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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.

Staffing Shortage Plagues Virginia State Police

July 18, 2011
The understaffed Virginia State Police is offering its troopers overtime shifts rather than giving them pay raises or hiring for the 227 authorized positions that remain unfilled.

Citizen Panel Questions Portland Chief's Handling of Whistleblower Case

July 15, 2011
The panel questioned the internal investigation of accusations brought by Lindsay Hunt. Apparently, the investigation was kept in the precinct, and the Internal Affairs division wasn't aware of Hunt's claims.
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