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How the Bond between Cops and Kids Might Help Solve the Police Recruitment Crisis

September 21, 2018
Many police departments have a pop-up tent, a folding table, and a bunch of knick-knacks with the department badge or logo to give away during street festivals and other events. This is a very passive recruitment tool, and arguably a giant waste of time and resources. Where the real recruitment opportunities exist are in the day-to-day contact between young people and the police officers who serve their communities.

3 Injured When DEA Airplane Made Emergency Landing on Texas Street

September 20, 2018
The Drug Enforcement Administration confirmed that an airplane piloted by DEA employees taking part in a training exercise experienced some unspecified problems in the air and the employees were forced to set the plane down in a residential neighborhood in Texas.

Apple Says it Will Begin Training Law Enforcement in Digital Forensics

September 7, 2018
Apple said in the letter that the company is "developing an online training module for police that mirrors Apple's current in-person training."

Police Conduct Mass-Casualty Incident at Former NFL Football Stadium

September 6, 2018
Police agencies from the Washington, D.C. metro area conducted an extensive mass-casualty incident training on Wednesday at RFK Stadium, the former home of the Washington Redskins football team, as well as two Major League Baseball (MLB) teams and one Major League Soccer team.

The Patrol Athlete

September 4, 2018

If you work patrol, you'll benefit from an exercise regimen focused on functional strength training specific to your daily duties.

The Old Guy League

September 4, 2018

This old guy league is a collection of distinguished and often colorful characters; take time to get to know a few. It is very important for the older generations to pass on the institutional knowledge and share the hard lessons learned for this profession to progress.

Ohio Officer Forced to Shoot K-9 Partner During Attack in Training

September 2, 2018
An Ohio officer shot his police dog after it attacked him, leaving him with serious bite wounds, the Columbus Police Department said in a written statement.

Oklahoma Officer Acquitted in Controversial Shooting Protested for Teaching Others What to Expect

August 29, 2018
An Oklahoma officer, who was acquitted of manslaughter charges in the fatal 2016 shooting of an unarmed subject who was high on PCP and failing to comply with lawful orders given by her and other officers, is being protested for teaching a class to fellow law enforcement professionals about what to expect if it happens to them.

Las Vegas Shooting Survivor Sworn in as Oregon Police Officer

August 24, 2018
When gunfire erupted at the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival in Las Vegas last October, Lauren Card fled from the sounds of the guns. Now, she has sworn an oath to run toward danger to protect others as a member of the Springfield (OR) Police Department.

Video: RCMP Officer Speaks About Being First to Patrol with Permanent Blindness in One Eye

August 24, 2018
In 2012, First Constable Michael Jaszczyszyn of the Royal Canadian Mounted Patrol suffered the permanent loss of sight in his right eye due to a rare form of cancer. After training himself to fire his patrol rifle from his left side and practicing to improve his depth perception, Jaszczyszyn returned to patrol duties in December 2017. Since Jaszczyszyn returned to duty—changing RCMP policy in the process—two other Canadian officers with vision issues have also resumed active duty.

RCMP Officer Speaks About Being First to Patrol with Permanent Blindness in One Eye

August 24, 2018
In 2012, First Constable Michael Jaszczyszyn of the Royal Canadian Mounted Patrol suffered the permanent loss of sight in his right eye due to a rare form of cancer. After training himself to fire his patrol rifle from his left side and practicing to improve his depth perception, Jaszczyszyn returned to patrol duties in December 2017. Since Jaszczyszyn returned to duty—changing RCMP policy in the process—two other Canadian officers with vision issues have also resumed...

Texas Officer Died of Heart Attack After Training

August 22, 2018
He had spent approximately one hour in a bite suit during the training. Afterwards, he returned home where he collapsed.

Meggitt Launches Virtual Training with Georgia Sheriff's Office

August 22, 2018
Meggitt Training Systems has announced the launch of test and evaluation with the Gwinnett County (GA) Sheriff's Office for Meggitt Training Systems' FATS 300LE.

FN Releases FN 509 Simunition Pistol for Law Enforcement

August 20, 2018
FN America, LLC has announced the release of the FN 509 Simunition pistol, developed jointly with General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, available to law enforcement agencies nationwide.

Meggitt Training Systems Launches Virtual Training with Miami PD

August 15, 2018
Meggitt Training Systems has announced the launch of test and evaluation with the Miami Police Department for Meggitt Training Systems' FATS 300LE. The FATS 300LE delivers virtual scenarios that train police officers in the split-second, use-of-force evaluations and de-escalation tactics they need to deploy in real-world situations.

New Jersey Chief Resigns Amid Controversy, Criticism

August 10, 2018
Police Chief David Wayman will be retiring from the department and Captain Chris Battiloro will be appointed Acting Chief of Police.

VirTra Receives $574,000 Order from the U.S. Department of State

August 9, 2018
VirTra Inc. has received a new purchase order for its training simulators under the previously announced indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract with the United States Department of State.

The Evolution of SWAT Operator Selection

August 8, 2018

The SWAT candidate assessment process at a South Carolina agency shows how tactical teams are looking for more than just extreme athletes and great shots.

How To Survive the Academy

August 7, 2018

Police Academy Instructor Patrick Martin shares 10 tips to help prospective officers meet the rigors of police training.

Arizona Chief Given Prestigious CALEA Award

August 3, 2018
Last week Scottsdale, AZ, Police Chief Alan G. Rodbell was awarded the "Egon Bittner Award" for his significant contributions to the public safety profession and to CALEA.
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