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Growing Use of Police Body Cameras Raises Privacy Concerns

September 29, 2014
Scores of law enforcement agencies already use body-worn cameras, and calls for more have only grown across the U.S. after recent cases involving use of force have pitted the word of police officers against angry residents.

Cyber Terrorism: Preventing Online Assault

September 19, 2014

Hackers constantly target law enforcement. Whatever the intent, with our dependence on technology it's more important than ever that police agencies protect themselves against cyber terrorist attacks.

Recent L.A. Shootings Called 'Open Season' on Law Enforcement

August 28, 2014
Gunmen have shot at L.A. peace officers at least four times over the last eight days – a pace that has a Los Angeles County union official saying it appears to be "open season" on law enforcement

3 Dead, 4 Wounded in Series of Deadly Shootings in California

August 25, 2014
The early-morning shootings in the San Fernando Valley of California appeared to have unfolded in similar, chilling fashion, with one or both gunmen opening fire from inside the SUV.

L.A. Sheriff's Lieutenant Dies of Heart Attack on Duty

August 18, 2014
Lt. Patrick Libertone of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department suffered a fatal heart attack last Tuesday while making a traffic stop of a reckless driver who had cut him off.

Video: 8 Los Angeles Officers Swim All Night For Charity

August 18, 2014
Eight law enforcement officers took on an all-night swim across the Catalina Channel for charity. The 5th Annual Catalina to Cabrillo Beach Relay — about 26 nautical miles — ended Sunday morning at Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro.

Video: L.A. Sheriff's Deputy Injured in Long Beach Shootout

May 27, 2014
An L.A. Sheriff's deputy is recovering after being shot in the stomach on Monday during a shootout. The suspect was shot and killed by deputies.

L.A. Sheriff's Deputy Injured in Long Beach Shootout

May 27, 2014

A Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy is in stable condition after undergoing surgery following an officer-involved shooting in Long Beach Monday.

The suspect, who was killed in the altercation, was reportedly on a bicycle and refused to pull over. Read Full Story Here.

Reserve Officers: For Love of the Job

March 4, 2014

At minimum, an LASD reserve officer's service will include logging 20 hours a month regardless of obligations posed by the reserve's regular job and family responsibilities. He may find himself working his own patrol car, standing guard in the cold along a parade route, or handling that "change of shift" report nobody else wanted.

Advice for the New L.A. Sheriff

February 4, 2014
Can the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department assert itself as one of the best and most innovative departments in the country? Can it say that it serves its communities as vigilantly and as well as other law enforcement agencies? Can it say that it still enjoys the reputation in the profession that it once did?

Video: Man Holding Baby Opens Fire on LASD Deputies

January 27, 2014
A man was shot by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies in Willowbrook on Sunday after he allegedly opened fire while holding his 1-year-old son.

Man Holding Baby Opens Fire on LASD Deputies

January 27, 2014

A man was shot by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies in Willowbrook on Sunday after he allegedly opened fire while holding his 1-year-old son. Read Full Story Here.

Friend, or Foe…Or, Neither?

January 20, 2014
I couldn't help but note how the absence of supervisorial intervention had played out for others elsewhere; how their failure to stem some cancerous problem exacted ever greater tolls later. What might have culminated with a written reprimand or a punitive day off instead ended up being the irrevocable loss of careers, families, and freedoms. A few employees ended up taking their lives.

Video: L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca to Retire at End of Month

January 7, 2014
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca announced Tuesday that he would not seek a fifth term in office and would instead retire at the end of the month.

And So the Baca Era Ends

January 7, 2014
But whatever Baca’s priorities, I have reason to question that the welfare of his personnel and countrymen were high among them. His tax dollar-funded support of a department Muslim Community Affairs Unit was less concerning to my mind than his open advocacy of other questionable Muslim entities such as CAIR. Also his mea culpa parading of contrite Century deputies in the aftermath of a shooting proved more embarrassing than mollifying.

L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca to Retire

January 7, 2014

Sheriff Lee Baca announced today he will retire from the top position at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department after four terms. He is ending his re-election campaign, which he said has brought "negative perception" to the department, and will not seek a fifth term. Read the full story here.

LASD Ends Special 'Friends' Hiring Program

December 19, 2013
The program, known as "Friends of the Sheriff," has been in existence for at least eight years. Some high-ranking sheriff's officials injected themselves into the vetting process to lobby for favored job candidates, records show.

4 Die in Compton Crash After LASD Chase

December 16, 2013
Four people were killed in Compton on Saturday morning after a high-speed pursuit by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies ended with the pursued car slamming into another vehicle before flipping and bursting into flames.

LASD 2014 Model Year Vehicle Testing

December 5, 2013

Each year, law enforcement agencies in Michigan and Southern California evaluate new pursuit-rated police vehicles from the upcoming model year. This year, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department tested 21 sedans, SUVs, and motorcycles from the 2014 model year. Read the full story here. Photos by Paul Clinton.

L.A. County Sheriff Completes Police Vehicle Tests

December 5, 2013
This year, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department evaluated 21 pursuit-rated vehicles — nine sedans, nine motorcycles, and three SUVs — in various categories including acceleration, dynamic handling, braking, and ergonomics.
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