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Portland May Exempt Officers from Vaccine Mandate
The city attorney’s office advised city staff on Tuesday that the order requiring Portland’s police force to be vaccinated was now legally dubious due to new guidance from the Oregon Health Authority.
September 8, 2021
WA Sheriff Pulls SROs from Schools Over Vaccine Mandate
Sheriff Brian Burnett said he believes Gov. Jay Inslee's mandate requiring school employees and on-site contractors and volunteers to receive a COVID-19 vaccination infringes on his deputies' rights.
September 3, 2021
City Says Chicago Officers Must be Vaccinated by Oct. 15
Chicago's Fraternal Order of Police is opposing the mandate and may seek legal relief.
August 25, 2021
Unvaccinated NYPD Officers Could Face Discipline for Not Wearing Masks on Duty
“Members who do not have official proof of COVID-19 vaccination on file with the Medical Division must wear a face covering at all times while working, whether indoors or outside, including while driving in Department vehicles,” according to a department bulletin.
August 18, 2021
Denver Threatens to Fire Officers Who are Not Vaccinated
“If our folks don’t comply with it in the time that is allotted by the mayor’s office and the Department of Public Health and Environment, then I am prepared to do what is necessary to hold people in compliance and hold people accountable,” said Murphy Robinson, executive director of the Department of Public Safety.
August 9, 2021
Back to School (Shootings, Mask-Mandates, and Boisterous Board Meetings)
Regardless of the situation, cops across the country will be called upon to keep kids safe in school as young people return to campus for the 2021-2022 school year.
August 2, 2021
Only 43% of NYPD Officers Vaccinated
An agency spokesman told The Post Wednesday afternoon 43 percent of its uniformed and civilian employees — or just over 23,000 of its total 54,000 workforce — have been vaccinated.
July 22, 2021
Man Shot Georgia Deputy, Killed Cashier Over COVID Mask
“[Victor Lee] Tucker left the store without making his purchase, but immediately returned inside. Tucker walked directly back to the cashier, pulled out a handgun and shot her,” the GBI said in a news release.
June 15, 2021
DetectaChem's Quick and Easy COVID Test
The MobileDetect Bio BCC19 can test officers, non-sworn employees, and prisoners in just 30 minutes.
May 19, 2021
California Agency Taking Reports by Zoom
The Oceanside (CA) Police Department added a button to its website last week so people can file police reports via Zoom. Previously, such reports could be made only in person or over the phone.
May 12, 2021
Louisiana Sergeant Going Home After Nearly 150 Days in Hospital with COVID
Sgt. Charles Warren has spent nearly 150 days in the hospital, during which time he was placed on a ventilator and coded several times, according to the sheriff.
May 5, 2021
National Police Week Events Moved to October
A joint statement issued Wednesday by the National Fraternal Order of Police, the National FOP Auxiliary, Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), and NLEOMF said the postponement was due to "the inability to secure necessary permits in time for in-person gatherings due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions."
March 10, 2021
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