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Wis. Agency Enlists Subaru Rally Car

March 8, 2013
The Greenfield (Wis.) Police Department's 2012 Subaru WRX STI makes an impression on traffic scofflaws and cruisers who often request a ride in the vehicle after an arrest.

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.

Ill. Agency's Dodge Dart Serves Community Relations

February 20, 2013
A 2013 Dodge Dart, which was built at Chrysler's Belvidere plant and donated to the agency, has been primarily used for community relations duties such as civic ceremonies, parades, city gatherings, a county fair, and other public events.

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.

Four Ways To Build Trust After Trayvon Martin

April 6, 2012
The Trayvon Martin tragedy has made it clear that the relationship between many African Americans and officers is still based on suspicion and mistrust. Despite so much progress, a small crack of a possible action or inaction from a single officer or agency quickly brings on a national torrent of anger and frustration.

e-Desk

February 27, 2012
Entropy USA's e-Desk kiosk is the vision of a Chicago-area police detective to develop a more efficient way of handling citizen traffic inside police stations. The kiosk acts as an assistant to desk officers during high-traffic hours or when the front desk is closed.

Penn State's Cover-up Reveals a Broader Problem

November 16, 2011
The fear of negative publicity is often a primary motivator for campus safety personnel when crimes are covered up. At Penn State, the negative publicity that would have occurred—with proper reporting and a resulting criminal investigation—would have paled in comparison with the deep wounds now inflicted on Penn State's once-superb reputation.

Residents Thank Calif. Cops who Responded To Salon Shooting

October 30, 2011
Within 5 ½ minutes of being dispatched, officers had taken Scott Dekraai into custody. Dekraai had been involved in a bitter custody battle with victim Michelle Fournier, a stylist at the salon.
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