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Video: Mich. Man Impersonates Cop

March 25, 2013
A Michigan man has been charged with two counts of impersonating a public officer, after he presented a 1960s Buena Vista Township Police badge at a 7-Eleven and local bar.

Mich. Man Impersonates Cop

March 25, 2013

Thomas Coon has been charged with two counts of impersonating a public officer, after he presented a 1960s Buena Vista Township Police badge at a 7-Eleven and local bar. Read the full story here.

2 Texas Officers Shot, Teen In Custody

March 21, 2013
Houston SWAT officers arrested a 17-year-old Wednesday after an hours-long standoff that began when the teen shot two Jacinto City Police officers.

Two Pa. Cops Suspended After Station Fight

March 19, 2013
Two Braddock (Pa.) Police officers have been suspended without pay for fighting at the police station earlier this month.

Assault Weapons Ban: A Cure That Could Kill

February 4, 2013

The proposed federal Assault Weapons Ban, which is supposed to curtail mass shootings, could be very bad for law enforcement officers. It may take the tools you need to protect the public from active shooters right out of your hands.

In-Service Cop Cars: Ford Police Interceptor Sedan

October 24, 2012

After retiring its venerable Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, Ford offered law enforcement agencies two choices—the Police Interceptor sedan and P.I. Utility. The vehicles provide a balance of fuel efficiency and power. View our gallery of in-service Ford Police Interceptor sedans, 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.

Municipal Bankruptcies: One Agency's Dilemma

September 13, 2012
The Mammoth Lakes P.O.A. has been more than generous through concessions in order to save officer positions. The police department has lost several officers through attrition and resignations over the past years that have not been replaced.

Ohio City Hires First Female Cop

September 11, 2012
The Struthers (Ohio) Police Department welcomed its first female officer, when Emma Brenoel, 22, was sworn in during a ceremony earlier this month. Brenoel becomes the first full-time female officer in the 110-year history of the force.

In-Service Cop Cars: Dodge Charger Pursuit

July 30, 2012

In the the race to replace the Ford Crown Vic on patrol, the Dodge Charger Pursuit arguably had a leg up on the competition, because Chrysler introduced it in 2006 and has worked out some of the initial kinks in the transition from a retail to police vehicle. Agencies who buy Chargers enthuse about the muscular V-8 HEMI and aggresive styling. View our gallery of in-service Chargers, 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.

The Rural Officer's Arsenal

July 10, 2012

It is our job to win the fight with the bad guys, whether we serve in the nation's most populated cities, smallest towns, or most isolated counties. To win that fight, we need the right firearms and the right ammo.

Texas Town Disbands Police Force

July 3, 2012
The east Texas town of Kemp eliminated its police department, becoming the latest small-town department in the nation to shift to the county sheriff for law enforcement services.

California City Disbands Police Department

November 17, 2011
A third city in San Mateo County, Calif., has elected to dissolve its police department and contract services to the sheriff's department. In the past year, the sheriff has contracted with San Carlos and Half Moon Bay after those cities dissolved their forces.

Texas Town Cuts Police Department

July 5, 2011
The City Council in Alto, Texas, has essentially eliminated its police department, reducing the police budget to zero and coordinating with the Cherokee County Sheriff's Officer to handle calls for the 1,200-resident town.

Calif. City Outsources Police Services to Sheriff

April 4, 2011
The Half Moon Bay City Council voted Saturday to shut down its police department and contract out its law enforcement services to the San Mateo Sheriff's Department. The move is expected to save the cash-strapped city $509,000.

California City Disbands Police Force

July 8, 2010
The City Council voted in late June to disband its 85-year-old agency to save nearly two-thirds of next year's $3.5-million budget shortfall. The department has 32 employees. The sheriff's office, which has 462 deputies, has agreed to offer full-time jobs to all San Carlos officers.
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