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10 Tips From North Pole For Officers Working on Christmas
There is almost nothing more enjoyable than picking up a good warrant arrest or two on Christmas, New Year’s, or Thanksgiving for that matter. Yes, the DA might dismiss the case, but you get the satisfaction of knowing that your special someone won’t be opening their presents or cutting into a juicy Christmas turkey. Don’t want to spend the holidays with Officer Friendly? Don’t ignore the law!
December 16, 2022
Black Friday: Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Law Enforcement Family
Wherever you patrol and whatever your shift, there will be mayhem and morons with which to contend on Black Friday. Hopefully, however, you will also enjoy some downtime during which you can get ahead on your holiday shopping for family and friends.
November 26, 2021
Naughty and Nice: Policing During the Winter Holidays
The holidays offer myriad opportunities for officers to interact with the public in a positive and inspirational way. However, the season also holds the same perils officers face during the rest of the year—and potentially some heightened dangers due to holiday revelry and winter weather. Here's a quick recap of some of the things to watch out for.
December 20, 2019
Maryland Officers Replace Family's Holiday Ornaments Wrecked by Vandals
Officers with the Aberdeen (MD) Police Department were not going to let vandals ruin Christmas for a family whose front yard decorations were trashed earlier this month.
December 19, 2019
Man Steals Christmas Packages as He's Released from Jail
A 20-year-old college student booked into a Washington jail for underage drinking was seen on surveillance video attempting to steal packages from beneath the Christmas tree at the department as he left the building.
December 19, 2019
California Department Posts Holiday Tips for Citizens on Social Media
The Bakersfield (CA) Police Department wants to keep "the Grinch" at bay this holiday season, and posted some safety tips for the citizens they serve on the agency's Facebook page.
December 18, 2019
Thoughts on Patrolling Your Community During the Summer Months
Memorial Day Weekend has effectively become the unofficial start to summer. So this is an excellent opportunity to offer some reminders on how to safely conduct your police business as the months get warmer and the vacationers hit the nation's highways and hotels.
May 24, 2019
A Blue Christmas
Law enforcement officers work hard during the holidays to serve, to protect, and to bring cheer to crime victims and the less fortunate.
December 4, 2017
Keeping a Holiday Gang Truce
I don't remember any of these holiday truces actually working, but like those classic holiday movies they seem to make us all feel good for the moment, even if they are works of fiction.
January 10, 2013
Ore. Holiday Mall Shooter Kills 2, Turns Gun On Self
A gunman who opened fire inside a Portland-area shopping mall killed two people and wounded a third, before turning the gun on himself on Tuesday afternoon.
December 10, 2012
USC Upgrades Security After Halloween Shooting
In the wake of last week's shooting on campus, USC on Tuesday announced a new set of heightened security measures, including visitor restrictions and mandatory identification checks on anyone seeking to enter the main campus between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.
November 5, 2012
USC Halloween Party Shooting Leaves 4 Injured
Police arrested two suspects Wednesday for shooting four people at a Halloween party at the University of Southern California that left one in critical condition.
October 31, 2012
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