend the Round Rock Police Department Training Academy and successfully complete the academy curriculum for Texas Basic Peace Officer; successfully complete the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement licensing examination and obtain...

Suspect’s Escape From Texas Patrol Car Caught on Video

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

The Williamson County sheriff's office is searching for a man who escaped from custody Monday by slipping off his handcuffs and crawling through a small window in a patrol car.

Embattled Florida School Resource Officer Fired, Arrested for Actions During Parkland Massacre

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

Parkland Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony announced Tuesday that the embattled school resource officer who was at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on the day of the school massacre has been arrested and fired for neglect of duty.

Border Agents Kill Man Who Opened Fire on Them

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

Seven U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers engaged in a shootout with a U.S. citizen Monday at the San Ysidro Port of Entry, killing the 23-year-old after he attempted to drive through the port without stopping and then opened fire on officers.

Pennsylvania Trooper Shoots at Fleeing Suspect Who Rammed Cruiser

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

A Pennsylvania State Police trooper shot a vehicle as a man struck the trooper's car during a chase on Route 30 in York County early Tuesday morning, according to authorities.

Virginia Governor to Convene Special Session on Gun Control

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

Four days after a gunman opened fire at a Virginia Beach Municipal Center and killed 12 people, Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam said he wants to bring lawmakers together in an official capacity to address gun violence.

Off-Duty Detroit Officer Shot and Killed in Domestic Incident

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

Detroit Police Chief James Craig said Monday that Sgt. Elaine Williams was "a rising star in this police department."

Baltimore Chosen for Federal Crime-Fighting Program

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

Baltimore has been selected to participate in a federal initiative targeted at lowering violent crimes — a program it was shut out of previously because of a Maryland immigration policy.

CrimeCenter Software Customers Can Now Use Whooster Directly

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

[NEWARK, NJ, June 4, 2019] – CrimeCenter Software, a cloud-based case management platform for police and law enforcement agencies, is proud to announce that it now fully integrates with Whooster, an open-source intelligence (OSINT) investigative...

The Broadwing-LAD, A Large-Area Detector Accessory for the HBI-120 Handheld Backscatter X-Ray Imager

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

Enable backscatter for new missions, building searches, raids, and counter surveillance

New Kit Ensures Reliable Cell Service for Law Enforcement Vehicles

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

SureCall launches its Fusion2Go 3.0, a permanent NMO antenna to use with your law enforcement vehicles and police fleet

Dyfed-Powys Police Is First UK Force to Roll Out Axon Fleet 2 In-Car Video System

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

Dyfed-Powys Police deploys Axon's in-car and body-worn cameras backed by the digital evidence management system, Axon Evidence

LAPD Motorcycle Officer Injured in Hit-And-Run

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

The driver took off after colliding with a LAPD motorcycle officer int he carpool lane of the westbound 105 Freeway at the 710 Monday.

Sacramento Police in Uniform Not Welcome at Pride Events

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

Sacramento police officers in uniform will not be allowed to participate in this year’s Pride parade and festival.

Tennessee Deputy Saves Sleeping Couple From Rattlesnake

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

A Middle Tennessee deputy saved a sleeping couple from an approaching rattlesnake, and it was all caught on dashcam video.

Florida Deputy Hits, Kills Pedestrian With Marked Cruiser

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

An Orange County Sheriff’s deputy hit and killed a pedestrian Monday night in Ocoee.

Celebration of Life Planned for Florida Deputy Killed in Bicycle Crash

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

A celebration of life for Sr. Deputy Frank Scofield, who died after a bicycle crash, is set for 11 a.m. Thursday in Daytona Beach at First Baptist Church.

Minneapolis Police Promote 17 Officers to Leadership Roles

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

More than a dozen Minneapolis police officers added extra stripes to their uniforms on Monday, moving up into supervisory roles.

Florida Town Mourns Death of Longtime Police Lieutenant

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

The town of Ponce Inlet is grieving the loss of Max Binz, a longtime police lieutenant.

Dallas Police Call On FBI After String of Transgender Slayings

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

The discovery of Chynal Lindsey's body about 5:45 p.m. Saturday came less than two weeks after Dallas police announced they were investigating similarities among three attacks on transgender women in the last year.

Baltimore Police Pull 115 Patrol Vehicles Amid Investigation

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

The Baltimore Police Department is investigating a report of a rape “that may have involved an unnamed member of the department,” officials confirmed Monday afternoon.

California Police Swarm Mall After Shooting

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

Police continued searching Monday night for the suspect in a shooting that left one person wounded earlier in the day at the Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance.

Atlanta Police Officers Will No Longer Join Federal Task Forces

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

Atlanta police will no longer partner on task forces with the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration or U.S. Marshals because the federal agencies won’t allow officers to wear body cameras

Chicago’s Top Cop Calls City’s Most Violent Weekend So Far This Year ‘Despicable’

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

Calling Chicago’s most violent weekend so far this year “despicable,” Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson stuck to the department’s usual explanation for what went wrong, blaming the flow of illegal guns and a too lenient court system.

Officers Can Now Verify Insurance With LPR

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

Rekor Systems announced a contract to deploy Mobile LPR-2 Vehicle Recognition Systems from SECURIX LLC

Transport Seating with Advanced Space Saving Design

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

Setina’s laboratory tested, OEM Replacement Seating Systems provide Maximum Legroom. Available with our Center Pull SeatBelt System or New SmartBelt System. SmartBelt is designed with Automatic Locking and Officer Warning Light. Both systems eliminate...

ESS CrossBlade™ Eyeshield

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

The ESS CrossBlade™ Eyeshield is the most advanced ESS ballistic eyeshield. Approved for use by the U.S. Army, it features advanced anti-fog lens coatings, lightweight frame and a customizable modular fit. Users can choose between a Standard or NARO...

Jury Selection Begins for Trial of Man Accused of Murdering Maine Sheriff’s Deputy

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

About 250 people filled out confidential surveys Monday morning and another 250 were set to come in the afternoon as attorneys seek to find 15-16 impartial jurors for the trial of John D. Williams in the murder of Somerset County Cpl. Eugene Cole.

Ohio Police Release Body Camera Video of Arrest

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

The Lancaster Police Department has released body camera video from the arrest of an armed man over the weekend.

The KS7 Shotgun

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

The lightweight KS7 shotgun is bred for quick and easy handling in confined spaces. It measures 26.1” in overall length, hides an 18.5” barrel and weighs only 5.9 lbs. The KS7 also features KelTec’s patented downward shell ejection, which lets you...

Retired NYPD Chief Who Died of 9/11-Related Cancer Remembered at Street Renaming

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

Former NYPD Chief of Detectives William Allee, who died from cancer related to Ground Zero, was remembered Saturday when a Staten Island street was renamed in his honor.

The Most Awesome Product to Hit the Gun Industry

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

The latest generation in firearms safety, set to ship pre-orders of the Reach childproof handgun safe, May 31, 2009.

Two Colorado Police Officers Recall Saving Family From Burning Home

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

The officers didn't hesitate to rush into a burning home to save the people inside.

Nearly 200 Boston Police Officers to Start Wearing Body Cameras

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

Body cameras are about to become standard gear for nearly 200 Boston police officers.

Person Who Leaked Chicago Police Video of Fatal Shooting Could Face Criminal Charges

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

In addition to the possible fallout for the murder case, it's possible that the person responsible for leaking the video could face charges.

South Carolina Police Officer Reunited With Choking Man He Saved

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

York Police Officer Pierre King was off-duty when he performed life-saving maneuvers on Benjamin “Jamie” Brock II at a Rock Hill steakhouse on May 11.

Seattle Police Chief Won’t Fire Officer Who Lied

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

Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best has opted not to fire an officer who lied about his reasons for wheeling an office chair in front of a man’s workplace and sitting there for about 40 minutes while seeking an apology for disrespecting him.

Georgia Police Officer Saves Navy Veteran’s Life

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

A Smyrna police officer who is a U.S. Army veteran stopped a fellow veteran from killing himself during Memorial Day weekend.

Tennessee Police Officer Recovering After Shooting

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

A Chattanooga police officer was shot while on duty at the Waffle House on East 23rd Street at around 4 a.m. Sunday morning.

Florida Deputy Struck, Killed While Training for Memorial Bike Ride

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

Volusia County Senior Deputy Frank Scofield was riding his bicycle Sunday morning, training for a memorial ride to honor 9/11 victims, when a van blew past a stop sign and hit him from behind.

South Carolina Trooper, Driver Wounded During Traffic Stop

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

A South Carolina trooper was shot, and a driver also was shot, during a traffic stop in York County late Sunday, law enforcement officials said.

35 Minutes of Terror Documented by Virginia Beach Police Scanner During Mass Shooting

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

A Virginia Beach police officer was shot during the massacre at a municipal building that left 12 people and the gunman dead Friday, but he was saved by his ballistic vest.

KRUDO Knives

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

SECURIX Systems

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

11 Killed, 6 Injured in Virginia Beach Shooting; Gunman Fatally Shot by Police

Posted on May 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A longtime city employee shot and killed 11 people and injured six others after opening fire late Friday afternoon in Virginia Beach’s public works building where he worked, police said.

The Dolphin1 Unmanned Surface Rescue Vehicle (USRV)

Posted on May 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A smart, buoyant, unmanned, battery powered, remotely navigated life-saving device

Blackhawk Releases Knife Collaboration with Custom Knifemaker Andrew Arrabito

Posted on May 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Blackhawk announces its latest product to arrive on the market: A line of five blades designed by custom knifemaker Andrew Arrabito. A former Navy SEAL, Arrabito is perhaps best known as the founder of Half Face Blades.

SIG SAUER P365 with Manual Safety Now Shipping

Posted on May 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce the award-winning everyday carry, high capacity, P365 pistol with Manual Safety (P365-MS) is now shipping and available in retail stores.

Aggressive, 11-Foot Alligator Busts Through Window of Florida Home

Posted on May 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A trapper removed an 11-foot alligator that broke through a low glass window at a home in Clearwater.

Body Camera Shows Raleigh Police-Involved Shooting

Posted on May 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Vehicle and body camera videos released Thursday show a Raleigh police officer shot a man who was pointing an apparent weapon at the officer.

Baltimore Police Officers as Medics: Training, Tools and Fast Thinking Help Save Lives

Posted on May 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Each year, Baltimore police officers are required to spend three to four hours receiving in-house medical training and also have to be certified in CPR and using a defibrillator every other year.

Michigan Police Take Down Home Invasion Crew

Posted on May 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police plan to announce details Friday of their take-down of a home invasion crew that preyed on senior citizens over the past three months.

Man Accused of Shooting Texas Trooper Indicted

Posted on May 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The man accused of shooting a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper in Frisco in late March and leading a 15-hour standoff with police was indicted on several crimes in Collin County this week.

Driver Going Wrong Way on Bourbon Street Shot by Louisiana Trooper as Car Approached Crowd

Posted on May 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Louisiana State Police trooper shot the driver of a car that was headed the wrong way on Bourbon Street on Thursday evening.

New Jersey Police Officer Struck and Pinned

Posted on May 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A police officer in New Jersey was injured in a hit-and-run crash Thursday morning while attempting to help a student in emotional distress.

LAPD Takes Down Stolen SUV With Epic PIT Maneuver

Posted on May 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A suspect in an allegedly stolen SUV was in custody Thursday after leading police on an erratic chase through South Los Angeles.

Documents Reveal Police Believed Jussie Smollett Deal Would Include Admission Of Guilt

Posted on May 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

From all the documents in the Jussie Smollett case it is becoming clear why the Chicago Police Department and the mayor were so publicly upset when charges in the case were suddenly dropped.

Florida Troopers Rescue Pelican Trapped in Bridge

Posted on May 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An pelican found itself stuck on the Sunshine Skywaay Bridge in the middle of rush-hour traffic.

Teen Drivers Face Their ‘100 Deadliest Days’

Posted on May 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The roughly three-month period between Memorial Day and Labor Day has historically seen a rise in fatal accidents involving teen drivers, since they're out of school and driving more.

Texas Sets Goal of No Traffic Deaths by 2050

Posted on May 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Texas Department of Transportation officials set the ambitious goal Thursday of eliminating traffic deaths statewide by 2050, with a midpoint goal of reducing deaths by half by 2035.

Former Minneapolis Police Officer’s Attorneys to Ask for No or Less Prison Time

Posted on May 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Attorneys for former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor filed a motion Thursday noting that they will ask for no prison time, or, alternatively, less prison time when he is sentenced next week.

Police: Florida Suspect Fascinated by Mass Shootings, Stockpiled Weapons

Posted on May 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The day after he is accused of firing on two men stopped next to his vehicle in a St. Petersburg neighborhood, police said William Shutt typed out a suicide note on his phone.

Chicago Police Release Hundreds of Pages of Reports in Jussie Smollett Case

Posted on May 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The nearly 500 pages of documents released Thursday reveal more detail in a case that has only grown in controversy since prosecutors dropped all charges alleging actor Jussie Smollett falsely reported being the victim of a hate crime.

LAPD Fined for Filthy Conditions and Rats at Station Where Employee Fell Ill

Posted on May 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

California fined the Los Angeles Police Department for rodent infestations and failure to train employees on the spread of a bacterial disease just two weeks before an employee at the downtown LAPD station contracted the bacteria that causes typhoid fever

Idaho Police Debut Military-Themed Cruiser

Posted on May 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The latest of Twin Falls Police Department’s Ford Interceptors is called “Salute to Service” and features camouflage coloring and emblems of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Rampaging Driver Hits Several People in San Francisco

Posted on May 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A rampaging driver in a stolen vehicle tore through San Francisco on Wednesday afternoon, hitting two pedestrians and several vehicles at five different sites before police arrested her in the city’s South of Market neighborhood, officials said.

