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Colorado Sheriff Joins Effort to Pass Law to Keep Guns from Mentally Ill

July 26, 2018
Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock has joined with 18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler in a renewed effort to create a "red flag law" in Colorado that would allow guns to be confiscated from the severely mentally ill.

Washington to Allow Non-citizens to Apply for Police Jobs

June 21, 2018
Legislators in Washington state passed Senate Bill 6145, which changes the qualifications for police and firefighter jobs to include “legal permanent residents” with a clean criminal record.

Bills to Protect Police Introduced in Both Houses of Congress

May 8, 2018
Legislation to impose federal penalties on people who deliberately target law enforcement officers for attack was introduced in both the House and Senate today.

Your Skin is in the Game

May 3, 2018

When policymakers implement ridiculous rules that get people hurt, LEOs are the ones who have to deal with the consequences.

Understanding the LEOSA Qualification Process

May 3, 2018

The requirements for a retired officer to carry under the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act are simple, so agencies and officers shouldn't complicate them.

Killing of Massachusetts Officer Renews Calls for State Death Penalty

April 19, 2018
The killing of a Massachusetts police officer has some Republicans calling for the reinstatement of the death penalty for the murder of law enforcement officers in the state.

Sessions Moves to Criminalize Possession of Bump Stocks

March 29, 2018
Firearm bump stocks would have to be surrendered, destroyed or made inoperable under a ban proposed by the Justice Department.

Orange County Votes to Join Feds to Oppose California's 'Sanctuary' Law

March 28, 2018
The Orange County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday in a closed-door session to join the federal government in a lawsuit against California over the state "sanctuary" law that went into effect in January.

$100 Million WI School Safety Plan to Address 'Any Threat,' Governor Says

March 27, 2018
A $100 million plan to improve school safety in Wisconsin is "critically important for students," Gov. Scott Walker said Monday after he signed the bill into law in front of fourth-graders at Victor Haen Elementary School.

New Washington Law Gives First Responders PTSD Benefits

March 27, 2018
In the past, those claims were denied unless the illness could be attributed to a single incident, said Michael White, legislative liaison for the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters.

Florida Governor Signs ‘School Safety’ Bill That Could Arm Teachers

March 9, 2018
Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Friday signed into state law new gun restrictions and a provision that allows teachers to arm themselves in response to the Parkland school shooting.

"Assault Weapon" Ban Introduced in House, 150 Democrats Support It

February 27, 2018
The bill prohibits the “sale, transfer, production, and importation” of semi-automatic rifles and pistols that can hold a detachable magazine, as well as semi-automatic rifles with a magazine that can hold more than 10 rounds.

NH Senate OKs Making Court Officers Eligible for Death Benefit

February 19, 2018
New Hampshire's court security officers who are killed in the line of duty would be eligible for the same death benefits as police officers and firefighters under a bill passed by the state Senate.

Missouri Bill to Up Penalties for Harming Police Dogs Fails

February 15, 2018
Missouri lawmakers voted down a bill that would have increased the penalties for killing or injuring police dogs in the state.

Oregon Legislators Propose Mandatory Mental Health Counseling for Police Officers

February 7, 2018
Some state legislators want to require every law enforcement officer in Oregon to meet with a mental health professional at least once every two years.

UT Bill Lowers Age for Teens Accused of Killing Officers to Face Adult Charges

January 22, 2018
A new bill filed in the Utah State Legislature would lower the age for teenagers to face adult-level charges when they’re accused of killing police officers.

MS Bill Would Allow Ambulances to Transport Injured K-9s

January 15, 2018
The bill, filed by Rep. Jay Hughes, D-Oxford, said any law enforcement dog used by a police enforcement or governing agency of a county or municipality injured or wounded in the line of work would be eligible for transport.

NM Governor Wants to Grant Immunity to Law Enforcement Officers

January 12, 2018
Gov. Susana Martinez plans to push legislation that would grant legal immunity to New Mexico law enforcement officers for actions in the line of duty.

NC Driver Manuals Now Teach Public What to Do at Traffic Stop

January 3, 2018
The law took effect Jan. 1, and the guidelines will be required reading in all driver’s education classes in high school.

Texas Back In Federal Court Over Anti-"Sanctuary Cities" Law

November 7, 2017
Attorneys for the state of Texas were set to head back before the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans on Tuesday to defend the state’s new immigration enforcement law, Senate Bill 4, against charges that the measure is discriminatory and violates the U.S. Constitution.
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