January 28, 2020

Colo. police departments expand use of plate readers as opponents call it invasion of privacy

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

One city's license plate readers scanned over 500,000 license plates in one month, something critics believe points to the 'pervasiveness' of the technology

Video: Armed suspect opens fire on Tenn. state troopers

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Trooper Khalat Ghazi was wounded when a suspect exited his vehicle and began firing a rifle

Ariz. man cited for using fake skeleton to drive in HOV lane

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

State troopers cited a 62-year-old man for driving in the carpool lane with a decorative skeleton strapped to the front passenger seat

Despite city council measure, Austin police will still enforce low-level marijuana possession laws

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Although Austin City Council voted to end enforcement, Chief Brian Manley said officers will continue citing and arresting people for such offenses

Mass. governor, state police colonel introduce police reform bill

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The bill would create stricter penalties for trooper misconduct and improve other internal policies

Tulsa announces first black police chief

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Wendell Franklin, a 22-year veteran of the department, said he plans to focus on improving the department's transparency and public services

2 arrested in SC bar shooting that killed 2, wounded 4

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Authorities haven’t released the names of the suspects or details about the cause of the shooting

2 dead, 7 injured in SC bar shooting

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officials have not released immediate information about what led to the shooting

Nev. sheriffs back lawsuit to block ‘red flag’ law

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

At least three sheriffs have publicly shown their support, said they believe the law, which came into effect this month, is unconstitutional

Ala. officer critically wounded following mid-robbery shooting

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Det. John Finke was shot as he confronted two robbery suspects while working off-duty as a church security guard

Longtime Maine sheriff’s department K-9 dies unexpectedly

Posted on January 26, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

“Bosco has been a tremendous asset to our agency and the citizens of Androscoggin County,” the Sheriff’s Department wrote

Longtime Maine sheriff’s department K-9 dies unexpectedly

Posted on January 26, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

“Bosco has been a tremendous asset to our agency and the citizens of Androscoggin County,” the Sheriff’s Department wrote

Woman kills retired trooper, wounds 2 other troopers at cigar bar

Posted on January 26, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A woman killed a retired trooper, wounded another retired trooper and an off-duty LEO before turning gun on herself

Photos show aftermath of crash involving deputy and suspected impaired driver

Posted on January 26, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Charges are pending against the driver, said Jackson County Sheriff Darryl Forté

NYPD commissioner links crime spike to bail reform

Posted on January 26, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Commissioner Dermot Shea said judges must be able to hold repeat offenders in order to avoid future spikes in crime

Minn. police use technology to search video footage, find clues faster

Posted on January 26, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The program filters and searches surveillance footage to identify certain objects that appear on video

Mass. lawmakers consider limiting local LE collaboration with ICE

Posted on January 25, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The bill would bar law enforcement agencies from appointing an officer to work with federal agents, a provision that has drawn criticism from sheriffs

Ala. county appoints female lieutenant for first time in 208-year history

Posted on January 25, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Lt. Terri Hall has served with the Mobile County Sheriff's Office for 16 years

FBI background check system to be audited

Posted on January 25, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The audit of the NICS was requested last year after Sol Pais was allowed to purchase a gun after flying to Colorado from Florida

Proposal would allow Idaho police to make misdemeanor arrests without warrants

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The bill is in response to a Idaho Supreme Court ruling stating it was unconstitutional for an officer to make a misdemeanor arrest without seeing the crime

Conn. lawmakers propose new state police department to combat hate crimes, extremism

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The new department would 'specialize in investigating far-right extremist groups and individuals'

Va. police officer dies after being dragged during traffic stop

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officer Katie Thyne died in the hospital after being dragged by a vehicle during a traffic stop

How a new handheld tool is helping narcotics investigators in Kentucky

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The portable TruNarc device provides on-the-spot analysis of unknown substances that can provide definitive identification without requiring officers to handle dangerous drugs

Ohio lawmakers introduce bill withholding money from LE agencies not cooperating with ICE

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Cities and law enforcement agencies not complying with ICE would lose homeland security funding and Local Government Fund distributions

How puppies behind bars are rescuing the rescuers

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

First responders and veterans suffering from PTSD share how service dogs have changed their lives

After shooting, Seattle police under renewed pressure to stop rising gun violence, gang activity

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officials outlined a plan to establish a mobile precinct, conduct more patrols and work with federal prosecutors to keep shooters behind bars

2 officers fired, 2 suspended over Stormy Daniels arrest

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A investigation conducted by the department's internal affairs unit found Daniel's 2018 arrest was 'improper'

Minn. hockey league nixes jersey honoring wounded LEO

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Waseca Bluejays high school hockey team wanted to wear jerseys honoring Officer Arik Matson, only to learn the jerseys don't comply with league rules

Spotlight: VEL TYE designs and manufactures state-of-the-art tactical gear and accessories

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Ohio chief apologizes for teen’s death, argues against end of police pursuits

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The pursuit that ended in the death of Tamia Chappmann is still under review as community members call for an end to police pursuits altogether

Chicago police end program aimed at predicting gun offenders, victims

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The program was established in 2012, used a formula to create a list of people deemed most like to commit or be victimized by a shooting

Va. police officer dies after being dragged during traffic stop

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The officer suffered multiple injuries and was taken to a local hospital, where she died

Police seeking 2 suspects in Seattle shooting that killed 1, injured 7

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Marquise Latrelle Tolbert and William Ray Tolliver are considered armed and dangerous, officials say

Two brothers help save San Antonio LEO under attack

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

William and Luis Mendez-Guzman stepped in after seeing the suspect kicking the officer in the head

2 brothers help save San Antonio LEO under attack

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

William and Luis Mendez-Guzman stepped in after seeing the suspect kicking the officer in the head

Border Patrol agent dies on duty

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Agent Alfredo Niño died after being found unresponsive

Border Patrol agent dies on duty

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Agent Alfredo Niño died after being found unresponsive

Ga. deputy killed during early-morning vehicle pursuit

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The unidentified deputy died from injuries sustained after his vehicle left the roadway and hit a wood line

Hawaii legislators consider closing gun control loopholes after officers’ deaths

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The deaths of Officers Tiffany Enriquez and Kaulike Kalama have added new urgency to efforts to pass legislation prohibiting lending guns to another person

Va. Senate passes ‘red flag’ gun bill

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The bill would allow police to temporarily take people's guns away if a judge deems them a threat to themselves or others

Va. Senate passes ‘red flag’ gun bill

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The bill would allow police to temporarily take people's guns away if a judge deems them a threat to themselves or others

Video: Fla. deputies rescue man from burning car

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Body camera footage shows two deputies scrambling to put out the vehicle fire before pulling the driver to safety

Off-duty Ind. police could gain right to carry handguns into casinos

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The bill currently on the state senate floor originated with two sheriffs who said they never wanted to be without their weapons in case of a mass shooting

Texas county launches unit to investigate stalking, prevent domestic violence

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officials say the goal of the Behavioral Threat Management Unit is to prevent volatile situations from escalating into violence

How a ‘John sting’ targets the demand side of human sex trafficking

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Anaheim PD’s John sting underscores the pervasive nature of the demand side of prostitution – one prong of the pernicious problem of human sex trafficking

Pa. Supreme Court rules in favor of Pittsburgh police on overtime

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The court settled a grievance the Fraternal Order of Police filed against the city in 2016 alleging officers working the Pittsburgh Marathon were not paid properly

City suspends Miami police captain who claimed to be black

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Captain Javier Ortiz has been accused of taking part in racial discrimination within the department and has been suspended pending an investigation

1 dead, 7 wounded in downtown Seattle shooting

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The chief said based on video from the scene, multiple people fired weapons after a dispute outside a McDonald's

Police: 5 people wounded, 1 dead in downtown Seattle

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police Chief Carmen Best said what they believe is a lone suspect fled and police are searching for him

Houston’s first Sikh deputy constable sworn in

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Community leaders say Amrit Singh's hiring marks the latest step in a series of events marking Houston as a beacon for religious tolerance

Mo. bill banning police residency requirements expanded to entire state

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The amendment was offered as a solution to a statewide emphasis on police recruitment

Barr appoints 18 LE officials to presidential law enforcement panel

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Federal and state law enforcement officers from around the country will study ways to reduce crime and increase respect for the law and those who enforce it

After statewide legalization, Detroit police begins targeting violence from illegal marijuana sales

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police Chief James Craig said the black market continues to thrive because marijuana obtained illegally is cheaper

After statewide legalization, Detroit PD begins targeting violence from illegal marijuana sales

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police Chief James Craig said the black market continues to thrive because marijuana obtained illegally is cheaper

La. deputies use new incineration device to destroy exposed syringe needles

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The devices are connected to patrol cars and are designed to reduce the risk of officers getting stuck by drug needles at crime scenes or raids

Ark. city reinstates officer after judge finds city in contempt

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The city would have faced a $10,000 daily fine for every day officials refused to return Charles Starks' badge, gun and credentials

Instead of snow, Ill. police shovel doughnuts from busy road

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A video posted on Twitter shows officers shoveling the pastries into buckets to remove them from the street

It’s about camaraderie, not competition: Where firefighters and officers get fit and have fun

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The ‘Olympics’ for public safety officers and firefighters is an event of kinship and connections

Federal report: Hiring, retention still among top struggles for Baltimore police

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A consultant recently released a report saying the department needs to hire 300 more officers to adequately staff patrol

Hit-and-run driver slams into NYPD officer, fractures officer’s leg

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The officer was trapped between his patrol vehicle and another vehicle, pinning him and fracturing one of his legs

Off-duty NJ LEO fatally shoots himself after car crash

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Patrolman Edward Nortrup was a 13-year veteran of the Roselle Park Police Department

Video: Suspect with knife charges officers before fatal OIS

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The video shows officers repeatedly attempting to de-escalate the situation before the suspect rushed toward them, knife in hand

NJ to track police deaths by suicide and offer prevention training to all officers

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A new law requires police departments to report deaths by suicide to the attorney general and creates a required suicide prevention training program for officers

Fla. man hides underwater from pursuing officers, is arrested after coming up for air

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

When authorities attempted to arrest Daniel Booth, he ran away and dove into a pond

LAPD’s data-driven culture under scrutiny amid investigation into fake gang identifications

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police officials are examining whether the 20 officers accused of falsifying field interview cards did so because of departmental pressure to produce statistics

Slain Honolulu LEOs remembered for dedication to their jobs, families

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officers Tiffany Enriquez and Kaulike Kalama were both described by family, friends as inspirational, loving and outgoing

Using existing technology to safely manage cross-jurisdictional pursuits

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police departments can now hand off surveillance of vehicle pursuits from one jurisdiction to another safely, quickly, and at minimal risk to the public

Hot water for “hot plates”: How one Georgia sheriff’s office is tackling stolen and fleeing vehicles

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An easy-to-use GPS tagging and tracking solution ends helps end pursuits quickly, if they even start at all

Ohio police successfully use Facebook as tool to identify, arrest suspects

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police chiefs say 'arming citizens with information' is a great asset, leads to suspect arrests or contact

Texas officer stabbed by suspect armed with cleaver, frying pan

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The suspect was fatally shot after attacking two officers responding to a disturbance call

Suspect stabs Texas officer, is fatally shot

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The suspect brandished a cleaver and frying pan as he advanced on officers

Ill. police departments have ‘more questions than answers’ on legal marijuana enforcement

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Public misconception and legal technicalities have led departments to seek more training and start online public information campaigns

Baltimore officials condemn attack on police sergeant

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Three individuals have been arrested and charged after a video circulated on social media showed the sergeant being kicked while attempting to restrain a suspect

Denver deputy cited in road-rage van race

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Deputy James Grimes is facing charges of reckless endangerment after driving a van with three inmates in the back at more than 90 mph

Beneath the Vest: A police officer’s tango with PTSD

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

After his retirement, former Detroit cop Ed Pila sought counseling for PTSD, which led him to the Argentine tango

Beneath the Vest: A police officer’s tango with PTSD

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

After his retirement, former Detroit cop Ed Pila sought counseling for PTSD, which led him to the Argentine tango

3 arrested in connection with video of attack on Baltimore police sergeant

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two adults and a teenager have been arrested and charged after a video circulated on social media showed the sergeant being kicked while attempting to restrain a suspect

Hawaii man suspected of killing 2 cops described as ‘unhinged’

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The suspect is presumed dead inside a home that burned after he stabbed his landlord and fatally ambushed two LEOs

Seattle police officer fired for social media posts U.S. Secret Service deemed ‘threatening’

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Chief Carmen Best said Duane Goodman violated the department's social-media policy and faces investigation for posts implying violence against Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton

Gun rights rally in Va. capital concludes without reports of violence, injury

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A spokesman for the Capitol police said there have been no reports of arrests or injuries despite previous threats of violence

Mich. deputy, recovering drug addict partner for ‘Law and Disorder’ podcast

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The podcast acts as a community outreach tool and provides an anonymous way for listeners to learn about addiction recovery and resources

Five Guys employee fired after calling NJ police officers ‘piggies,’ other slurs

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The teenager was 'immediately fired' and asked to write a note of apology to the police department

Thousands rally in Va. capital for gun rights

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

State and local law enforcement officials have heightened security after intelligence officials received 'credible, serious threats' of violence

Maine entrepreneur developing ‘less lethal’ projectiles, launcher system

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

After watching riot videos, Kurt Boeker was inspired to create a grenade launcher that shoots projectiles at a safe velocity regardless of the target's distance

Ohio county expands chaplain program

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Six new volunteer chaplains will be on call to provide support, counseling and a listening ear after a difficult call or during day-to-day duties

2 arrested in connection with video of attack on Baltimore police sergeant

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An adult and teenager have been arrested and charged after a video circulated on social media showed the sergeant being kicked while attempting to restrain a suspect

Police: 2 dead, 15 hurt in Mo. shooting

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The man who opened fire outside a Kansas City bar was shot by an armed security guard

Streamlight launches TLR-8 A and TLR-8 AG weapon lights at SHOT Show 2020

Posted on January 19, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

New lights feature two rear switch position options; each offers colored aiming laser

2 officers shot, in critical condition in Hawaii

Posted on January 19, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A home the suspected gunman was believed to be inside caught fire and was quickly engulfed by flames

2 officers fatally shot in Hawaii

Posted on January 19, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officers had responded to an assault call when they encountered a male with a firearm who opened fire, striking two officers

Homes burn after shooter kills 2 Honolulu officers

Posted on January 19, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A man with a history of run-ins with police was facing eviction when he stabbed his landlord, killed two LEOs

Video: Coyote bites Ohio officer helping motorist

Posted on January 19, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The coyote first attacked a state road worker and then bit the officer when he tried to intervene

