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Fewer Covid-19 Fatalities Led to 61% Drop in Duty Deaths During 2022, Firearms Deaths Remain High
Firearms-related fatalities have claimed the lives of 64 officers in 2022, which mirrors the number of firearms-related fatalities in 2021. Both years represent a 21% increase in firearms-related deaths when compared to the average of 53 firearms-related fatalities from 2010-2020.
January 11, 2023
School Resource Officers Adjust to the Post-COVID Campus Paradigm
It's fair to say that education in America will never be what it was before the year that COVID hit. As everyone begins to adjust to whatever "new normal" will develop in coming years, it will require effort from students, parents, teachers, administrators, and most notable the SROs whose job it is to keep all of the above safe.
October 24, 2022
Judge Rules DC Vax Mandate Unlawful, Potentially Enticing New Police Recruits
It remains to be seen whether the recruiting dilemma in the District will soon be fully solved—or if Mayor Bowser and Chief Contee will be saved by the court—but it is clear that there is a pressing need to have patrol officers working in the city on the Potomac.
September 9, 2022
Training in the Era of De-Policing: Adjusting to Shifting Public Opinion
De-policing in America has led many cities to record-high homicide rates, along with tragic increases in every manner of crime. But perhaps the tide is turning. Perhaps However, the mounting toll of lost lives, lost property, and lost sense of community safety seems to scream for "refunding" the police.
June 27, 2022
Opinion: CDC Endangers Border Patrol Safety
Terminating Title 42 will lead to an estimated 18,000 illegal aliens per day coming over the border. This will expose Border Patrol agents to greater risk of disease and physical assault.
May 12, 2022
Procedures & Policies
Many Chicago Cops Remain Unvaccinated as Mandate Deadline Passes
As the latest deadline for Chicago police officers to get the COVID-19 vaccine came and went Wednesday, up to 681 police employees — or 5.5% of the department — could be refusing to get the vaccine without a valid accommodation in place.
April 14, 2022
LA County Can Now Fire Unvaccinated Sheriff's Deputies without Sheriff's Approval
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance Tuesday giving the county personnel director, instead of the department heads like the county sheriff, the power to discipline or terminate employees who do not comply with the county’s COVID-19 vaccine requirements.
April 6, 2022
Police Chief of Canada's Capital Resigns Over Trucker Protests
Ottawa’s police chief resigned Tuesday amid criticism of his inaction against the trucker protests that have paralyzed Canada's capital for over two weeks, while demonstrators elsewhere across the country abandoned another one of their blockades at the U.S. border.
February 15, 2022
301 Officers Killed by COVID in 2021, 62 Fatally Shot
In the category of “Other” causes, which includes 301 COVID-19-related deaths, the number of fatalities is 338, an increase of 63% over 2020’s line-of-duty fatalities in this category.
January 12, 2022
FL Officer Receives Lung and Kidney Transplant After Battle with COVID
Officer Frank Sangineto had the successful surgery last week with his family calling it a "blessing."
January 10, 2022
More Than 500 LAPD Officers Out Due to COVID
“Los Angeles is safe,” LAPD Chief Michel Moore said. “The efforts of our contingency planning to ensure that we have sufficient staffing so that our patrol units are available to handle not just emergency calls, but urgent and routine calls, is present.”
January 6, 2022
6,000 NYPD Officers Out with COVID or Flu-Like Symptoms
The percentage out sick Tuesday is double the total from the same day last week.
December 29, 2021
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