Many officers say BPD is a very different place today than it once was. Those who left did so for a variety of reasons, but themes that emerged included the lack of political and community support; inadequate staffing, with days off denied and forced overtime; heavy caseloads for investigators; shrinking chances for special assignments; and sinking morale. Many who are still at BPD have expressed similar grievances.
December 21, 2018
In what could be a stunning upset in the race to be Los Angeles County sheriff, challenger Alex Villanueva took a narrow lead over Sheriff Jim McDonnell early Wednesday.
November 7, 2018
It's no secret that groups like Antifa and Anonymous are simpatico, and when you add BLM activists to the mix, you have a troika of anti-police groups that is not to be underestimated. Consequently, officers must maintain vigilant watch for threats while off duty.
August 30, 2018
When gunfire erupted at the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival in Las Vegas last October, Lauren Card fled from the sounds of the guns. Now, she has sworn an oath to run toward danger to protect others as a member of the Springfield (OR) Police Department.
August 24, 2018
Last week Scottsdale, AZ, Police Chief Alan G. Rodbell was awarded the "Egon Bittner Award" for his significant contributions to the public safety profession and to CALEA.
August 3, 2018
Interim Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best found that Officers Kenneth Martin and Tabitha Sexton "recklessly fired at the stolen car after failing to follow department policies."
July 24, 2018
So what happened? Why does Contact and Cover seem to have faded into obscurity?
July 13, 2018
Aurora Police Chief Nick Metz said in a Facebook post that Lieutenant Charles DeShazer "made a highly inappropriate and racially inflammatory comment" but following an appeal to the Civil Service Commission, will be re-hired.
July 12, 2018
San Francisco Police Officer Val Kirwan is trying to cut through the red tape that is preventing him from being together with his partner, Baro, as they retire.
July 2, 2018
The Seattle Police Guild called the departures a “mass exodus” that would affect public safety.
June 29, 2018
The City Council voted unanimously to confirm Michel Moore, 57, to lead the Los Angeles Police Department.
June 27, 2018
The Dallas Police Department, the San Francisco Police Department, and the Southern Desert Regional Police Academy (SDRPA) in Las Vegas have selected VirTra's V-300 use of force, de-escalation, and active shooter training simulator.
June 27, 2018
Several themes emerge as I look back on my own small piece of that history. They are things that I wish I understood better when I was younger on the job. They are also things that I hope those who come after me can find of some service as they continue the work that I am leaving behind.
June 22, 2018
The agent can be seen in a cell phone video doing a backflip, losing his sidearm in the process, and then accidentally discharging it as he picks it back up.
June 12, 2018
Andrews says he feared his co-cadets would treat him differently, but other than a couple of odd looks in the early days of the academy, he said everyone accepted him.
June 7, 2018