Black officers accuse Miami police chief of ignoring discrimination in department

Posted on January 19, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Members of the Miami Community Police Benevolent Association presented a binder to city leaders with multiple cases they say show a pattern of unfair treatment of black officers in the department

Video: Baltimore sergeant attacked by onlookers while making arrest

Posted on January 19, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A video posted on social media shows the officer being kicked in the back and pulled behind the suspect he is arresting

ICE subpoenas NYC for information on inmates wanted for deportation

Posted on January 19, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The development comes days after ICE sent similar subpoenas to Denver, a move reflecting the agency's frustration with 'sanctuary' jurisdictions

Thief steals $145K in cash from marijuana money courier

Posted on January 18, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Even in legal states like California, marijuana dispensaries are mostly all-cash businesses

Thief steals $145K in cash from marijuana money courier

Posted on January 18, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Even in legal states like California, marijuana dispensaries are mostly all-cash businesses

Tucson police to quit taking funds from federal border-security grant

Posted on January 18, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The department said that the Operation Stonegarden border security grant program runs counter to TPD’s mission 'and the expectation of the community we serve'

Father to join son as fellow Honolulu police officer

Posted on January 18, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Wendell Ko will join the Honolulu Police Department seven years after his son, Jonathan, did the same

Pa. chief, sergeants sue township over pressure to issue tickets

Posted on January 18, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The lawsuit alleges township supervisors repeatedly directed the police department to issue more traffic tickets, then attempted to retaliate when the chief pushed back

ICE director blames ‘sanctuary’ policies for NYC killing

Posted on January 18, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Matthew Albence said the killing of a 92-year-old-woman could have been prevented if city officials had complied with a request to turn over the assailant for deportation

Attorneys: Cleveland police violated internal policies in pursuit that ended in 13-year-old’s death

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Attorneys for the family of the girl killed when a suspect drove a stolen vehicle onto a sidewalk allege police were 'reckless' during the pursuit

Fla. police seeking man who glided to larceny in high-tech hover shoes

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police posted a Facebook video of the suspect, who glided out of a Walmart store with a cart of stolen goods

Video: Man attacks Fla. officer responding to crash

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer responding to a vehicle crash was punchedand pinned to a fence before two nearby security guards came to her aid

Police in nine-year-old NY serial killer case reveal new evidence

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The mystery following the discovery of 11 sets of human remains is about to be highlighted in a new Netflix film coming out in March

Police uncover new evidence in NY serial killer case nearly a decade old

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The mystery following the discovery of 11 sets of human remains is about to be highlighted in a new Netflix film coming out in March

Organizers file emergency appeal against Va. gun rally weapons ban

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A judge previously ruled in favor of the ban after law enforcement identified 'credible evidence' that armed groups planned to attend the rally

ICE subpoenas Denver LE for information on 4 men wanted for deportation

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

This is the first time subpoenas have been sent to a law enforcement agency — an escalation of the conflict between ICE and so-called sanctuary cities

Former LA sheriff ordered to report to prison for corruption

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Lee Baca's final appeal of his corruption conviction was declined by the Supreme Court on Monday

Ex-LA deputy arrested on fake sniper shooting allegations

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Angel Reinosa was arrested on suspicion of filing a false report of a fake shooting last August

Judge denies red flag petition requesting seizure of Colo. officer’s guns

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith, who previously said he would not serve notice about the petition, said he was 'pleased' with the ruling

During state-wide breathalyzer fraud probe, Mich. police turn to slower blood tests

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officials say the recall of portable breathalyzer tests adds time, inconvenience to drunk driving arrests and court cases

NYPD preparing to expand crash-response program designed to lower officer response times

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officials say the pilot program, where police do not respond to crashes that only involve property damage, decreased response times for priority jobs

Fla. detective run over, ‘seriously injured’ while trying to arrest kidnapping suspect

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The detective, whose name has not been released, suffered internal injuries and broken bones

2 former officers indicted in fatal Houston drug raid

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Former partners Gerald Goines and Steven Bryant are also facing federal charges

NC police investigating suspected sniper taking aim at highway

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Multiple people have responded to police departments' Facebook posts with photographs and stories of vehicles being struck by bullets in recent days

3 officers promoted to detective in wake of Jersey City shooting

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officers Kendric Jackson, Mariela Fernandez and Raymond Sanchez were promoted for their bravery and quick actions

‘Gravely wounded’ Minn. officer makes steps to recovery

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officer Arik Matson is still hospitalized in critical condition, but is slowly recovering after being shot in the head by a fleeing suspect

Thousands gather to honor fallen Fla. police officer

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officer Paul Dunn, who died in an on-duty motorcycle crash last week, was remembered for his infectious smile and dedication to his family

Va. governor declares state of emergency ahead of gun rally

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Gov. Ralph Northam plans to ban all weapons, including guns, from the state capitol's grounds ahead of a planned rally over gun rights

20 LAPD officers reassigned as probe into falsified reports expands

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Prosecutors allege members of the department's Metro Division wrongly portrayed people as gang members or associates

Tokyo police add drone detectors to counterterrorism measures for 2020 Olympics

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The devices use signals from drones to identify their location, altitude and flight information

Over 50 NY LE agencies locked out of DMV records until they sign ‘Green Light’ agreement

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The police departments and sheriff's offices can have access restored if they certify the records they access won't be turned over to federal immigration agencies

Colo. red flag law used to target officer involved in fatal shooting

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Sheriff Justin Smith said he won't serve a petition against a university police officer, calling it a 'fraud' in a post online

Colo. red flag law used to target officer involved in fatal shooting

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Sheriff Justin Smith said he won't serve a petition against a university police officer, calling it a 'fraud' in a post online

NY woman sentenced for stealing over $400K from NYPD charity

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Lorraine Shanley allegedly took money from Survivors of the Shield, a charity that supports families of NYPD officers killed in the line of duty

Texas officer shot; suspect dead after stealing police vehicle

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The officer has been hospitalized in unknown condition

Mass. LEO accused of mailing fake ticket, threatening note to driver

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Christopher Curtis pleaded not guilty to charges he sent the fake document and note to a driver who allegedly cut him off with his vehicle

Student fatally shot at Texas high school; suspect arrested

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Authorities have not released if the suspect was a student or what led to the arrest

Seattle police chief touts department’s 2019 stats as department still works to address accountability

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Chief Carmen Best highlighted lower crime stats and higher retention and hiring rates, said the department continues to work toward compliance with a 2012 consent decree

Okla. deputy killed in crash responding to emergency call

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Deputy Jarid Taylor died when his vehicle left the road and hit a tree

How automation has improved case management for one agency’s crime lab

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Moving from a patchwork of databases to an integrated LIM system has made tracking and reporting fast and easy for the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office

Body camera footage shows LA police officers chase, confront machete-wielding suspect

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer fired at the suspect just as the suspect's machete was about to come down on a colleague

Video: Machete-wielding suspect shot moments before striking Calif. officer

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer fired at the suspect just as the suspect's machete was about to come down on a colleague

Video: Texas officer shot running toward gunfire at basketball game

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The unidentified SRO was hit by a bullet fragment as she began securing the area when gunfire broke out at a high school basketball game

Man leads Okla. officers on rush-hour pursuit in stolen forklift

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The suspect stole the 15-ton vehicle from a construction site and dumped a load of bricks from the forklift into the road while evading authorities

Union appeals ruling that upholds firing of officer who fatally shot Tamir Rice

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

This is the second time the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association has taken action on Timothy Loehmann's behalf

NY attorney general investigating NYPD fare evasion arrests

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

AG Letitia James requested fare evasion data to determine if any discriminatory practices have been used by NYPD officers at subway stations citywide

Fla. woman caught trying to light explosive device in Walmart

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An off-duty law enforcement officer intervened just before the suspect lit the wick of a makeshift explosive

NJ lawmakers vote to create training program to prevent police suicides

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The proposed training would flag 'causes, behaviors, warning signs and risk factors'

Ex-LA County sheriff likely headed to prison

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to review Lee Baca's case after a jury found he oversaw a plan to interfere with a federal probe into LA County jails

Investigators: Jersey City store shooters planned attack for months

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officials believe the two shooters were linked to another anti-Semitic attack and were prepared to cause greater destruction using two shrapnel bombs

2 Ind. SWAT officers shot while executing warrant

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The officers were wounded by a suspect who barricaded himself in his home

Ill. police identify killer of teen girl in 1976

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The now-dead suspect is believed to be linked to other cold cases from the 1970s

Video: Officer hit by train during foot pursuit

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The officer - who is expected to recover - suffered a concussion, six broken ribs, a broken elbow and a broken shoulder bone in the collision

This is the LinkedIn for crime investigators

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

There are many benefits of RMS interoperability including connecting crime investigators to the crime data and much more

‘Move Over’ campaign launched in memory of fallen Ill. state trooper

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The campaign is in memory of Trooper Christopher Lambert, who was killed Jan. 12, 2019 when he was struck by an SUV while assisting at the site of a crash

8 wounded in stabbing spree, suspect arrested

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A police sergeant said fire and medical personnel helped work with victims and law enforcement to track down the suspect

New legislation could repeal residency requirements for St. Louis police

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A measure expected to be taken up Tuesday would allow police to live outside the city limits as long as their residence is within a one-hour response time

Dallas police plan to use new predictive technology to address rising crime rate

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Risk terrain modeling focuses on places, rather than people, to identify and analyze 'high crime' areas

Dallas police plan to use new predictive technology to address rising crime rate

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Risk terrain modeling focuses on places, rather than people, to identify and analyze 'high crime' areas

Man impersonating firefighter robs home, police say

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officials say the man was dressed in uniform and identified himself as an on-duty firefighter as he broke into a garage

Off-duty Calif. detective struck and killed after rendering aid

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Detective Amber Leist was struck by a vehicle after helping an elderly woman cross the street

NY man fights with 6 officers at airport, breaks LEO’s ribs

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Matthew Digley was arrested at the Newark Liberty International Airport for injuring six officers, including one who was hospitalized with four broken ribs

Tenn. LEO critically injured by alleged drunk driver

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The officer was doing traffic control while crews repaired damage from storms early Sunday morning

Fallen Texas first responders honored at procession

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Hundreds of emergency personnel and community residents lined up to honor Lt. Eric Hill and Officer Nicholas Reyna

Fla. officer stabbed responding to call for service

Posted on January 12, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The unidentified LEO was stabbed several times before the suspect was critically wounded by fellow officers

Fla. officer stabbed responding to call for service

Posted on January 12, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The unidentified LEO was stabbed several times before the suspect was critically wounded by fellow officers

NYPD commissioner to bring new focus on community policing

Posted on January 12, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Dermot Shea wants to shift the NYPD's focus to a community-oriented policing philosophy using data and drawing on his own experiences

Video: K9 officer shares his experience with PTSD

Posted on January 12, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Const. Derrick Fox shares how PTSD affected his life on- and off-duty and how treatment helped him

Texas police officer, firefighter killed, 1 firefighter injured at icy wreck scene

Posted on January 11, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A vehicle crossed a median and crashed into the officer and firefighters as they worked a wreck

How law enforcement can combat the sex trafficking trade

Posted on January 11, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Trafficked individuals can prove to be a great resource if handled kindly and with finesse

Ohio artist’s life-sized sculptures of first responders on display in Kentucky

Posted on January 11, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Tom Tsuchiya used 3D imaging to render sculptures to honor police officer, firefighters and public service workers

2 charged in death of Tenn. officer killed during foot chase

Posted on January 11, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Both men have been charged with reckless homicide in the death of Master Patrol Officer Spencer Bristol

Ohio police department to focus recruitment efforts on diversity

Posted on January 11, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Department officials say they are constantly looking at ways to improve the hiring process

2 charged in death of Tenn. officer killed during foot pursuit

Posted on January 11, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Both men have been charged with reckless homicide in the death of Master Patrol Officer Spencer Bristol

2 charged in death of Tenn. officer killed during foot pursuit

Posted on January 11, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Both men have been charged with reckless homicide in the death of Master Patrol Officer Spencer Bristol

Q&A: Closing the loop from car to court

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A leading provider of eCitation solutions asks if you’re really getting the most out of your solution

Jewish neighborhoods in NYC to get 100 new security cameras

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Mayor Bill de Blasio says the cameras are part of ongoing measures to increase NYPD's visibility into those neighborhoods in light of recent anti-Semitic attacks

20 police recruitment tips for 2020

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Recruiting best practices your agency should consider implementing this year

Texas firearms instructor who took out gunman at church service to receive governor’s honor

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Jack Wilson will receive the Governor’s Medal of Courage later this month

Video shows fleeing suspect point gun at troopers in fatal OIS

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

After a vehicle pursuit, the man two state troopers were attempting to pull over exited his vehicle and pointed a gun at the troopers

Cops weigh in: Letter to the public about LE

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Cops can’t be perfect at all times

Cops weigh in: Letter to the public about LE

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Cops can’t be perfect at all times

New A&E show set in Alaska aims to help recruitment, humanize officers

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

‘Alaska PD’ highlights the challenges faced by law enforcement officers in four Alaskan cities

Fla. deputy critically injured after being pinned between vehicles

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The suspect fled a traffic stop, then tried to flee the deputies pursuing him and pinned one with his truck

Former Houston narcotics officer accused of false testimony in 2008 drug case

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Attorneys allege Gerald Goines lied in trial testimony about buying crack cocaine and failed to disclose evidence

Investigation into mystery drones flying over Colo. intensifies after drone nearly hits helicopter

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Air Force and Federal Aviation Administration have both denied having any information about the aircraft

Miss. officials preparing for gang violence after recent prison outbreaks

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Law enforcement officers are preparing for gang violence to spill over into local communities

Pa. woman accused of throwing hot coffee at state trooper

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Surveillance captured the altercation after the suspect stole a cup of coffee from Burger King

Suspect in Minn. officer shooting fled across roof before firing, complaint says

Posted on January 9, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Meanwhile, the wounded officer’s pastor said that Arik Matson, while still in critical condition, is doing better than expected

Suspect in Minn. officer shooting fled across roof before firing, complaint says

Posted on January 9, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Meanwhile, the wounded officer’s pastor said that Arik Matson, while still in critical condition, is doing better than expected

Human trafficking increase expected during Super Bowl

Posted on January 9, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Law enforcement officials said Thursday that they need hotel workers, ride-hailing service drivers and security personnel to be especially alert

Man breaks into Taco Bell, does some cooking, takes a long nap

Posted on January 9, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Gwinnett County Police say a man broke into a Taco Bell early on the morning of Christmas Day and took the time to make himself some food

Prosecutors recommend probation for teen’s hoax SWAT calls

Posted on January 9, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The 17-year-old boy admitted in court to making hoax phone calls to authorities in a half-dozen states

Judge orders Google to turn over Jussie Smollett’s emails

Posted on January 9, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A special prosecutor is looking into why prosecutors abruptly dismissed criminal charges against the actor

Gunman gets life term in ‘Fast and Furious’ border agent killing

Posted on January 9, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The judge sentenced Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes after hearing tearful statements from the sisters of Brian Terry, the agent who was fatally shot

Fla. LEO dies in motorcycle crash

Posted on January 9, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Paul Dunn, 50, was on his way to work when the crash occurred

Houston will pay $1.2M settlement to family of man killed in 2014 OIS

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The settlement is one of the largest in recent city history

Improving long-term public perception through campus policing

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Campus cops have an unprecedented opportunity to impact students’ perception of the broader law enforcement community

Wanted Fla. man arrested after taunting deputies with Homer Simpson meme

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Steven Young was arrested in Washington, D.C. after commenting a meme on a sheriff's office Facebook post requesting help to locate him

Fla. sheriff shares video encouraging LEOs to seek mental health help

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

In a Facebook video, Sheriff John Mina reminded law enforcement officers that 'it's OK to not be OK'

Public relations in law enforcement: Is the PIO obsolete?

