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Recognizing when to seek help is crucial yet often obscured by the stigma against mental health treatment
Writing a police report is not just an exercise in documentation, it is also an opportunity for evaluation
A comprehensive list of the APCO police 10 codes
From breaching tools to ballistic shields, the array of options is vast and varied; these tools not only enable officers to gain entry more effectively but also offer enhanced protection
In an era of constrained budgets, this guide illuminates the path for agencies to acquire armored vehicles, vital for officer protection and tactical advantage in high-risk situations
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As much as surges in crime are principle to more overtime, so is staffing, department leadership says
Residents talked about increasing partnerships with neighborhood associations and community groups to create safer youth activities in the summer evenings
The survey comes as the NOPD appears poised to begin a process to leave behind federal court oversight after more than a dozen years
Just because a person suddenly reports chest pain or breathing problems doesn’t mean they are faking
The suspect, who is considered a delinquent felon under Florida law, was booked into jail with no bond and is facing several felony charges
The motive for the proposed new citation is to help Seattle police crackdown on large street racing events, giving police tools to “hold vehicle owners accountable”
Police Commissioner Kevin Bethel said the new officers will patrol the Kensington area on foot and bicycle, and begin enforcing stricter drug laws this summer
NYPD officers patrolling Queens were attacked by a man and a woman after questioning them about why several children under 10 were out alone late at night
Explore the evolving tactics, training and technology reshaping SWAT teams today with the National Tactical Officers Association’s Thor Eells
Body armor can mean the difference between life and death for officers, but the process to purchase it has some major challenges
Nye County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Jason Ruesch said he needed the assistance and would like to express his appreciation to the unidentified bystander
Parents sue for excessive force based on “officer-created danger,” but qualified immunity granted based on suspect’s manifest intentions
Maintaining law and order is a big job; our A-Z guide breaks down the roles that get it done
If the first time you meet your community is after a tragedy, it’s too late
Preparation is key; your life and the lives of your colleagues depend on it
Wear your helmet. It could save your life.
Sometimes the best decision is the hardest decision – just walk away
The potency and availability of fentanyl pose significant challenges for law enforcement, with overdose deaths continuing to rise
These little extras can make a big difference in the quality of your police life
Know these common scenarios that can cause cops to lose situational awareness – and avoid them!
When you absolutely need to write something down make sure you have a weatherproof Rite in the Rain notebook