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Mobile ALPR technology offers an array of benefits beyond traffic stops
When Monroe County DA Sandra Doorley resisted commands during a traffic stop, the responding officer demonstrated essential tactics for upholding professionalism
A Fullerton Police Department officer was outside his cruiser investigating a fatal crash when a Tesla slammed into his patrol vehicle, narrowly missing the officer
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The traffic agent, who was sitting in a marked NYPD cruiser, suffered minor injuries from the caught-on-camera incident
Scheffler had been charged with a felony for assaulting a police officer with his vehicle, along with three misdemeanors
Ahead of the holiday weekend, law enforcement agencies have shared plans to keep community members in their jurisdictions safe
"[The fleeing driver] is the culprit...Make no mistake about it. It’s not the police’s fault that this individual is dead,” local NAACP President Derrick Foward said
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The suspect’s social media page contains multiple videos showing him taunting officers by performing doughnuts around cruisers and running red lights on crowded streets
The Arkansas Department of Transportation partnered with JENOPTIK Smart Mobility Solutions, LLC to extend the DOT’s work zone safety initiative by deploying Jenoptik’s mobile speed enforcement system in construction zones to further increase safety for drivers and workers
The suspect was arrested on arson charges after an investigation uncovered that he had been researching the trooper’s personal information online after being pulled over
Scottie Sheffler was arrested on charges including assault after allegedly driving into a median to get around a crash scene, ignoring a cop and dragging him several feet
Police will be able to ticket a driver who is handling their phone for almost any reason; drivers can still use their phone to make calls if they are using it hands-free
CHP officers have been in Bakersfield for six weeks, focusing on reducing car theft, tamping down retail crime and bolstering traffic enforcement
“We all have bad days and stress, and it was wrong for me to take it out on an officer who was simply doing his job,” Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Dooley said
The CHP posted a photo of a dummy buckled into the passenger seat, wearing a hoodie sweatshirt and sunglasses
Monroe County DA Sandra Doorley can be heard telling the officer he was being an “a–hole” after he asked why she was being hostile
Video released by state police shows the trooper was walking between his cruiser and the metal beam guardrail as a driver approached from the center lane and lost control of his vehicle
Deputy John Coddou, 50, was a 20-year veteran of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and “a public servant through and through”
The traffic investigators will not be able to cite or arrest drivers; they will conduct traffic investigations, write reports and assist drivers with road issues
Each stop brings inherent risks and practicing and mentally rehearsing strategies to enhance safety is one of an officer’s most essential responsibilities
New reforms include developing a policy to limit “pretextual stops” and revising training for investigatory stops
“I look forward to working with Minnesota State Patrol staff and allied agencies who work so hard to keep residents safe on Minnesota roadways,” Interim Col. Christina Bogojevic said
The pilot program would allow access to a caller’s phone camera so troopers can view the scene live, as well as capture photos and videos for evidence collection
Michigan State Police helicopter video shows the suspect doing wheelies and doughnuts around Dearborn PD cruisers before leading multiple departments on a pursuit
The woman fired a gun into two cars while driving, grazing one driver’s arm and striking another in the neck; she is being charged with attempted murder