Baltimore Police Release Video of Inner Harbor Ruckus

Posted on May 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Footage from Baltimore Police body cameras and the downtown CitiWatch surveillance network shows groups of youths gathered Saturday night at the Inner Harbor randomly breaking into fights with each other — and at times committing more serious assaults.

Louisiana Sheriff’s Deputy Killed in Crash While On Way to Work

Posted on May 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Lt. Steven Whitstine was killed in a single-vehicle crash while on his way to work and his K-9 partner was injured Thursday morning.

New Florida Chief Seeks to Restore Reputation of Police

Posted on May 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Fruitland Police Chief Erik Luce said he wants his officers to spend their time not only enforcing the law, but making sure the community sees them as fellow citizens rather than just a police force.

Newly Released Body Camera Video Shows Wild Arizona Shootout

Posted on May 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Arizona Department of Public Safety has released body camera video from a September 2017 traffic stop that led to a pursuit and a shootout between a suspect and troopers.

Recent Chicago Police Crashes Call Attention to Increased Crash Risk With Lights, Siren Activated

Posted on May 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Thousands of officers get trained in simulation rooms at the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy where they learn that they can speed and blow through red lights, but there's a catch.It's been crash after crash since May 22.

Video: Woman Saved From Unlawful Imprisonment at Gas Station

Posted on May 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A woman helped save herself from a boyfriend that was allegedly holding her against her will.

Teacher Pulls Fire Alarm After Hearing Gun Comments

Posted on May 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A teacher pulled a fire alarm at Bridgewater-Raynham High School Wednesday after hearing comments from a student about a gun, police said.

LAPD Employee Contracts Bacteria That Causes Typhoid Fever

Posted on May 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

At least one Los Angeles Police Department employee at the agency’s downtown L.A. station has contracted the bacteria that causes typhoid fever and is being treated for the condition, the department confirmed Wednesday evening.

Suspect Accused of Pointing Knife at New York Sheriff’s Deputy

Posted on May 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An Oswego County man has been accused of pointing a knife at a sheriff’s deputy Tuesday afternoon, deputies said.

Fallen Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Laid to Rest

Posted on May 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Donald C. Brackett was found unresponsive outside of his patrol vehicle suffering from a medical episode on May 18.

Chicago Police Fatally Shoot Brother of Murder Suspect

Posted on May 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The brother of a man wanted in the slaying of a 15-year-old boy earlier this month was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon by Chicago police officers about half a block from a grade school in the South Chicago neighborhood, authorities said.

NYPD Turns to Rope to Help Contain Emotionally Disturbed People

Posted on May 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

he NYPD relies on smartphones, drones and facial recognition technology to fight crime, but the secret to a better way of dealing with the mentally ill may be found in an invention dating back to about 3,500 B.C. — rope.

California Assembly Approves Police Use-of-Force Reform Bill

Posted on May 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

After a year of protest and contentious negotiations, the state Assembly approved legislation Wednesday to tighten the rules for when police officers can open fire on suspects in California.

Wounded Texas Sheriff’s Deputy Recovering

Posted on May 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Liberty County Sheriff's Deputy Richard Whitten was struck in the neck and airlifted to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston and was listed in stable condition Wednesday night.

Footage Shows Man Killed by New Orleans Police Fired First

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

A man killed by police gunfire in New Orleans East earlier this month shot at the New Orleans Police Department officers before they fired back, footage released Tuesday shows.

Texas Sheriff’s Deputy Wounded; Suspect Fatally Shoots Himself

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

A man suspected of killing an employee of a plumbing company near Cleveland and later shooting a Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputy fatally shot himself after eluding authorities.

TKO Ratchet Field Maintenance Kit

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

Always Be Ready to handle field maintenance with the TKO Ratchet Kit and its selection of nine tools. The TKO Ratchet Kit secures to one column of MOLLE/Web with an ABS clip compact for everyday carry. Compact bi-direction magnetic ratchetKnurled...

Axon VR Empathy-Based Training

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

Axon's virtual reality (VR) empathy-based training is offered through Axon Academy, a network of online and in-person training for law enforcement. The VR training program is designed to better equip officers with the tools to de-escalate situations...

Suspect Pleads Guilty, Sentenced to Life in Prison in Murder of Indiana Deputy

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

Anthony Baumgardt pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to the March 2018 murder of Boone County Sheriff's Deputy Anthony Pickett.

Michigan State Trooper Snatches 2-Year-Old Girl From Path of Oncoming Dump Truck

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

A 2-year-old girl had a close call with a dump truck but was saved by Sgt. Joe Richards.

First Public Safety Cadets College Scholarship Announced

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

Application deadline August 2, scholarship to be awarded by September

15-Round Magazines Now Available for SIG SAUER P365 Models

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

SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce a capacity expansion to the award-winning everyday carry, high capacity, P365 pistol with the introduction of a 15-round, patented, double-stack magazine, which will also fit the soon-to-be-released P365XL.

NYC: Medical Examiner Nears Using High-Tech DNA System

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

The New York City medical examiner is on the verge of using a new speedy DNA technology in mass casualty situations, a system that can identify victims in about two hours, instead of weeks and months under current procedures, officials have said.

Long Island Police Union Head: More Manpower Needed to Combat MS-13

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

James McDermott, president of the Nassau Police Benevolent Association, called on County Executive Laura Curran and Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder to hire 60 new detectives to investigate MS-13 violence and other crimes.

9/11 Memorial Finally Pays Tribute to Responders Sickened by the Toxic Air at Ground Zero

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

The dedication is fittingly the anniversary of the recovery's end: May 30.

Mayor, NYPD At Odds Over Bail Reform

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

Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to triple the number of teens who qualify for a get-out-of-jail-free card, even for some serious offenses, is generating push-back from the NYPD, including Commissioner James O'Neill.

Colorado Governor Signs Criminal History Bill Into Law

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

The new law bans criminal history questions on job applications.

Murder Suspect Captured After Breaking Into Home Following Shootout, Wild Pursuit

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

The suspect was apprehended at around 6 a.m. after LAPD SWAT fired tear gas into the Del Rey home where he was barricaded inside.

Georgia Sheriff’s Deputy Grazed by Bullet During Confrontation

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

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is investigating an incident involving a deputy and two women in which the officer may have been shot at by one of the suspects.

Overpass to Memorialize Fallen Illinois Trooper

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

The Illinois House of Representatives on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution to name the Springfield Road overpass at U.S. Highway 20 the "Trooper Brooke Jones-Story Memorial Overpass."

Bystander Helps North Carolina Deputy Recapture Virginia Murder Suspect

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

A murder suspect made a brief getaway from a Wake County deputy in downtown Raleigh on Monday afternoon before a bystander helped recapture him.

Three Illinois Officers Injured Following Deadly Standoff

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

Authorities on Tuesday identified two people who died Monday in a shootout that took place after police responded to a hostage situation at a burning home in Joliet.

Texas Deputy Constable Struck by Car

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

Harris County Precinct 5 Constable's Office Deputy David Dixon was rushed to the hospital after being struck by a car Tuesday on the Westpark Tollway.

Texas Deputy Constable Struck by Car

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

Harris County Precinct 5 Constable's Office Deputy David Dixon was rushed to the hospital after being struck by a car Tuesday on the Westpark Tollway.

Real Time Crime Centers Proving Their Value

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

The Birmingham Police Department is poised to follow suit pending approval of $1.5 million in the City of Birmingham’s capital budget proposed by Mayor Randall Woodfin.

Real Time Crime Centers Proving Their Value

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

The Birmingham Police Department is poised to follow suit pending approval of $1.5 million in the City of Birmingham’s capital budget proposed by Mayor Randall Woodfin.

Texas Deputy Severely Beaten by Suspect

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

Hardin County Sheriff's Deputy William McKeon was in "very critical, but stable condition" and will "undergo numerous surgeries in the coming hours and days" after being attacked Tuesday.

Texas Deputy Severely Beaten by Suspect

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

Hardin County Sheriff's Deputy William McKeon was in "very critical, but stable condition" and will "undergo numerous surgeries in the coming hours and days" after being attacked Tuesday.

Full Duplex Audio Capability on the MPU5 Radio

Posted on May 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Persistent Systems, LLC added Full Duplex Audio capability to its MPU5 mobile ad hoc network radio. With this new Full Duplex Audio capability, MPU5 users can now speak freely to each other, as if on intercom system, without having to push-to-talk each...

Advisory Board Recommends 30 Changes to San Diego Police Practices

Posted on May 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

More than two years after city officials revived San Diego’s dormant Citizens Advisory Board on Police/Community Relations, the board finalized a report with 30 recommendations aimed at building more trust and changing the culture of policing in the city.

L-Tron’s OSCR360 Reaches 24 States with Growing Momentum

Posted on May 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

OSCR360 has been on the road non-stop for months now and has reached a new benchmark – a visit to its 24th state!

US Navy Expeditionary Combat Command Selects MOHOC® Cameras Again

Posted on May 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

MOHOC, Inc., creator of the world’s first military-optimized helmet cameras, was again chosen to supply the Personal Recording System (PRS) for the US Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC).

Baltimore Police Veteran Picked to Lead County Force

Posted on May 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Now poised to become the first woman to lead the Baltimore County Police Department, Melissa Hyatt developed a reputation as a focused and determined leader who keeps calm under pressure.

More Details Released on Suspected Alabama Cop-Killer

Posted on May 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Grady Wayne Wilkes, the suspect in the shooting death of Auburn Police Officer William Buechner, was a poster on controversial site 4chan, sharing images espousing violence and white nationalism.

SaaS Intelligence Management Module

Posted on May 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

CrimeCenter Software's Intelligence module will provide law enforcement with increasingly actionable intelligence within a straightforward, web-based system that empowers decision-making and helps agencies manage tips, counteract threats and crack down...

Video Shows Ambush of LAPD Officers

Posted on May 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Videos from a shootout last month shows a suspect suddenly open fire on LAPD officers.

First Responders at Growing Risk From Distracted Drivers

Posted on May 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

CBS' Kris Van Cleave has the latest on the growing number of distracted driving putting first responders at great risk on the roads.

Illinois State Troopers Dragged Twice In Past Week

Posted on May 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The two troopers were not killed. One suspect is in custody for incident on Wednesday while the investigation for the other incident is still underway.

Illinois Police Shoot And Kill Hostage-Taking Gunman

Posted on May 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A call about domestic battery led Joliet police to a hostage situation and a deadly shootout Monday morning.

Texas Deputy Arrested While Making Drug Deal in Uniform

Posted on May 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A deputy with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office was arrested Saturday on public corruption charges related to bribery and smuggling heroin and Suboxone into the Bexar County Jail.

Woman, Teen Charged After Biting, Slapping New York Police Officer

Posted on May 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A woman and an 18-year-old man were arrested earlier today in Auburn after one pushed pushed and bit a police officer and the other slapped the officer.

Former Florida Police Officer Stops Fleeing Hit-and-Run Driver

Posted on May 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An Ormond Beach resident said he ran a hit-and-run driver off the road Monday afternoon by cutting in front of the vehicle, stopping it from fleeing a crash scene that left one person critically injured.

Oregon Police Officers Attacked During Drunken Melee

Posted on May 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Three Eugene police officers suffered minor injuries after a booze-fueled feud in Eugene erupted into violence Sunday night, according to authorities.

Nearly 80 Students Involved in Altercation With California Police at High School

Posted on May 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Bear Creek High School was placed on lockdown Friday morning after as many as 80 students were involved in a physical altercation with police as they detained one student for fighting with staff.

Michigan Police Seek Suspect Who Struck Officer With Car

Posted on May 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Highland Park Police are searching for a suspect who hit an officer with a car early Monday morning.

Despite 1,200 Extra Officers, Violence Persists in Chicago Over Memorial Day Weekend

Posted on May 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

At least 37 people were shot, five fatally, throughout Chicago on Memorial Day weekend as severe storms kept people indoors and 1,200 officers were added to patrol the streets.

Portland Police Officer Struck, Injured by Impaired Driver

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

A Portland police officer suffered non-life threatening injuries after being hit by an impaired driver early Sunday morning.

Product News: 10 Emergency Response Products

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

Kits, supplies and information increasing the law enforcement officer's emergency preparedness

What Keeps You Awake at Night

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

Everyone has worrisome nights – it just depends which night is what worry.

Wanted Man Still a No-Show Despite Agreeing to Turn Himself In

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

People all over the country are talking — and singing — about Jose Simms, the wanted man who promised to turn himself in if the Torrington police get 15,000 likes on his Facebook wanted poster.

Dozens Wounded in Chicago Over Memorial Day Weekend

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

As Memorial Day weekend wore on, by Sunday afternoon Chicago police had responded to the shootings of 31 people, five of whom died from their injuries, officials said.

6 Arrested As Crowds of Youths Draw Police Attention to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

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

Crowds of rowdy teens turned out Saturday night at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, causing police to fill East Pratt Street, block off street corners and arrest several people.

10 Chicago Police Officers Injured in Multiple Vehicle Crash

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

An 84-year-old woman died after a multiple-vehicle crash involving two Chicago police vehicles Saturday night in the Austin neighborhood.

