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Harley Offers Free Riding Academy Motorcycle Training to First Responders

November 24, 2015
Leading up to Thanksgiving, Harley-Davidson will expand its free Riding Academy motorcycle training offer to all first responders from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2016.

LAPD Heads to Paris to Learn from Terrorist Tragedy

November 20, 2015
Hoping to learn about ways to prevent and respond to terrorist attacks, the Los Angeles Police Department will send a team to Paris to meet with authorities there as they continue to carry out raids on suspected terror cells in response to the attacks that left 129 people dead.

Video: Ford's "Drugged Driving Suit" Simulates Effects of Driving While High

November 20, 2015
The folks at Ford know that sliding behind the wheel while under the influence of anything is a terrible idea, and the company is looking to drive that point home as part of its Ford Driving Skills for Life young-driver safety initiative. Henceforth, the program will include the use of a special suit designed to simulate the effects of a variety of drugs.
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Dallas Police Excessive-Force Complaints Drop Dramatically

November 17, 2015
Dallas Police Chief David Brown says his agency's shift toward de-escalation is driving a sharp drop in excessive-force complaints against officers.So far this year, 13 have been filed — on pace to be the lowest number in at least two decades.

Departing Deputies Costing California County $1.5 Million

November 12, 2015
Contra Costa County in California has lost more than $1 million over the past five years as dozens of sheriff's deputies it pays to recruit and train have left for higher-paying jobs elsewhere.

NTOA Releases Updated SWAT Standard for Law Enforcement

October 21, 2015
The new SWAT Standard has been renamed the NTOA Tactical Response and Operations Standard due to expansion beyond SWAT teams.

San Antonio PD Wants to Lower Recruit Drug Standards

October 6, 2015
"Right now, we have a shortage of officers," said Police Chief William McManus. "We are trying to speed up that process."

Florida Department to Require College Degrees for New Recruits

September 29, 2015
For the first time in a decade, the Miami Beach (Fla.) Police Department is set to require a four-year college degree for all new officers. The department is also raising the minimum hiring age from 19 to 21 years old.

Illinois Agencies Cancel Police Training Because of Budget Crisis

September 28, 2015
Police departments across Illinois say the state budget stalemate has left them struggling to provide necessary training to officers on everything from how to deal with the mentally ill to proper use of force.

Video: Arkansas Chief to Resign to Keep Family Safe

September 22, 2015
Bald Knob, Ark., Police Chief Erek Balentine is resigning, saying he feels that doing so will better the safety of his family after his truck was vandalized.
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