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

With police-public relations more complicated than ever, a highly trained public relations department can help manage an agency’s image

Kan. bill would require public release of information related to officer-involved shootings

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The bill would require agencies investigating officer-involved shootings to release reports to the public if an officer is cleared of wrongdoing

5 critical occasions agencies can connect with the community

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Every day we have the opportunity to transform public perception through our consistent, professional service

5 critical occasions for agencies to connect with the community

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Every day we have the opportunity to transform public perception through our consistent, professional service

NYPD traffic agents attacked with a pipe by man enraged over ticket

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

One agent was struck in the back and the other in the leg

Kids playing in woods find wallet, badge Ohio sheriff lost 12 years ago

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The department posted the unlikely lost-and-found story on Facebook

6-foot-3 man crams self into SmartCar, flees police after robbery

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The suspect later hit two marked police vehicles with the mini vehicle and pinned an officer inside a third

NYPD to add hate crime statistics to public crime database

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said the decision to add hate crime statistics to Compstat reports was prompted by a pair of anti-Semitic attacks in New York and New Jersey

Officer killed in SC airport shooting mourned by family, coworkers

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officer Jackson Winkeler is remembered for his dedication and infectious personality

How to achieve skills development through virtual training

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

As an educational tool, virtual training offers the opportunity for students to develop a variety of skills

Off-duty Ala. deputies can now drive patrol cars to church

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Sheriffs say they hope it will ‘serve as a deterrence’ after a gunman opened fire at a Texas church last month

Police: La. officer may have saved lives in Walmart shooting

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The unidentified officer was working an off-duty security detail when a 21-year-old suspect shot and killed a store employee

NJ troopers, NY Jets surprise family of slain Jersey City cop with jerseys

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The jerseys were personalized with Detective Joseph Seal's name and badge number

Minn. officer ‘severely wounded’ in ambush

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officer Arik Matson was responding to a domestic disturbance complaint when a suspect shot him in the head

Ind. LEOs encounter new challenges after neighboring states legalize marijuana

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officers must uphold the state's prohibition of the drug while positioned between two states where it is legal

NJ sergeant arrested as FBI corruption probe widens

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Sgt. Michael Cheff supervised five former patrol officers who have pleaded guilty to taking money from people they illegally stopped

Federal, Colo. officials investigating mysterious drone sightings

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Groups of drones have been spotted at night flying in grid-like patterns over parts of Colorado and Nevada

Police: Fla. burglar told victim he ‘was there to suck toes’

Posted on January 6, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Deputies are still searching for the suspect

Ark. city officials appeal judge’s order to reinstate officer

Posted on January 6, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officer Charles Starks was reinstated last week after a judge ruled a suspension and salary reduction were more appropriate sanctions

Name of Conn. police officer killed while off duty to be added to National Law Enforcement Memorial

Posted on January 6, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Matthew Mainieri died from a head injury after breaking up a bar fight

Video: Fla. deputies respond to parrot’s cries for help

Posted on January 6, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The department tweeted that 'hilarity ensued' after deputies responded to a call saying a woman was screaming for help

Former NYPD officer dies of 9/11-related cancer

Posted on January 6, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Ryan Fortini was assigned to the search and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center site

Fallen Ohio officer honored for line-of-duty death 87 years ago

Posted on January 6, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officer Claude McCormick died in 1933 and was never honored on the National Fallen Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C.

How results-driven recruiting will help your agency hire cops

Posted on January 6, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The first thing police departments should do in 2020 is start using data to measure the success of recruitment initiatives

Ohio LE agencies use new state data tool to track and analyze crash data

Posted on January 6, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Command staff use the data to give out line assignments, track traffic enforcement stops

South Carolina airport officer shot and killed

Posted on January 5, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officer Jackson Ryan Winkeler was shot while conducting a traffic stop near Florence Regional Airport

Pa. police probe release of bed bugs in store

Posted on January 5, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Investigators are itching to get their hands on who released live bed bugs in a Walmart changing room

Meet Chancy Arnold, the Border Patrol’s most veteran agent

Posted on January 5, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Over his 35-year career, Arnold has watched the border terrain transform into one of fences and roads, surveillance cameras and sensors

Police program clears homeless infractions in exchange for shelter stays

Posted on January 5, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

San Diego police Capt. Scott Wahl said the program could help stabilize lives and connect people with services

Calif. cities boost patrols in response to U.S.-Iran tensions

Posted on January 5, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officials say police departments are deploying 'additional resources' to 'key locations' city-wide

Atlanta police chief halts all vehicle pursuits

Posted on January 5, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Following several deadly incidents, Chief Erika Shields said police will not be allowed to pursue suspects' vehicles until the department's policies have been reviewed

Boy surprises Tenn. LEO with random act of kindness

Posted on January 5, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officer Zach Little had just finished helping with a long funeral procession in the rain when he received a kind note

Boy surprises Tenn. LEO with random act of kindness

Posted on January 5, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officer Zach Little had just finished helping with a long funeral procession in the rain when he received a kind note

Trump signs bill to clear backlog of untested DNA evidence

Posted on January 4, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The law will fund rape kit testing for police departments nationwide

La. man gets life sentence for police officer’s death

Posted on January 4, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Grover Cannon was sentenced in the death of Officer Thomas LaValley

Sheriff hit by New Year’s gunfire, bounced off vest

Posted on January 4, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Authorities say at least two people died apparently from New Year's Eve celebratory gunfire

Sheriff hit by New Year’s gunfire, bounced off flak jacket

Posted on January 3, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Authorities say at least two people died apparently from New Year's Eve celebratory gunfire

1 fatally stabbed, 3 hurt in morning attack in Texas

Posted on January 3, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A stabbing inside a restaurant set off a violent string of attacks at a shopping plaza

6 charged in November Calif. football party shooting that killed 4

Posted on January 3, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Investigators believe the victims were mistakenly targeted as members of a rival gang

Record number of LEOs died by suicide in 2019

Posted on January 3, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Nonprofit Blue H.E.L.P. reported 228 officer deaths by suicide this year

Tenn. police officer dies while on duty

Posted on January 3, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officer Jerry Singleton died of natural causes

Texas deputy hospitalized after patrol vehicle rear-ended and T-boned

Posted on January 3, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Detectives believe an intoxicated driver was responsible for the accident early Friday morning

Ala. public safety director defends officers in viral ‘homeless quilt’ photo

Posted on January 3, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

His comments came one day after Mobile's police chief apologized for the officers' 'insensitive gesture'

Iowa LEO collects equipment to outfit Alaska police department

Posted on January 3, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

After reading a news story about the challenges of rural policing in Alaska, Officer Peme Canas began collecting equipment and donations for one small town

Police: Man and goat taken on terrifying three-state drive

Posted on January 3, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The carjacking suspect drove from Missouri to Oklahoma before releasing the passenger and the goat

7 charged in November Calif. football party shooting that killed 4

Posted on January 3, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Investigators believe the victims were mistakenly targeted as members of a rival gang

Man arrested after Tenn. officer killed pursuing suspect across interstate

Posted on January 2, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Master Patrol Officer Spencer Bristol was hit by a vehicle while involved in a foot pursuit

Arkansas judge orders officer who shot motorist reinstated

Posted on January 2, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Judge Tim Fox said a 30-day suspension and reduction in salary were more appropriate sanctions

Ark. judge orders officer who shot motorist reinstated

Posted on January 2, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Judge Tim Fox said a 30-day suspension and reduction in salary were more appropriate sanctions

Va. officer shot after suspect jumps out of car, vehicle pursuit ends in gunfire

Posted on January 2, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The officer is being treated for a non-life-threatening injury

Va. police officer dies of on-duty medical emergency

Posted on January 2, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Sgt. George Moskowitz had served in law enforcement for over 35 years

La. officer shot during New Year’s Day traffic stop

Posted on January 2, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officer Kiara Harris was shot in the upper right arm, pursued the suspect by foot as he attempted to flee the scene in a vehicle

Spotlight: Rigaku Analytical Devices is a leading innovator of solutions for use in the protection of public health and safety and aid in the advancement of scientific and academic study.

Posted on January 2, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Video: Ala. police officers arrest accused kidnapper, rescue victim held at kinfepoint

Posted on January 2, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A witness notified police of a kidnapping in progress, which ended after a vehicle pursuit

Spotlight: Ray Allen Manufacturing continues to make world-class products for K9’s, their handlers, their trainers, and their owners; from leashes and collars to harnesses and bite equipment.

Posted on January 2, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Ohio police concerned about state’s proposed elimination of front license plates

Posted on January 2, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

State, local police officers say it will be difficult to identify suspects, wanted vehicles and drivers who pass stopped school buses

Minn. police chief vows to get slavery language lifted from state Constitution

Posted on January 2, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

State lawmakers said they are considering holding hearings for a constitutional amendment during the next legislative session

Conn. police officer sues blogger over identities of anonymous commenters

Posted on January 2, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A police lieutenant named in online comments wants to find who wrote 'disparaging and defamatory comments' against him

Kan. police apologize for faked story of expletive on McDonald’s cup

Posted on January 2, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The officer told command staff the incident was 'meant to be a joke'

Lawsuit: Women NYPD officers in Brooklyn don’t have privacy to pump

Posted on January 2, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Borough officials have requested a facility audit after five Brooklyn officers filed a lawsuit in federal court last week

Cars get trapped in giant tumbleweeds on Washington state highway

Posted on January 1, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Washington State Trooper Chris Thorson said five cars and one 18-wheel semi-truck were trapped in the tumbleweeds

Giant tumbleweeds trap cars on Washington state highway

Posted on January 1, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

State Trooper Chris Thorson said five cars and one 18-wheel semi-truck were trapped in the tumbleweeds

Tacoma police officer retires after a 35-year career of ‘firsts’

Posted on January 1, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officer Loretta Cool was the first female to hold several positions in the department, including first female K-9 officer and first female SWAT team officer

Headless torso found 40 years ago in Idaho cave identified as bootlegger

Posted on January 1, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The outlaw killed his wife with an ax and was last seen after escaping from jail in 1916

ShotSpotter system reveals under-reporting of gunshots, say Dayton police

Posted on January 1, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Audio sensors captured about 40 or more incidents of gunfire shortly after the system was activated, but only one or two were reported to authorities

ShotSpotter system reveals under-reporting of gunshots, say Dayton police

Posted on January 1, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Audio sensors captured about 40 or more incidents of gunfire shortly after the system was activated, but only one or two were reported to authorities

Churches work to balance security with welcoming the public

Posted on January 1, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An armed and trained security team is present at the First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth anytime the building is occupied

Churches work to balance security with welcoming the public

Posted on January 1, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An armed and trained security team is present at the First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth anytime the building is occupied

Portland Police Bureau faces critical staffing issues

Posted on January 1, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

By this time next year, officials say staffing levels at the police bureau will be catastrophic

Portland Police Bureau faces critical staffing issues

Posted on January 1, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

By this time next year, officials say staffing levels at the police bureau will be catastrophic

Officer shot, 2 people killed after exchange of gunfire in Omaha

Posted on January 1, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The officer was shot in the leg

K-9 dies after collision that injured Kentucky sheriff’s deputy, two others

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

Capt. Casey McCoy was making a left turn onto the bypass when a pickup truck hit the right side of his cruiser

NYC ends 2019 with a jump in shootings and homicides

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

The increase in homicides come amid fears a series of new bail and court procedure reforms could cause crime to spike in 2020

Illinois governor clears thousands of marijuana convictions

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

State officials estimate that 116,000 convictions involving 30 grams or less of marijuana are eligible for pardons

Missouri police: Cop fatally shot man who hit him with car

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

The man drove a stolen vehicle into the officer, rolling him onto the hood

2 officers shot, suspect killed in shooting near Seattle

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

The officers had responded to a report of a dispute in a parking lot when they were wounded by gunfire and a man in a car was fatally shot

Tenn. officer killed after being hit by vehicle during police pursuit

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

Master Patrol Officer Spencer Bristol was hit by a vehicle while involved in a foot pursuit

Texas sheriff’s deputy shot, killed during traffic stop

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

Panola County Chief Deputy John Depresca said the deputy was shot with a semi-automatic rifle

NYPD adding drones, 1,200 cameras to New Year’s Eve security

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

Counter-terrorism officers will also deploy counter-drone technology to protect against potential attacks

Ore. police chief named as new Philadelphia police commissioner

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

Danielle Outlaw will be the first black woman to lead the city's 6,500-member force

Kansas officer fabricated story about expletive on McDonald’s coffee cup ‘as a joke,’ chief says

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

The officer at the center of the case is no longer with the department

Sheriff: Almost all upgrades from Vegas shooting implemented

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

Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said his department has enacted 84 of 93 recommendations

How to make 24/7 training possible

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

Working the graveyard shift can make hitting the range extremely difficult – here’s how to use simulation 24/7 to keep officers sharp and improve individual skills

How to make 24/7 training possible

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

Working the graveyard shift can make hitting the range extremely difficult – here’s how to use simulation 24/7 to keep officers sharp and improve individual skills

Firearms instructor took out gunman at Texas church service

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

Jack Wilson, a former reserve deputy, fired a single shot, quickly ending the attack that killed 2 people Sunday

LEO fatalities down 18% from 2018

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

The majority of officers died from firearms- and traffic-related incidents

LEO fatalities down 18 percent from 2018

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

The majority of officers died from firearms- and traffic-related incidents

Video: Man sucker punches NYPD officer, is released on bail

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

The police union expressed outrage at the attack and the suspect's release on Twitter

