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NYPD Facing Loss of 3,000 Veteran Officers

August 26, 2013
The New York Police Department is bracing to lose as many as 3,000 officers hired 20 years ago under the Safe City, Safe Streets program who are now eligible for retirement.

Video: Phoenix Police Questioned After In-Custody Death

August 21, 2013
The family of a man who died after Phoenix Police arrested him at an apartment complex has questioned the tactics police used to take him into custody.

Second Careers

August 17, 2013

For those who finish their law enforcement careers, the breadth of experiences the profession avails them offers all manner of post-career options, and nothing speaks to the heart of the adrenaline junkie like another round in the octagon of law enforcement.

Cop Turned Actor Dennis Farina Dies

July 22, 2013
Dennis Farina, the former Chicago cop who made a second career in movies and TV, has died in Arizona. Farina served for 18 years with the Chicago Police Department, before working his way into movies.

Retired Cop Subdues Road-Raging Attorney

June 20, 2013
A retired LAPD officer took down an attorney on a Los Angeles street Monday morning after the attorney attacked him during a road-rage incident.

Financial Literacy for Cops

June 19, 2013

If ever a cop had to concern himself with providing for his family today and tomorrow, it is now. To that end, some cops have taken on second and even third jobs; others have deferred their retirement. And still they worry.

Officer Who Survived Sikh Temple Shooting Retires

May 16, 2013
The Oak Creek (Wis.) Police officer who was hit by 12 rounds during the Sikh Temple shooting was forced to retire, after doctors wouldn't clear him to return to police work.

Slain NYPD Cop's Partner Chokes Up In Court

May 13, 2013
The partner of slain NYPD cop Peter Figoski choked up in court yesterday as he testified in the trial of two Brooklyn men accused in the botched robbery that led to the fatal shooting.

Retired Ga. Major Arrested In Child Porn Sting

April 11, 2013
A major who once commanded the Savannah-Chatham (Ga.) Police Department's special operations unit was arrested Wednesday as part of an internet child pornography sting.

Documentary Features Calif. Homicide Detective

March 29, 2013
A crowd-funded documentary will feature a former Glendale, Calif., police detective who started a crime-scene cleaning business after a medical retirement.

Newtown Considers Retired Officers for School Security

March 6, 2013
Newtown (Conn.) Police Chief Michael Kehoe has proposed hiring retired officers as "school security officers" to help beef up security at district schools.

NRA Calls for Armed Officers in All Schools

December 21, 2012
Saying the only thing that will stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun, National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre called for armed officers in all schools today during a press conference at the organization's headquarters.

A Whole Village to Raise…Only One Madman To Destroy

December 20, 2012
I often wondered if the school would begrudge my occasionally sitting in some unoccupied office as I wrote for POLICE. And I had every reason to suspect that other officers would be willing to stop by the school and lend an unsubsidized vigil.

Conn. School Shooter's Uncle a N.H. Sheriff's Deputy

December 16, 2012
The uncle of the 20-year-old who killed 26 people in a shooting rampage Friday morning at a Connecticut elementary school said the family expresses "our heartfelt sorrow" to the victims' families and community of Newtown.

What Will You Regret?

December 6, 2012
There are things that I have wondered about such as those occasions when I found myself second-guessing a last second decision not to stop a car near the end of my shift: What might I have missed out on? Invariably, there is no answer to this question.

Dreams, Schemes, and Other Interesting Things

November 16, 2012
Recently, I had a dream in which I was once again working patrol. But rather than writing or dictating our reports, we were drawing them.

Retired NY Cop Says Officer Was 'Aggressor' In Shooting

October 4, 2012
A retired policeman says he shot at another officer in 2010 because he believed the officer was "the aggressor" in the shooting that killed a college football player from Massachusetts.

Ky. Man Accused of Killing Lawman Had Mean Streak

September 11, 2012
Charles Hammer, 81, is accused of killing the former police chief and sheriff, who arrested him in 2002 on charges of harassment, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Retired Police Chief Gunned Down In Revenge Killing

August 30, 2012
A retired Kentucky police chief was fatally shot Tuesday in what friends called a revenge killing. Herbert Proffitt had arrested his accused killer several times over his 40-year law enforcement career.

Video: 'World's Wildest Police Videos' Returns

May 2, 2012
New episodes of the police reality series "World's Wildest Police Videos" will begin airing on Spike TV on May 7 as it returns to prime time for the first time in more than a decade.
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