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California Officer Delivers Groceries to Elderly, Wheelchair-Bound Woman

November 13, 2018
An officer with the Benicia (CA) Police Department responded to a welfare check call, discovering an elderly woman whose out-of-town family had not been able to contact her. A week later, he returned to see if she needed anything.

Video: NYPD Officer Sings Backstreet Boys Over Patrol Car Speakers

November 12, 2018
Video of an NYPD officer belting out the Backstreet Boys classic "I Want it That Way" from his patrol car is delighting the internet.

Two Tools for Field Communications

November 9, 2018

Two models may help your field conversations, depending on who you're talking to. Introduce-Explain-Ask is a service-oriented approach for relatively low-stress encounters. For tougher, more volatile situations, you can use Ask-Tell-Make.

Why Schools Should Teach Students about Policing and Constitutional Law

October 19, 2018
I've long held the belief that a year-long civics class should be a requirement nationwide. Further, these classes should include more than just the basic structure of government. Curriculum should incorporate Constitutional Law and Supreme Court cases related to the Fourth and Eighth amendments, as well as police policies, procedures, and practices.

Oregon Police Hold "Summit" to Build Community's Trust

October 18, 2018
"Building Bridges of Understanding in Our Communities came together in September 2016, at a time of heightened tensions in our country and polarizing political rhetoric," said the City of Portland on its website.

Missouri Councilman Apologizes for Statements Perceived as Anti-Police

October 5, 2018
A City Councilman in Columbia, MO, has apologized for comments he made about police that drew criticism from that city's police union.

Canines Bring Comfort to Victims

October 2, 2018

The goal whenever a comfort dog is used during a crisis is to "calm people down then push them off to the resources they need. We also do a lot of work with first responders, especially in debriefings."

Miami Police Department Unveils Head-Turning 3-Wheel Police Vehicle

September 28, 2018
The Miami Police Department's latest vehicle is a three-wheel Polaris Slingshot that was donated by the company to be used for community outreach.

Retired NFL Player Does Ridealong on Chicago's South Side

September 20, 2018
Former Chicago Bears star running back Matt Forte says he has a whole new respect for police officers, after riding along with Chicago police on the streets of South Side Chicago's Auburn Gresham neighborhood. The department posted a seven minute video chronicling Forte's experience during the day-shift ridealong. More Here.

Video: Colorado Police Agencies Collaborate to Release "Trick Shot" Video

September 19, 2018
The Colorado Springs Police Department posted a "First Responder Trick Shot Video" to the department's Facebook page featuring police officers from CSPD, Parker Police Department, Fountain Police Department, Greenwood Village Police Department, Castle Rock Police Department, Jefferson County Sherriff Office, and El Paso Sherriff Office—performing trick shots with darts, hockey sticks, basketballs, and yes… firearms.

Eyes in the Sky

September 4, 2018

The bad guys are exploiting piloted aerial video for criminal purposes at an unrestricted pace, undeterred by laws, costs, or public perception. Law enforcement must put on its cape with the big "S" and prevail in this video star wars.

Ohio Kids Get Hands-On Police Training in New Program

August 9, 2018
In Cleveland Heights, OH, a group of kids — ages 12 to 16 — got a close look at what patrol officers, crime scene investigators, and detectives do on the job.

Denver Police Release 27-Page Use-of-Force Policy

August 8, 2018
The 27-page document outlines proper use of weapons, scenarios in which officers should use them and how incidents should be reported after the fact. It also specifies that officers involved in shootings are prohibited from immediately viewing video evidence.

Why the "Lip-Sync Challenge" Videos Have Value for Law Enforcement

August 7, 2018
There have been dozens — if not hundreds — of videos posted of individual officers and whole departments dancing and lip-syncing to popular music. Here's why they are a good thing for police.

Community-Minded Georgia Officer Named HAIX Hero of the Month

August 6, 2018
Goodson was chosen as HAIX Hero of the Month through the support of visitors to the POLICE Magazine Facebook page. As HAIX Hero of the Month for July, he will receive a pair of boots from HAIX.

Arkansas Deputy Gives New Bike to Girl Who had Hers Stolen

July 26, 2018
Deputy Justin Butcher of the Garland County (AR) Sheriff's Office went "above and beyond the call of duty," said Sheriff Mike McCormick in a Facebook post, when he found a way to get a replacement bike for a little girl who had hers stolen.

Pennsylvania Police Chief Nominated for HAIX Hero of the Month

July 23, 2018
Chief Jerry Bellak was nominated by the mayor of the small Somerset County community. Indian Lake Borough Mayor Michael Miscoe wrote that Bellak, a 37-year law enforcement veteran, has transformed the police department since becoming chief two years ago.

Agencies Produce Dozens of Police Lip-Sync Challenge Videos

July 22, 2018
Dozens and maybe hundreds of law enforcement agencies and units nationwide are continuing to produce lip-sync challenge videos.

Officer Nominated for HAIX Hero of the Month for Albany, GA, Community Projects

July 16, 2018
Ptl. Travis Goodson has served Albany for nearly four years and his service has gone far beyond the standard duties of a law enforcement officer.

Video: Massachusetts Department's Ice Cream Truck Delivers "Copsicles"

July 12, 2018
The Pittsfield (MA) Police Department recently purchased their own ice cream truck so they can give away ice cream and "copsicles" to the community.
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