NYC mayor promises increased police presence after Hanukkah celebration stabbing

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

Lawmakers have also asked the NYPD to include hate crimes in its weekly statistic reports in addition to releasing quarterly statistics

20 police training tips for 2020

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

There is one New Year’s resolution that should be on every officer’s list ‒ to increase the time you dedicate to training this coming year

Molotov cocktails thrown at Texas sergeant’s house, car

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

The suspect was caught on camera throwing an improvised explosive at a car parked in the sergeant's driveway

Suspect arrested in stabbing at upstate New York Hanukkah celebration

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

The suspect was stopped in Manhattan and taken into custody by NYPD, officials say

First look: The GLOVE use of force tool from Compliant Technologies

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

When the pads of the GLOVE come into direct contact with human skin, it generates pain compliance

3 dead, including suspect, after Texas church shooting

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

Two armed congregants fatally shot the suspect within six seconds of him opening fire

Texas church shooting: 2 parishioners shot and killed gunman

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

The gunman opened fire inside a packed church, killing one and critically injuring another before the congregants shot and killed him

Bay Area’s ICE arrests fall amid cities’ sanctuary policies, feds’ border efforts

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

ICE spokespeople say city sanctuary policies allow immigrants to break the law, will not deter immigration enforcement from doing their jobs

Kan. police officer finds expletive written on his coffee cup

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

Officials say McDonalds apologized to the officer and is investigating the incident

5 stabbed during upstate New York Hanukkah celebration

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

State police are investigating the incident, which comes after a series of apparently anti-Semitic attacks reported throughout New York

Multiple people stabbed during Hanukkah celebration in upstate New York

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

The stabbings come on the heels of apparently anti-Semitic attacks reported throughout New York

Multiple people stabbed during Hanukkah celebration in upstate New York

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

The stabbings come on the heels of apparently anti-Semitic attacks reported throughout New York

‘I just found a black spider:’ Police agency releases top 10 non-emergency 911 calls

Posted on December 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

This list will have you shaking your head in disbelief

‘I just found a black spider:’ Police agency releases top 10 non-emergency 911 calls

Posted on December 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

This list will have you shaking your head in disbelief

Minn. man searching for police officers who changed the trajectory of his life

Posted on December 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

David Brown was just 9 years old when he decided to end his life on Christmas Eve, but thanks to the kindness of two officers he never went through with his plan

Texas sheriff: 2 dead, multiple shot in music video ‘ambush’

Posted on December 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A group of males had been filming a music video in an office parking lot when shots were fired

Fort Worth police chief jumps fences in pursuit of fleeing suspect

Posted on December 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

'I am just 1 of 1,700 officers who do this kind of work every day,' wrote Chief Ed Kraus in a statement

Baltimore exceeds record homicide rate

Posted on December 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

This is the fifth year in a row "Charm City" has reported more than 300 killings

Ill. officers undergo drug recognition expertise training ahead of new marijuana laws

Posted on December 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Specially trained officers, which make up 160 of the state's 40,000 LEOs, use a 12-step evaluation process to detect intoxication not measurable on tests like breathalyzers

Federal judge orders government to change terror watchlist

Posted on December 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The watchlist is disseminated to a variety of governmental departments, foreign governments and police agencies

Disney characters say tourists inappropriately touched them

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

Employees who portray Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Donald Duck each filed police reports

Community mourns after deaths of Ohio teen, police officer

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

Officer Ashley Hibbard, 32, died the day after Tamia Chappman, 13, was killed by an armed suspect fleeing police

Video: Wash. family gives officer stuffed facsimile of fallen K-9

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

Officer Josh Madsen smiles, then wipes away tears, at the sight of the stuffed replica of K-9 Lemon, who died in early December

NYC ups policing in Jewish areas after spate of attacks

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

Police have gotten at least five reports this week of attacks possibly prompted by anti-Semitic bias

Mass. police start new program to build community relationships, locate suspects

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

The 'C3' program uses military practices, police-citizen relationships to connect residents with services, identify criminals

Fla. police to issue tickets instead of warnings for texting and driving in new year

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

State and local officials will start issuing citations on Jan. 1 in an effort to deter dangerous driving

Spotlight: RuggON specializes in robust rugged mobile solutions that are highly competitive, with exceptional technical expertise.

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

La. police hand out gift cards to reward people for safe driving

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

Officers pull over drivers they observe obeying traffic laws and give them gift cards donated by local businesses

Mercedes-Benz driver arrested after flashing fake police lights at Calif. detective

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

Franklin Alas drove at speeds over 100 mph before the detective pulled him over

Fla. sheriff blasts Amazon for not cooperating in employee package theft case

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

Amazon refused to release to investigators the name of an employee caught on camera stealing packages

3 Jersey City police officers hurt in scuffle with armed man

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

The suspect allegedly fired on a police officer; officials have not said if the officers returned fire

Minn. officer brings groceries to woman cited for shoplifting

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

The officer learned the suspect was caring for 8 children, brought them a patrol car full of food and resources

More Ala. police deaths in 2019 than in last 3 decades

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

Out of seven LODDs in the state this year, five were committed with stolen guns

Ohio officers appear in White House Christmas address

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

The seven LEOs were honored with a Medal of Honor in September for their response to an August mass shooting

Baltimore police reforms to begin in 2020 despite delays

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

Officials: Delays in implementation of some reforms are due to a lack of resources, staff

Man breaks into NYPD stationhouse, steals police uniform

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

When stopped, Baruch Ezagui claimed he was going to work at police headquarters in Lower Manhattan

Baltimore nears record homicide rate

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

This is the fifth year in a row “Charm City” has reported more than 300 killings

Miss. officer creates Christmas ‘investigation’ for neighbor, 3

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

Officer Rachel Ratcliffe knew Bailey Stacey's family had had a rough year, so she set up clues for Bailey to follow to save his present from the Grinch

Wisconsin city mulls dumping ban on throwing snowballs

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

A 1962 ban on throwing projectiles in Wausau lumps snowballs into the same category as rocks and other items that can cause serious harm

Wis. city mulls dumping ban on throwing snowballs

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

A 1962 ban on throwing projectiles in Wausau lumps snowballs into the same category as rocks and other items that can cause serious harm

Poem: Merry Christmas, Dear Deputy

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

'Our deputies work with pride and with skill, so that we, safe at home, can enjoy some goodwill'

Denver Sheriff overtime costs decreased from recent years despite ongoing officer shortage

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

One way the department reduced costs was to impose stricter limitations on what work qualified for overtime

Ark. police officer shot responding to suicidal person call

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

The person opened fire on the officers when they arrived

Wash. ‘Shop with a Cop’ Walmart program provides kids with gifts, clothing

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

Law enforcement officers used community donations to purchase holiday presents for over 200 kids

After social media scandals, Vt. city appoints 3rd police chief

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

The previous two chiefs were forced to resign within a week after their fake social media accounts surfaced

Texas officer dies of heart attack after K-9 training

Posted on December 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officer Jose Meza had served with his department for just over a year

Video: ‘Superhero’ Conn. school resource officer stops driverless SUV

Posted on December 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

School Resource Officer Carlos Carmo Jr. was praised for his quick thinking and bravery

5-year-old honorary firefighter, police officer loses battle with brain cancer

Posted on December 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A last call went out in honor of Peyton Michael Dennis, ending with, “Rest in peace to our friend, we have the watch from here”

Video: Calif. K-9 crashes through truck window to apprehend suspect

Posted on December 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A video shows K-9 Duke dive through a window to stop a suspect from fleeing in his vehicle

Fentanyl update: The latest on how to protect yourself on the job

Posted on December 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Check out current recommendations and resources for preventing exposure to fentanyl and other dangerous drugs

San Diego police praise ‘Smart Street Light’ program; critics want public involvement, oversight

Posted on December 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The cameras, which are tucked into high-tech street lights, have helped investigators identify suspects, increase public safety

NC officers’ agreement with chief provides gifts for kids in hospital

Posted on December 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The officers had permission to wear beards for two months in exchange for fundraiser donations

2 arrested in death of Texas police detective

Posted on December 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

One has been charged with capital murder in the Saturday death of Det. Cliff Martinez

Texas deputy killed in vehicle rollover

Posted on December 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Deputy Brian Pfluger was responding to a burglary scene when he swerved to avoid hitting a car

Colo. first responder deaths put department above national average

Posted on December 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The deaths of five law enforcement officers have caused leadership to re-evaluate how departments approach mental health

NYPD unveils lighter bulletproof vests for detectives

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

The vests have been distributed to detective squads in an effort to get more officers to wear the life-saving armor

NYPD unveils lighter body armor for detectives

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

The vests have been distributed to detective squads in an effort to get more officers to wear the life-saving armor

Texas officer killed after trying to break up fight

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

Detective Cliff Martinez was hit by a suspect's vehicle after breaking up a fight in an IHOP parking lot

Wash. deputy killed in vehicle crash

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

Deputy Cooper Dyson was driving to assist other deputies who were fighting with a suspect

MS-13 arrests deal blow to gang leadership on Long Island

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

Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini revealed a sweeping indictment that he said “decimated” the gang's leadership and drug suppliers on Long Island

MS-13 arrests deal blow to gang leadership on Long Island

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

Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini revealed a sweeping indictment that he said “decimated” the gang's leadership and drug suppliers on Long Island

Fla. cop shoots self while trying to shoot charging dog

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

While the officer was trying to shoot the dog, he instinctively put his hand out to protect himself

Police surveillance planes to fly above Baltimore in 2020

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

The flights will start in May and gather footage during the hours when the city experiences high rates of crime

How to buy electronic citations equipment (eBook)

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

Download this PoliceOne electronic citations equipment buying guide to learn key steps for product selection, purchasing and implementation

Official: Officer among wounded in deadly workplace shooting

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

Police said they had stabilized the situation

Christmas tree honors fallen first responders

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

The tree has 330 blue ornaments and 176 red ornaments in honor of LEOs, firefighters who died in the line of duty and by suicide across the nation this year

Police catch four-legged thief stealing Christmas gifts destined for charity

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

The department posted a video of therapy dog Ben Franklin snatching toys destined for the Santa Foundation and trotting around the building with them

Official: 2 dead, 2 hurt in shooting at municipal building

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

Police said they had stabilized the situation

5 must-see holiday videos from police agencies in 2019

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

From remembering those who gave all to keeping communities crime-free during the holidays, here's some of the best seasonal PD videos this year

Video shows suspect attack SF cops before OIS

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

Armed with a glass bottle, Jamaica Hampton attacked two cops before getting shot

Battle over police records reaches Calif. appeals court

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

The California attorney general's office urged a state appeals court Thursday to refrain from ordering it to review and publicly release a massive trove of police records

Battle over police records reaches Calif. appeals court

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

The California attorney general's office urged a state appeals court Thursday to refrain from ordering it to review and publicly release a massive trove of police records

Oklahoma City officer gets 10 years for fatal shooting

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

The LEO was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison in the shooting death of a suicidal man

Reports indicate Mich. man may be baby abducted in 1964

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

More than 55 years ago, the case made headlines nationwide and led to a massive search by FBI agents and police

Suspect killed in gun battle after shooting Fla. police captain

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

A sheriff’s helicopter pilot spotted Jayson Colvin hiding under a canoe near a lake

Calif. deputies, COs take kids on holiday shopping spree

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

The fourth annual Blue Santa event hosted 30 deserving children; the kids could select anything they wanted adding up to $160

12 LE gamechangers of the 2010s

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

Here are the events and technologies the P1 team and our readership viewed as having the most significant impact on the profession in the last decade

2 dead, including suspect, after shooting at RI housing complex

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

The suspect was found dead in his room at an assisted-living complex

Justice Dept. plans crackdown on violent crime in 7 cities

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

AG William Barr released details of Operation Relentless Pursuit, which will intensify law enforcement resources in cities with high violent crime rates

Fla. police captain shot, suspect remains at large

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

Capt. Gary Winheim is in stable condition after exchanging shots with a suspect near a grocery store parking lot

1 dead, 2 injured after active shooting at RI housing complex

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

Officials are still looking for the shooter; schools, businesses are on lockdown

Colo. chief cites LEO mental health in decision not to fire cop found drunk on duty

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

Chief Nick Metz said in an email to staff that Officer Nathan Meier took responsibility in the incident, which played into Metz's disciplinary decision

Md. officer lifts holiday spirits by replacing Christmas decorations destroyed by vandals

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

Officer Cynthia Mowery was praised by her department for her act of kindness

How to buy prisoner transport and squad inserts (eBook)

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

Download this PoliceOne prisoner transport products buying guide to learn key steps for product selection, purchasing and implementation

Navy police officer killed in single-vehicle crash

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

Sgt. Anthony Oglesby, Jr. was on patrol when his vehicle went off the road

Border Patrol K-9 killed in shootout

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

K-9 Bulder was struck as a suspect opened fire on agents serving a warrant

Family, colleagues remember fallen Texas sergeant as natural leader

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

Sgt. Kaila Sullivan was known for her 'larger than life' personality, empathy and patience

Va. sheriff will deputize residents if gun control laws pass

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

Sheriff Scott Jenkins said he would swear in 'thousands' of auxiliary deputies as a measure of community protection

Off-duty Colo. LEO shot while trying to stop robbery

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

The detective is expected to recover after being shot multiple times in both arms

10 must-listen-to Policing Matters podcasts of 2019

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

From the LEOSA Reform Act to police use of CBD oils, here are some of the most popular Policing Matters podcasts of the year

AG Barr: Disrespect for cops not only wrong, but endangering

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

In an opinion piece, the U.S. attorney general writes a lack of police support is affecting retention, safety

Baltimore police commissioner defends department’s crime-fighting efforts

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

Commissioner Michael Harrison announced 118 arrests during a press conference meant to dispel claims that the department does not have a 'sense of urgency'

50 states, 50 police heroes: How cops made an impact in 2019

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

From small acts to big ones, police officers did good all over this country every day in 2019

How biometric monitoring will save law enforcement lives

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

The technology to monitor the correlation between stress and an officer’s duties already exists in many of the systems currently used in law enforcement

Calif. police use caricature to ask for help arresting suspect

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

Police say a man stole $500 from a sketch artist but left a caricature of himself behind

Fla. officer files racial discrimination lawsuit against department

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

The lawsuit alleges Officer Kenite Webb was 'continually and repeatedly subjected to severe discrimination'

Chicago expanding detective divisions to improve response times

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

The expansion is the latest effort to address the city's poor clearance rate and improve the quality of investigations

Ark. sheriff charged with assaulting 3 in his custody

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

A federal indictment alleges Anthony Boen used unreasonable force three separate times on pretrial detainees

LE agencies pushing back against city, state facial recognition bans

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

Lawmakers nationwide are against the use of the software police officials say improves their ability to do their jobs

