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Seat-belt Activist Tries To Pull Over Mich. Cop

December 3, 2012

A Michigan man attempts to pull over a Detroit Police officer for not wearing his seatbelt. Read the full story here.

Video: Seattle Cops Allow 'Mutual Combat'

November 12, 2012
A Seattle Police sergeant defended the actions of officers who allowed two men to fight on a city street late Friday under a little-known law allowing "mutual combat."

Insurer Stymies Ariz. Sheriff's Armed Border Posse

October 31, 2012
An armed volunteer posse set up by Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu to scan the desert for violent drug smugglers is running into serious bureaucratic opposition that might thwart the controversial operation.

Video: Homeless Ex-Crip Helps Dallas Cop

October 25, 2012
A homeless former Crip gang leader helped a Dallas Police officer who was being assaulted, garnering praise from the agency.

Homeless Ex-Crip Helps Officer

October 25, 2012

Charles Alexander, a homeless former Crip gang member, is being hailed for intervening to stop an assault on a Dallas Police officer. Read the full story here.

Video: Vigilante Stops Subway Fight with Samurai Sword

October 23, 2012
A man wielding a full-length samurai sword broke up a fight on a Phoenix light rail train last week, when he drew the weapon and advanced toward the attackers.

Armed Posse Patrols Oregon County

October 17, 2012
There's no room in the county jail for burglars and thieves. And the sheriff's department in a vast, rural corner of southwest Oregon has been reduced by budget cuts to three deputies on patrol eight hours a day, five days a week.

Armed Citizen Saves Cop at Texas Trailer Park

September 2, 2012
Vic Stacy fired four shots from 150 feet away to stop a man with an assault rifle who was firing at an Early P.D. officer pinned down behind his patrol car.

Video: N.H. Cop Rescues Driver From Burning Car

August 20, 2012
A Manchester (N.H.) Police officer's dashboard camera captured his rescue of an unconscious driver from a burning car with the help of bystanders. Officer Gerad Gonzalez helped drag an unconscious man to safety.

6 Crucial Contacts When Planning Event Security

March 8, 2012

When planning events, you'll want to involve the event coordinator (or committee); fire and ambulance services; information technology and communications; public works; the media; and organized volunteers.

Citizen Saw Mich. Robbers Switch Vehicles, Called Authorities

October 14, 2011
While waiting to make a deposit at the drive-through ATM of the ChoiceOne bank in Ravenna, local business owner Timothy Hendges spotted the two bank robbers who later struck and killed an officer during a high-speed pursuit.

Dealing With Citizen Complaints

July 13, 2010

Once you realize that it's not personal, complaint response becomes a process not a confrontation. The key to dealing with any complaint is showing respect. By respecting yourself and others, everything else will fall into place.

California Customers Disarm Would-Be Bank Robber

March 9, 2010
Three people, including the suspect, Robert Gordon Lockwood, 51, of Long Beach, were shot and wounded during the botched robbery, said Lisa Massacani, a spokeswoman for the Long Beach Police Department. It's unclear how each of the victims or Lockwood were shot, authorities said.

N.C. Carjacking Suspect Smacked with Frozen Turkey

November 25, 2008
Fred L. Ervin got his Thanksgiving turkey early this year. A passer-by armed with a frozen turkey used the bird as a cudgel upside Ervin's head Sunday while coming to the rescue of a woman outside a grocery store on Sunday, Fuquay-Varina police say.

LAPD Unveils New Tipster Tool: Anonymous Text Messages

September 18, 2008
Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton on Wednesday unveiled a new system allowing people to provide anonymous crime tips to police through text messages and the department's website.

NYPD to Use Cell Phone Images to Catch Bad Guys

September 11, 2008
Now New Yorkers can send images and videos from their phone to cops regarding crimes, and to 311 regarding quality of life issues.

The Big Score

November 1, 2004

That's when I showed them one of the jugs. It was labeled in Latin "aqua distillas." That's right: Vernon and James had scored big with several brown glass jugs of distilled water.

Living Law Enforcement History

November 1, 2002

Some lesser-known outfits that helped keep the peace in the old days were short-lived or eventually evolved into state police or highway patrol units. Few of these groups have survived into the 21st century, but two carry on as volunteers assisting full-time law enforcement, much as they did long ago.

On Accountability

December 1, 2001

More astounding is the fact those same people seem perfectly content to put their lives into your hands.

I Heard the Snap of the Tower...

November 1, 2001

On the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001, shortly after eight in the morning, I transmitted a tone and announced a third alarm for the borough of Manhattan, N.Y. The call was initially reported as a high-rise fire in the World Trade Center tower 1.

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