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St. Paul Police Disbanding Mounted and Motor Units

Spokesperson Steve Linders said multiple reasons went into the department's decision, including the fact that the department has seen an increase in injuries to members of both units.

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11 Tips for Responding to Domestic Violence Calls

Here are some tips on staying safe on these types of calls for service, and ensuring the welfare of the individuals who have been victimized.

Massachusetts College Votes to Keep Campus Officers Disarmed

The Board of Trustees for the Massachusetts College of Art and Design voted against a request from its campus police department to carry firearms on campus.

Woman Crashes Car Into California Police Department Lobby

According to NBC News, the woman was furious that the doors to the LAPD Harbor Division station were locked, so she drove her vehicle through those very doors and then backed out of the building.

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.

Defending Against Spontaneous Knife Attacks

By applying basic principles of fighting, you can increase your chances of successfully countering and surviving a sudden edged weapon assault.

7 Tips for Safely Dealing with Animals on Patrol

Mountain lions and other very dangerous predators have been known to show up in densely populated cities. Elk have been known to get tangled in a farmer's fencing. Raccoons and opossums end up in storm drains and dumpsters on a regular basis. Here are some thoughts on dealing with non-human subjects in a way that keeps both the animal and the officer safe.

Trauma Care for the Soul

Suicide kills more of our fellow officers than any other cause, and we can't help them if we ignore their pain.

Things That Matter Most

Don't wait until tragedy strikes to recognize the importance of taking a moment to ensure your safety.

Looking Back: Barack Obama, AEDs, and AIDS

In past January issues, POLICE covered law enforcement officers’ fears as a Democrat was entering the White House, tools for rendering aid to heart attack victims, and tips for communicable disease protection.