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Houston Chief Criticizes Judges, DA for Lenient Sentences for Violent Offenders

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo expressed frustration over the practice of deferred adjudication, in which defendants can plead guilty of a crime and be given a sentence of probation. When the probation period is successfully completed, the case is dismissed.

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Phoenix Chief Promises Changes in Department During Angry Meeting Over Shoplifting Incident

Appearing frustrated at times, Williams assured those gathered that the meeting would not be the last. "We are here to listen, we are here to make change," she said.

The Perils and Pitfalls for Police Officers Posting on Social Media

An organization recently made available to the media a significant database of social media posts—that they deem to be potentially offensive—from thousands of officers from places such as Philadelphia, Dallas, Phoenix, St. Louis, and elsewhere. Internal investigations have been launched at several of those agencies. Here's why cops need to use social media cautiously.

Off-Duty Police Chief Found Dead Near Where he Fell Off his Boat

​A two-day search for the chief of the Kemah (TX) Police Department ended Sunday morning when his body was found not far from where he fell overboard from his boat without a life-jacket in the Galveston Bay.

Arizona Police Unions Pass Votes of No Confidence Against Mesa Chief

The Mesa Police Association and the Mesa Fraternal Order of Police announced on Wednesday that the organizations have passed votes of no confidence against Chief Ramon Batista.

Big City Chiefs Ask to Meet with DHS Over Immigration

“There needs to be a sense of urgency,” Acevedo said, “when we see asylum seekers that are being distributed throughout the country. We need to know what is the plan and what is the impact on public safety."

New Hampshire Chief Leads Two Neighboring Departments

Chief Stephen Murrell has been leading both the Alstead and Langdon police departments since early May.

Texas Chief Fired Amid Accusations of "Lack of Good Judgement"

The chief of police for the Fort Worth (TX) Police Department has been fired just days after he had a heated argument with the president of the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas.

5.11 Announces Newest Quiet Warrior

To complement the company's 5.11 Days strive to pay tribute to servicemen and women, 5.11 will be honoring its newest Quiet Warrior, Cynthia Renaud, Chief of Police for the Santa Monica (CA) Police Department.

California Department Now Allows Officers to Display Tattoos on Duty

Officers with the Pittsburg (CA) Police Department can now display tattoos on duty as the chief of the department says the ban on visible tattoos had become outdated.