10 Chicago Police Officers Injured in Multiple Vehicle Crash

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

An 84-year-old woman died after a multiple-vehicle crash involving two Chicago police vehicles Saturday night in the Austin neighborhood.

San Francisco Police Union: Chief Must Quit

Posted on May 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

The San Francisco Police Officers Association is calling on Police Chief Bill Scott to step down after he apologized for his officers’ raid of a journalist’s home.

APCO Awards Fayette County Emergency Communications Center

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

As part of the 2019 ACPO Public Safety Communications Awards Program, the Fayette County Emergency Communications Center was awarded the 2019 Technology Leadership Award for Small Communications Centers.

New Hampshire Police Mourn Sudden Death of K-9

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

The Portsmouth Police Department is mourning the sudden loss of one of their own.

New Hampshire Police Mourn Sudden Death of K-9

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

The Portsmouth Police Department is mourning the sudden loss of one of their own.

New Hampshire Police Mourn Sudden Death of K-9

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

The Portsmouth Police Department is mourning the sudden loss of one of their own.

Man Convicted of Killing Off-Duty Chicago Police Officer in 2010

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

A jury on Thursday found Anton Carter guilty of the murder of Chicago Police Officer Michael Bailey, who was shot and killed while off-duty in a botched carjacking in July 2010.

Georgia Police K-9 Dies Chasing Suspect

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

Gwinnett County Police K-9 Eli racked a suspect in Grayson for about 30 minutes on Thursday when he began to show signs of distress believed to be related to the heat.

Search On for Man Accused pf Striking Miami Officer With Stolen Vehicle

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

A City of Miami police officer is hospitalized Thursday after being struck by a car while trying to apprehend a suspect. Police said it happened Thursday afternoon in the area of NW 13th Avenue and 3rd Street near Marlins Park.

Colorado Police Officers Have Close Call With Drunk Driver

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

Colorado police officers narrowly escaped injury when a suspected DUI driver crashed into them.

Colorado Police Officers Have Close Call With Drunk Driver

Posted on May 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Colorado police officers narrowly escaped injury when a suspected DUI driver crashed into them.

New Chicago Mayor Releases Plans to Combat Summertime Violence

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

As the unofficial kickoff to summer begins this Memorial Day weekend, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot reveals neighborhood engagement plans to combat violence.

Photos: Massachusetts Police Officer Rescues Baby Opossum

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

Quincy Police Officer Tim Kaes conducted a mission “impossumble” rescue Tuesday evening when he saved a young marsupial that was left alone.

Connecticut Police Arrest Man Who Had a Plastic, 3D-Printed Gun

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

Waterbury police said they arrested a man who had a 3D-printed gun with a bullet in the chamber, in what may the first such arrest in Connecticut.

California’s Use-of-Force Bill Gets L.E. Buy-In After Changes

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

Law enforcement groups opposing a California bill that promises the nation’s toughest police use-of-force standard have unexpectedly stood down, and now the legislation is poised to win approval by year’s end after a series of changes Thursday.

California Drug Bust Nets 500 Pounds of Meth

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

More than 500 pounds of methamphetamine, multiple assault rifles and "bulk U.S. currency" were among the items seized amid a multi-agency drug investigation that led Southern California and federal authorities to an unnamed business here last week.

Video: Driver Flees Traffic Stop, Hits Florida Police Officer

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

A suspect with a suspended license struck a uniformed officer and a police vehicle with his truck Wednesday morning before leading a pursuit along State Road A1A, according to the Daytona Beach Shores Department of Public Safety.

Recordings of Mass Shootings No Longer Public Record in Florida

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

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill Thursday that blocks the release of government-held recordings of deaths in mass violence incidents.

Body Camera Video Shows California Police Officer Fatally Shoot Man Stabbing Son

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

A Richmond police officer clearly ordered a 54-year-old man to drop a knife he was using to stab his son before firing and killing him, video of the incident released by police shows.

Station Design: Guns, Hoses and FF&E

Posted on May 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Jason Estes and Raegan Porter offer tips to Station Design Conference attendees on how to keep public safety construction projects from becoming overwhelming.

After 15,000 ‘Likes’, Police Hope Suspect Makes Good on Promise

Posted on May 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Torrington police hope a wanted suspect makes good on his promise to turn himself in after his online wanted poster topped 15,000 “likes” on Facebook.

After 15,000 ‘Likes’, Police Hope Suspect Makes Good on Promise

Posted on May 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Torrington police hope a wanted suspect makes good on his promise to turn himself in after his online wanted poster topped 15,000 “likes” on Facebook.

Judge: Key Body Camera Videos in Noor Trial Will be Altered

Posted on May 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Hennepin County judge ordered that the public may make copies of exhibits from the trial of ex-Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor, although some body camera videos that captured the aftermath of Justine Ruszczyk Damond’s shooting must be altered.

Man Charged With DWI After Crashing Into Missouri Police Station

Posted on May 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A man has been charged with property damage and driving while intoxicated after he allegedly crashed into the front of the Lee’s Summit Police Department building Monday.

Massachusetts Police Officer Helps Deliver Baby at Woman’s Home

Posted on May 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Arlington Police Officer Brandon Kindle probably didn't expect to be playing the role of doctor during his early-morning patrol on Wednesday, May 1, but through proper training and a calm demeanor, Kindle was able to safely assist in the delivery.

Florida Sheriff Fires Deputy After He Files to Run Against Him

Posted on May 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A week ago, Deputy Marco Lopez filed to run for Osceola County sheriff in 2020. The next day, after spending several hours responding to a barricaded subject as a member of the SWAT team, Lopez was fired by the man he’s running against.

Dallas Police: Killing Similar to 2 Other Attacks on Trans Women

Posted on May 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Dallas police said Tuesday that the fatal shooting of Muhlaysia Booker bears similarities to two other attacks on transgender women in the last year.

Oregon Trooper Shot 12 Times Honored With Award at the White House for His Bravery

Posted on May 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Oregon State Police Trooper Nic Cederberg, who shot 12 times in the line of duty nearly three years ago, was awarded a National Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor on Wednesday during a ceremony hosted at the White House by President Donald Trump.

Lloyd Harbor, New York Police Department Transitions to SIG SAUER P320

Posted on May 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

SIG SAUER, Inc. is proud to announce the Lloyd Harbor Police Department has transitioned to the SIG SAUER P320 9mm pistol from the GLOCK 23 as their official duty pistol.

SIG SAUER Academy to Host Open House on Saturday, June 1st

Posted on May 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

SIG SAUER Academy will host an Open House event on Saturday, June 1, 2019, from 10:00am to 2:00pm, at its state-of-the-art facility at 233 Exeter Road, in Epping, New Hampshire.

New Scent Kit Helping Police Track Down Missing People Faster

Posted on May 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Bloodhounds and search dogs are routinely called in when someone disappears, but the trail can go cold quickly. But a new kit could help police find missing people faster with a simple swab.

Massachusetts Police Officer Revives Electric Company Worker

Posted on May 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Norton police officer who revived a critically injured National Grid electrical worker Tuesday says he was in the right place at the right time.

Two LAPD Officers to Be Disciplined In Killing of Hostage During Standoff

Posted on May 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two Los Angeles police officers will be disciplined for fatally shooting a woman who was being held hostage by a knife-wielding man in Van Nuys back in June of 2018.

Maryland State Police to Review Death of Baltimore Police Detective

Posted on May 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Maryland State Police and Baltimore Police are planning to conduct a joint review of the death of city homicide detective Sean Suiter, Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said.

Nearly 300 NYPD Officers On Desk Duty Hitting the Streets

Posted on May 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Starting Thursday, nearly 300 NYPD cops who normally do desk jobs will be sent into historically high crime areas of the city to help keep violence under control for the summer months, officials said Wednesday.

Wounded Alabama Police Officer Visited in Hospital by K-9 Partner

Posted on May 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Auburn Police Officer Webb Sistrunk, who was wounded in a Sunday-night shooting that claimed the life of a fellow officer, was visited in the hospital Wednesday by his K-9 partner Leon.

Body Camera Video Shows Fatal San Diego Police Shooting

Posted on May 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday that a San Diego police officer’s actions were legally justified when he fatally shot a man who “aggressively” swung a heavy chain while advancing toward the officer in August.

Motorcade Escorts Wounded Montana Trooper Back Home

Posted on May 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Scores of officers from every layer of law enforcement lined the exit from the Neptune Aviation tarmac Wednesday afternoon, waiting to join the caravan carrying Wade Palmer, the Montana Highway Patrol trooper grievously wounded in a March shooting.

Video Shows Texas Deputy’s SUV Struck by Train

Posted on May 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Midland County Sheriff's Deputy Gary Painter told reporters that the officer was "banged up," but was "walking and talking."

President Trump Awards Medal of Valor to 14 Public Safety Officers

Posted on May 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

President Donald J. Trump and Attorney General William P. Barr on Wednesday awarded the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor to 14 recipients who exhibited exceptional courage.

Denver Police Officer Reunites Homeless Man With His Family

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

Arthur Robinson, who hadn’t seen his family in 20 years, was living in an alley two blocks from Coors Field when Denver Police Officer Alicia Harris met him in late December.

Chicago Police Department, Axon Partner for First VR Empathy Training Program

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

The VR training program is designed to better equip officers with the tools to de-escalate situations involving people suffering from mental health issues, crises or psychotic episodes.

Nurse Helped Save Texas Police Officer After She Was Hit on Highway

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

One of the first people to render aid to San Marcos Police Officer Claudia Cormier after she was hit by 59-year-old Neil Sheehan was a nurse who works at the hospital where she is currently recovering.

New Jersey Police Officer Charged After Deadly Shooting Caught on Body Camera Video

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

Newark Police Officer Jovanny Crespo was indicted by a grand jury Tuesday after shooting two suspects during a pursuit back in January.

Amazing Footage Shows High-Speed Police Pursuit of Stolen Motor Home

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

A news helicopter in Los Angeles captured the stunning footage of a stolen motor home leading police on a high speed chase that led to several crashes.

‘Our Heroes’ Luncheon Honors First Responders for Making a Difference

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

The event recognized emergency workers from 11 Hillsborough County, Florida agencies — firefighters, police officers, sheriff’s deputies and a highway trooper — who risk their lives daily for strangers.

Jury Awards $8.6M in LAPD K-9 Unit Whistleblower Retaliation Suit

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

A jury has awarded two officers each more than $4 million for the reprisals they faced, a massive verdict in a retaliation case that comes on top of a $1.6 million settlement for the female officer who was harassed.

Photo of Alabama Deputy Praying With Man Goes Viral

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

Lindsay Williams McGough captured Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy David Lawrence praying with a man outside the Shamrock gas station near the Hayden/Corner exit Tuesday morning.

President Trump Wants 400 TSA Agents Sent to Border

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

Democrats raised concerns Tuesday that the Transportation Security Administration’s ongoing problems with high turnover rates could worsen after the Trump administration announced it would send 400 TSA workers to the southwest border.

Florida Police Officer Honored for Shooting Gunman

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

Deland Police Cpl. Tony Tagle, who intervened in a shootout between an attempted-murder suspect and Volusia County deputies, was awarded his department's Medal of Valor Monday night.

Texas Lawmakers Poised to Approve Sweeping Changes Year After School Shooting

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

A year after 10 people were gunned down at Santa Fe High School, the Texas House on Tuesday gave preliminary approval 128-14 to a sweeping school safety bill that would increase state funding to better secure schools.

New York Officers Rescue Boy From Fire

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

Albany Police Sgt. Christopher Cornell and Officer Joshua Sears were able to get into the home through the rear fire escape and eventually found the 3-year-old and handed him to neighbors.

Baltimore Police Commissioner Names Two Key Deputies

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

Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison on Tuesday named two new deputy commissioners from outside the department who will oversee key areas— including day-to-day operations of thousands of officers and misconduct investigations.

Relief Follows Panic After Fort Worth Police Locate Kidnapped Girl Safe

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

Michael Webb is accused of kidnapping Salem Sabatka Saturday evening and was booked into the Tarrant County Jail on an aggravated kidnapping charge Sunday morning.

New Orleans Jury Acquits Man in Trooper Shooting Incident

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

Investigators had alleged that Robert LeBlanc was behind the wheel of a stolen Chevrolet Silverado on the night of Dec. 11, 2015 when plainclothes troopers spotted it in the parking lot of a Winn-Dixie at 9701 Chef Menteur Highway.

Maine City’s Top Cops to Return Following Probe

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

Saco Police Chief Raynald Demers and Deputy Chief Corey Huntress were placed on paid administrative leave in March for undisclosed reasons.

Critically Wounded Trooper to Return to Montana

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

Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Wade Palmer will return to Montana Wednesday, more than two months since the shooting spree outside Missoula that left him critically wounded, but alive.

Texas Police Officer Loses Leg After Being Struck by Alleged Drunk Driver

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

San Marcos Officer Claudia Cormier who was critically injured after being hit by a suspected drunken driver on Saturday night lost her leg in the crash but has vowed to return to the force.

L-Tron Wins 2019 AMA Pinnacle Award for ‘Best Print Advertising’

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

Western NY Company, L-Tron, wins prestigious 2019 AMA Pinnacle Award award from the Rochester chapter of the American Marketing Association.

