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Nickels, Dimes, and the Night Stalker

July 1, 2013
The romantic in me would like to believe that America would want to take care of those who take care of it. But I am increasingly of the opinion that it doesn't; moreover, it doesn't want to.

Community Involvement

June 20, 2013

There is an old saying that says in order to receive, you must first give. Giving back to the community is critical if you want its help. The key to getting the community to help you revolves around your getting involved with the community.

Ariz. Sgt. Gives Teen Bicycle, Riding Lessons

May 13, 2013
A Phoenix Police sergeant has provided a bicycle to a teenager she saw walking home through a not-so-safe neighborhood and taught him how to ride it.

An Empathetic Reminder During Police Week

May 13, 2013
As Americans watch their police officers throughout the country remember fallen peers during National Police Week, we should look for ways to develop a deeper relationship between the "server" and the "served."

Social Media Ridealongs

March 20, 2013

Not only do social media help agencies establish better community ties, they also provide them with auxiliary networks of support personnel, informants, and sympathetic witnesses.

Wis. Agency's Subaru STI Rally Car

March 11, 2013

The Greenfield (Wis.) Police Department's 2012 Subaru WRX STI, acquired on a courtesy lease from Schlossmann's Subaru City, makes an impression. The department has been using the vehicle for community relations, traffic enforcement, and cruising enforcement. Several violators have requested a ride to jail in the backseat of this police rally car. Read the full story here. The car was featured in a photo shoot by Jay Baumgardner.

Oakland Mayor Apologizes for Promoting Lock-Pick Class

March 5, 2013
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is on the defensive, after a recent newsletter sent by her office included a plug for a class on how to pick locks. Quan apologized Wednesday.

Ill. Police Handout Criticized As Racist

February 26, 2013
On one page, comedian Dave Chappelle appears as Tyrone Biggums, the stumbling junkie with crack residue around his mouth. On other pages of an official North Chicago Police handout, a smiling African American man is handcuffed in an orange prison jumpsuit and another is portrayed as bug-eyed and slack-jawed in a mugshot.

Seattle Grounds Police Drone Program

February 8, 2013
Saying police need to stay focused on "community building," Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn has pulled the plug on the department’s controversial drone program even before it got off the ground.

SWAT Drill Catches Students Off Guard

January 28, 2013
Last week, more than two dozen SWAT team members descended on Silver Lake Regional middle and high schools in Kingston, Mass. Their weapons were drawn, but not loaded.

La. Cop Makes Disabled Teen a Cop for Birthday

January 25, 2013
Blaize Richard's life dream has been to be a police officer, said his mother, Angie Richard, so for his 18th birthday on July 28, she coordinated a visit from one of the Jennings, La., Police Department's officers.

Video: Texas Agency Explains Patrol Car Choice On YouTube

January 8, 2013
The city of Corpus Christi, Texas, recently explained its switch from Ford Crown Victoria police sedans to Chevrolet Tahoe PPVs via a City Council television program that was posted to YouTube.

Texas Agency Chooses Chevy Tahoe

January 8, 2013

The city of Corpus Christi, Texas, recently explained its switch from Ford Crown Victoria police sedans to Chevrolet Tahoe PPVs with this City Council television program that was posted to YouTube. Read the full story here.

Dealing with Transgender Subjects

January 4, 2013
We face many things on the street every daily that can bring harsh judgments and lawsuits. This is one area where simple training and awareness would go a long way toward protecting the rights of people not commonly understood by officers.

Know Your Place

December 18, 2012
Law enforcement is steeped in para-military tradition. Rank structure is a key to our successes.

Fla. Sheriff's 'Gangham Style' Parody

December 12, 2012

The Collier County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office released the video "Safety Style" as a parody of the internet sensation "Gangham Style" to remind citizens to stay safe during the holidays.

Missing Boy Found with Help from App

November 2, 2012
An 18-year-old boy with special needs went missing from his school, but was quickly found because of a push notification sent out by the Clare County Sheriff's Department on their AppArrest mobile phone app.

Tampa PD To Public: Call Me Maybe

November 2, 2012

The Tampa Police Department provides their lip-sync version of the Carly Rae Jepsen hit to tell their community to call with crime tips and information.

Va. Agency Honored for Social Media Work

August 2, 2012
The Richmond (Va.) Police Department began using social media sites to communicate with the public in 2008. The agency has accounts in almost every social media outlet, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Ustream.

Portland Police Bureau's 'It Gets Better'

June 19, 2012

The Portland Police Bureau posted the video "It Gets Better," a compilation of interviews with LGBT officers discussing their experiences of being gay, lesbian, or transgender.

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