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Mo. officers fatally shoot knife-wielding man

August 19, 2014

Associated Press ST. LOUIS — St. Louis police say officers shot and killed a 23-year-old man who was wielding a knife and refused to drop it. Police Chief Sam Dotson said officers responded to Tuesday … [...]

Futurecom released VRX1000 vehicle radio extender at APCO 2014

August 19, 2014

By PoliceOne Staff In partnership with Motorola Solutions, Futurecom Systems Group launched a new vehicle radio extender product line for public safety at APCO 2014. The VRX1000 is a compact 3 watt simplex … [...]

LAPD credits armored vehicle for protection in shootout

August 19, 2014

By Ruben Vives and Joseph Serna Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — At a time when police action in the Midwest is raising concerns about the militarization of local law enforcement agencies, police in … [...]

DA taking NY in-custody death to grand jury

August 19, 2014

Associated Press NEW YORK — A New York prosecutor says he’s asking a grand jury to consider charges in the death of a man placed in an apparent chokehold by a police officer. Staten Island District … [...]

Police, protesters collide again in Mo.

August 19, 2014

By Nigel Duara Associated Press FERGUSON, Mo. — The National Guard arrived in Ferguson but kept its distance from the streets where protesters clashed again with police, as clouds of tear gas and … [...]

Photo: Maine man takes mugshot wearing previous mugshot

August 18, 2014

By PoliceOne Staff PITTSFIELD, Maine — The age old question of what to wear at your own mugshot might have been answered — how about your previous mugshot? Robert Burn, according to The Smoking … [...]

Photo: Ohio cop goes beyond call of duty for handicapped man

August 18, 2014

By PoliceOne Staff STREETSBORO, Ohio — An Ohio officer is getting high praise on social media after aiding a man in a wheelchair with his groceries. According to the Streetsboro Police Department’s … [...]

Obama: Time to review police militarization

August 18, 2014

By Jim Kuhnhenn Associated Press WASHINGTON — Calling for a sharp separation between the nation’s armed forces and local police, President Barack Obama on Monday urged a re-examination of programs … [...]

FCC votes to push for 911 texting service

August 18, 2014

By John Rennie PoliceOne Contributor A speedy 911 response is the difference between life and death in many emergencies. On Aug. 8, the FCC voted to ensure citizens have even more options for contacting … [...]

Police: Calif. teen made school shooting threats as prank

August 18, 2014

Associated Press SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — A 15-year-old boy arrested Sunday on suspicion of posting online threats to shoot students at Southern California schools apparently did so as a prank, Los … [...]

Armed militias complicate situation on Texas border

August 18, 2014

By Christopher Sherman Associated Press MISSION, Texas — On a recent moonlit night, Border Patrol agents began rounding up eight immigrants hiding in and around a canal near the Rio Grande. A state … [...]

Man guilty in shooting that paralyzed Pa. officer

August 18, 2014

By Adam Brandolph The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ALLEGHENY COUNTY, Pa. — An Allegheny County jury on Monday convicted James Robert Hill on all counts for shooting and paralyzing Pittsburgh police officer … [...]

NY cop attends wedding of girl he saved 2 decades ago

August 18, 2014

CBS News CHICAGO — At a Chicago park on Saturday, the Hamideh and Salah families had everything: great food, games for the kids. Some relatives traveled from as far as the West Bank to attend the … [...]

Electric Fan Engineering announces body cooling device

August 18, 2014

By PoliceOne Staff Electric Fan Engineering recently announced plans for its patent pending THERMAL STAR portable body cooling apparatus. The device cools the body through waist-mounted air discharge nozzles … [...]

News broadcast of Mo. cop’s home inspires outrage

August 18, 2014

By Margaret Gillerman St. Louis Post-Dispatch ST. LOUIS — About 150 people including law enforcement officers stood in front of KSDK (Channel 5) on Market Street late Sunday afternoon to rally in … [...]

Product Review: Get your fitness on with FitBit

August 18, 2014

By Kristine Schellhaas PoliceOne Contributor It’s hard to believe we’re already more than halfway through 2014. I typically don’t make New Year’s Resolutions, but this year I decided … [...]

PumpUp introduces photo-based health and fitness network

August 18, 2014

By PoliceOne Staff PumpUp recently announced the availability of its photo-based health and fitness social network. Channeled through an app, the program is designed for those interested in maintaining … [...]

LA deputy critical after attack at mall

August 18, 2014

By Stephen Ceasar Los Angeles Times LAKEWOOD, Calif. — A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy remained in critical condition Sunday morning after being assaulted by a domestic-disturbance suspect … [...]

Spire introduces round-the-clock personal activity tracker

August 18, 2014

By PoliceOne Staff The new Spire is a motion-sensitive tracker that monitors physical movement, body position and breathing. By measuring breathing patterns and body movement, the tracker also is able to … [...]

6 wearables to keep your fitness on track

August 18, 2014

Anyone who has been through the police academy knows that a bit of firm external motivation can work wonders in helping you remain disciplined. Enter: wearable fitness technology. While there are many options … [...]