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Video: RCMP Officer Speaks About Being First to Patrol with Permanent Blindness in One Eye

August 24, 2018
In 2012, First Constable Michael Jaszczyszyn of the Royal Canadian Mounted Patrol suffered the permanent loss of sight in his right eye due to a rare form of cancer. After training himself to fire his patrol rifle from his left side and practicing to improve his depth perception, Jaszczyszyn returned to patrol duties in December 2017. Since Jaszczyszyn returned to duty—changing RCMP policy in the process—two other Canadian officers with vision issues have also resumed active duty.

RCMP Officer Speaks About Being First to Patrol with Permanent Blindness in One Eye

August 24, 2018
In 2012, First Constable Michael Jaszczyszyn of the Royal Canadian Mounted Patrol suffered the permanent loss of sight in his right eye due to a rare form of cancer. After training himself to fire his patrol rifle from his left side and practicing to improve his depth perception, Jaszczyszyn returned to patrol duties in December 2017. Since Jaszczyszyn returned to duty—changing RCMP policy in the process—two other Canadian officers with vision issues have also resumed...

Orlando PD Revises Social Media Policy to Include Possible Firing

August 3, 2018
Orlando police officers can now face termination for violating the department's social media policy, following an officer's controversial Facebook posts that prompted frustration among the agency's civilian oversight board.

Washington Department Set to Update its Use-of-Force Policy

June 28, 2018
Chief Craig Meidl said that most of the department is already using the proposed principles and tactics — including using time, distance, cover and de-escalation — but said that some officers who “could benefit from those being codified in an official policy.”

Have Officers Changed Their Minds About Mandatory Body Camera Use?

June 22, 2018

What agencies quickly discovered is that while the technology was ready for such widespread use by officers, policy was not in place to cover how body cameras would be used. 

NYPD Unveils New Policy to “Reduce Unnecessary Marijuana Arrests”

June 21, 2018
According to NYPD projections, the new policy will likely reduce overall marijuana arrests in New York City by about 10,000 per year based on 2017 arrest records and patterns.

Philly Police Issue New Policy on Trespass Enforcement

June 8, 2018
Officers are now instructed to first attempt to de-escalate and mediate disturbances between property owners and accused offenders.

San Francisco Officer's Shots at Moving Vehicle Rekindle Policy Debate

May 24, 2018
A rookie San Francisco officer, officials said, is under investigation after firing two shots at a fleeing auto burglary suspect, a man who was allegedly driving a car toward a fellow officer.

POLICE Magazine Conducting Body Camera Survey

May 9, 2018
For an upcoming feature article, POLICE Magazine is conducting a survey on the mandatory use of body-worn cameras.

Albuquerque PD Seeks Relaxed Officer Take-Home Car Policy

May 7, 2018
As Albuquerque Police tries to hire more officers, the department's also looking to increase visibility by letting officers take their cars to more places while off duty. More Here.

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.

How To Develop a Policy

May 2, 2018

Do your research and follow an outline to create a fleshed out protocol that benefits your agency and officers.

LAPD to Make Body Camera, Patrol Car Videos Public

March 20, 2018
The Los Angeles Police Department's years-long practice of keeping video from body cameras and patrol cars under wraps will soon end after the agency's civilian bosses approved a policy Tuesday that requires the release of recordings in the future.

Police Handled Response to Sandy Hook School Shooting Effectively, Report Says

January 12, 2018
A long-awaited report on law enforcement response to the 2012 school massacre in Newtown, CT, concludes state police handled the response effectively, but it recommends improvements to protecting crime scene integrity, dealing with victims' families and other issues.

The End

January 4, 2018

You create the ending of your own story, every call, every crisis, every day.

New Chicago PD Policy Discourages Using Tasers on People Who Flee

December 26, 2017
The Chicago Police Department has tightened its policy on Taser use, rewriting the rules to discourage officers from shocking people who are running away or otherwise vulnerable to injury.

Video: TN Officer Fired After Pulling Over Senator's Daughter

December 22, 2017
Sen. Jon Lundberg says he regrets calling the police chief after Phil Kiersnowski pulled over his daughter last month. The officer ticketed Sam Lundberg for a window tint violation, but during the traffic stop criticized the police department's window tinting enforcement.

TN Officer Fired After Pulling Over Senator's Daughter

December 22, 2017
A Bristol, TN, police officer has been fired after speaking his mind on camera about department policy during a traffic stop involving a senator's daughter. More Here.

New Report Reveals Issue-Based and Technology-Focused Policies in LE on the Rise

October 23, 2017
According to the State of Policy in Law Enforcement 2017 Report by PowerDMS, agencies increasingly turn to technology to keep pace with rapidly evolving landscape of policy and hold officers accountable.

There Is No Off The Record

October 16, 2017

If someone at work tells you something in confidence, it's still your job to share the information if warranted.

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