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Foot and Hoof Patrol: Meaningfully Connecting Cops and Citizens

December 7, 2018
Foot patrol is the essence of community policing—officers on foot create opportunities for the public to connect with their police (and vice versa). Conversely, when officers are wrapped in two tons of metal and plastic, that opportunity for real connection is essentially lost.

Arrive Alive: Police Must Reduce Single-Vehicle Crashes on Patrol

November 30, 2018
Too many officers are driving themselves into their graves—turning their cars into their coffins—in single-vehicle crashes. According to ODMP, there were 34 such preventable duty deaths in a three-year span from 2016 to the present. It's impossible to know how many officers were seriously injured but survived single-vehicle crashes during that time period. Something must be done.

Boston's Top Cop Fires Back at ACLU "Paper Warriors"

November 26, 2018
Boston Police Commissioner William Gross ripped into ACLU "paper warriors" for suing the city over a gang database, saying the civil rights advocates are turning a blind eye to "atrocities" committed by gang members.

Washington Chief Says Officers Will Not Enforce New Gun Laws

November 19, 2018
Chief Loren Culp of the Republic (WA) Police Department said on social media that he won't allow his department to enforce new regulations under newly passed which he said are unconstitutional.

Massachusetts Department's Command Staff Cover Veterans' Shifts

November 13, 2018
Command staff with the Cambridge Police Department in Massachusetts took to the streets on Monday to cover for their officers who had served in the military—those veterans were given the day off for the holiday.

Syracuse Names Kenton Buckner As its Next Chief of Police

November 2, 2018
Mayor Ben Walsh has named Little Rock Police Chief Kenton Buckner as the next chief of the Syracuse (NY) Police Department.

Oregon Police Hold "Summit" to Build Community's Trust

October 18, 2018
"Building Bridges of Understanding in Our Communities came together in September 2016, at a time of heightened tensions in our country and polarizing political rhetoric," said the City of Portland on its website.

When You Work for a Jerk

October 8, 2018

Who among us hasn't worked for a jerk and found ourselves dreading the moment we had to pull into the parking lot at the beginning of the workday?

The Old Guy League

September 4, 2018

This old guy league is a collection of distinguished and often colorful characters; take time to get to know a few. It is very important for the older generations to pass on the institutional knowledge and share the hard lessons learned for this profession to progress.

How Police Leaders Can Get the Best Work from Their Officers

September 4, 2018

Research suggests that empowerment is an important vehicle for improving service delivery and performance.

Texts Show North Carolina Chief Told Officers to 'Not Engage' Protesters

August 31, 2018
Chief Chris Blue of the Chapel Hill (NC) Police Department instructed his officers to stand aside last week as protesters pulled down a controversial Confederate monument on the University of North Carolina campus, according to Fox News.

Video: Maryland Chief Apologizes for Officer’s Comment About 'Black Bad Guy'

August 30, 2018
Chief Hank Stawinski said the officer—who is a dog handler in the department’s K-9 unit—misspoke and that the officer is "very troubled by the response that this has elicited in comparison to his record of service" to the community.

Maryland Chief Apologizes for Officer’s Comment About 'Black Bad Guy'

August 30, 2018
Chief Hank Stawinski said the officer—who is a dog handler in the department’s K-9 unit—misspoke and that the officer is "very troubled by the response that this has elicited in comparison to his record of service" to the community.

Report: Ohio Consent Decree is Likely to Last More than Five Years

August 16, 2018
A report issued on Wednesday — which monitor Matthew Barge and his 17-member team puts out twice a year — said "the City and Division of Police having made notable and significant progress in a number of critical areas, including, first and foremost, with respect to use of force" but that "significant work undoubtedly remains."

Border Patrol Names Carla Provost to Lead the Agency

August 13, 2018
Carla Provost — who has been serving as acting chief of the Border Patrol — will take over as leader of the agency on a permanent basis, Customs and Border Protection announced on Thursday. Provost will become the first woman to lead the Border Patrol in its 94-year history.

California Chief Whose Son is Accused of Hate Crime Pens Emotional Facebook Post

August 10, 2018
In an emotional Facebook post, Union City Police Chief Darryl McAllister wrote, "Words can barely describe how embarrassed, dejected, and hurt my wife, daughters, and I feel right now."

New Jersey Chief Resigns Amid Controversy, Criticism

August 10, 2018
Police Chief David Wayman will be retiring from the department and Captain Chris Battiloro will be appointed Acting Chief of Police.

North Carolina Town's Entire Department on Paid Administrative Leave

July 30, 2018
The entire force on the Southport (NC) Police Department have been suspended and placed on paid administrative leave after the chief and a lieutenant were arrested "and charged with double-dipping at a second job while on the clock at the police department."

Ohio Officer Reportedly Fired After Charging Chief, Mayor with Forgery

July 26, 2018
A sergeant with the New Holland (OH) Police Department was reportedly fired "mere moments after he handed Mayor Clair Betzko and Interim Police Chief David Conrad court summonses accusing them of a forgery scheme."

Boston Gets First Ever African-American Police Commissioner

July 24, 2018
Superintendent-in-Chief William Gross—second-in-command to retiring Boston Police Commissioner William Evans—will become the next commissioner, the first person of color ever to hold the position.
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