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Feds Indict Philadelphia Officer in Corruption Case Against Baltimore PD Unit

November 14, 2017
A Philadelphia police officer was arrested Tuesday on federal drug charges and accused of conspiring with a Baltimore detective to sell cocaine and heroin seized from the streets.

Custom Tactical ID Patches

October 16, 2017
CopQuest allows you to quickly build your custom tactical identification patches online. These hook-backed panels display your title, agency, unit information, and name in large, bold lettering in a wide choice of sizes and colors.

Georgia Officer Paralyzed After Police Helicopter Crash

September 26, 2017
An 11-year veteran of the Gwinnett County (GA) Police Department who was co-piloting a helicopter that crashed Sept. 1 is paralyzed from the waist down.

Protesters Take to St. Louis Streets After Stockley Not-Guilty Verdict

September 15, 2017
Hundreds of protesters marched through city streets. Immediately following the verdict, some protesters shouted, "If we can't get no justice y'all can't get no peace!" and burned a St. Louis Cardinals sweatshirt.

Baltimore PD Rebuilds Operations Units, Redeploys More Than 150 Officers

July 26, 2017
After dismantling special operations units throughout the Baltimore Police Department four months ago, Commissioner Kevin Davis has reassigned more than 150 police officers and supervisors back onto similar teams.

First Person: Working in the Saddle

April 10, 2017

The men and women on the Mounted Unit were able to ride and control those horses in chaotic scenes in a way that made it look effortless. I've always loved animals and I knew after seeing the Mounted Unit in action that I wanted to give it a try.

Motors on a Mission

April 7, 2017

The motor unit within the Special Events branch of the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department doesn't often spend its time handing out traffic citations. The officers are too busy with other duties specific to the nation's capital.

Businesses Working to Bring Back Boston PD's Mounted Unit

August 19, 2016
Boston business leaders are working to help raise the $1 million to $1.5 million needed to get officers back in the saddle, patrolling parks and parades as part of a new mounted unit.

Video: Utah's First 'Porn Dog' Sniffs for Digital Child Pornography

June 28, 2016
On Tuesday, the Weber County (UT) Sheriff's Office introduced URL — pronounced Earl — as the latest addition to their fight against child pornography. URL is the state's first electronic detection K-9.

Utah's First 'Porn Dog' Sniffs for Digital Child Pornography

June 28, 2016
Now Utah police have a K-9 to find child pornography. URL is the state's first electronic detection K-9. With a few simple commands like "seek" and "show me," URL is able to find small electronic devices hidden throughout a room. More Here.

Video: Officer Shortage Forces Phoenix Detectives Back to Patrol

January 26, 2016
The Phoenix Police Department will be implementing a plan to fill the open patrol positions that have plagued the department and cost the city millions in overtime.

Officer Shortage Forces Phoenix Detectives Back to Patrol

January 26, 2016
According to a Phoenix police spokesman, officers and detectives from throughout the department will be assigned patrol duties for a number of shifts each month. More Here.

How to Become a Bomb Tech

September 4, 2015

There are many more officers who want to wear the fabled bomb tech symbol of laurel leaves, electric bolts, and an aerial known as the "crab" than there are positions available.

NYPD Announces New Unit to Patrol Times Square

August 27, 2015
NYPD has announced a new unit dedicated to patrolling Times Square following weeks of complaints about the panhandling tactics of costumed characters such as Elmo and Batman and topless women covered in body paint.

Pittsburgh River Rescue Unit

September 25, 2013
The River Rescue Unit (RRU) responds to suicide attempts on the river, searches for and rescues lost and endangered swimmers, and makes sure boaters aren't breaking the law.

Self Study Helps You Rise Up the Ranks

September 4, 2013
Many officers focus on what's important to them in their current assignment, or ask why they should take courses they will never use. If you're seeking command positions, you'll have to supervise specialties where you have limited, if any, practical working knowledge.

N.J. Parole Board's Sex Offender Management Unit

September 3, 2013
The New Jersey State Parole Board's Sex Offender Management Unit's sworn officers prevent repeat offenses and help offenders re-enter society with active supervision, the use of GPS ankle bracelets, counseling programs and subsequent arrests for new violations.

NYPD's iTheft Division

August 5, 2013
When iPhones, iPads or other Apple devices are stolen, detectives with the new unit collect tracking numbers of smartphones and partner with Apple to locate the stolen devices.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife's K-9 Detectors

August 1, 2013
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service started a K-9 detection program that uses Labrador mixes to locate illegally transported exotic animals and products at five U.S. airports. Video by Kareem Girgis. Read the full story here.

Atlanta Police Launch Path Force Unit for Trail Loop

July 26, 2013
The Atlanta Police Department on Friday unveiled the Path Force Unit, a special unit of 15 mostly bicycle patrol officers to patrol the Beltline, a 22-mile loop of bicycle and pedestrian trails.
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