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Video: FL Officers Dance to Thriller for Kids With Allergies

Tarpon Springs, FL, police and firefighters posted video of them dancing to the Michael Jackson hit Thriller on social media to raise awareness for the Teal Pumpkin Project and children with allergies.

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Phoenix Police Launch "Rock the Crosswalk" Campaign to Reduce Pedestrian Traffic Incidents

The Phoenix Police Department has launched a public safety campaign that uses clever re-imagined visuals from pop culture to urge people to use crosswalks when crossing the streets and drivers to be more attentive to the presence of pedestrians on the road. The "Rock the Crosswalk" campaign has the goal of reducing vehicle vs. pedestrian accidents in the city. Last year there were 101 vehicle vs. pedestrian collisions in Phoenix. (Photos: Phoenix PD/Facebook)

DHS Blue Campaign Announces New Partnership to Combat Human Trafficking

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced a new partnership between the DHS Blue Campaign and the Birmingham mayor's office to raise public awareness on how to recognize human trafficking.

Seattle Police To Hand Out Doritos at Hempfest

The bags will include educational information affixed to them and a label with a link to the agency's "Marijwhatnow" FAQ explaining that adults can possess up to an ounce of marijuana.

Va. Agency Honored for Social Media Work

The Richmond (Va.) Police Department began using social media sites to communicate with the public in 2008. The agency has accounts in almost every social media outlet, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Ustream.

Click It or Ticket Ups Seat Belt Use

Belt use jumped nine percentage points, meaning more than 4.4 million additional people are buckling up. Over the course of a year this increase could save 659 lives and $1 billion in health care costs.