Why every agency needs a ‘vision GPS’

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

Officers are often frustrated by a lack of communication from administrators about long-term department goals

Ky. deputy dies from heart attack

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

Chief Deputy Bobby Wayne Jacobs collapsed a day after assisting at the scene of a barricaded subject

5 ways to cope with the holiday blues

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

December can be extra stressful as you juggle working and spending time with your family; here are some tips to help you survive the holiday season

2018 NIBRS crime data released

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

Law enforcement agencies are continuing to transition to a more detailed reporting system

SC deputy dies in crash while responding to call

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

PFC Michael Latu was remembered for his work ethic, ‘genius level IQ’

Thousands honor slain New Jersey detective at funeral

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

Det. Joseph Seals was lauded as a model officer who helped get scores of illegal guns off the streets

Thousands honor slain Jersey City detective at funeral

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

Det. Joseph Seals was lauded as a model officer who helped get scores of illegal guns off the streets

NJ police to cover Jersey City shifts for ’24 hours to mourn’

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

Departments across Hudson County are taking shifts the day of Det. Joseph Seals' funeral

USPS releases new PTSD awareness stamp

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

Net proceeds from the stamp will go toward treating veterans, first responders with post-traumatic stress disorder

FCC to launch 3-digit suicide hotline number

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

Federal regulators are setting up the suicide prevention hotline, which will be reachable by dialing 988

Former Vt. police chief, deputy chief both used fake social accounts

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

One used Twitter to heckle a city critic, the other used Facebook to anonymously talk policy with citizens

Vt. police chief, successor fired over fake social accounts

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

One used Twitter to heckle a city critic, the other used Facebook to anonymously talk policy with citizens

Police: Fla. officer demanded cash to ignore violations

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

Officer Dante Zirio was arrested during a sting operation and has been charged with extortion, bribery

NY state police subpoenas used to sift employees’ private data face challenge

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

The union representing state police officers filed a complaint alleging the subpoenas are an abuse of authority

Video: Calif. LEO talks man out of ‘suicide by cop’

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

Officer Josh MacMillan was praised for deescalating a potential confrontation with a man who called 911 on himself

Lawsuit: Pa. police were reckless in pursuing, hitting suspect over with bulldozer

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

The complaint quotes a state police helicopter pilot saying he tried to tell the bulldozer operator to stop but the radio failed

Lawsuit: Pa. police were reckless in pursuing, hitting suspect with bulldozer

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

The complaint quotes a state police helicopter pilot saying he tried to tell the bulldozer operator to stop but the radio failed

Customs and Border Protection trainee fatally shot at Ga. bar

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

Wolf Valmond had previously served as a Va. police officer and sheriff's deputy

Public health policing: Officer protection when dealing with the homeless

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

Health risks for officers responding to the homeless are numerous so knowledge of infection control procedures and access to protective equipment is essential

Rural Ore. town uses cameras, citizen patrols to police streets at night

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

The security cameras, monitored by civilians, are meant to complement the town's diminished police presence

Rural Ore. town uses cameras, citizen patrols to police streets at night

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

The security cameras, monitored by civilians, are meant to complement the town's diminished police presence

Rural Ore. town to use cameras, citizen patrols to police streets at night

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

The security cameras, monitored by civilians, are meant to complement the town's diminished police presence

NY State Police testing new light bars on vehicles

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

The vertical lights are designed to increase visibility so drivers have more time to move over

NY State Police testing new vertical light bars on vehicles

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

The vertical lights are designed to increase visibility so drivers have more time to move over

Ala. lawmakers consider protecting law enforcement officers under hate crime law

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

The debate and proposed measures come after 6 on-duty deaths in 2019

Ala. lawmakers consider protecting LEOs under hate crime law

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

The debate and proposed measures come after 6 on-duty deaths in 2019

Ga. man calls police 3 separate times to confess

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

Quent Lankford stole a car, broke into a convenience store, and call the local sheriff's office to confess to both

Starbucks apologizes after Calif. deputies claim they were refused service

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

The coffee chain apologized for 'any intentional or unintentional disrespect' shown to the officers

Starbucks apologizes after Calif. deputies say they were refused service

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

The coffee chain apologized for 'any intentional or unintentional disrespect' shown to the officers

New NY laws will stall drug cases

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

Under the new laws, field tests will not be enough for arrests and bail reform will keep suspects out of police custody

Calif. officers get training in, resources for identifying indigenous languages

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

In cities with many different immigrant communities, officers often encounter language barriers that can complicate calls

Sheriff: Killing of Ark. LEO was an intentional ‘anti-law enforcement’ act

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

When releasing the killer's motive, police said London Phillips was 'looking for an officer to kill'

2nd suspect in October bar shooting that killed 4 arrested 2 months later

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

Authorities arrested Hugo Villanueva-Morales in Mexico in connection with the Tequila KC bar shooting in Kansas City

1 shot at Ga. plant outside Atlanta

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

The suspect was arrested in another state; authorities are still seeking a motive

Shooting at Ga. container plant leaves 1 dead

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

The suspect was arrested in another state; authorities are still seeking a motive

Shooting at Ga. container plant leaves 1 dead

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

The suspect was arrested in another state; authorities are still seeking a motive

Chief: Gunman ‘tried to assassinate’ 2 DC volunteer officers

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

The officers were not injured after a man fired multiple rounds at their parked patrol vehicle

Ala. officer critically wounded, suspect dead after shooting

Posted on December 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

The officer is in critical condition after a man opened fire on him and other officers

LAPD officer charged with fondling dead woman’s breasts

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

Supervisors found body camera footage of the alleged act during a random inspection of body camera footage

Miss. constable killed during vehicle pursuit

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

Constable Raye Hawkins’ vehicle was struck head-on by two teenagers fleeing police in a stolen car

Ark. officer killed in ‘ambush’ known for integrity, passion

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

Stephen Carr was remembered for his professionalism and infectious smile

5 things to know about Henry Lee Lucas

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

The Netflix docuseries “The Confession Killer” examines how serial killer Henry Lee Lucas earned the title of ‘most prolific killer in America’

Slain Houston officer remembered for friendship, quirkiness

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

Sgt. Christopher Brewster was known among his colleagues for 'being wonderfully weird'

Man wanted in Texas LEO’s death arrested

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

Sgt. Kaila Sullivan was killed when Tavores Henderson fled a traffic stop in his vehicle

Suspect in killing of Texas police officer caught

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

Sgt. Kaila Sullivan was killed when Tavores Henderson fled a traffic stop in his vehicle

Can simulation replace live-fire training? (eBook)

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

Download the free eBook to learn why both approaches are needed for a well-rounded officer training program

What are the best degrees for police officers?

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

Earn a higher salary and promotional opportunities with a college education

Why you should stop listening to the critics and go earn your college degree

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

A college education plays an important role in developing the interpersonal skills and critical thinking required as a law enforcement officer

Official: Jersey City attack driven by hatred of Jews, law enforcement

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

The shooting is being investigated as a 'potential act of domestic terrorism'

Video: Jersey City LEO praised for rushing to assist officer shot during gun battle

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

Sgt. Majorie Jordan abandoned her cover to assist an officer who was shot in the shoulder

Texas officer in viral photo praised for compassion

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

The photo of a moment between an officer and young man has been shared online over 41,000 times

Official: Jersey City attack was ‘fueled’ by anti-Semitism

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

The shooting is being investigated as a 'potential act of domestic terrorism'

Roundtable: How to improve your odds for promotion in 2020

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

Being able to articulate how your on-the-job training has prepared you for the duties of the rank you are competing for is critical

Roundtable: How to improve your odds for promotion in 2020

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

Being able to articulate how your on-the-job training has prepared you for the duties of the rank you are competing for is critical

Fla. police pay off holiday layaway accounts

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

The department used financial donations to pay off 26 layaway accounts that were about to expire

Slain Texas officer was ‘the rock’ of police force

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

Sgt. Kaila Sullivan was remembered as a 'cop's cop' who was focused and compassionate while on the job

Authorities tie Jersey City shooters to anti-Semitic fringe group

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

State and federal investigators say the shooters' motive is under investigation, though some officials are referring to the shooting as a 'hate crime'

New NYPD unit will target and prevent extremism

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

Officials say the new unit is essential to prevent events like Tuesday's shooting in Jersey City

Fla. deputy shot after officers respond to call at home

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

The deputy was shot and wounded after officers arrived for a suicide threat in a neighborhood

Texas police still searching for man who killed officer while fleeing traffic stop

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

A Blue Alert has been issued for the man who fatally struck Sgt. Kaila Sullivan with his vehicle

Calif. officer uses ASL to assist woman at DMV

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

Officer Parra Rodriguez stepped in to assist a customer, paid for her application fee

Jersey City mayor: Gunmen targeted Jewish market in deadly shootout

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

Authorities say there is no indication the shooting was terrorism; officials say it was 'clearly a hate crime'

Chicago police end controversial merit promotion system

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

Officers have been 'dissatisfied and discouraged' by the process that allows promotions regardless of exam scores

2 arrested in Thanksgiving shooting that left 12 wounded

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

Police say the two suspects knew each other, were involved in an ongoing feud that led to the shooting

Police kill barricaded gunman who shot Pa. trooper

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

Troopers were attempting to conduct a welfare check when a man barricaded himself inside his home

Jersey City LEO led his department in taking illegal guns off the street

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

Detective Joseph Seals was fatally shot during an encounter with armed gunmen in a stolen van

Slain Jersey City LEO led his department in taking illegal guns off the street

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

Detective Joseph Seals was fatally shot during an encounter with armed gunmen in a stolen van

Mayor: Jersey City market where 3 were killed was targeted by gunmen

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

Authorities say there is no indication the shooting was terrorism

Texas police officer killed by man fleeing traffic stop

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

Sgt. Kaila Sullivan was fatally struck by a suspect's car as he fled to avoid arrest

6 people killed in NJ shooting, including officer

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

The furious gunbattle Tuesday filled the streets of Jersey City with the sound of heavy gunfire for about an hour

Real police vs. TV police

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

What TV gets wrong about police work

Pa. trooper shot while conducting welfare check

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

The officer was airlifted from the scene, is in stable condition

Houston police chief criticizes lawmakers, NRA over gun legislation

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

Chief Art Acevedo asked legislators to take action on laws meant to prevent gun violence

At least 18 cops opened fire during Fla. shootout that killed 4

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

The number of officers who fired shots is among the few details to become available since the shootout

Trump criticizes FBI head after Russia probe report

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

Trump expressed dissatisfaction that Christopher Wray didn't say the Trump campaign wasn't unfairly targeted

NJ LEO dead, 3 wounded in shootout

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

The shooting went on for at least an hour and shut down schools and businesses

Ohio bill would require cops to be trained on interacting with people with dementia

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

The bill would require police to learn effective communication techniques, alternatives to physical restraint and ways to identify and report patient abuse

Burglar strikes Fla. officer in face with pliers

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

The suspect threw a large pair of pliers at Officer Delaney Troop before attempting to evade arrest

‘Drunk lab’ DWI refresher training helps La. cops recognize signs of impairment

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

Civilian volunteers drink, submit to field sobriety tests at police headquarters to refresh officers on the scale of responses in people under the influence

‘Drunk lab’ refresher training helps La. cops recognize signs of impairment

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

Civilian volunteers drink, submit to field sobriety tests at police headquarters to refresh officers on the scale of responses in people under the influence

2 Mo. police officers fired over Facebook posts

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

Both officers will appeal, saying they shouldn't be disciplined for something shared online as private citizens

Slain Houston police sergeant known for composure under pressure

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

Sgt. Christopher Brewster was fatally shot Saturday, radioed in a description of his shooter as he lay dying

NH police departments use ‘comfort dogs’ to build community connections, boost officer morale

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

A growing number of police departments are taking on dogs trained to provide comfort to crime victims and trauma survivors

NH PDs use ‘comfort dogs’ to build community connections, boost morale

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

A growing number of police departments are taking on dogs trained to provide comfort to crime victims and trauma survivors

Suspect charged with capital murder in death of Houston LEO

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

Aurturo Solis told investigators he shot Sgt. Christopher Brewster to avoid being arrested

Ky. police warn of car break-ins through song parody video

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

The video is a play on The Sound of Music’s ‘My Favorite Things’

Ariz. police use doorbell camera footage shared by residents to curb thefts

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

Critics claim the use of video evidence without a warrant is problematic; police say the doorbells are equivalent to a digital neighborhood watch

How a community came together to protect its most vulnerable citizens

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

Law enforcement, EMS and civic leaders joined forces to fund a valuable communication app and get it in the hands of first responders

How new smart radio features help keep officer focus where it is needed most

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

Motorola adds new interfacing options, applications and remote management features to its mission-critical radios

Off-duty Ga. deputy killed in hit-and-run

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

Police are searching for the driver that struck and killed Deputy Cedrean McEachin

Tesla on auto-pilot collides with Conn. police vehicle

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

Connecticut State Police officers used the incident as a reminder to the public to drive safely, attentively

NYPD: Razor found in cop’s sandwich not put there on purpose

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

Managers of the deli have said they want to apologize to the officer and local law enforcement for the incident

Hundreds gather to honor slain Ala. police officer

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

Officer Billy Fred Clardy III is remembered for carrying on his father's law enforcement legacy

FBI says it presumes base shooting was act of terrorism

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

Authorities believe the gunman made social media posts in which he talked about U.S. support for Israel and charged that Americans are anti-Muslim

Retired NYPD chief dies from 9/11-related cancer

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

Vincent DeMarino is remembered for his 'can-do' attitude and generosity

Hundreds mourn slain Detroit police officer, ‘an American hero’

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

Officer Rasheen McClain was remembered for his dedication to his community and family

Ark. officer ‘ambushed and executed’ outside station

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

Officer Stephen Carr was found dead inside his patrol vehicle, hailed as a 'hero'

Ark. officer fatally shot outside station, suspect dead

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

Officers inside the station heard gunshots and found an officer shot in a parking lot, next to a cruiser

Ark. officer fatally shot outside station, suspect dead

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

Officers inside the station heard gunshots and found an officer shot in a parking lot, next to a cruiser

Houston police officer shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance

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

Sgt. Christopher Brewster was shot in the chest

Alabama officer killed in drug task force-related shooting

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

He is the sixth officer in the state slain in the line of duty this year

Alabama officer killed in drug task force-related shooting

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

The slain officer was the son of an officer killed in the line of duty in 1978

Video: Calif. man torches police SUV in front of station

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

Officers arrested Elmer Maldonado as he stood near the fully-engulfed, unoccupied vehicle

ICE investigators use ‘tiny clues’ to solve child exploitation cases

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

Investigators in ICE's Child Exploitation Investigations Lab blend old and new technology to identify children and their abusers