Knightscope Releases Facial Recognition

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

Knightscope is finally able to offer facial recognition software utilizing deep learning to detect, analyze and compare faces on its K1 security robot platform to help enhance Workplace Violence Prevention (WVP) programs for organizations across the U.S.

T&T Trucking Center Attack September 2018

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

In another example of how active shooter events aren’t restricted to occurring on or near school properties, on September 12, 2018, Javier Casarez committed his attack at a trucking center in Bakersfield, California. According to reports, however, ...

Two New York Police Officers Honored for Saving Teen’s Life

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

Two police officers are being hailed as heroes after using CPR, then a defibrillator, to save the life of a 15-year-old boy who went into cardiac arrest in Nassau County.

Man Holding Knives Arrested at Bronx Police Precinct

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

A new video released Monday shows a frightening encounter inside the 40th police precinct station house in the Bronx.

Probe Launched After Controversial Arrest in New Jersey

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

A controversial arrest that was caught on camera has sparked social media outrage and an independent investigation.

Supreme Court Won’t Hear NYPD’s Appeal in Sound Cannon Case

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

A half-dozen people blasted by an NYPD sound cannon at a Black Lives Matter protest in Manhattan can proceed with their excessive force lawsuit after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday.

Suspect Who Pulled Gun on NYPD Cop Asks Siri to Call Wife During Arrest

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

A shooting suspect who allegedly pulled a loaded gun on an NYPD officer during a car stop on the Lower East Side tried to ask Siri to phone his wife as he was being arrested.

Florida Sheriff Chases Down and Catches Shoplifting Suspect

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

Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony said he was driving on Broward Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale on Monday when he noticed a young man running down the street at top speed carrying a shopping bag.

Body Camera Video Shows Two New Jersey Police Officers Dragged by Car

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

Two Newark police officers were injured after a man they questioned at a drug stop dragged them with his car, according to authorities.

Death Penalty to be Sought for Suspected Alabama Cop Killer

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

Authorities say that Auburn Police Officer William Buechner was shot and killed Sunday night by Grady Wayne Wilkes, who was wearing body armor and a helmet while responding to a domestic dispute.

Cop Killer Convicted in 2016 Ambush That Left Two California Police Officers Dead

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

Riverside County jurors needed less than a day to convict John Hernandez Felix of first-degree murder in the 2016 shooting deaths of Palm Springs Officers Jose Vega and Lesley Zerebny.

Fort Worth Police Chief Fired

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

Fort Worth police Chief Joel Fitzgerald has been ousted from the city's department after an incident in Washington, D.C., that city officials said was the straw that broke the camel's back.

On Duty: Off Duty with TruckVault

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

The men and women who protect and serve are never really “off-duty” and in that respect neither is your TruckVault.

The Pryme Dual Adapter – The APX4000XH

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

The Pryme Dual Adapter was originally designed to fulfill a need for the LAPD, the product allows agencies using messaging apps to communicate with land mobile radios and cellular devices.FeaturesRequires only one Apple compatible headset or earpiece to...

Texas Police Officer Severely Injured by Suspected Drunken Driver

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

San Marcos Police Officer Officer Claudia Cormier is facing multiple surgeries after authorities say she was struck by a vehicle driven by a suspect drunk driver as she responded to a call on Interstate 35 Saturday night.

On-Duty Pennsylvania State Trooper Dies on Turnpike

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

Trooper Donald C. Brackett was found unresponsive next to his patrol vehicle from an apparent medical episode Saturday morning on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

Bill Would Impose Death Penalty for Cop Killers in Massachusetts

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

Cop killers could be sentenced to death in Massachusetts under a bill filed by lawmakers who say police are "under attack," after the state lost three officers in the line of duty in recent years.

Alabama Police Officer Fatally Shot, Two Others Wounded; Suspect in Custody

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

One Auburn police officer was killed and two others were wounded late Sunday night as they responded to a domestic disturbance, triggering a manhunt 29-year-old Grady Wayne Wilkes.

Editor’s Review: General Tactic Uniforms

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

Editorial Director Frank Borelli put the General Tactic uniform through a field wear test for evaluation. Here's his report on its performance.

Hero NYPD Officer Uses Taser on Suspect Who Pulled Gun on Partner

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

An NYPD officer tasered a suspect who pulled a gun on his partner during an arrest.

NYPD Officer Accused of Hiring Hitman to Kill Ex-Husband

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

An NYPD officer has been arrested and accused of hiring a hitman to kill her ex-husband.

Police, Vet Clinic & Neighbors Help Keep An Eye On Neighborhoods

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

Police departments from Denver, Wheat Ridge and Lakeside partnered with the Denver Police Museum, as well as Planned Pethood, a veterinary clinic, in an event to help keep pets healthy and neighborhoods safer.

Video Shows Florida Man Steal Cruiser, Lead Police on 150 mph Pursuit

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

After jumping in the driver’s seat of a Florida Highway Patrol cruiser, Shane Jensen sped down Florida’s Turnpike and led troopers on a more than 11-mile chase earlier this month, newly released dash cam video shows.

Fight at Alabama High School Graduation Party Leaves 1 Dead, 8 Hurt

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

A high school graduation party in Alabama turned tragic after a fight between two women escalated into a brawl, leaving one man shot dead, and eight people hurt.

Man Just Released From Texas Jail Steals Car Before Totaling It

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

A man released from custody for exactly two minutes couldn't resist a car left unlocked and running outside Arlington police headquarters Thursday morning.

Oregon High School Football Coach Recounts Wrestling Shotgun From Student

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

Keanon Lowe described the chain of events that led to him being in the room when a student with a shotgun entered, saying he had received a "a regular call to go grab a student" in the Fine Arts Building at Parkrose High School.

Oregon Police Officer Self-Administers Tourniquet to Save Own Life

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

Salem Police Officer Michelle Pratt, a seven-year veteran on the force, sustained non-life-threatening injuries during the confrontation on May 14 and is now recovering at home.

Arizona Police K-9 Stabbed While Apprehending Bank Robbery Suspect

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

Tucson Police K-9 Blitz was bleeding heavily from the neck area and was treated by his handler and transported to VCA Valley Animal Hospital.

Detroit Officer Wounded, Two Other Officers Injured Following High-Speed Pursuit

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

Detroit Police Chief James Craig told media that all three officers were being treated and were in stable condition and added that the suspect was in custody, but in critical condition.

VELO Video/Data Down Link and Distribution System

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

Serastar Technologies Corporation's VELO is a non line of sight, secure, global video/data down link and distribution system for the aviation market.VELO, which is derived from the words Vehicle and hELOcopter, is a shoebox-sized network that takes...

Body Camera Video Shows Florida Police Officers Rescue Four From Burning Home

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

Newly released body camera video shows two Boynton Beach police officers rescue four people from a burning home Wednesday night.

Florida Sheriff’s Deputy Wounded, Gang Member Dead in Confrontation

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

A confrontation between a man described as an MS-13 gang member and Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office deputies turned deadly Thursday night when deputies shot and killed the man after he had shot and wounded a deputy in Palm Beach Gardens.

Station Design: Transparency in Police Station Design

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

A trio of architects with Brown Reynolds Watford walked Station Design Conference attendees through trends in transparency for police station design.

On Vulnerability: Police Week 2019

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

This Police Week 2019 piece is authored by Hank Kula, a retired police sergeant with over 26 years of experience working in law enforcement.

Retired Police Officer Gives Old Partner Her Kidney

Posted on May 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

They rode together as two cops on patrol, watching each other’s backs. Now, in retirement, they’re still looking out for each other.

New Drug Testing Technology Keeping Phoenix Officers Safer

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

It is a new drug-recognition technology that is saving lives, taxpayer dollars, and making Phoenix police and prosecutors more efficient.

New Drug Testing Technology Keeping Phoenix Officers Safer

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

It is a new drug-recognition technology that is saving lives, taxpayer dollars, and making Phoenix police and prosecutors more efficient.

9/11-Themed MetroCards Honor Responders

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

The new MetroCards paying tribute to first responders on 9/11.

9/11-Themed MetroCards Honor Responders

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

The new MetroCards paying tribute to first responders on 9/11.

Editor’s Review: MTM Special Ops Patriot Watch

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

MTM Special Ops makes some seriously rugged watches. Read how our Editorial Director tried to break another one... but failed.

Iowa Police Officer Charged With Fatally Shooting Car

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

Former North Sioux City police officer Derek McIntosh faces a class 1 misdemeanor charge of killing or injuring an animal during an incident on May 9.

NYPD Official Calls for Ban on Repeat Sex Offenders in Subways

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

NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea joined the call by NYPD Transit bigwigs to bar repeat sexual predators from the subway system.

Report: NYPD Using Celebrity Photos to Track Down Criminals

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

When they are stumped for quality images of possible crime suspects, the NYPD sometimes uses celebrity photos to find a match in its facial recognition system, a new report reveals.

Suspected Serial Killer Charged in California Cold Case Murder

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

A former Stanford University worker was charged Thursday in the decades-old slaying of the daughter of the school’s former athletic director, marking the third time the man has been linked to a death as cold case investigators continue to search for more

Texas Police Cadet Accused of Purposely Firing Shots That Wounded Classmates

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

Officials in southeast Texas have enhanced charges against a former police cadet in connection with a shooting that wounded three other cadets last month.

Boston Police Officer Struck by Vehicle During Foot Pursuit

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

The Boston police officer’s injuries are serious but non-life-threatening and he was taken to the hospital for treatment.

San Francisco Police Chief Stands by Decision to Raid Journalist’s Home Over Leaked Report

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

San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott on Wednesday stood by the decision to raid a journalist's home last week as part of an investigation into who in his department leaked a report.

President Trump Calls for Immediate Death Penalty Sentence for Convicted Cop Killers

Posted on May 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Reviving a talking point from his 2016 campaign, President Donald Trump Wednesday called for immediate action against convicted cop killers saying the death penalty should be in play.

Wisconsin Firefighter Shot and Killed, Officer Wounded

Posted on May 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An Appleton firefighter was fatally shot and a police officer was wounded while responding to a medical call Wednesday evening.

Officer Media Group Defensive Tactics Videos Online

Posted on May 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Editorial Director Frank Borelli and Defensive Tactics expert Rich Nance teamed up to create a series of training videos. There is the complete list with links.

Boston Police Officer Hit by Car While Chasing Down Suspect

Posted on May 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Boston police officer was hit by a car while running after a man in Roxbury Wednesday.

Woman Injured After Off-Duty Miami Officer’s Gun Accidentally Fires Inside Supermarket

Posted on May 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A woman is wounded inside a West Kendall Publix supermarket in a bizarre accident.

Knife Wielding Man Killed by Florida Deputies After Stabbing Ex-Girlfriend to Death

Posted on May 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Tamarac mother is dead and Broward Sheriff's deputies say they were forced to shoot and kill her attacker.

Chiefs Players Visit Kansas City Police Academy

Posted on May 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Kansas City Chiefs starting quarterback Patrick Mahomes, along with back up quarterbacks Chad Henne and Chase Litton, visited the Kansas City Regional Police Academy on Tuesday afternoon as a part of National Police Week.

Trial Begins in 2010 Slaying of Off-Duty Chicago Police Officer

Posted on May 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The son and widow of slain Chicago police Officer Michael Bailey each took the witness stand Tuesday and recalled in quiet and deliberate tones the chaos that erupted nine years ago in their own front yard.

Trial Begins in 2010 Slaying of Off-Duty Chicago Police Officer

Posted on May 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The son and widow of slain Chicago police Officer Michael Bailey each took the witness stand Tuesday and recalled in quiet and deliberate tones the chaos that erupted nine years ago in their own front yard.

Pipes and Drums Band Helps Subdue Robbery Suspect During Police Week

Posted on May 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Five members of the St. Louis County Police Pipes and Drums unit assisted another off-duty and out-of-town officer around noon Monday who was trying to arrest a robbery suspect.

NYPD Installs Two ‘Pumping Pods’ in Its Headquarters

Posted on May 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

After a class-action lawsuit and a joint complaint by five mothers claiming a lack of adequate space, the pods have been set up at 1 Police Plaza in lower Manhattan. If they’re a success, the department plans to install them at other police facilities.

Family of Slain Ohio Police Chief Sues Judges

Posted on May 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The family of slain Kirkersville Police Chief Steven Eric DiSario has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the judges and probation officers who oversaw the case of the man who shot and killed DiSario in the line of duty in 2017.

Houston Police Investigation Into Botched Drug Raid Completed

Posted on May 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Houston Police Department has wrapped up its investigation into a deadly January drug bust and turned a final report over to the Harris County District Attorney's office, authorities said Wednesday.

San Francisco Becomes First in Country to Ban Use of Facial Recognition Technology by L.E.

Posted on May 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The legislation also will force police to disclose what surveillance technology they currently use and seek approval on any new technology that either collects or stores someone's data.

A.T.A.C. 2.0 Boots

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

On the professional side, the A.T.A.C.® 2.0 boot line update continues with the addition of new models. The 2.0 will be substantially lighter weight without compromising safety and performance in the most unforgiving environments. MSRP: $99.99The boot...

Oregon Police Officer Shot Multiple Times; Suspect in Custody

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

A Salem police officer was shot multiple times during a traffic stop Tuesday night, and the suspect was arrested Wednesday morning after a lengthy search.

President Trump Speaks at National Peace Officers’ Memorial Day Service

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

President Donald Trump commemorates National Police Week with a speech for the annual Peace Officers Memorial service at the Capitol in D.C..

