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10 Tips for Responding to Mental Health Crisis Calls
The Harris County Sheriff's Office is a model for other agencies that want to learn about crisis intervention and mental health crisis response. Sgt. Jose Gomez shares the story of their programs and provides 10 tips for mental health crisis call response
CA Deputy Shot, Suspect Killed in Standoff
After responding to an officer-down call, officers from the Sheriff’s Office and Salinas Police Department rescued the deputy and transported him to Natividad Medical Center, where he underwent surgery for his wounds.
NY Officer Dragged by Stolen Kia, Hospitalized
Police say it was around 8 p.m. Monday when Officer David Piatek stopped the driver of a black Kia Sportage. Police say the vehicle was reported stolen.
Dave Smith: Adjusting and Adapting to Aging
If you are lucky, you will get older on the job, and you’ll have to learn how to compensate for declining skills.
Editorial: Thoughts on “Walk the Blue Line”
The best-selling book from James Patterson and Matt Eversmann is a collection of narratives from individual cops telling stories of what it’s like to wear a badge in contemporary America.
NY Legislators to Vote on Lifetime Pensions for Children of Slain NYPD Officer
Under the law, the children of single-parent officers killed in the line of duty are not entitled to lifetime pensions — a benefit granted to the spouses and parents of NYPD officers.
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Whelen and NLEOMF Honor Fallen Officers in NASCAR Xfinity Series Race
The No. 2 Whelen Camaro, driven by Sheldon Creed for Richard Childress Racing (RCR), featured a special NLEOMF paint scheme for the race. The artwork included the names of 556 officers killed in the line of duty.
GA Officer Shot in Face Last Week Released from Hospital
Officer Rivers was wheeled out of the hospital, but once outside, he got up and walked down the stairs unassisted to an awaiting vehicle.
Virginia Trooper, Marine Reserve Officer Busts Human Trafficking Ring
"[He] saw a young lady who seemed to be acting a bit differently and was dressed a bit differently," Marine Corps Col. John Cowart said. "And he saw a '13' tattooed on her arm, which really set off his alarm bells."
GA Officer Shot in Head Responding to Domestic at Hotel
Officers said they initially responded to the hotel at 10:30 p.m. for a domestic fight and the first officer on the scene, Officer Rivers, was confronted by a man with a gun. Officer Rashad Rivers and the suspect exchanged fire.
FL Deputy Critically Injured While Directing Traffic
Deputy Andy Lahera was flown to an area trauma center where he is currently stable, but in critical condtion. The sheriff said he was flung many feet and has many broken bones and internal injuries.
Good Samaritan Comes to Aid of CA Officer Assaulted on Side of Freeway
The altercation occurred after the CHP officer gave the man a verbal warning for bending freeway signs on an onramp. The officer, the CHP says, was walking back to his patrol vehicle when the man attacked him.
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