Still no updates in investigation into Calif. shooting that left 4 dead

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

Investigators have declined to answer questions about suspects or a motive in the Nov. 17 shooting

Book excerpt: Once Upon a Time in Compton

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

The story of two gang detectives working what many considered, in its heyday, to be some of the meanest streets in the country

Reducing risk on the road: How to keep officers safe during roadway operations

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

Join Lexipol's Gordon Graham and a panel of experts to learn how your agency can take steps to make the roads safer for cops

NYPD officer injured by razor blade hidden in sandwich

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

Police are trying to determine if a shop employee deliberately planted the razor or if it was an accident

Detroit sergeant retires after being suspended for lack of response to fatal shooting

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

St. Ronald Kidd's lawyer said Kidd 'suffered from an episode of post-traumatic stress disorder' the night Officer Rasheen McClain was killed

Video shows Okla. LEOs fatally shoot fugitive who drew gun

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

Officers assisting a woman in a disabled vehicle were shot at by a wanted man

4 dead, 11 hospitalized in shooting at Fla. naval air station

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

Authorities confirmed the suspect in the shooting at the Pensacola Naval Air Station is dead

4 dead, 12 hospitalized in shooting at Fla. naval air station

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

Two deputies, one of whom killed the shooter, are among the injured

Off-duty Chicago police officer followed from station, shot at

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

The officer was not injured in the attack

ALPR implementation: Lessons learned

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

A summary of a RAND report on license plate readers for law enforcement

Upstate NY police won’t enforce new law making ‘annoying, alarming or threatening’ police a crime

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

Twelve police departments said Wednesday they will not enforce the law; lawmakers call for a repeal

2 dead, at least 11 hospitalized in shooting at Fla. naval air station

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

Authorities confirmed the suspect in the shooting at the Pensacola Naval Air Station is dead

3 dead, at least 11 hospitalized in shooting at Fla. naval air station

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

Authorities confirmed the suspect in the shooting at the Pensacola Naval Air Station is dead

Baltimore police investigating forceful arrest captured on video

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

Officers are not allowed to use a choke hold unless the situation calls for deadly force, according to new department regulations

Pursuit with stolen UPS truck ends with shootout, 4 dead

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

Robbers stole a UPS driver’s truck and led police on a pursuit that ended in gunfire at a busy Florida intersection

San Diego launches police homebuying incentive to boost recruitment

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

A shortage of officers prompted the city to offer officers as much as $50K toward a down payment on a house in the city

4 steps to freeing up resources for community policing

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

Community policing is an effective way to reduce crime and strengthen relationships with the public. The challenge is finding ways to do it within police budgets and time constraints.

Spotlight: Covert Law Enforcement specializes in outdoor long-range surveillance equipment, designed for covert law enforcement investigations

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

Covert Law provides solutions to virtually every aspect of covert criminal investigations.

Video: Cop mistakenly shoots suspect’s mom during fight

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

The suspect was fighting with the deputy when his mother attempted to intervene

Mass. state police, FBI arrest more than 60 Latin Kings

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

The five-year investigation involved law enforcement officers, correction officers and federal authorities

AG Barr: Communities need to start showing more support to LEOs

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

The U.S. attorney general drew criticism for saying lack of police support could mean less protection

Why we need an innovation revolution in policing

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

Keeping pace with the expectations of an increasingly networked and digitized society will require police to become highly innovative

3 dead after Pearl Harbor sailor shoots civilians, himself

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

The motive behind Wednesday's shooting is still unknown

3 dead after Pearl Harbor sailor shoots civilians, himself

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

The motive behind Wednesday's shooting is still unknown

2 civilians shot by Pearl Harbor sailor die from injuries

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

A third victim was hospitalized after Wednesday's shooting

Fla. police officer dies after being found unresponsive in patrol vehicle

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

Officer Ken Foley served with the department for 29 years

Fla. police officer dies after being found unresponsive in patrol vehicle

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

Officer Ken Foley served with the department for 29 years

How to use design thinking to address critical issues in policing

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

Design thinking seeks to redefine problems in an attempt to identify alternative solutions

NYPD K-9s help collect care packages for ‘war dogs’ overseas

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

Several department organizations collected dog toys, supplies to ship to Afghanistan ahead of the holidays

Late NY detective gets attorney general’s award for MS-13 cases

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

William Maldonado worked on an FBI task force involved in prosecuting more than 40 MS-13 members

How to implement effective (and pain-free) organizational change in policing

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

A new resource from the COPS Office details lessons learned from the implementation of law enforcement best practices

Military: Sailor shoots 3 at Pearl Harbor, takes own life

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

The base has reopened following a lockdown

Military responds to reports of shooting at Pearl Harbor

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

The ongoing security incident began at about 2:30 p.m.

Why making connections matters during police training

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

Taking a 'block and silo' approach to police training does not adequately prepare officers for the complexities of virtually every call for service

Chicago officers go undercover online to bust secret groups selling guns

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

'Operation FaceBOOKED' succeeded despite lack of cooperation from Facebook, officials say

Chicago officers go undercover online to bust secret groups selling guns

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

'Operation FaceBOOKED' succeeded despite lack of cooperation from Facebook, officials say

Utah coffee company donates to Okla. PD after Thanksgiving Starbucks incident

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

The donation came after the company’s CEO saw a photograph of the coffee cups labeled ‘PIG’

NJ attorney general overhauls standards for police behavior, use of force guidelines

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

The reforms will create a public database of use of force rates and ease public access to body camera videos

Balancing ‘police supervisor’ and ‘cop buddy’ roles

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

There is a balance between forming a bond with your employees and maintaining a professional relationship

Settle or try? 5 factors to help you decide when facing a public safety lawsuit

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

While our instinct is often to fight the allegations, there are serious ramifications when a case goes to trial and results in a large verdict against your agency

LAPD officer under investigation for allegedly fondling dead woman’s breasts

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

Supervisors found body camera footage of the alleged act during a random inspection of body camera footage

Fired Chicago superintendent apologizes for ‘lapse in judgment,’ denies lying

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

Eddie Johnson said he has 'no interest in fighting a battle' over his reputation

Officials: Baltimore county police should release more body camera footage

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

The county does not currently have a policy dictating when footage is released

Suspects drag 2 Ohio LEOs behind vehicle at traffic stop

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

The incident occurred minutes after the same suspects jumped a curb and tried to hit two other officers

New Chicago police superintendent promises ‘smooth transition’

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

Superintendent Charlie Beck said he is still friends with former superintendent but 'all of us have to be accountable'

Navy security officer dies after civilian crashes through security gate

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

Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Oscar Temores was struck head-on

Navy police officer dies after civilian crashes through security gate

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

Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Oscar Temores was struck head-on

Off-duty Calif. officer attacked while assisting robbery victim

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

Two juveniles were arrested after the officer was choked unconscious while aiding a woman whose phone was stolen

Video: Off-duty Calif. officer attacked while assisting robbery victim

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

Two juveniles were arrested after the officer was choked unconscious while aiding a woman whose phone was stolen

Student, officer injured in second Wis. high school shooting

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

A police officer confronted an armed student and both were wounded; both have been hospitalized

We take care of own: Enter your agency’s safety or wellness program in the National Officer Safety and Wellness Awards

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

Through the Destination Zero program, NLEOMF and DOJ help cops come together to encourage and support officer safety and wellness

We take care of our own: Enter your agency’s safety or wellness program in the National Officer Safety and Wellness Awards

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

Through the Destination Zero program, NLEOMF and DOJ help cops come together to encourage and support officer safety and wellness

We take care of our own: Enter your agency’s safety or wellness program in the National Officer Safety and Wellness Awards

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

Through the Destination Zero program, NLEOMF and DOJ help cops come together to encourage and support officer safety and wellness

Man charged in fatal shooting of Detroit police officer

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

JuJuan Parks will be arraigned on 16 charges in the death of Officer Rasheen McClain

LAPD tests devices that use tethers to wrap suspects’ bodies

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

The Batman-esque gadget is already in use in other Calif. counties

LAPD tests devices that use tethers to wrap suspects’ bodies

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

The Batman-esque gadget is already in use in other Calif. counties

Colo. officer critically injured after exchanging fire with suspect

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

The suspect is also in critical condition

Axon’s Rick Smith envisions a world where cops no longer kill

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

"The End of Killing” paints a portrait of a future where LEOs are equipped with less-lethal weapons that are more effective than deadly weapons

10 first responder charities to donate to on #GivingTuesday

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

Even if you don't make a donation today, donations to these worthy first responder charities are always appreciated

Lawsuit: Philly PD doesn’t give women LEOs time, privacy to pump

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

The federal suit alleges women officers experience unsanitary nursing conditions and harassment

Student in custody after shooting at Wis. school

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

An officer shot a 17-year-old student in the arm after the student pointed a handgun at officers

3 Mich. officers shot responding to home invasion

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

A bullet grazed a deputy's head and two other LEOs were shot in the shoulder and leg

Video: Bystanders praised for risking their lives to disarm London terrorist

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

Two men have been praised for jumping in to disarm and subdue the attacker

Chicago police superintendent fired weeks before retirement

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

Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Eddie Johnson acted unethically in relation to the night where he was found asleep in his car

Finally, an app that lets you livestream drone footage

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

Learn how livestreaming drone footage gives first responders better benefits beyond visibility

Finally, an app that lets you livestream drone footage

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

Learn how livestreaming drone footage gives first responders better benefits beyond visibility

3 Mich. officers wounded responding to home invasion

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

Authorities say the officers were shot after entering the house to rescue other hostages

Prosecutors: Chicago police employed ‘emergency takedown’ after man spit in officer’s eye

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

A video of the incident that circulated on social media shows Bernard Kersh spitting on, licking officer's face

New NYPD commissioner preaches prevention, professionalism

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

Dermot Shea asked officers to turn their focus toward crime prevention in a department-wide email

Suspect in kidnapping of 15-year-old killed in OIS

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

Police say Jordan Oliver held a female at knifepoint, stole a police SUV, attacked an officer with pepper spray

Considerations for future-proofing mobile computing purchases

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

When replacing an aging mobile computing fleet, police agencies must consider how to future-proof their replacement technology

Considerations for future-proofing mobile computing purchases

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

When replacing an aging mobile computing fleet, police agencies must consider how to future-proof their replacement technology

Considerations for future-proofing mobile computing purchases

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

When replacing an aging mobile computing fleet, police agencies must consider how to future-proof their replacement technology

Considerations for future-proofing mobile computing purchases

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

When replacing an aging mobile computing fleet, police agencies must consider how to future-proof their replacement technology

Considerations for future-proofing mobile computing purchases

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

When replacing an aging mobile computing fleet, police agencies must consider how to future-proof their replacement technology

Video: NY officer injured after patrol vehicle careened off road, flipped upside-down

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

A passerby and her family tried to help the officer out of the vehicle

NYPD rolls out podcast about memorable cases, as told by investigators

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

The department chose three well-known cases and invited the officers who investigated them to tell the story

Police: 2 critically injured, 11 shot in New Orleans

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

Authorities say a suspect has been detained in connection with the early morning shooting

Police: 2 critically injured, 10 shot in New Orleans

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

Authorities say a suspect has been detained in connection with the early morning shooting

Police: 2 critically injured, 10 shot in New Orleans

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

Authorities say a suspect has been detained in connection with the early morning shooting

Police: 2 critically injured, 10 shot in New Orleans

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

Authorities say a suspect has been detained in connection with the early morning shooting

Police: 2 critically injured, 10 shot in New Orleans

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

Authorities say a suspect has been detained in connection with the early morning shooting

4 variables to remember during a melee attack

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

Keep these vital components to self-defense in mind during close-combat fighting

Starbucks fires employee who printed ‘PIG’ on Oklahoma officer’s cup

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

The officer had bought Starbucks for 911 dispatchers working on Thanksgiving only to find the word “PIG” printed on the cups’ labels

Fears about worker shootings prompt new business tactics

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

More businesses are hardening their defenses with new techniques, and even new legal authority, to deal with growing fears about violence on the job

Baltimore’s top cop announces new use-of-force policy

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

The commissioner said the new policy focuses on 11 areas

NYPD cops buy headstone for patrolman killed in the line of duty a century ago

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

Patrolman John Flood was bludgeoned to death with his own nightstick inside an Upper East Side tenement on July 3, 1917

Woman’s call to 911 for pizza was signal for domestic abuse

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

Dispatcher Tim Teneyck was connected to the call on Nov. 13 and at first, he thought the woman had dialed the emergency line by mistake

Woman’s call to 911 for pizza was signal for domestic abuse

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

Dispatcher Tim Teneyck was connected to the call on Nov. 13 and at first, he thought the woman had dialed the emergency line by mistake

Shootings suspect walks into police station covered in blood

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

The man was a suspect in a pair of deadly shootings hours apart

Police shoot man after reports of stabbing near London Bridge

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

Several civilians were stabbed by the suspect in an incident that sent hundreds of people running for their lives

‘No-ticket’ turkey saves speeder from Calif. cop

Posted on November 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The turkey wanted to gobble up the ticket

Why I didn’t wait for animal control when faced with an unruly opossum

Posted on November 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

I thought about all of the professionalism classes where I lectured on providing citizens adequate assistance; now, it was my time to practice what I preached

How the CJNG Mexican drug cartel is infiltrating U.S. towns

Posted on November 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Led by drug lord 'El Mencho,' the cartel's reach has spread across the U.S. in the past five years, overwhelming cities and small towns with massive amounts of drugs

As killer fired on Kansas undersheriff, two men performed selfless acts of bravery

Posted on November 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Shot in the neck during a traffic stop, Undersheriff Chad Murphy was saved by two Good Samaritans who were driving by when the officer was attacked

4 Chicago officers recognized for life-saving actions after shooting

Posted on November 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The officers acted quickly to save a 15-year-old's life he was seriously injured last week

Ga. cops hilariously mourn ‘senseless loss’ of doughnuts online

Posted on November 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

While responding to a call about Krispy Kreme doughnuts falling from a trailer, the officers took the opportunity to wax dramatic on Facebook

Calif. K-9s sit down for Thanksgiving dinner in funny video skit

Posted on November 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Placer County police dog handlers made a video starring their units as a family sitting down for a holiday meal

Okla. grand jury indicts LEO on murder charge for shooting of suspect who fired at police

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

The jury alleged John Mitchell was not justified in firing about 60 shots at a road-rage suspect

Calif. deputy punched in cruiser then struck by driver during foot chase

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

Deputy Dakota Palanca suffered major injuries and was taken to a hospital in critical condition

Calif. deputy punched in cruiser then struck by driver during foot chase

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

Deputy Dakota Palanca suffered major injuries and was taken to a hospital in critical condition

‘NYPD lieutenant’ twins, 5, travel nationwide to recognize police officers

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

What started off as a gesture of thanks to an NYPD precinct has now gone viral on social media

Texas students gift police department with 98 handmade Thin Blue Line flags

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

The wooden flags were given to each member of the department in thanks for the officers' service

Ore. Supreme Court bans officers from asking random questions during traffic stops

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

Officers must confine their questions to ones ‘reasonably related’ to the reason for the stop

Ohio LEOs injured while trying to arrest suspect

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

The suspect instigated several physical altercations as officers attempted to arrest him for fleeing a traffic stop

Millions in state, federal funds available to help Md. police test rape kits

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

The funding comes along with new state laws requiring police to promptly submit kits for testing to avoid a backlog

Police nationwide honor Texas boy who saved mom during Walmart shooting

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

Lt. Clara Molina heard Eduardo Mier's story, wanted to do something to recognize his 'heroism and resilliency'

Tired of hearing demands for better data? Why ignoring it won’t help

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

What is it about law enforcement that makes sharing information so hard? Here are 3 challenges to overcoming the digital paradox

How leaders can safely communicate about suicide prevention

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

In a recent webinar, experts shared best tactics for suicide prevention messaging in public safety

Okla. grand jury indicts police officer on murder charge

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

The jury alleged John Mitchell was not justified in firing about 60 shots at a road-rage suspect

Officers ‘basically ambushed’ in shooting near Texas middle school

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

The suspect fired dozens of rounds at officers before breaking into a home and continuing to fire

Special delivery: Using police robots to deploy chemical agents

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

Safariland experts explain how the Robotex Avatar can deploy its Tri-Chamber distraction devices.