Florida Highway Patrol Trooper’s Quick Reaction Saves His Life

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

It was a close call for a Florida Highway Patrol trooper who was nearly hit by a hydroplaning car on SB I-95 in Boynton Beach on May 13.

Good Samaritans Rescue Victims of Head-On Crash in California

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

A head-on crash involving a semi-truck in Santa Ana left two people injured but people who witnessed the crash rushed over to help those inside the cars.

Watch Live: 38th Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service

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

The 38th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service, sponsored by the Grand Lodge Fraternal Order of Police and the Grand Lodge Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary, will be held on the West Front of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Traveling Carnival Worker Accused of Killing Three Women

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

James Michael Wright, 23, is accused of killing 17-year-old Joycelyn Alsup and two women from Tennessee over a span of 18 days, Washington County Sheriff Fred Newman said during a Monday news conference.

Alabama Deputy Involved in Rollover Crash in Cruiser Charged With DUI

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

A Jefferson County deputy injured in a rollover crash last week has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

Chicago Police Take Fresh Look at Unsolved Slayings of 55 Women

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

Chicago police have assigned a team of detectives to review the deaths more than a year after the Chicago Tribune first brought to light that at least 75 women ranging in age from 18 to 58 had been strangled or smothered between 2001 and 2017.

Texas Police Officer Fatally Shoots Woman Who Used His Taser on Him

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

The encounter began around 10:30 p.m. Monday, after the Baytown police officer spotted the woman while on patrol behind an apartment complex.

Officials: Suspect Set Self on Fire in Back of Cruiser

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

The man who harmed himself in a Metro Transit squad car after being arrested was on fire while in the back seat, authorities said.

Video Shows Wisconsin Sheriff’s Deputy Pepper Sprayed by Suspect

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

A Dane County man who might be having a mental health issue pepper sprayed a Columbia County deputy early Monday morning then fled in a stolen vehicle after he abandoned his vehicle in the town of Dane.

FBI Seeking Public’s Help to Find Cop Killers

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

This Police Week, the FBI is highlighting eight cases that led to the deaths of six officers and resulted in serious injuries to three others in hopes of bringing those responsible to justice.

Video Shows Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Nearly Crushed by Passing Car

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

Officials say a Florida Highway Patrol trooper was lucky to only suffer a broken ankle after he was struck by a car Monday night while investigating a crash on Interstate 95.

SIG SAUER Releases Commemorative Pistols to Benefit National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

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

SIG SAUER, Inc. is honored to announce the release of three commemorative pistols to benefit the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF).

SDS to Exhibit at the Annual AAAE Conference in Boston

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

SDS brings integrated active shooter solutions to Airports and Public Safety Authorities at the 91st Annual American Association of Airport Executives conference in Boston, MA

Big Horn Armory Honors Active Duty Military Members with Special Offer in Honor of Armed Forces Day

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

Any new rifle purchase made by active duty military members between Sunday, May 12 – Saturday, May 18, 2019, will receive a FREE BHA Logo Rhodesian Sling with your order.

Gamber-Johnson Wins WI Governor’s Export Achievement Award

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

Gamber-Johnson has been named the recipient of the 2019 Governor’s Export Achievement Award by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC).

New Colorado Sheriff Releases Previously Secret Body Camera Video

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

The new sheriff in Elbert County, Tom Norton, has released to CBS4 previously-suppressed body camera footage of the controversial 2018 death of Christopher 'Matt' Poer.

Pilot Accused of Triple Murder in Cold Case

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

An American Airlines pilot is under arrest, accused in a triple murder case that's gone unsolved for nearly four years.

Texas Police Chief’s New Tattoo Honors Young Cancer Patient

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

A Texas police chief was moved to tears when he learned that 6-year-old Abigail Arias was battling a rare form of terminal cancer.

Investigators: Connecticut Mosque Fire Was Intentionally Set

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

A two-alarm fire that heavily damaged a New Haven mosque over the weekend was intentionally set and a federal criminal investigation is underway, local and state officials said Monday afternoon.

St. Louis Police to Crack Down on ATVs on City Streets

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

The crackdown comes after news reports of packs of ATV riders on St. Louis streets endangering people and violating other traffic laws.

Minneapolis Police Recovered 700 Guns Citywide in 2018

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

More than 700 handguns, rifles, shotguns and automatic weapons seized by police around the city last year, thanks to what authorities are calling a combination of old-fashioned police work and modern technology.

North Carolina Sheriff Fires Deputy; Will Revise K-9 Policy

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

Wake County Sheriff Gerald Baker has fired the K-9 deputy who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges Monday in the Kyron Hinton dog bite case.

Body Camera Footage Shows Shootout That Wounded San Diego Officers

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

The harrowing details of the June 2018 shootout at a College Area condominium were released Monday in a report from the District Attorney’s Office.

Mississippi Constable Dies Following Crash

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

Longtime Lowndes County District 1 Constable Willie Houston "Hoot" West died last week; three days after he was involved in a wreck while on duty.

31st Annual Candlelight Vigil Honors 371 Fallen Law Enforcement Officers at Memorial

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

The names of 371 law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty -- including 158 who died in 2018 -- were formally dedicated on Monday evening, during the 31st Annual Candlelight Vigil, held on the National Mall.

Watch the 2019 Candlelight Vigil Webcast Live at 8 p.m.

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

Each year on May 13th, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund produces its annual Candlelight Vigil — a signature event of National Police Week in Washington, DC.

Shooter Detection Systems to Exhibit at the IAHSS 2019 Annual Conference & Exhibition

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

SDS brings active shooter solutions to healthcare security professionals at the International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety’s international conference in Orlando

Pryme Customer Request for Custom Solution Begets New Product

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

Though the Pryme Dual Adapter was originally designed to fulfill a need for the LAPD, it inspired a new product release that now benefits other public-sector agencies, as well as private-sector businesses, who are using messaging apps to communicate.

North Carolina Deputy Pleads Guilty in K-9 Attack

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

Wake County Sheriff’s Deputy Cameron Broadwell pleaded guilty Monday to misdemeanor charges in the case of siccing a K-9 dog on an unarmed man last year.

Former Michigan Trooper Sentenced for Death of Teen on ATV

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

A judge sentenced former Michigan State Police trooper Mark Bessner to 5 to 15 years in prison for the death of a Detroit teen who died after crashing his ATV.

Rhode Island Police Officer Saves Choking Baby’s Life

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

Warwick Police Officer Brian Holleran's quick actions ensured that a 16-month-old girl who was choking Friday night will make a full recovery.

Honor the Fallen: Never Forget

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

Another year. 163 officers fallen in the line of duty. Never forget. Honor them always.

Reflections of a Police Wife

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

Sewing a uniform item might not seem like an emotional activity. But for me, coming up to Police Week, so much more than stitches went into those Velcro straps.

Product News: 30+ Apparel, Accessories & Body Armor Products

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

Shirts, pants, shoes, bags, body armor carriers, and more to upgrade your uniform.

Are Move Over Violations A National Crisis? Data Says Yes

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

Imagine someone driving down the road, faster than the posted speed limit, music blaring, when out of the corner of their eye they see red and blue flashing lights. Before they know it, this person loses control of the vehicle and hits an officer who was...

Young Girls Being Mentored by Current, Former Baltimore Police Department Female Officers

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

To have the desire and calling as a mentor is an incredible gift. A retired police officer who decided to do more than walk the walk is bringing much needed changes to lives of some young girls, making her a community champion.

New Details Emerge in Shooting Between California Deputies, Possible Murder Suspect

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

The suspect and his female accomplice have been identified as Dylan Andres Lindsey and Alison Hart.

Phoenix Police Officers Catch Runaway Emu

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

Phoenix police officers were called to 65th Street and Cactus Road for large bird wandering the neighborhood.

Two Accused of Impersonating Officers Had Car Full of Police Props

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

A man and woman face several charges after allegedly telling Roswell police officers they were security guards while driving a car with police markings.

Two Accused of Impersonating Officers Had Car Full of Police Props

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

A man and woman face several charges after allegedly telling Roswell police officers they were security guards while driving a car with police markings.

Journalist Says San Francisco Police Officers Raided Home Over Leaked Report

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

The banging jolted Bryan Carmody awake as outside his San Francisco home Friday morning, the longtime journalist saw a throng of police officers with a sledgehammer, trying to break down his front gate.

Massachusetts State Police Trooper Saves 9 Ducklings

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

A Massachusetts State Police trooper was driving down the Massachusetts Turnpike Wednesday when he noticed a brood of ducklings on the left shoulder.

Stepfather of Missing Houston Girl Arrested

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

Investigators say they found drops of blood in the apartment of Derion Vence, the stepfather of missing 4-year-old Maleah Davis.

Suspended Massachusetts Police Trooper Sentenced for Overtime Abuse

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

Suspended Massachusetts State Police Trooper Kevin Sweeney has been sentenced to two months in prison for embezzlement in the latest legal fallout of the department’s overtime abuse scandal.

Body Camera Footage Released in Fatal Georgia Officer-Involved Shooting

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

Athens-Clarke County police released the body-cam footage Thursday showing what happened on the night of April 20 when an officer fatally shot a 63-year-old man.

Georgia Officer Slain Responding to Robbery

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

Savannah Police Sgt. Ansari and another officer were shot when approaching a vehicle matching a description connected to a robbery reported on Bull Street Saturday night.

The ‘Ecosystem’ Approach To Mobile Forensics

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

To eliminate processing backlogs, extract more evidence from cellular phones, and improve the speed and effectiveness of investigations, the Ecosystem approach puts the right mobile forensic tools in the right places.

Change the Way You Patrol the Night

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

Increase officer safety at night with NOPTIC. Watch this short video to learn how.

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

Serastar Technologies Corporation Brings Non Line Of Sight Video/Data Down Link System To Aviation

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

Serastar Technologies Corporation is bringing its VELO non line of sight, secure, global video/data down link and distribution system to the aviation market. VELO, which is derived from the words Vehicle and hELOcopter, is a shoebox-sized network...

5.11 Honors Police Chief as Quiet Warrior Recipient

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

5.11’s Quiet Warrior initiative aims to highlight professionalism, compassion, heroism and humility that drive those who serve to go above and beyond the call of duty.

5.11 Announces Newest Quiet Warrior in Conjunction With 5.11 Days 2019 Celebration

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

Global leader in purpose-built, innovative tactical apparel, footwear and gear, 5.11 Tactical, kicked off 5.11 Days, its annual celebration of public safety professionals, on Monday, May 6, 2019.

24-7 Series Pro Flex Pants

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

Comfort fit slider waistband Integrated 4-way stretch soft flex panels on hip yoke and above knees 7-belt loops for added support TRU-SPEC® original PRYM snap with YKK brass zipper Extra deep front pockets 2-knife/accessory pockets Easy access DropN...

Michigan Man ‘On a Killing Spree’ Arrested in Double Homicide

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

A 26-year-old man from Delta Township was arrested early Friday in connection with the deaths of two women, after he reportedly told another woman he "had been riding the demons of some dear friends" of his.

Massachusetts Police Captain’s Quick Thinking Helped Save Two Teens in Fiery Crash

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

Brockton Police Captain Mark Porcaro saved two teenagers from a fiery crash Thursday night.

High School Student Teaches Sign Language to Police Officers

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

Catherine Fitzgerald is about to graduate from a criminal justice program at Southeast Regional Vocational Technical School. She approached the Mansfield Police Department offering to teach sign language.

Service Dogs Help First Responders Battle Stress

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

Service-animals-in-training were brought to meet with dispatchers at South Metro Fire Rescue to help them decompress after dealing with the school shooting on Tuesday.

Dallas Police Cruiser Hit by Gunfire

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

Frightening moments for some officers in Dallas after someone opened fire as they made an arrest Thursday night.

Q&A: Trends in Law Enforcement Apparel

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

Style. Fit. Function. Apparel for the law enforcement officer must play a delicate balancing act with all three. Your agency may be looking to update its appearance, improve the officer safety by better performing fabrics, or just simply put officers...

$40,000 Worth of Meth Discovered Inside Lego Box

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

A Georgia woman got more than she bargained for after buying a box of Legos that turned out to be stuffed with meth, officials said.

$40,000 Worth of Meth Discovered Inside Lego Box

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

A Georgia woman got more than she bargained for after buying a box of Legos that turned out to be stuffed with meth, officials said.

$40,000 Worth of Meth Discovered Inside Lego Box

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

A Georgia woman got more than she bargained for after buying a box of Legos that turned out to be stuffed with meth, officials said.

Massachusetts State Trooper Rescues Motherless Coyote Pup on Side of Road

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

What was originally was reported to be a dog in the road gave Massachusetts State Police a surprise last weekend after it was determined that the animal was actually a coyote pup.

Massachusetts State Trooper Rescues Motherless Coyote Pup on Side of Road

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

What was originally was reported to be a dog in the road gave Massachusetts State Police a surprise last weekend after it was determined that the animal was actually a coyote pup.

LAPD: Former Cadet Stole From Cruisers to Build His Own

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

Police said the April 16 arrest yielded not only one of the most active auto thieves in the area but someone with an alarming obsession with stealing law enforcement vehicles and the gear inside them.

Editor’s Review: Six Pack Bags

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

When you need to eat healthier and save a few dollars, carrying your meals to work is the answer. With the Six Pack Bags options you can do so with ease.

