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TX State Troopers Face Waistline Mandate
Chicago Police Propose Revised Foot Pursuit Policy

Chicago Police Propose Revised Foot Pursuit Policy

Foot pursuits stemming from minor traffic offenses remain prohibited under the revised policy. The revised policy also expands the role of supervisors to ensure there is appropriate supervision and communication if a pursuit is initiated, according to a statement from the police department.

February 14, 2022

Civilian Oversight Asks Austin Police to Rewrite Use-of-Force Policy

The recommendations outlined suggest APD officers should do a better job of de-escalating tense situations, exhaust all other options before using force, give more warning before firing their guns and step in if they see fellow officers using force excessively.

October 14, 2021

Chicago Adopts Strict Foot Pursuit Policy

Chicago Adopts Strict Foot Pursuit Policy

Under the policy, which takes effect June 11, foot pursuits are "appropriate only when there is probable cause for an arrest or it is believed an individual has committed, is committing or is about to commit a crime."

May 27, 2021

Chicago Officers May Soon Have to Ask Supervisors Before Starting Foot Chase

Chicago Officers May Soon Have to Ask Supervisors Before Starting Foot Chase

Rewriting police policy on all foot chases has now become a hot topic at City Hall. Alderman Brian Hopkins says an official in the mayor's office told him officers could soon be required prior to a foot chase to do what is now required before a vehicle chase: getting permission from higher ups.

April 21, 2021

Michigan Department Changes Policy on Use of K-9 Assets in Apprehensions

Biden Promises Police Reform in Campaign Speech, Suggests Officers Shoot for the Legs

The former vice president pointed to several bills he said Congress could pass right away to address "police brutality," including legislation that would outlaw chokeholds, limit the transfer of “weapons of war” to police departments, and create a new oversight and accountability model for use of force within police departments.

June 2, 2020

[Webinar] 5 Key Ways to Reduce Liability Risks

[Webinar] 5 Key Ways to Reduce Liability Risks

Police Magazine is hosting a free webinar Jan. 30 to explain how police departments can work to reduce liability risks and protect themselves.

January 9, 2020

Louisiana Department Changes Policy, Allowing "Neatly Trimmed" Facial Hair
Atlanta Police Implements "No Pursuit" Policy, Effective Immediately
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