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Military Surplus Vehicles Aid the Fight

April 7, 2011
Law enforcement agencies with these special missions can apply and acquire vehicles deemed military surplus for next to nothing. The vehicles usually require work to make them duty ready. Yet, the Department of Defense's 1033 program, as it is known, offers agencies access to military-grade equipment.

Sporty Police Vehicles

April 1, 2011

Law enforcement officers usually get to drive "sportier" cars for community relations activities, parades or other warm-weather events. The Bloomfield (Mich.) Police Department, because of a special relationship with General Motors, can call to duty a Chevrolet Corvette, Cadillac CTS Sport, HRR, or Cadillac XLR-V. For more on the vehicles, read the article, "Sporty Police Cars."

Sporty Police Cars

April 1, 2011

Crown Victorias and Dodge Chargers may be among the most typical makes and models of police cars used in the U.S. today. However, some departments have a handful of "sportier" cars, many of which are used in special ways.

Why I Hate Contacting Some Police Departments

February 16, 2011
Having been there and done your job, I'm here to tell you—no, promise you—that I'll try to go out of my way not to set you up or burn you.

Apprehending John Doe

December 30, 2010

This is the first in a series of short movies produced by the Denver PD's Media Relations Unit and the Denver Police Foundation to illustrate the challenges and rewards of law enforcement.

Oakland Police Firearms Sim Teaches Use of Force To Public

December 13, 2010
Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts organized the events, which involved inviting the attendees into the department's firearms simulator to show training scenarios used to train officers.

California Sheriff's 'Haunted Jail' Draws More Than 4,000

November 1, 2010
Sheriff's explorers and volunteers tapped their creative juices, decorating the holding cells with macabre scenes. The event drew 1,000 in its first year, and was an even bigger success this year, as many of the 4,300 visitors waited an hour to enter the haunted house event.

Portland PD Chief Wants to Transform Training From 'Fear-Based' to 'Competency and Confidence'

June 16, 2010
A month into his new job as Portland's police chief, Mike Reese said Tuesday he wants to transform training from a "fear-based model" -- where officers are taught to think a motorist reaching toward a floorboard is going for a gun -- to one founded on "competency and confidence" -- where a mentally ill man isn't treated like a bank robber.

American Red Cross of Greater Chicago Seeks Local Heroes

January 29, 2009
Not all heroes wear capes but they all have one thing in common; they make a big difference to someone. The American Red Cross of Greater Chicago is looking for community heroes, including law enforcement officers, to honor at its 2009 Heroes Breakfast.
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