Editor’s Review: Six Pack Bags

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

When you need to eat healthier and save a few dollars, carrying your meals to work is the answer. With the Six Pack Bags options you can do so with ease.

Editor’s Review: Six Pack Bags

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

When you need to eat healthier and save a few dollars, carrying your meals to work is the answer. With the Six Pack Bags options you can do so with ease.

Two Arizona Deputies, One Officer Struck by Car at Gas Station

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

Two Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies and one Mesa police officer were injured after a vehicle plowed into them at a gas station early Thursday morning.

Pennsylvania Sheriff’s Deputy Saves Distraught Teen From 7-Story Fall

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

A York County sheriff's deputy likely saved the life of a distraught teen who tried to jump from the seventh floor of the York County Judicial Center.

Body Camera Video Shows California Officer Shoot Teen Charging at Him With a Knife

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

Newly released body camera video shows Oxnard Police Officer Timothy Roberts shoot and wound a teenage girl who charged at him while holding a knife in the morning hours of May 3.

Florida Governor Signs Bill Arming Teachers in Public Schools

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

With little fanfare, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill Wednesday that allows teachers to be armed in classrooms of public schools.

Massachusetts Police Officer Hospitalized After Suspect Spreads Fentanyl in Station

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

A man who was being arrested opened a bag of what is believed to be fentanyl and spread its contents around the booking area, sending a police officer to the hospital and closing down a portion of the police station Wednesday.

Arizona Tribe Refuses Trump’s Wall, But Agrees to Let Border Patrol Build Virtual Barrier

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

Verlon Jose had long vowed President Donald Trump would build a wall along his tribe’s 75-mile border with Mexico only "over my dead body."

Two More Men Arrested in Connection to the Shooting Death of Mississippi Police Officer

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

Harrison County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested Joshua Michael Kovach and Dalentez Latavian Brice, each on a charge of accessory after the fact to capital murder, in connection with the shooting death of Biloxi Police Officer Robert McKeithen.

Technology for the Safety of First Responders

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

More than 72,000 people died of drug overdoses in the U.S in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This was a 9.5% increase from 2016, and many point to the abuse of fentanyl and other synthetic opioids as the reason. In...

Aspiring Marine Talks About Helping Stop School Gunman

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

A high school student and Marine poolee praised for helping stop a school shooting suspect says the credit should go to his fallen classmate, Kendrick Castillo.

Video: Texas Police Officer Jumps Median to Avoid Car

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

The Carrollton Police Department released Officer Villegas' body camera video of the incident.

Colorado Wildlife Officers Bitten When Tranquilized Mountain Lion Awakes

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

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Officers were called Wednesday to get a mountain lion out of a tree in a Canyon City neighborhood.

Suspect Killed in Shootout With Minnesota Deputy Was Wearing Ballistic Vest

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

Bullets were flying in both directions along the roadside in Hermantown, Minn., where a sheriff's deputy killed a motorcyclist armed with a semiautomatic handgun and sporting a reinforced bullet-resistant vest, according to newly disclosed details of the

Alabama Campus Police Officer Shoots Suspect Armed With Machete

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

A Jefferson State Community College campus police officer Wednesday morning shot a person who came onto campus armed with a machete.

Colorado Student Was Gunned Down Trying to Stop Gunman

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

Kendrick Castillo, the 18-year-old senior gunned down as he tried to tackle one of the shooters unleashing bullets inside the STEM School Highlands Ranch, was just three days away from graduating.

Massive Cache of 1,000 Guns Seized From Los Angeles Mansion

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

A man was arrested Wednesday after authorities seized more than 1,000 guns from a home in Holmby Hills, authorities said.

Video Shows Austin Police Save Women Trapped by Floodwaters

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

Austin police officers Kevin Perrydore, Benjamin Cochran and Matthew Valli were patrolling in Southwest Austin on Friday night, at the height of that day's torrential storms, when they got a call about a woman near Williamson Creek crying out for help.

Oklahoma City Police Release Video of Officer Shooting Boy

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

Video taken from a police officer's body-worn camera shows an officer opening fire on a 14-year-old boy with a gun in a March incident.

Video Shows Anaheim Police Officers Fire 76 Shots at a Suspect During High-Speed Pursuit

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

Prosecutors released dramatic video showing two Anaheim police officers firing 76 shots at a suspect in a high-speed pursuit the district attorney’s office called "alarming and irresponsible."

Narcan Used to Revive Florida Sheriff’s Deputy After Fentanyl Exposure

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

A Lake County Sheriff's deputy, two firefighters and a suspect are recovering after the four were exposed to what is believed to be fentanyl during a traffic stop.

Apex 6” Wedge Shoe

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

Footwear innovations from 5.11 in 2019 span stylish lifestyle models to evolved professional-grade boots. On the lifestyle side, the Apex 6” Wedge update classic silhouettes with 5.11’s rugged performance. The Apex Wedge is inspired by 5.11’s...

OpEd: A Retrospective Look at the Future of Communications

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

Dave George, Chief Technologist and President of Pryme Radio, provides a state of the communications industry and points out trends

Class-A Fast-Tac Twill Uniform

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

For professional wear in Fall 2019 is the Class-A Fast-Tac® Twill uniform for men and women. These 100% polyester long and short sleeve shirt options along with the twill pant delivers 5.11’s signature performance and professionalism on the job at a...

Two Missouri Officers, K-9 Recovering After Being Exposed to Suspected Fentanyl

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

Two police officers and a police dog are recovering after suffering adverse reactions following a drug bust, officials said. An initial investigation indicates that the officers and the dog were exposed to fentanyl, according to police.

Florida Police Officer Collapses, Dies During Training Exercise

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

Sanibe Police Officer Anthony Neri died after he was transported to a local hospital after suffering a medial emergency while participating in a training exercise.

STREAMLIGHT® LAUNCHES PORTABLE SCENE LIGHT EXT

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

Telescoping Pole and Rotating Head Now Extend 84 Inches for Improved Visibility

GLOCK Debuts New Pistol, New Spokesperson & New Designer Experience at NRA Annual Meetings 2019

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

The 2019 NRA Annual meeting wrapped on April 28 with 81,283 total attendees and over 800 exhibitors. Many from the firearms industry were in attendance, including GLOCK, Inc., one of the leading innovators and manufacturers of pistols and firearms gear.

Santa Monica Police Chief Prioritizes Training and Technology

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

The Quiet Warrior program highlights the professionalism, compassion, heroism and humility that drive law enforcement professionals to go above and beyond the call of duty for their communities.

UniLine Laboratory Casework

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

UniLine Casework is constructed of welded 18 gauge steel. Base cabinets have a load capacity of 500 pounds per linear foot. Powder coat finish is environment friendly, attractive and long lasting.

Florida Police Officer Recovering After Being Dragged, 2 Suspects In Custody

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

Two suspects are in custody and an officer is recovering after an incident in Coral Springs Tuesday afternoon.

District Attorney’s Office, Police Break Up Fentanyl-Trafficking Ring

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

Authorities in Southeastern Massachusetts say they've dismantled a major drug-trafficking ring and in doing so, made one of the area's largest-ever fentanyl busts.

BART Police Chief Talks About Retirement

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

Carlos Rojas retired as BART Police Chief Monday after only two years at the head of the department.

Drunk Florida Man Allegedly Crashes Lawn Mower Into Police Cruiser

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

A drunk “driver” in Florida crashed his lawn mower into a police cruiser and then claimed cops poisoned him with cocaine, authorities say.

NYPD Officer Thrown From Horse During Funeral Procession

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

An NYPD horse reared up and threw the cop riding it during the funeral procession for Queens District Attorney Richard Brown Tuesday morning.

Denver Police Cruisers Now Equipped With Vehicle Tagging System

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

With the push of a button, Denver police officers can now blast an adhesive, soup-can-size GPS tracker at fleeing vehicles and remotely follow the cars from a phone app.

NYPD Transit Officers Nab Man Wanted for Miami Beach Mutilation Murder

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

A convicted sex offender wanted in the mutilation murder of a 77-year-old man in Miami Beach was nabbed during a scuffle with two cops as he stepped off the L train in Manhattan, police said Monday.

Baltimore Family Grateful to Police for Saving 2-Year-Old Shooting Victim

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

The family of a 2-year-old boy shot outside a Southwest Baltimore corner shop embraced and praised the police officers who performed CPR on the child and rushed him to the hospital without waiting for an ambulance.

Oregon Sheriff’s Detective Feared for His Life in Blast

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

Washington County Sheriff’s Detective Jeremy Chedester said he felt the explosion and that it pushed him back, adding, "as if my face was getting ripped off."

San Francisco Could Become First in Nation to Ban Use of Facial Recognition by Police

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

San Francisco could become the first city in the nation to ban any city department from using facial recognition under a proposal that says any benefits of the technology outweigh its impact on civil rights.

At Least 7 Students Injured in Shooting at Colorado School; 2 Suspected Shooters in Custody

Posted on May 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

STEM School Highlands Ranch is located about 7.5 miles southeast of Columbine High School, where 13 people were killed on April 20, 1999.

1 Killed, 7 Injured in Colorado School Shooting; 2 Suspected Shooters in Custody

Posted on May 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

STEM School Highlands Ranch is located about 7.5 miles southeast of Columbine High School, where 13 people were killed on April 20, 1999.

Side Scan Sonar Assists South Dakota in Recovery of Garbage Truck

Posted on May 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

How JW Fishers' NR313 side scan sonar aided South Dakota Search and Recovery Teams

Lighthawk XT 3.0 with NextGen Accessory Kit

Posted on May 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Lighthawk XT 3.0 Carrier from Armor Express brings the next level of superior design for today’s tactical officer. Now built on the widely accepted SPEAR BALCS ballistic cut, the XT 3.0 provides ample coverage while maintaining a more aggressive...

Off-Duty Connecticut Police Officer Attacked With Baseball Bat

Posted on May 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Hartford police lieutenant was struck in the head with a baseball bat and injured while trying to break up a fight near his home on Friday, Windsor police said.

More Than $90K Raised for Wounded Montana Trooper

Posted on May 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Just short of 900 people gathered at Neptune Aviation on Saturday night for the "301 Strong Benefit" held to support Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Wade Palmer, who was critically wounded in a shooting spree outside Missoula in March.

Florida Sheriff Launches Training Program Enabling Jail to Hold More Immigration Detainees

Posted on May 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The warrant service officer program, the first of its kind in the U.S., trains and certifies deputies to serve federal warrants on inmates at the request of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

UniLine Casework Cabinets and Drawers

Posted on May 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Let UniLine Casework bring quality and style for your laboratory.

DNA Helps Solve 1972 Indiana Cold Case Murder

Posted on May 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The 46-year-old cold case killing of a 19-year-old Indiana State University student in 1972 has been solved, largely by the determination of a detective who wasn’t even alive when the crime occurred.

Texas Police Officer Recovering After Being Struck by SUV

Posted on May 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Lufkin Police Officer Seth Thompson was on the scene of a minor wreck on May 4 when a white Toyota Sequoia crossed multiple lanes of traffic and entered a parking lot, striking the officer.

Denver Police Launch Bias-Motivated Crimes Unit

Posted on May 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Denver Police Department has a new plan to address bias-motivated crimes. One strategy is creating a specialized unit that will investigate those crimes.

Boston Police Officer on Detail Injured in Crash

Posted on May 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Boston Police officer was hurt in a crash while on a detail Monday afternoon in Jamaica Plain.

Video: Florida Man Shows Police His Marijuana Plants

Posted on May 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officers wound up arresting the 65-year-old, but not before he made a particular request.

Fifth Third Center Active Shooter, September 2018

Posted on May 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

If there is one thing we constantly get reminded of, it's that there is no "common" active shooter. They all are different and we can only standardize response so much to be effective.

Florida Woman Pulls Alligator From Her Pants During Traffic Stop

Posted on May 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

When a Florida deputy asked a woman if she had anything else on her during a routine traffic stop, he wasn’t expecting what she did next.

Colorado Police Officer Cleared in Shooting of Off-Duty Deputy

Posted on May 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Weld County grand jury has cleared a LaSalle officer of criminal wrongdoing in the January shooting of an off-duty Adams County sheriff’s deputy.

Prosecutor Says Slain NYPD Explorer ‘Begged for his Life’

Posted on May 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A witness detailed Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz's last moments on Monday as the trial started for five of the suspects charged with his death, nearly a year after the teenager was dragged from a bodega in the Bronx and fatally stabbed.

Video Released in Fatal 2018 California Officer-Involved Shooting

Posted on May 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The city of Vallejo released body camera footage Monday showing a police officer fatally shooting Ronell Foster after the two struggled along a pathway in February 2018.

North Carolina Police ‘Overwhelmed’ by Outpouring of Support After Officer’s Death

Posted on May 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Mooresville Police Department says it has been “overwhelmed” by a growing show of support after one of its officers was shot and killed over the weekend, including a growing roadside memorial surrounding the dead officer’s SUV.

Tennessee Trooper Responding to Car Fire Killed in Crash

Posted on May 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Matthew Gatti was traveling eastbound on Interstate 40 when he lost control of his vehicle and it spun out of control before striking two tractor trailers.

Teen Suspected of Killing Mississippi Police Officer Captured, Charged With Capital Murder

Posted on May 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Darian Tawan Atkinson, the 19-year-old who was the subject of a statewide manhunt in the killing of Biloxi Police Officer Robert McKeithen, has been charged with capital murder.