5 ways robots help render safe bombs

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

A regional bomb squad supervisor provides several examples of how a robot can be used to help bomb technicians render-safe IEDs from a safe distance

5 questions to ask before purchasing a tactical robot

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

A tactical robot is a long-term investment. Make sure you make an informed choice.

Video shows NY shootout that left suspect dead, cop wounded

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

The video shows Gregory Edwards pulling out a gun and shooting at officers responding to an earlier domestic violence complaint

Video: Calif. officer injured after OIS of man wielding machete

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

The suspect allegedly carjacked a driver and crashed the vehicle before charging the officers with a machete

Video: Suspect shot moments before striking cop with machete

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

An officer fired at the suspect just as the suspect's machete was about to come down on a colleague

Ore. restricts ICE from making arrest in state courthouses

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

An agency spokesperson said ICE turned to courthouses for arrests after county and state prisons haven't cooperated

Ore. restricts ICE from making arrests in state courthouses

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

An agency spokesperson said ICE turned to courthouses for arrests after county and state prisons haven't cooperated

Officer, 2 others shot near Texas middle school

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

Authorities have not released if a suspect is in custody

Mich. trooper slips driver of banana car $20 bill

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

The story of Trooper Bill Strouse's generosity went viral on Facebook

Detroit sergeant suspended for lack of response to fatal shooting

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

Officials say the officer sat in his car instead of responding to the shooting that killed Officer Rasheen McClain

Detroit officer remembered as a ‘fearless leader’

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

Community members, officials said Rasheen McClain's death underscores the danger law enforcement faces while protecting others

How listening is key to combating sexual violence

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

The challenge in sexual assault cases often isn’t identifying the perpetrator, but whether or not the occurrence of a crime can be proved

Virtual kidnapping: How Beverly Hills PD helped the FBI crack a first-of-its-kind case

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

An employee at the bank where a victim was withdrawing money realized that the man was responding to a ransom demand and called BHPD

Mass. state police test dog-like robot in bomb squad

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

'Spot' served as a remote observation device to provide images of potentially dangerous suspects or devices

Mass. state police test dog-like robot in bomb squad

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

'Spot' served as a remote observation device to provide images of potentially dangerous suspects or devices

Fla. corrections officers to be deputized as ICE agents

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

The officers will be designated to identify and process undocumented immigrants

Ariz. K-9 killed by fleeing suspect

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

K-9 Koki had served with the El Mirage Police Department for four years

Ga. police officers pay off high schoolers’ lunch debt

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

A donation paid off outstanding balances for students who couldn’t afford to pay for school meals

Conn. state’s attorney’s investigation delays left officers in limbo

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

Officials say Gail P. Hardy did not review four OIS incidents in a timely manner, which prevented departments from closing their internal investigations

Fla. man arrested after trying to race cop on highway

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

Connor Proleika tried to 'bait' an officer into racing him, reached a top vehicle speed of 124 mph

Longtime NYPD detectives union president retiring

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

Michael Palladino, a 40-year veteran, has served as president of the Detectives Endowment Association for over three decades

Chief: Detroit cop’s death ‘could have been prevented’

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

An internal investigation found the man accused of killing Rasheen McClain was a suspect in other shootings

Pa. cops use karaoke to build community relationships

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

The officers started hosting events in the neighborhood they patrol to address negative police perception

Suspect in custody in shooting death of Ala. sheriff

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

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

2 arrested in connection with Calif. Halloween shooting

Posted on November 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Authorities aren't releasing any information about the suspects in the shooting that left 5 dead

Fla. police body cam footage shows suspect drowning in retention pond

Posted on November 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

One officer dove in the water in an attempt to rescue the suspect, but was unsuccessful

Detroit chief opens internal investigation after officer’s death

Posted on November 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Chief James Craig said a previous investigation could have prevented the shooting death of Officer Rasheen McClain

Fla. police body cam footage shows fleeing suspect drowning in retention pond

Posted on November 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

One officer dove in the water in an attempt to rescue the suspect, but was unsuccessful

New Chicago superintendent facing ‘challenge’ of federally-mandated reforms

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

Charlie Beck said Friday he will prioritize bringing the department into compliance with federal court orders

Man charged with attempted murder in shooting of Pa. cop

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

Officer Donald Revill was shot after boarding a bus to search for a suspect

How to catch a car thief

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

Two stories show how stolen vehicle assistance technology puts the brakes on pursuits

Police: Teen used ‘ghost gun’ in Calif. high school shooting

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

Authorities say the gun used to fatally shoot two students is unregistered and untraceable

Ala. officer convicted in fatal shooting

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

Aaron Cody Smith was found guilty of manslaughter in the shooting death of Gregory Gunn

Mo. legislature could remove St. Louis LEO residency requirements

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

Officials say the current policy is contributing to the department's staffing problems

Fla deputy dances with teen in viral video

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

Vastie Phileus said she wanted to film the video to show her peers the positive side of policing

How a local event brings gun and knife enthusiasts together to help injured officers

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

A block party hosted by a local retailer works to create a culture of camaraderie and raise money for wounded officers

NJ police to get new training on interacting with transgender people

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

New guidelines issued by the Attorney General instruct officers to treat transgender individuals consistent with how they identify

Detroit officer killed in ‘heartbreaking’ shooting was 16-year veteran

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

Officer Rasheen McClain was described as a gifted and professional leader

Ohio trooper in serious condition after being struck by van

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

Trooper Jason Hofmann was investigating a crash when a van drifted to the side of the road

Ala. man hides from LE in cooler after vehicle pursuit

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

Darius Moody collided with a truck before running from police on foot and hiding in a gas station's cooler

How a California town reduced youth vandalism and recaptured costs

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

Reducing abatement costs, recouping funds, and diverting youth from criminal activity go from goals to realities

5 Chicago LEOs injured in patrol car collision

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

Preliminary reports say two officers were seriously injured when two patrol cars collided with each other

Suspects in Calif. Halloween shooting released from jail

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

Prosecutors say they ''needed more information' in order to charge the five men

Suspects in Calif. Halloween mass shooting released from jail

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

Prosecutors say they ''needed more information' in order to charge the five men

Universal Orlando delays guest at gate for ‘retired police officer’ shirt

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

Park officials say the shirt violated park policy meant to help guests identify active law enforcement easily

35 countries in 800 days: Police uniforms from around the world

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

Book showcases police uniforms from more than 60 cities

Detroit officer fatally shot investigating home invasion

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

A second officer was shot in the leg and was reported in serious condition

Houston PD honors fallen LEO by allowing cops to wear religious articles

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

Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal gained national attention in 2015 when he was allowed to wear a turban and beard as part of his uniform

Ga. deputy shot to death

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

The suspect was also shot in the gun battle

Ga. sheriff’s firing of ‘cowardly’ deputies draws mixed reaction

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

Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill fired two deputies who allegedly ran away from a shooting that left one person dead

NYPD officer used smartphone to prevent woman’s suicide

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

Michelle Schack worked quickly to prevent the woman from buying a gun and using to harm herself and her daughter

Cop uses smartphone to save suicidal woman, infant daughter

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

Michelle Schack worked quickly to prevent the woman from buying a gun and using to harm herself and her daughter

14 NYPD officers hurt in apartment fire

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

The officers helped evacuate over 100 people from the burning building

14 NYPD officers hurt in apartment fire

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

The officers helped evacuate over 100 people from the burning building

SD LEOs see results from new anti-meth campaign

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

Although the unconventional slogan raises eyebrows, the campaign itself has shown success in deterring drug use and abuse

Off-duty Pa. LEO shot at while breaking up fight

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

The unidentified officer got out of a car to break up a fight, was shot at twice

Ga. investigator fatally shot

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

Investigator Cecil Ridley was able to return fire and wound the suspect

Ga. deputy shot to death

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

The suspect was also shot in the gun battle

LEO, teen bystander wounded in Chicago shootout

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

An officer was shot in the head during a shootout on the city’s Northwest Side that left a suspect dead

Product review: The Big Beast from WMD Guns

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

This lightweight heavyweight checks all the boxes

Vehicle storage and prisoner transport built for pickup-driving cops

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

Setina’s new prisoner transport and cargo management system combination offers an aftermarket storage solution without the need for modifications to the vehicle

The doctor is in: Calif. reserve officer serves on the SWAT team

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

Dr. Joshua Bobko has courted nightmare scenarios for a long time, which is what makes him so essential to his SWAT team

Calif. McDonald’s employee charged for tampering with LEO’s food

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

The restaurant's management became aware of the incident while reviewing security footage

Fla. officer buys mom, kids a meal after their car breaks down

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

Officer Mikayla Edwards was praised by her department for her selflessness

Police: Shooting outside Walmart was double-murder suicide

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

Officials identified the victims, said the shooting was a result of a domestic dispute

2 officers shot at Mich. apartment complex

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

State police are investigating, have not released the officers' conditions

Police: Home in fatal Calif. shooting was targeted

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

Officials have identified the four victims, are still searching for the two gunmen

Police: Home in fatal Calif. mass shooting was targeted

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

Officials have identified the four victims, are still searching for the two gunmen

NYPD: Bill requiring quarterly body camera reviews unrealistic

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

City council members and NYPD officials clashed over the department's video review process

Pa. judge gives man probation so LEO who was shot can sue him

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

William Sturtevant shot Officer Jason Mertz, who was responding to a robbery call at Sturtevant's home

Video: Suspect fatally shot after attacking Md. officer with gun

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

Footage shows suspect John Feggins body-slamming Officer Ryan Glass to the ground with a gun in his hand

Dallas to cut hours officers can work off-duty jobs

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

Officials cited concerns for officers' wellness, citizen safety as reasons for the change

Girl who survived father’s suicide is NYPD officer for a day

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

Ferni Balbuena was rescued after her father jumped in front of a train with her in his arms last month

Words Matter: How to safely communicate about suicide

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

Public safety professionals of all ranks and positions can learn to convey messages of hope and resiliency

3 killed in shooting outside Okla. Walmart

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

Police are looking for witnesses to the parking lot shooting

3 killed in shooting outside Okla. Walmart

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

Police say the shooter is among the dead, are searching for witnesses

Video captures bikers taunting cop; 1 rider arrested

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

A group of individuals riding dirt bikes were caught on video circling a lone NYPD officer's vehicle repeatedly before speeding off

N.Y. county bill would make harassment of police a crime

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

The bill classifies "annoying, alarming or threatening" police officers as a misdemeanor

N.Y. county bill would make harassment of police a crime

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

The bill classifies "annoying, alarming or threatening" police officers as a misdemeanor

NY bill would make ‘annoying, alarming or threatening’ police a crime

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

The bill classifies "annoying, alarming or threatening" police officers as a misdemeanor

Intoxicated 14-year-old led Wash. troopers in vehicle pursuit

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

The girl and her passenger tried to run from police after the vehicle was stopped, authorities say

Intoxicated 14-year-old led Wash. troopers in vehicle pursuit

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

The girl and her passenger tried to run from police after the vehicle was stopped, authorities say

Police: Intoxicated 14-year-old led Wash. troopers in vehicle pursuit

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

The girl and her passenger tried to run from police after the vehicle was stopped, authorities say

3 killed in shooting at Okla. Walmart

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

Authorities have not released any more details about the shooting

4 dead, 6 injured in shooting at Calif. home

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

Officials believe the home was targeted, are searching for surveillance video, eyewitnesses to the Sunday night shooting

Tenn. deputy dies in vehicle crash

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

Deputy Stephen Reece was remembered as ‘one of the most amazing people’ in his department

New program addresses Ohio LEOs’ mental health

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

The program, which was implemented this year, provides officers access to training and confidential counseling

2 shot at NJ high school football game

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

Police are still searching for a suspect, say no students were harmed

Ind. K-9 fatally shot pursuing suspect through woods

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

K-9 Harlej stopped a DUI suspect who had led police on a vehicle pursuit

Minn. police to test backlog of 1,700 rape kits spanning 30 years

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

Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo said there is no excuse for the kits going untested, said the department will process and investigate

Md. police turn to drones to help investigations

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

Officials praise the technology's effectiveness while researchers raise surveillance concerns

Southern Calif. school shooter dies

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

The attack killed 15-year-old Gracie Muehlberger and 14-year-old Dominic Blackwell

OIS outside NC bar leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

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

Investigators haven't determined if off-duty officers on the scene fired the shots that hit either person

NC deputy dies in vehicle crash while responding to call

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

Deputy Makeem Brooks was remembered for his love of his job, eager and proactive attitude

OIS outside NC bar leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

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

Investigators haven't determined if off-duty officers on the scene fired the shots that hit either person

Deputy, passersby save Ala. officer from burning car

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

Officer Blake McGee was critically injured, trapped after his vehicle collided with a logging truck and burst into flames

Authorities searching for motive in Calif. school shooting

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

The 16-year-old who killed two students and wounded more did not show any signs of 'turmoil,' investigators said

No federal charges against officers in Va. motorist’s death

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

The family of Bijan Ghaisar, who was shot by officers following a vehicle pursuit in 2017, has filed a lawsuit regarding the shooting

