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<p>Photo: Baltimore PD Facebook</p>

Baltimore PD to Double In-Service Training Requirement for Officers

January 11, 2017
The Baltimore Police Department is requiring all of its officers to go through 80 hours of in-service training this year, twice as many hours as last year, Commissioner Kevin Davis said on Tuesday.
<p>Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and new Chief of Police Erika Shields (Photo: Atlanta PD)</p>

Atlanta's New Police Chief Sworn In

January 11, 2017
Erika Shields was sworn in as Atlanta's Chief of Police on Tuesday, making her the second woman to take the post in the department's history.
<p>Universal K9 provided a grant to put K-9 Berry with her new handler. (Photo: Facebook)</p>

Group Trains 'Pit Bulls' to be Police K-9s

December 26, 2016
Most people envision a police dog as a German shepherd, Belgian malinois, bloodhound, or maybe a Labrador retriever. But some are hoping to change that by introducing mixed-breed shelter dogs that many call "pit bulls."

AL Training Center Exposed 9,700 First Responders to Toxic Ricin

December 16, 2016
Almost 10,000 first responders training at Anniston's Center for Domestic Preparedness in Alabama unknowingly trained with a toxic form of ricin over the last four years.
<p>Photo: Kelly Bracken</p>

Military Newspaper Ranks 20 Best Law Enforcement Agencies for Veteran Applicants

December 15, 2016
Military Times, a newspaper for active duty military personnel, has compiled a ranking of 20 law enforcement agencies that it says are the best for veterans seeking law enforcement careers.

Pennsylvania State Police Look to Fill 500 Job Openings

December 14, 2016
The Pennsylvania State Police are recruiting candidates to fill about 500 job vacancies to bolster the department's contingent of troopers and liquor enforcement officers.

Former Major League Pitcher Becomes Officer

December 9, 2016
A former Major League Baseball player who gave up the game this year was set to graduate from the Port Authority Police academy on Friday.

Video: CA Sheriff's Office Seeks to Prevent Future Accidental Discharges

December 8, 2016
The Fresno County (CA) Sheriff's Office Wednesday demonstrated how a deputy was wounded by his service pistol in an accidental discharge and emphasized that additional training was being implemented to prevent another such incident.

Daniel Defense to Offer AR Armorer's Course at SHOT Show 2017

December 6, 2016
Topics covered in this 90-minute course will include how to conduct a buttstock conversion, replace a fire control group, replace a barrel assembly, upgrade a muzzle device, and install a Daniel Defense free-float handguard. The session will also cover necessary equipment/tools, preventive maintenance schedule, spare parts, component life cycles, end-user maintenance, best practices, and tips and tricks.

VIMA to Present SHOT Show 2017 Session on How to Enhance Tactical Performance with Improved Vision

December 6, 2016
According to VIMA, Rev training enhances the user's sensory skills by removing milliseconds of visual information. "Think of it like resistance training for your brain," the company says. "As the Rev lenses strobe, your brain is forced to work with less, making decisions and reacting in a hyper-efficient way. You react faster and more accurately because you’re anticipating the movement instead of witnessing it."
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