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Video: Grow-House Cameras Capture Deadly Miami Gunfight

May 10, 2013
Suspects involved in a drug trafficking operation opened fire on investigating Miami-Dade Police detectives in a deadly gunfight captured by the video surveillance cameras of a marijuana grow house.

Deadly Miami Drug Shootout

May 10, 2013
A marijuana grow house's surveillance cameras captured a shootout with Miami-Dade PD detectives who fatally shot one of the suspects. Warning: Video contains graphic content. Read the full story here.

Supreme Court: K-9 Search Violated Home Privacy

March 26, 2013
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a marijuana grower's privacy rights Tuesday, when a majority of justices decided a Florida K-9's alert outside a home resulted in an unconstitutional arrest.

Fla. Man Shot After Trying To Run Down Officers

March 13, 2013
A Miami-Dade Police officer shot and killed a man who jumped into a cruiser and tried to run down officers in the Hammocks in southwest Miami-Dade late Tuesday.

In-Service Cop Cars: Ford P.I. Utility

March 8, 2013

After retiring its venerable Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, Ford offered law enforcement agencies two choices—the Police Interceptor sedan and P.I. Utility. The P.I. Utility has caught on with highway patrol agencies for its increased cargo capacity and rear-end crash rating. View our gallery of in-service Ford P.I. Utility vehicles, and then read "The New Recruits: In-Service Cop Cars" for detailed stories of agencies using them. Photos provided by the respective agencies unless otherwise noted.

Recognizing Fake Cops

February 21, 2013
There is a criminal element that will use the veil of a police disguise to further their illegitimate activities. These fake cops will use their disguises to gain the edge against the public and law enforcement.

Manhunt Underway for Sex Offender who Stabbed Miami Detective

February 12, 2013
A Miami-Dade Police detective was repeatedly stabbed late Monday in Texas while transporting a sex offender, who then escaped from custody.

Video: 3 Fla. Cops Fired for Ducking Calls

February 6, 2013
Three Miami-Dade Police officers have been fired after an internal affairs investigation found them ducking calls to go shopping, meet a girlfriend, and drink Cuban coffee.

Three Fla. Cops Fired for Ducking Calls

February 6, 2013
Three Miami-Dade Police officers have been fired, after an internal affairs investigation found them avoiding dispatch calls. The officers spent the time shopping, meeting a girlfriend, and drinking coffee. Read the full story here.

Video: Cops Swarm Man After U-Haul Pursuit

December 10, 2012
Florida police officers arrested the driver of a stolen U-Haul truck outside Miami Senior High School Friday afternoon after a 45-minute pursuit through residential and commercial areas.

Fla. Pursuit of U-Haul Truck

December 10, 2012
Florida police arrested the driver of a stolen U-Haul truck following a 45-minute pursuit by marked and unmarked units with the Miami-Dade Police Department and several other agencies. Read the full story here.

Police Documentary Explores Meaning of Heroism, Sacrifice

October 12, 2012
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and Modern City Entertainment are teaming up to create "Heroes Behind the Badge," a documentary about the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers serving across America.

Video: Fla. Pursuit Ends In Gunfire

August 27, 2012
Four men were taken into custody at the end of a 20-mile high-speed pursuit in south Florida, after the vehicle's driver rammed two police vehicles and was captured by news helicopters weaving on the Palmetto Expressway at speeds exceeding 100 mph.

Fla. Pursuit Ends In Gunfire

August 27, 2012
The driver of a Mercedes SUV can be seen weaving between lanes of the Palmetto Expressway Friday before crashing into a fence in a Miami Gardens neighborhood where officers take him down. Read the full story here.

President Obama Honors Top Officers

May 13, 2012
In a Saturday ceremony, President Obama paid tribute to the 34 law enforcement officers honored by the National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) for bravery and valor in the line of duty.

Mattress-Toting Fla. Officer Suspended

March 8, 2012
The Miami-Dade, Fla., police officer caught hauling two mattresses strapped to her patrol car has been suspended, as she winds down her career toward retirement.

Fla. Officer Reprimanded for Hauling Mattresses On Cruiser

March 6, 2012
A Miami-Dade, Fla., police officer has been relieved of duty, after a local television station aired video showing her hauling mattresses on top of her marked patrol unit.

Fla. Cop Shoots Suicidal Man at Ford Dealership

December 29, 2011
A Miami-Dade Police officer shot and wounded a 25-year-old suicidal man who was walking around Maroone Ford of Miami on Thursday morning. He was armed with a large, curved knife with a dragon handle.

Why High-Risk Encounters Require SWAT

February 25, 2011
The murders of Florida officers with the Miami-Dade Police Department and St. Petersburg Police Department rocked their communities, as well as all of law enforcement. In both instances, officers entered buildings to search for suspects without calling for backup from tactical units.

Rethinking Suspect Searches

January 27, 2011
Both tragedies in Miami and St. Petersburg will be very thoroughly investigated and micro-analyzed. In time, there will be detailed debriefs that will answer these questions, and provide valuable lessons to prevent this from ever happening again.
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