Man gets 40 years in prison for shooting at NYPD cops

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

Lt. Melody Robinson and Officer Rafi Mashriqi were fired on from a stairwell during a routine patrol

5 arrested in connection with Calif. Halloween shooting

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

Investigators still haven't released how the shooting began or whether victims were targeted

2 dead, 3 injured in Calif. high school shooting

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

A sheriff’s detective and two off-duty police officers who had dropped off children at the school ran to the shooting within moments and provided first aid

3 dead, 2 injured in Calif. high school shooting

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

The suspect, a student at the school, is in custody and being treated at a hospital for a self-inflicted gunshot wound

Federal, local LEOs will coordinate in states with high violent crime rates

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

U.S. Attorney General William Barr said federal crime-fighting efforts nationwide would increase in the coming weeks

30 years since the Academy: Remembering those we lost from the 1989 Alpha graduating class

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

It’s been 30 years since 43 of us crossed the stage and started our careers in the San Antonio Police Department – sadly, not all of us are here to celebrate that anniversary

New Mass. state police leader promises to win public trust

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

Lt. Col. Christopher Mason said he would oversee internal overtime-abuse investigation, implement ethics training

Calif. police fatally shot man wielding three-foot sword

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

The shooting caused a Los Angeles school to go into lockdown Wednesday morning

Calif. police fatally shoot man wielding three-foot sword

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

The shooting caused a Los Angeles school to go into lockdown Wednesday morning

1 dead, several injured in Calif. high school shooting

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

The suspect, a student at the school, is in custody and being treated at a hospital

1 dead, several injured in Calif. high school shooting

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

The suspect, a student at the school, is in custody and being treated at a hospital

2 dead, several injured in Calif. high school shooting

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

The suspect, a student at the school, is in custody and being treated at a hospital for a self-inflicted gunshot wound

At least 6 hurt in Calif. high school shooting

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

Authorities say it's not clear if the victims suffered gunshot wounds or other injuries

Death penalty recommended for Fla. man in killing of 2 LEOs

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

Sgt. Richard “Sam” Howard and Officer Matthew Baxter were shot during a routine check

NYPD kept illegal database of juveniles’ fingerprints

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

A public defender organization found the department had kept tens of thousands of prints, which violates state law

Man gets up to 20 years in Mass. trooper’s killing

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

Thomas Clardy was killed after his patrol vehicle was rear-ended during a 2016 traffic stop

You left your firearm where? 3 tips for avoiding the costly mistake of losing your agency’s assets

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

It’s not just the police equipment that matters – smart asset management supports officer safety and productivity

You left your firearm where? 3 tips for avoiding the costly mistake of losing your agency’s assets

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

It’s not just the police equipment that matters – smart asset management supports officer safety and productivity

2 more Mo. officers charged in beating of undercover colleague

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

Randy Hays and Bailey Colletta have pleaded guilty to beating Luther Hall, who their attorneys say they didn't recognize as a fellow officer

FBI reports dip in hate crimes, rise in violence

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

The agency released its annual report, which tallies hate crimes and 'crimes against persons' reported nationwide

Governor names new head of Mass. State Police

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

Lt. Col. Christopher Mason will take over the agency next week following the retirement of Col. Kerry Gilpin

Woman arrested for making 24,000 false 911 calls in 5 months

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

Yogita Persaud would make as many as 100 calls per day, NYPD officials say

Lawsuit: Va. LEO ‘in name only’ wants to be reinstated as sworn officer

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

Daniel Smith can't carry a badge or gun despite still being employed on the force, wasn't given 'due process' in disciplinary process

Video: NYPD brings Christmas tree, spirit to Rockefeller Center

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

A series of tweets from the department told the story of the journey in classic rhyme scheme

Video: NYPD brings Christmas tree, holiday spirit to Rockefeller Center

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

A series of tweets from the department told the story of the journey in classic rhyme scheme

Man found guilty in 2017 Pa. rookie officer’s killing

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

Officer Brian Shaw was shot and killed during a traffic stop by the vehicle's passenger, who was attempting to flee

Report: ‘Loud’ argument, fist fight preceded Okla. chief’s death

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

Michael Nealey was found sitting on top of Lucky Miller, whose death Nealey has been charged in

Ga. deputy fired, arrested after fatal shooting of grad student

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

Former Madison County Deputy Winford “Trey” Adams was off duty at the time of the shooting

2 Ill. officers wounded in warehouse shooting return to full duty

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

Officers Adam Miller and Reynaldo Rivera were both praised by the department for their resilience

Death penalty sought in fatal shooting of 2 Miss. LEOs

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

Zach Moak and James White were killed when responding to a 2018 call of shots fired at a home

Fla. boy runs 1 mile for every fallen LEO

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

Zechariah Cartledge has run 295 miles in 2019 to honor first responders' sacrifices

Thousands honor fallen Ohio officer

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

Jorge Del Rio was remembered as a dedicated and knowledgeable public servant

2 Calif. departments investigate shooting involving off-duty officer

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

Witnesses say Sgt. Virgil Thomas and Eric Reason were 'honking and screaming' at each other before the shooting

Shift Briefing Series: Taking an integrated approach to de-escalation

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

When officers deploy de-escalation tactics in the field, they should do so in conjunction with other concepts like the 'Safety Priorities'

Va. man loses 176 pounds to fulfill dream of being a cop

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

Romar Lyle was praised on his department's Facebook page for his transformation and dedication

Okla. officer accused of killing his police chief

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

Lucky Miller was found dead in a hotel room during a conference he was attending with Michael Nealey

Steps for a successful mobile computing technology rollout

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

It is vital to ensure a smooth, orderly transition when rolling out new mobile computers in a police department

2 Mich. LEOs injured by driver livestreaming vehicle pursuit on Facebook

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

The suspect led police on a vehicle pursuit before turning around illegally and colliding head-on with a patrol vehicle

Video: ‘Creepy critter’ leaps at Calif. officer during search of man’s coat

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

In a video posted on Facebook, a lizard jumps from a jacket pocket onto the officer performing the search

Ariz. LEO brings child Happy Meal after mistaken 911 phone call

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

Facebook posts about Officer Randolph Valdez’s response have gone viral

7 steps to determining lack of consent when rape victims use words other than ‘no’ & ‘stop’

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

Learn why yes/no victim interview questions by police can set victims up for failure and potentially impede the progress of criminal cases

Texas LEO has ‘a long road to recovery’ after roadside shooting

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

Officer Urbano Rodriguez Jr. had been shot in the head and leg while conducting a traffic stop

Okla. officer accused of killing his police chief

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

Lucky Miller was found dead in a hotel room during a conference he was attending with Michael Nealey

Study: Body worn cameras fall short of expectations

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

The Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy found 'human factors' inhibit cameras from leading to best possible outcomes

Fla. man on probation burglarizes probation office

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

Latravia McGill caused 'major damage' to the facility's door, attempted to flee on bicycle

Mich. LEOs undergo new training to address mental health crises

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

The crisis training emphasizes empathy, active listening, in an area where mentally-ill individuals lack resources

Calif. police search for archer after 2 injured

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

The archer shot into a homeless encampment near San Francisco

NYPD officers feel unsupported after recent OIS incidents prompt public criticism

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

Union officials say officers feel public perception of their actions has led to unsafe streets for LEOs

Calif. sheriff criticizes state laws for hindering LODD investigation

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

Sheriff John D’Agostini said the investigation into Deputy Brian Ishmael's death was slowed by sanctuary state laws

New policy focuses on Minn. LEOs’ mental wellness

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

A yearly mandate to seek counseling has had a positive impact on officers’ mental health

Ill. officer honored for bravery in putting out house fire

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

Officer Steven Murphy used his emergency fire extinguisher to put out a kitchen fire

Wash. police chief dies after being struck by vehicle

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

Chief Michael Knapp had a long career serving in law enforcement at national and local levels

Ala. deputies drive veteran to doctor across county lines

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

A Facebook post praising deputies for their kindness has gone viral

Ala. deputies praised for driving veteran to doctor across county lines

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

A group of deputies from different counties worked together to get the veteran to his appointment and back

Video: Wash. LEO disciplined for violating body camera policy during arrest

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

Officer Dan Lesser was also disciplined for using vulgar language during an arrest

Ga. deputy receives Medal of Valor for rescuing kidnap victim

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

Deputy Eric Madison was praised for giving chase to the suspect as he fled last summer

Police: Gunman killed outside Ky. grocery store

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

The unidentified man was shooting outside the store's entrance before firing at officers

Former LAPD chief named interim in Chicago

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

Charlie Beck will take over for retiring Chicago police superintendent Eddie Johnson at the end of the year

Wisc. officer recounts impact of Walmart shooting incident

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

'I feel professionally and personally responsible to share my story. That split-second decision to shoot, it changes many, many people’s lives.'

First responders could get free 5G for 10 years from T-Mobile

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

If merger with Sprint closes, the “New T-Mobile” will provide free service to public and nonprofit law enforcement, fire and EMS agencies that apply

6 NYPD employees arrested as FBI cracks fraud ring

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

They are accused of allegedly providing medical insurance scammers with vehicle accident victims' confidential information

Ohio LEO shot serving warrant dies

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

Jorge DelRio was praised for his dedication, 'contributions to the community' as part of a DEA task force

State attorney says investigation into Baltimore LEO’s death still open

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

A day after Baltimore police officials said the investigation into Sean Suiter's death was closed, state's attorneys said it is still open

Wash. deputy hit by suspect’s vehicle after traffic stop

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

The suspect began fighting with deputies, hit one with a vehicle door as he sped away

Former LAPD chief may step in as interim Chicago police superintendent

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

Officials in Los Angeles say Charlie Beck is working to finalize an agreement to temporarily take over the position at the end of the year

Chicago police superintendent announces retirement

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

Eddie Johnson is retiring after more than three years in the police force's top position

Fla. police called to redirect lost alligator out of neighborhood

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

Officers 'wooshed' the animal back into the water with a stick while it hissed at them

Chicago police superintendent to announce retirement

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

Eddie Johnson is retiring after more than three years in the police force's top position

Ohio LEO shot serving warrant to be taken off life-support

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

Jorge DelRio was praised for his dedication, 'contributions to the community' as part of a DEA task force

Why words matter when documenting a sexual assault

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

Follow these seven steps to increase the odds a case is prosecuted

The meaning of donuts

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

A new officer offering a sugary treat to his precinct commander bears testament to the value of ongoing communication

The meaning of donuts

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

A new officer offering a sugary treat to his precinct commander bears testament to the value of ongoing communication

Effectively engaging police recruits in challenging times

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

Police leaders must evaluate recruitment communications and techniques, as well as uncover new methods to help with outreach messaging

5 powerful moments leaders won’t want to miss

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

You do not need to be chief of police to make moments memorable for the officers in your agency

5 powerful moments leaders won’t want to miss

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

You do not need to be chief of police to make moments memorable for the officers in your agency

Baltimore LEO’s death ruled suicide by investigators

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

The investigation was prompted after Sean Suiter's family claimed the city was trying to cover up his death

Calif. LEO injured in hit-and-run

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

The officer swerved to avoid a driver traveling the wrong way on the road, hit a tree

Mich. officer rescues man from sinking vehicle

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

Officer Kevin Mihailoff waded into ‘freezing’ waist-deep water after a car went over a guard rail

Mass. State Police superintendent steps down

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

Colonel Kerry Gilpin was praised for enacting 'meaningful, lasting' changes in her department

Video: Fla. deputy arrested for throwing student to the ground

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

Security footage shows Willard Miller throwing the student, lifting her up and tossing her out of the room

Man killed after trying to take NC deputy’s gun

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

A police officer intervened after a suspect initiated a struggle with a deputy and tried to reach for his gun

Ohio LEO shot serving warrant on life support

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

Jorge DelRio has been praised for dedication during work undercover, on DEA task force

What the police academy taught this police wife

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

My husband may have been the one who left for the police academy, but the experience was for the two of us

7-year-old honorary Texas police officer dies of cancer

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

Abigail Arias was given the honorary title after officers learned of her dream to become a member of law enforcement

LEOs, family remember Calif. officer killed in murder-suicide

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

Jonathan Diaz was shot and killed by a fellow off-duty officer at a birthday party Saturday

Incoming NYPD commissioner ‘best-prepared the city has ever seen’

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

Officials praise current Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea, who will replace James O'Neill next year, for his track record

Fla. deputy surprises boy battling cancer with Disney trip

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

Deputy Sgt. Napolian Staggers and other officers raised money for the trip

Ohio LEO shot while serving warrant with DEA task force

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

The unidentified officer is in critical condition; five suspects are currently in custody

Ohio LEO shot while serving warrant in ‘grave’ condition

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

Jorge DelRio was shot twice in the face serving a warrant as part of a DEA task force

Okla. officer convicted of 2nd-degree murder in 2017 OIS

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

D.A. David Prater said Keith Sweeney "violated just about every policy" when he fatally shot a suicidal man

Minn. officers fatally shoot man who held family hostage

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

The suspect was armed when he carjacked two vehicles, held four people inside their home

NYPD commissioner James O’Neill to retire

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

O'Neill will be replaced by Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea

Chicago LEO saves a life, proposes during downtown run

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

Sgt. Mike Nowacki assisted a woman in cardiac arrest before proposing to his girlfriend

Chicago LEO saves a life, proposes during downtown run

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Sgt. Mike Nowacki assisted a woman in cardiac arrest before proposing to his girlfriend

Armed man at Mo. Walmart pleads guilty to lesser charge

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

Dmitriy Andreychenko was charged with making a terrorist threat after he showed up at the superstore with a rifle

NY trooper in kilt saves bedridden man from burning home

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

Sgt. Robert Bloom III was on his way to play the pipe and drums at an academy graduation when he saw the smoke

NYPD officers praised for helping homeless man

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

Officers Ricardo Roman and Samuel Baez spent their own money on clothes, got him job interview

Sounding the alarm: Alleviating the paperwork burden in policing

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

Paperwork consumes officer hours that could be better spent protecting the public and solving crimes

Sounding the alarm: Alleviating the paperwork burden in policing

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

Paperwork consumes officer hours that could be better spent protecting the public and solving crimes

Off-duty Calif. officer kills friend and self, wounds father

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

Officials say Ramiro Trevino Jr. shot his father and a fellow officer at a birthday party

Off-duty Calif. officer kills LEO and self, wounds father

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

Officials say Ramiro Trevino Jr. shot his father and his friend, a fellow officer, at a birthday party

Suspect detained in Halloween shooting of 7-year-old

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

The 15-year-old suspect is charged with attempted murder, battery

Teen suspect detained in Halloween shooting of 7-year-old

Posted on November 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLI