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Budget Cuts Force N.C. Highway Patrol to Suspend Academy

September 19, 2011
The North Carolina Highway Patrol has suspended its training academy as budget cuts force a hiring freeze.
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NYPD Cadet Collapses After Training Run

September 13, 2011
A New York City Police recruit collapsed after completing a training run with his academy class. Officer Sherman Adams, 28, died on Monday. Officer Adams had served as a corrections officer for four years.

L.A. Sheriff's Explorer Gunned Down on Whittier Sidewalk

August 29, 2011
A 19-year-old member of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Explorer program was fatally shot in Whittier while standing outside of a residence with a friend.

Video: Dragged Calif. Cop's Partner Relied On Training

August 25, 2011
After realizing his partner Officer Jarred Slocum was down, Officer McFarland relied on the "dummy drag," a technique he learned at the police academy. Officer McFarland holstered his sidearm, moved into the line of fire, hooked his arms around his partner, and dragged him to safety.

Detroit Police Add 90 Cops to Street Duty

August 20, 2011
Chief Ralph Godbee, Jr., announced the plan to add 50 new officers funded via three-year Community Oriented Policing Services grants from the U.S. Department of Justice. The remaining 40 are being moved off desk duty on Sept. 1.

Widow Claims Head Blows Caused Recruit's Death

August 19, 2011
The widow of a Norfolk (Va.) Police recruit who died after defensive tactics training has sued departmental leaders and trainers, claiming that repeated blows to the head caused the death of John Kohn.

LAPD Recruit Given Award Named for Slain Female Officer

August 15, 2011
Upon graduation, 27-year-old Erin Sandwick was honored with an award named for Officer Tina Kerbrat, who was fatally shot 20 years ago in North Hollywood.

Cadets Honored for Helping Deputy Secure Accident Scene

August 8, 2011
Three cadets with the Santa Clara County (Calif.) Sheriff's Office will be honored soon for helping out at a traffic collision on Friday between an Acura and a big rig tomato truck.

N.Y. Recruit Terminated for Non-Accredited Degree

July 29, 2011
A Schenectady (N.Y.) Police recruit has been terminated a day after he was sworn, after it was determined his bachelor's degree had come from a non-accredited online degree program.

Video: Countering Edged-Weapon Attacks

July 21, 2011
Officers must polish their skills to defend against edged-weapon attacks. At POLICE-TREXPO East 2011, Al Giusto of Combined Combatives is teaching two sessions that directly address these threats.
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