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Celebrating the Heroism of American Police Officers

Acts of heroism happen all the time in big cities and small communities alike. Officers with departments of all sizes rise to the occasion on a daily basis to ensure the health and welfare of the civilians they serve.

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Ohio Department Starts Fundraising Campaign to Acquire New K-9

The Richmond Heights (OH) Police Department—which has been without a K-9 since 2013—has launched a fundraising campaign aimed at garnering the requisite $60,000 necessary to acquire, train, and keep a new dog.

Why Police Should Ignore the Starbucks Kerfuffle

The blowback on Facebook against Starbucks was especially vitriolic, leading an outside observer to conclude that mistreatment of law enforcement officers in the company's stores is a pervasive problem (spoiler alert: it's not).

Free Pitbull Concert Raises $1M for Orlando Officer Wounded in Shooting

A free Pitbull concert held last month raised more than $1 million for the family of Officer Kevin Valencia, who was badly wounded while responding to a hostage situation last year.

In Response to Starbucks Incident Black Rifle Coffee Company Donating Coffee to Law Enforcement

The veteran owned and operated BRCC’s “Coffee For Cops” campaign will donate a bag of coffee to law enforcement agencies for every purchase until July 12; up to 10,000 bags will be distributed to agencies across the nation.

St. Louis Blues Star Visits Children of Officer Killed in Line of Duty

St. Louis Blues star left winger Pat Maroon visited the children of North County Cooperative police Officer Michael Langsdorf, who was killed June 23.

Outpouring of Support After California Officer Shot, Killed in Ambush

An officer with the Sacramento Police Department who was shot by a gunman at a domestic violence call on Wednesday night has died from her wounds, and agency leaders, elected officials, and individual citizens have all shown their deep condolences in online comments.

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.

First-Grade Girl Holds Fundraisers for Police Department to Get K-9

A little girl who just finished first grade at Highlands Elementary School in Harrison Township, PA, is aiming to raise $10,000 for her police department through things like lemonade stands, car washes, and cookie sales.

California Agency Recognizes Good Samaritan for Detaining Assault Suspect

The Santa Cruz (CA) Police Department has awarded an anonymous Good Samaritan—who intervened when an alleged assault occurred on a local store owner—a Chief's Commendation and Challenge Coin.