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Teen and Police Service Academy Program Earns Texas High School Accreditation

July 13, 2014
Beginning August 1, TAPS students in Texas will be eligible to receive one credit toward high school graduation. The Teen and Police Service Academy (TAPS), which launched in 2011 at Beechnut Academy in Houston, Texas, is an innovative program designed to bolster the relationships between police and at-risk youth.

Video: Texas Deputy Hit By Suspected Drug Dealer

July 12, 2014
A suspected drug dealer was arrested after he allegedly ran down a Harris County (Texas) Sheriff’s Deputy with his car. The deputy shot at the car after he sustained minor injury.

Alabama Will Consolidate Crime Fighting Functions in 2015

July 12, 2014
Starting in 2015, just about all of the varying crime-stopping functions on a state level in Alabama will fall under one department, the new Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.
<p><span>Photo: Facebook, Rockdale County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office</span></p>

Schools and Police Join for Active Shooter Training in Georgia

July 12, 2014
Local law enforcement and Rockdale County (Ga.) Public Schools Will Conduct Joint Active Shooter Training this Week.
<p><span>Sheriff Wiley Griffin, via Facebook</span></p>

DOJ Alleges 4 Georgia Deputies Violated Civil Rights in 2012 Incident

July 12, 2014
Four Georgia deputies are under federal indictment alleging civil rights violations and obstruction of justice in connection with an incident that occurred at Bainbridge BikeFest in 2012.
<p>Photo: SureFire</p>

SureFire Introduces New Versatile Y300 Ultra LED Flashlight

July 12, 2014
SureFire's new Y300 Ultra flashlight generates a maximum output of 500 lumens and is ultra-compact, at just 3.6 inches in length, and weighs only 5.5 ounces when loaded with the two 123A lithium batteries that power it.
<p>Special Agent Chris Deedy (second from left) appears in court on murder charges last year. His first trial ended in a hung jury. Screenshot via KITV.</p>

Federal Agent Faces Murder Retrial in Honolulu

July 11, 2014
Honolulu Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Janice Futa told a new jury Thursday that State Department Special Agent Christopher Deedy was fueled by alcohol and power when he shot Kollin Elderts in the McDonald's in 2011.

Video: Texas Officer Demonstrates Dangers of Hot Cars

July 11, 2014
A North Texas police officer volunteered this week to demonstrate to people the dangers of leaving children and animals trapped in hot cars. Texas leads the nation in the number of hot car deaths.
Tags: Texas

Man Arrested for Karate Kicking Police Horse

July 11, 2014
Police in Portland, Oregon, say they have arrested a 29-year-old man accused of running up to a police horse, uttering a "karate-like battle cry" and delivering what a spokesman calls "a jumping, double kick" to the horse's right thigh.

Man Shot by Pennsylvania Chief Wielded Knife, Threatened Grandmother

July 11, 2014
A man critically injured Tuesday by a bullet fired by the Sunbury, Pa., chief of police beat his grandmother with his fists and feet and threatened her life just two hours before he was shot, according to court records.
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