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With the benefit of hindsight, I can share that my physical training regimen allowed me to retire physically, legally and emotionally undefeated after a career full of challenges
A session at IACP’s Officer Safety and Wellness Conference will explain how understanding physiological responses to stress and trauma is critical to cultivating a culture of wellness in law enforcement
Understanding the behavior and ideology of sovereign citizens is crucial for ensuring the safety of law enforcement officers, especially during traffic stops
The new instructor program is tailored for police and other first responders seeking to teach their communities how to Stop the Bleed
Investigators are still trying to determine how the suspect obtained pepper spray; the deputy was in possession of her department-issued pepper spray, stun gun and service weapon after the escape
The inmate was being transported back to the correctional center when he created a disturbance in the back of a cruiser; when the deputy checked on him, he pepper sprayed the deputy
Deputy Charles Rivette was killed and another deputy was seriously injured; Deputy Rivette was an 18-year veteran of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
The choice of technology investments must reflect not just the vision of leadership but also the insights and needs of the officers on the ground
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"[K-9 Leo] will never be forgotten, and he will stay in the hearts of all of us in the [Marion County Sheriff’s Office],” PIO Valerie Strong said
Video shows bystanders throwing objects at a group of officers as they struggle to handcuff a detainee
About 30% of all assaults on Minnesota police occurred during domestic disturbance responses
How law enforcement agencies from California, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii and Alaska are joining forces to address critical public safety issues and advocate for meaningful legislative reform
Tune in for tomorrow’s all-new episode, where host Jim Dudley talks with Brian Marvel about the formation of the West Coast Law Enforcement Coalition
Uncover the power of accurate skill evaluation to safeguard true competency and minimize risks
Trooper First Class Chase Redner had been with the Georgia State Patrol since graduating from the academy in 2017
“We need more armor. Do we have a fire truck? We need a firetruck or something parked out in front of this house, we’re all pinned down,” an officer radios
The two brothers carjacked a vehicle from a woman at gunpoint; a pursuit was authorized and the King County Sheriff’s Office helicopter was brought in to assist
As Suffolk County officers opened the front door, the suspect emerged with a large knife and lunged at an officer, “clearly attempting to kill him,” the police acting commissioner said
Burnsville officers Paul Elmstrand and Matthew Ruge, both 27, were fatally shot; Firefighter/Paramedic Adam Finseth, 40, was fatally shot as he provided aid to an injured officer
The chatter from the radio traffic was nonstop as dispatchers and commanders managed ambulances, medical resources and officers for traffic and crowd control
Sheridan Police Sgt. Nevada Krinkee died at a hospital after being shot when he tried to serve the man with a trespass warning
Deputy Robert J. Leonard was in his first year serving with the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office
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Supporters of the tougher penalties argue that the animals are vital to protecting the public and are like family both to the officers who work with them and their relatives
While officers were detaining the car’s driver, a passenger jumped into the driver’s seat and drove off, hitting two officers
The D.C. Metropolitan Police Department reported that the officers’ injuries appear to be non life-threatening
Deputy Chief John McMahon discusses the LAPD’s adoption of advanced technologies, aiming to boost efficiency, improve community interaction and address the policing challenges of tomorrow
A female hostage was also shot; the suspect surrendered and was arrested by Ontario Police Department officers after an hours-long standoff
The program seeks to bolster public safety efforts and promote community resilience
“Well over 5,000 cops were attacked and injured last year – that’s not only a record, it’s a full-blown epidemic,” Police Benevolent Association President Patrick Hendry stated