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Florida Deputies, K-9 Help Locate Autistic Boy Lost in Woods

Deputies with the Santa Rosa County (FL) Sheriff's Office employed the assistance of the agency's bloodhound K-9s to locate a 3-year-old autistic boy who had wandered into thick woods in the Florida Panhandle on Monday.

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Tattoos Help Public Safety Officials Identify Bodies

A breakthrough in identifying the body came once it was examined at the morgue. During this time, the coroner noted a green shamrock tattoo on the man...

Colorado Bloodhound Helps Locate Missing Wyoming Girl

A bloodhound with the Jefferson County (CO) Sheriff's Office and its handler were in Wyoming over the weekend on an unrelated call when they were called upon by local police to aid in the search for a missing 12-year-old girl.

Looking Back: Body Cams, Columbine, and Digital Aging

In past June issues, POLICE covered rudimentary age progressed photo technology, the infamous Columbine High School shooting, and the introduction of body cameras for officers. Here is a look back at the pages of POLICE Magazine 10, 20, and 30 years ago.

California Officer Embraces Missing Autistic Man

An officer with the Rohnert Park (CA) Police Department is seen in a touching photo giving comfort to an autistic man who had gone missing late last week.

Project Lifesaver International Receives Prestigious International Humanitarian Award

Project Lifesaver International (PLI) has been awarded the Humanitarian Xcellence Award by the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International for its use of DJI drones to locate missing persons.

Video: California Department Deploys Drone to Locate Missing Deaf Teen

The Fremont (CA) Police Department recently released video of an incident in February showing how an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) equipped with a thermal imaging camera helped to locate a child missing from a local school for the deaf.

Illinois K-9 Finds Missing Suicidal Woman in Nighttime Search

Deputy John Forlenza and his K-9 partner Dax of the Lake County (IL) Sheriff's Office located an unidentified 32-year-old woman in mental distress.

LAPD K-9 Locates Missing 9-Year-Old Girl

The Los Angeles Police Department posted a picture of Molly on Facebook with the caption, "Hi. My name is 'Molly' and I’m a bloodhound for the LAPD. Today they called me to the scene of a missing 9 year old girl."

Nebraska Police Rescue Missing 90-Year-Old Man Who Suffers from Dementia

Vitauts Grinvalds had last been seen at around eight o'clock in the morning. Police located him at about four in the afternoon, and returned him safely to his home.