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Acts of Kindness  

In this month when we honor fallen officers for their sacrifices, it's important to remember the good works law enforcement officers do every day, not just in keeping the public safe, but the kindness and mercy, too.

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House Party  

Dispatch has received numerous calls about a large house party. Cars are parked in the street, on sidewalks, and in people's yards. The music is very loud and there are several reports of fighting. There is one report of a gun being flashed around. Callers estimate there are well over 100 people involved and say more cars keep arriving.

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Police Product Test: First Tactical Tactix BDU Pants and Shirt and 8" Boot  

Aside from the obvious quality and design, the thing that stood out most to me about the Tactix BDUs was their fit. The boots were surprisingly light and comfortable.

You Have the Right to Remain Vocal  

When the Founding Fathers drafted the Constitution, they didn't exclude law enforcement officers from the right to free speech. So we do not have to remain silent while the fringe voices a cacophony of anti-police rhetoric.

<p>Photo: Carla Blazek</p>

Can We Minimize K-9 Deaths?  

In 2015, 27 police dogs were killed on duty, compared to an average of 10 dogs killed each year 15 years ago. This year, eight police K-9s were killed in January alone.

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Lawmakers Denounce Plan to Transfer GITMO Detainees to U.S. Soil

The Major County Sheriff's Association sent a letter to the president to express their opposition to the plan. The letter states, "Detainees, deemed too dangerous to release, should not be brought to the homeland where they will pose a threat to the local communities we serve."

Florida Correctional Officer Dies After Training Competition

Florida Correctional Officer Sgt. Jorge Ramos died Sunday afternoon, two days after participating in a statewide Correctional Emergency Response Team (CERT) competition at Sumter Correctional Institution.

Baltimore Officer Shoots Suspect in Attempted 'Suicide by Cop'

A young Baltimore police officer followed his training when he shot through the window of his patrol car at a suspect who was pointing a gun at him Sunday morning in what is now believed to be an attempted suicide by cop incident, said the police commissioner.

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Demoralized Cops Equal Higher Crime

What do we do? We drive on, for we are not police officers in an ideal world. We are police officers in Los Angeles in the year...

The Thin Blue Dividing Line

And as incredible as it seems, law enforcement “leaders” cower in silence or worse yet voice their support for the new politically...

Video: A Letter to the Man I Killed... By a Cop

I remember visiting the scene of the shooting on the first anniversary of your death, not knowing what I would find there. What I...

   
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IACP 2015
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Gear Holders: A Place for Everything
These pouches and other accessories will help keep your...
 
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