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California Police Departments Display Helicopters at American Heroes Air Show

June 28, 2016
The American Heroes Air Show is an opportunity for individuals in the public safety sectors to mingle with the local community. More than 30 federal, state, regional, and local organizations attended the event on Saturday Southern California.

NYPD Unveils "Gay Pride" Patrol SUV

June 23, 2016
The SUV was apparently painted for the city’s gay pride parade Sunday in Manhattan and carries a message of support for Orlando.

Helinet Aviation to Show Helicopters at American Heroes Air Show in California

June 16, 2016
The American Heroes Air Show is a helicopter-only, admission-free aviation event designed to demonstrate to the public, media, and community officials the vital and diverse roles of rotary aviation. Helinet will be displaying two of its helicopters.

Video: California Officer Teaches Hopscotch to Homeless Girl

April 4, 2016
While his partner talked with the mother to help get them housing arrangements, Officer Zach Pricer decided to distract the girl from the "adult people problem" with a game of hopscotch, or as he likes to call it, "copscotch."

Florida Bomb Squad Builds Beeping Easter Eggs for Blind Children to Hunt

March 28, 2016
The Tampa Bay Area Regional Bomb Squad built special Easter eggs so that local children who are blind or visually impaired could enjoy an Easter egg hunt this weekend.

NYPD Hires Controversial Former Denver Officer to Head Training

March 28, 2016
A former Denver officer who has devoted her career to fostering stronger ties between police and minority communities will head up training for the NYPD, becoming the first black woman in that role in decades, officials said.

U.S. Attorney in Boston Creates a Civil Rights Unit

February 18, 2016
The U.S. attorney's office in Boston announced the formation of a civil rights unit that will investigate and address civil rights violations at local police departments and other government and community agencies.

San Francisco Police Asked to Take Pledge to Report Intolerance by Fellow Officers

February 1, 2016
San Francisco police officers are being asked to combat racism in the ranks and take a pledge to turn in colleagues displaying intolerant behavior, such as slurs and jokes targeting people of color, gays and women.

Shaquille O'Neal Backs Up Florida Officers in Basketball Game with Local Kids

January 25, 2016
Retired NBA star Shaquille O'Neal made a special trip to Gainesville, FL, to play basketball with a group of kids, more than a week after someone called police to complain they were playing too loudly in the street.

How to Survive a Public Relations Nightmare

January 7, 2016

Too often the old adage becomes true: "A lie travels around the world while the truth is lacing up its shoes." But it doesn't have to be this way. You can survive and come out stronger from a PR nightmare. Here's how.

Reaching Out to the Community

November 17, 2015

The events that unfolded in Ferguson and Baltimore may be over but their legacy lives on. These incidents are sparking a vigorous debate across the United States over the relationship between law enforcement and the citizenry they protect.

Connecticut City Called Model for Police-Minority Relations

November 17, 2015
New Haven, CT, is a model for the nation in improving relations between law enforcement and minority communities that have frayed following highly publicized violence by police, FBI Director James Comey said Monday.

Community Policing: What it is and Why it’s Important

November 4, 2015
At a time when citizens, whatever their race, are voicing valid frustrations about their fear of and disconnection from police, it’s not surprising that a system based on promoting an approachable, community-oriented department is showing significant appeal.

D.C. Officer Challenges Teen to Dance Off

October 29, 2015
The officer and teenager made it a dance-off. According to Taylor, the officer told the group that if Taylor won, she could stay. If the officer won, the group had to leave. More Here.

Video: D.C. Officer Challenges Teen to Dance Off

October 29, 2015
The officer and teenager made it a dance-off. According to Taylor, the officer told the group that if Taylor won, she could stay. If the officer won, the group had to leave.

Detroit Police Launch Training Program for High School Students

September 22, 2015
Chief Craig said the main goal is to create lasting relationships with Detroit's young people and to entice local residents to pursue law enforcement careers.

LAPD Sending 100 Officers Into South L.A. Amid Jump in Killings

September 3, 2015
Los Angeles police will send more than 100 elite Metropolitan Division officers into South L.A. as part of its effort to quell a surge in homicides, the LAPD said Thursday.

Video: Arizona First Responders Organize Fundraiser for Abused Children

September 1, 2015
Det. Sean Reavie of the Phoenix Police Department organized the Superhero September fundraiser in conjunction with the Phoenix Fire Department and the Childhelp Children's Advocacy Center of Arizona to help empower children impacted by abuse.

Arizona First Responders Organize Fundraiser for Abused Children

September 1, 2015
Det. Sean Reavie of the Phoenix Police Department organized the Superhero September fundraiser in conjunction with the Phoenix Fire Department and the Childhelp Children's Advocacy Center of Arizona to help empower children impacted by abuse. More Here.

Video: NYPD Officer Wins Impromptu Pull-up Contest Against Neighborhood Teen

August 20, 2015
Conversations between NYPD Officer Stroman and the Brooklyn youths on his beat often touch on fitness. "This one young man asked me questions about my workouts, so I gave him a few pointers on technique," says Stroman. Before long came the challenge: a pull-up contest with an extra "bodyweight hold" at the end. Officer Stroman was more than happy to oblige.
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