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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.
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.
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.
Meet the NYPD's Hipster Cop
October 22, 2011
NYPD Det. Rick Lee's skinny ties and professorial look have caught the attention of Occupy Wall Street protesters, as the community relations officer has been working the protests not looking like a stereotypical plainclothes officer.
4 NYPD Cops Punished for Tossing Ball with Young Boy
September 19, 2011
"I don't think throwing a football to a 7-year-old boy is misconduct," said Officer Catherine Guzman, a 17-year veteran of the force. "It was the Fourth of July, it was 96 degrees out, and we were interacting with the community. Everybody was happy," she added.
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