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Off-Duty Florida Officer Attacked While Defending Homeless Person Harassed by Teens

An off-duty officer with the Sarasota (FL) Police department was jogging in a park on Thursday when he came upon a group of teenagers harassing and hitting a homeless person.

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Tips for Safety on Patrol in Severe Winter Weather

Here are some tips to ensure that you're safe on the streets when Old Man Winter takes up residence in your jurisdiction.

Female North Carolina Officer Competing on "The Titan Games" TV Show

An officer with the Greensboro Police Department was among the competitors on Wednesday's episode of "The Titan Games"—a game show from athlete and movie star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

Equilibrium

It is tough to have effective training when the troops are not receptive to the message.

Recharging Your Batteries: The Benefits of "Unplugging"

There is certainly benefit to being current on events involving the people you consider family—your brothers and sisters across the country with whom you share a special bond—as well as the world at large. However, it's also important—and extremely beneficial—to spend some time completely disconnected from the job. This is a lesson I recently re-learned.

Casio G-Shock Watches Built for Rugged Outdoor Activities

Casio G-Shock's range of men's watches provide options for your most rugged outdoor weekend getaways this fall.

Former New Jersey Officer Sentenced to 1 Year in Prison for Role in Off-Duty Jobs Scam

A federal judge sentenced a former Jersey City officer on Tuesday to one year and one day behind bars over the ex-officer's role in a scheme to accept cash for off-duty jobs he never worked.

Canadian Department to Ban Cannabis Use for Officers, Even Off-Duty

Any Calgary Police Service members qualified to carry firearms who are capable of being operationally deployed—in other words, called to a scene—will not be allowed to use recreational cannabis in any form.

Surviving as a Hostage

As police officers (and especially if you work corrections) in the United States or Canada, you have to ask this question: What would you do if you were taken hostage?

Off-Duty Safety Tips

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.