Digital MailRoom Inmate eMail Filter Scanning Application

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

The VendEngine Digital MailRoom application allows each incoming and outgoing message to be filtered through a keyword content filter and then delivered instantly to the inmate or family member. If flagged, the message is set aside for review by the...

JailFunds – Digital MailRoom Inmate eMail Filter Scanning Application

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

The VendEngine Digital MailRoom application allows each incoming and outgoing message to be filtered through a keyword content filter and then delivered instantly to the inmate or family member. If flagged, the message is set aside for review by the...

Mississippi Police Officer Fatally Shot Outside Headquarters Identified

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

Biloxi Police Officer Robert McKeithen, who was set to retire at year's end, was shot to death near his patrol SUV out the Lopez Quave Public Safety Center late Sunday night.

Blue Lunch Time

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

If you’re fueling with junk food, your performance and health may suffer.

Blue Lunch Time

Posted on May 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

If you’re fueling with junk food, your performance and health may suffer.

LAPD Officer Runs 20 Miles In Full Gear In Honor of Fallen Partner

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

Los Angeles Officer Richard Medina says his partner Robert Sanchez wasn't just his partner -- he was also his closest friend.

Opening Statements Set In ‘Justice For Junior’ Trial

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

Opening statements are scheduled today in the criminal trial against five of the men accused of murdering 15-year-old Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz last year in the Bronx.

New Mobile Drug Program Hopes to Reach Parents

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

With the highest number of opioid deaths on the Cape, Falmouth has seen the number of opioid deaths climb from seven in 2013 to 20 in 2017. So the police are taking the fight to the parents.

Nebraska Police Say Man Dropped Gun, Shot Himself in the Genitals

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

Police say they have cited a 32-year-old Lincoln man on gun charges after he accidentally shot himself in the genitals.

Alabama Police: Officer Killed by Wife in Domestic Incident

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

Police in a small Alabama city are mourning one of their own, allegedly gunned down by his wife in a domestic dispute.

Texas Trooper Shot Last Month Remains Hospitalized, Condition Improving

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

The family of a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper who was shot while responding to a crash last month issued a statement Sunday updating the community about his condition.

Woman Jailed, Man at Large, After Shots Fired at Colorado State Patrol Trooper

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

Police jailed a 28-year-old woman and were searching for a man Sunday after somebody fired shots from a vehicle at a Colorado State Patrol trooper in the San Luis Valley.

Dashboard Camera Video Shows Fatal Connecticut Police-Involved Shooting

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

Hartford State’s Attorney Gail Hardy released video recordings Friday that show the moment Anthony “Chulo” Jose Vega Cruz, 18, was fatally shot by Wethersfield police Officer Layau Eulizier Jr. during a traffic stop April 20 on the Silas Deane Highway.

North Carolina Police Officer Shot and Killed During Traffic Stop

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

Mooresville Police Officer Jordan Harris Sheldon was shot and killed during what investigators are calling a routine traffic stop Saturday.

Manhunt Underway After Mississippi Officer Fatally Shot Outside Police Headquarters

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

A manhunt is underway for a suspect after a Biloxi police officer was fatally shot Sunday night.

Sourcewell

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

Four Kansas Agencies Select the SmartCOP SmartRMS

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

SmartCOP arranged a cooperative between the McPherson County Sheriff Office and the Lindsborg, Canton, and Moundridge Police Departments, Kansas

STREAMLIGHT® INTRODUCES BANK CHARGER FOR 18650 USB RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES

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

Organizes, Stores and Charges up to Eight Batteries

Suspect Tries to Run Over Florida Troopers With Stolen Cruiser

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

A 22-year-old man was arrested in Osceola County on Thursday after he stole a Florida Highway Patrol cruiser and attempted to run over three troopers, according to an FHP spokesman.

Wounded Maryland Police Officer May Have Been Hit by ‘Friendly Fire’

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

Baltimore County police believe an officer was shot by friendly fire — not by the suspect killed by officers as previously stated — during an incident in Parkville on Thursday.

Shifting gears: USIC partners with Derive to improve fleet operations with vehicle software upgrades

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

USIC decreasing fuel costs, mitigating accidents, and improving driver safety with Derive’s auto technology

Hydra-Shok Deep Takes 2019 Golden Bullseye Award for Ammunition Product of the Year

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

The National Rifle Association’s (NRA) Shooting Illustrated magazine recently honored Federal Premium Hydra-Shok Deep with its Golden Bullseye Award for 2019 Ammunition Product of the Year.

2019 Chesapeake Bay IAI Conference Wrap Up

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

L-Tron & OSCR360 return from the 2019 Chesapeake Bay IAI Conference – held in Richmond, VA

L-Tron’s Focus Forward Promo Encourages Officer Safety

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

L-Tron announces a new promotion with officer safety in mind for its best-selling 4910LR Driver’s License Reader for Law Enforcement.

L-Tron “Signs” OSCR360 to its first NFL City – Boston Police Department

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

L-Tron “Signs” Up-and-Coming OSCR360 Solution to its first NFL City – Boston Police Department

Riot & Crowd Control

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

Law enforcement preparedness is more than just the right equipment.

Durango SRT Pursuit ‘Speed Trap’ Takes Part in Multi-State Competition

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

The Tire Rack One Lap of America, presented by Grassroots Motorsports Magazine, runs May 4-11.

Modular Optic Ready G45

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

The G45 Modular Optic System (MOS) incorporates the popular “Crossover” design with a factory-milled slide, making it modular-optic-ready and combines the compact-size slide with the full-size frame. The G45 MOS comes with custom mounting plates to...

Ban on ‘Sanctuary Cities’ to Become Florida Law

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

After a week of legislative back-and-forth and the stress of rapidly diminishing time weighing on both chambers, the bill to ban so-called “sanctuary cities” is headed to the governor’s desk.

Suspect Who Fired At Florida Troopers During Pursuit Held Without Bail

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

The man who led Florida Highway Patrol troopers on a three-county chase, firing shots at pursuing troopers while attempting to run down two Citrus County deputies, is being held without bail following his arrest on Tuesday.

Records Still Not Released in Shooting of Kentucky Sheriff’s Deputy

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

Scott County Deputy Jaime Morales was shot Sept. 11 in the back in a confrontation at a Scott County rest area that killed a fugitive wanted in a Florida bank robbery.

NYPD Fights Skyrocketing Murders and Shootings in City Housing Projects

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

Though crime is down citywide, cops are fighting a skyrocketing increase in murders and shootings in city housing projects.

Florida Sheriff’s Budget Puts Focus on Threat Management and Deputy Training

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

Broward Sheriff Greg Tony is overhauling his organization, with a new focus on deputy training, threat management and recruiting.

Florida Lawmakers Approve School Safety Bill That Allows Teachers to be Armed

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

The Florida Legislature is sending a controversial bill to the governor that allows teachers to carry guns on campus.

Florida Lawmakers Approve School Safety Bill That Allows Teachers to be Armed

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

The Florida Legislature is sending a controversial bill to the governor that allows teachers to carry guns on campus.

Glock Pockets – Pistols in Your Pocket

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

No, Glock Pockets are not snacks like Hot Pockets. Glock Pockets are handguns ideally suited for carrying concealed, literally in your pocket.

Colorado Police Officers Get Crisis Intervention Training

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

In Aurora there's an intense training program for police officers that's not about firearms or evidence gathering but safely dealing with someone having a mental health crisis.

Colorado’s ‘Red Flag’ Gun Law Could Be Overturned

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

A lawsuit accuses House Democrats of violating the Constitution in getting it passed.

New Bill Could Allow for Some Teachers to Carry Guns in Florida

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

A new bill awaiting the governor's signature could allow for some teachers to carry guns in Florida.

Off-Duty Philadelphia Police Officers Jailed After Altercation With Florida Deputies

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

Two off-duty Philadelphia police officers and one retired department cop were arrested after a violent altercation with sheriff’s deputies outside Crabby Bill’s restaurant and bar in Florida, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday night.

In Noor Case, Minneapolis Police Shooting Policy Was Also on Trial

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

Over the course of two days on the witness stand, ex-Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor repeatedly emphasized that his training prompted him to fire his service weapon at Justine Ruszczyk Damond after she suddenly appeared outside his squad car.

Widow Carried Fallen North Carolina Trooper’s Badge for 71 Years — Until It Was Stolen

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

North Carolina troopers are helping the family of 98-year-old Margaret Padgett look for the badge worn by her husband P.W. Smith when he died in the line of duty in 1948.

Suspect Charged in 1972 North Carolina Cold Case

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

A Johnston County family and a retired state investigator who has worked the county’s longest cold case can both breath a sigh of relief. The man who allegedly kidnapped and murdered Bonnie Neighbors was arrested Monday in Bradenton, Florida.

Former Florida Deputy Says He’s Not to Blame for Parkland High School Massacre

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

Former Broward Sheriff’s Deputy Scot Peterson says he was improperly blamed for the Parkland high school massacre and that he actually acted appropriately that fateful day.

Nevada Trooper Was Likely Struck by Driver on Purpose

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

The driver of a pickup truck that clipped a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper early today in the east valley might have hit him intentionally, authorities said.

Baltimore County Officer Shot, Suspect Killed

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

A suspect was killed and a Baltimore County police officer underwent surgery at Shock Trauma after a shootout at a home in Parkville on Thursday afternoon.

Forensic Sciences Committee Proposes Explosive Material Examination Standard

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

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., May 2, 2019 – A proposed standard from the ASTM International forensic sciences committee (E30) aims to help examiners and investigators identify and analyze explosive material found at a crime scene. “Explosive materials,...

Florida Deputies Seize Enough Fentanyl to ‘Kill Every Single Resident’ of County

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

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday announced the completion of a months-long investigation that led to the seizure of 75 firearms, hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of drugs and 100 arrests.

Florida Deputies Seize Enough Fentanyl to ‘Kill Every Single Resident’ of County

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

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday announced the completion of a months-long investigation that led to the seizure of 75 firearms, hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of drugs and 100 arrests.

Three Tampa Police Officers Fired for Cutting Corners With Detentions, Searches and Drug Disposal

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

Three Tampa police officers were fired Thursday morning after a seven-month investigation found they failed to document detentions and searches and to properly dispose of seized drugs.

Three Tampa Police Officers Fired for Cutting Corners With Detentions, Searches and Drug Disposal

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

Three Tampa police officers were fired Thursday morning after a seven-month investigation found they failed to document detentions and searches and to properly dispose of seized drugs.

Calm Classroom, Then Chaos

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

But before a video playing in the classroom could finish, a young man with a face that might have rang familiar to some in the room suddenly entered from the left, raised a pistol, and pulled the trigger.

Dramatic Video Captures Crash That Seriously Injured LAPD Motorcycle Officer

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

A Los Angeles police sergeant was seriously injured in a motor vehicle crash Tuesday morning near USC involving Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr.

From Victim to Survivor to Deputy

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

Lisa McVey Noland is now in her 20th year with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

Baltimore Detective’s Family Still Searching for Answers In His Death

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

It's been nearly 18 months since Baltimore police Detective Sean Suiter was gunned down in West Baltimore, but his family is still searching for answers.

Two LAPD Officers Hurt In Crash During Pursuit With Stolen Car, Suspect Escapes

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

Two Los Angeles police officers were injured after being involved in a three-vehicle collision during a pursuit Wednesday morning in Encino.

Massachusetts Police Still Seeking Suspect in Armed Bank Robbery

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

Somerville Police continue to seek an armed robbery suspect in the Davis Square area. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous.

Off-Duty NYPD Officer Killed in Crash While Driving to Work

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

Vincent Persaud, who was stationed in the 101st Precinct in Far Rockaway, was on his way to work, driving west on Peninsula Boulevard at 6:45 a.m. when his car collided with another vehicle in Lynbrook.

Missouri Deputy Charged in Wreck That Left Bystander Disabled

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

A Jackson County sheriff’s deputy who plowed through a red light last May and crashed into another motorist, ejecting him from his car and severely injuring him, did not have his emergency lights and sirens on, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol.

New York Police Chief Indicted in Alleged Traffic Ticket-Fixing

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

A detective led Hempstead Police Chief Paul Johnson into court Wednesday in handcuffs, where he denied allegations that he fixed tickets before his appointment as top cop.

Texas Police Officer Indicted on Homicide Charge

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

A Tarrant County grand jury has indicted the Arlington police officer who fatally shot a man as he drove away from a traffic stop in September.

Retired Massachusetts Trooper Says He Was Told to ‘Run Silent, Run Deep’

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

Massachusetts State Police troopers accused of abusing overtime patrols agreed when not to write tickets and told one trooper during a patrol to go home and “be with his family,” according to a recently filed federal court document.

Teen Guilty in Death of Maryland Officer

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

A jury found Dawnta Harris guilty of felony murder in the death last May of Baltimore County Police Officer Amy Caprio and faces life in prison when he is scheduled to be sentenced in July.

Partnership Provides First Responders with Medical Info

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

NEW YORK, April 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- RapidSOS announced a partnership with the MedicAlert Foundation to send life-saving member data to 9-1-1 to improve emergency response nationwide. Dispatchers and first responders will...

The Norris Sneaker

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

Footwear innovations from 5.11 in 2019 span stylish lifestyle models to evolved professional-grade boots. On the lifestyle side, the Norris Sneaker is an updated classic silhouette with 5.11’s rugged performance. The Norris Sneaker has the look and...

SHOTSPOTTER ANNOUNCES MAJOR NEW CRIME SCENE TOOL FOR SHOOTING INVESTIGATIONS

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

Aids Evidence Collection and Supports Crime Scene Interviews

Off-Duty Georgia Deputy Shot, Killed After Fight With Family Member

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

An off-duty Coweta County deputy was shot and killed Tuesday night after a fight with a family member.

Former Tampa Police Chief Sworn in as City’s Mayor

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

Jane Castor, the 59-year-old former police chief, became the Tampa’s 59th mayor on Wednesday morning in a ceremony highlighting women’s voices.

Massachusetts Police on Manhunt for Bank Robbery Suspect Who Opened Fire on Officers

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

Police say a suspect is at large and considered armed and dangerous following a bank robbery.

DBLR Application (Database Likelihood Ratios)

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

Used in conjunction with STRmix, DBLR (database likelihood ratios) can calculate millions of LRs in seconds. Likelihood ratios are used to assess the strength of DNA evidence and how likely it is that DNA found at a crime scene belongs to specific...

Axon Announces Record Number of Attendees at the Leading Technology Conference for Public Safety

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

Axon unveiled Redaction Assistant, Axon Performance, Axon Body 3 ship dates and more at fourth annual Axon Accelerate conference

Chicago Mayor-Elect, Police Superintendent Lay Out Plan to Combat Summer Violence

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

Chicago's new mayor and current police superintendent share their plan to combat violence this summer.

Colorado Law Enforcement Officers Get Drugged Driving Training

Posted on May 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Law enforcement officers in the state have to apply to get the special training.

Maryland Honors First Responders Lost In Line Of Duty With Fallen Hero Day

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

For the 34th year, Maryland will honor and remember first responders lost in the line of duty.

NYPD Aims to Recruit Next Generation of Cops From Legions of ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Fans

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

The NYPD is hoping fans going to see the blockbuster Marvel series will trade their Iron Man costumes for a cadet uniform after watching a video promoting enrollment in the department’s cadet program at theaters showing the box office juggernaut.

Florida Sheriff’s Deputy Cleared of Wrongdoing in Shooting

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

An Okaloosa County deputy has been cleared of any wrongdoing after firing his weapon at Christian Pickett, a suspect of a shooting that injured two outside of the Bric a Brac nightclub.

Suspect Broke NYPD Officer’s Leg During Foot Pursuit

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

Police were searching for a 48-year-old man after he kicked a police officer on the Upper West Side over the weekend, breaking the officer's leg.

‘I Thought It Was My Apartment,’ Ex-Dallas Cop Told 911

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

A former Dallas police officer who shot an unarmed man as he stood in his apartment on Sept. 6 can be heard telling dispatchers that she thought she was inside her own apartment.

FBI Was Told of California Synagogue Shooting Suspect’s Apparent Manifesto Minutes Before Attack

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

Minutes before John T. Earnest allegedly opened fire on a California synagogue, someone discovered and told the FBI of his apparent anti-Semitic manifesto, but it was too late to take action, federal officials said.

Crime Spree That Left Kansas LEOs Wounded Ends With Suspect Dead

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

A crime spree that included the shooting of a Kansas sheriff and undersheriff ended late Monday with the suspect — a former Marine — and his father dead.

What Do You Want in a New Police Station?

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

The 2019 Station Design Conference, May 14–16, 2019, Rosemont, IL, will offer over 30 presentations on how to design and build a law enforcement or public safety facility.

Report: Anti-Semitic Assaults Tripled in 2018

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

A report released Tuesday from the Anti-Defamation League suggests that recent deadly attacks on synagogue are part of a wider increase in physical violence against Jewish people.

Dashcam Video Shows Florida Deputy Stop Suspect With PIT Maneuver

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

Newly released dashboard camera video shows a Citrus County Sheriff's deputy used a PIT maneuver to stop a suspect during a pursuit on Monday.

2 Killed, 4 Injured in UNC Charlotte Shooting; Suspect in Custody

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

Two people died and four others were hurt in a shooting in a building on the University of North Carolina’s Charlotte campus on Tuesday afternoon, police said.

Former Minneapolis Police Officer Convicted of Murder in Fatal Shooting

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

Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor has been found guilty of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Justine Ruszczyk Damond.

Experts: Recent Cases Add to Concerns Over Ex-Military and Extremism in United States

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

The mounting cases of violent acts involving veterans of the armed forces continue to raise concerns among those who monitor extremists, and some say the military isn’t doing enough.

Mobile Device Investigator

Posted on April 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

ADF Solutions' Mobile Device Investigator is a forensic software to investigate iOS and Android devices. With the easy-to-use Mobile Device Investigator, agents and investigators can now quickly and easily collect evidence from iOS and Android phones...

Colorado State Patrol Trooper Saves Teen From Path of Tractor-Trailer Moments Before Deadly Crash

Posted on April 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Colorado State Patrol Trooper Joshua Furman was headed home from work last Thursday when he became stuck in traffic on westbound I-70 near Lakewood when he noticed 17-year-old Isabel Witter's vehicle was disabled in the middle of the road.

AI-Powered Tool; Enables Agencies to More Quickly Share Evidence with the Public

Posted on April 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Redaction Assistant increases efficiency and streamlines agencies' redaction workflow

Axon Honors 2019 RISE Awards Winners for Community Commitment

Posted on April 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

This year's honorees include Chris Cognac, former police officer and founder of Coffee with a Cop, and Sylvia Moir, Chief of the Tempe Police Department and advocate of mindfulness in policing.

Kansas Sheriff, Undersheriff Shot by Suspect

Posted on April 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Rice County Sheriff Bryant Evans and Undersheriff Chad Murphy were shot Monday afternoon.

Sister of Chicago Police Sergeant Hopes Her Suicide Can Prevent Future Officer Suicides

Posted on April 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Chicago Police Sergeant Lori Rice's sister is still reeling, trying to make sense of her sister's suicide, but she hopes to help other officers now.

Boy Battling Rare Blood Disease Becomes Deputy for a Day

Posted on April 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office teamed up with the Make-A-Wish foundation to grant a little boy’s wish to be a deputy for a day.

Officer Honors The Fallen By ‘Walking With Purpose’

Posted on April 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The 20-year law enforcement veteran is walking for the fallen including David Sherrard, a Richardson police officer who was shot and killed while responding to a disturbance.

St. Louis Police Officer Accused of Killing Colleague Pleads Not Guilty

Posted on April 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A St. Louis police officer accused of fatally shooting a fellow officer in January pleaded not guilty Monday to the charges against him.

Miami’s Police Monitor Wants to End Federal Oversight

Posted on April 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

When the U.S. Department of Justice determined three years ago that Miami cops had engaged in a pattern of excessive use of force, former Tampa police chief Jane Castor was appointed to look over the department’s shoulder for up to four years.

NYPD Officer Mentors, Coaches Teens; Inspires Others to do the Same

Posted on April 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

NYPD Lt. Michael Almonte is part of the Student Sponsor Partners program, which pairs adults with 1,100 underprivileged teenagers, who have partial scholarships to 26 Catholic high schools.

Video: Brother of Ohio Police Officer Killed in Hit-and-Run Chides Driver in Court

Posted on April 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A judge sentenced Brian Anthony to 11 1/2 years in prison on April 12 for killing Mentor Police Officer Mathew Mazany in a hit-and-run-crash last year.

DA to Seek Death Penalty in Resentencing of Convicted Houston Cop Killer

Posted on April 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Harris County District Attorney is once again seeking the death penalty against a convicted cop killer who won a new punishment trial nearly three decades after the slaying of a Houston police officer.

Florida Toughens Penalties for Killing, Injuring Police K-9s

Posted on April 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The increased penalties will also apply to anyone who seriously injures or kills a police horse or dogs used by fire departments and search and rescue teams.

FBI Foils Terror Plot by Army Veteran It Says Planned Multiple Attacks in Los Angeles Area

Posted on April 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officials say that 26-year-old Army veteran Mark Steven Domingo hoped to learn about police response times and build toward a large-scale attack, possibly an explosion that would end with “hundreds and maybe thousands of U.S. citizens injured.”

Focus Forward

Posted on April 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Situational awareness is paramount. Keep your head up & focus forward. Try the free 4910LR Magnetic Mount.

SmartJAIL – Inmate Incarceration Period Tracking and Management Software

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

SmartCOP’s SmartJAIL tracks and manages all aspects of an inmate’s incarceration period. With automated features and complete integration to SmartRMS, Corrections Officers have instant access to the detailed history of an offender, allowing them to...

Connecticut Police Union: City Losing Minority Officers

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

The police union, as it continues to wait for a new contract, says the exodus of officers to other departments is continuing, negatively affecting the representation of minorities among the ranks.

Connecticut Police Union: City Losing Minority Officers

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

The police union, as it continues to wait for a new contract, says the exodus of officers to other departments is continuing, negatively affecting the representation of minorities among the ranks.

Massachusetts Police Nab Three Suspects in Sophisticated ATM Theft Ring

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

Police arrested two men at the Days Inn on Pelham Street Saturday morning who are suspected of being part of a sophisticated crime ring stealing money from ATM machines.

Massachusetts Police Nab Three Suspects in Sophisticated ATM Theft Ring

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

Police arrested two men at the Days Inn on Pelham Street Saturday morning who are suspected of being part of a sophisticated crime ring stealing money from ATM machines.

Texas Police Cadet Charged After Accidentally Shooting Classmates

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

A cadet in a Texas City police academy classroom is now behind bars after a gun he brought to class in his backpack went off, injuring three other cadets, police say.

Body Camera Video Shows Teen Run Over, Kill Maryland Police Officer

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

The Baltimore County Police Department on Friday released to the public video from Officer Amy Caprio’s body camera, which the jury had first seen Tuesday.

Feds Investigating Alleged Armed Disruption Attempt at Border

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

A Dec. 18, 2018, document from the FBI, obtained by the Union-Tribune, specifies an alleged plan for activists to purchase guns from a “Mexico-based cartel associate known as Cobra Commander,” or Ivan Riebeling.

Report: Illinois Warehouse Gunman Said ‘I am Going to Blow Police Up’ Before Shooting Officers

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

On the morning he shot and killed five people and injured five police officers, Aurora, Ill., warehouse gunman Gary Martin warned a co-worker that “If I get fired, I’m going to kill every mother (expletive) here” and "I am going to blow police up."

Chicago Police Create Field of Honor to Remember Fallen Officers

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

The honor guard placed 585 American and Chicago flags on the lawn at the Gold Star Families Memorial near Soldier Field.

Colorado Trooper’s Vehicle Stolen, Officers Led on Pursuit

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

Colorado State Patrol say their officers chased a suspect who they say stole one of their officers' vehicles Sunday afternoon.

NYPD Officers Rescue Baby Goat From City’s Streets

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

The New York City Police Department said officers found a baby goat wandering the streets of Queens.

Synagogues Struggle With Security Measures Following Attacks at Houses of Worship

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

The attack at the Poway synagogue in San Diego County on Saturday morning killed one woman and injured three others, including the rabbi who was celebrating the last day of Passover with his congregants.

NYPD Nabs Suspect in Urine Attacks on MTA Workers

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

Police have apprehended a man they believe splattered two Bronx MTA employees with urine earlier this month, officials said Friday.

San Francisco Teams Up With Uber, RapidSOS on 911 Call Responses

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

In an effort to shorten emergency response times in San Francisco, the city announced on Monday that it is now using location data from RapidSOS, a New York-based public safety tech company, and ride-hailing company Uber to improve location coordinates.

10 Georgia Students Hit in Pellet Gun Shooting

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

Schoolyard routine turned into chaos Thursday at a DeKalb County elementary school when children began running and parents began getting reports with the words that have become one of their nightmares: active shooter.

Gunman Sought After Mass Shooting at Baltimore Cookout

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

Eight people were shot, leaving one dead, in West Baltimore Sunday evening as police say a man opened fire on a cookout.

Rabbi: Synagogue Gunman’s Weapon Jammed, Preventing ‘Blood Bath’

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

The rabbi wounded in the shooting at the Poway synagogue Saturday said the bloodshed could have been much worse had the gunman’s weapon not jammed.

Off-Duty Border Patrol Agent, Army Veteran Hailed as Heroes for Chasing Down Gunman

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

Army veteran Oscar Stewart chased down the gunman as Jonathan Morales, an off-duty Border Patrol agent working security at Chabad of Poway in California, opened fire as the shooter fled.

Seven People Shot, One Killed in Mass Shooting at Cookout in Baltimore

Posted on April 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Seven people were shot, leaving at least one dead, in West Baltimore Sunday evening, a Baltimore police spokeswoman confirmed.

Advanced Lighting Systems (ALS)

Posted on April 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Texas Police Officer Killed in Motorcycle Crash On Way to Work

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

Marble Falls Police Officer Andrew Howe died early Friday in a motorcycle crash driving to work.

SmartRMS Records Management System

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

SmartCOP’s Records Management System, SmartRMS, provides agencies with a robust and powerful tool to efficiently record, index, store, and track information, documents, and files pertaining to law enforcement operations. SmartRMS streamlines records...

GLOCK Introduces the Modular Optic Ready G45

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

GLOCK, Inc., a global leader in firearm manufacturing, introduces the newest addition to the 9X19 pistol family, the G45 Modular Optic System (MOS).

Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office To Implement Mark43’s Innovative Cloud-Based Records Management System

Posted on April 26, 2019 by