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Looking Back: Body Cams, Columbine, and Digital Aging

In past June issues, POLICE covered rudimentary age progressed photo technology, the infamous Columbine High School shooting, and the introduction of body cameras for officers. Here is a look back at the pages of POLICE Magazine 10, 20, and 30 years ago.

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POLICE Survey: How Would You Make Schools Safer?

We asked our readers what they would do to prevent school shootings and improve law enforcement response to such incidents, and we got a lot of interesting answers.

2 More FL Deputies Fired Over Response to Parkland Shooting

"The deputy and sergeant were found to have neglected their duties at MSD High School," noted a press release from the Broward Sheriff's Office. "They have been terminated and will no longer be privileged to serve as law enforcement deputies for the Broward Sheriff's Office."

Legal Experts: SRO Charged with Neglect in Parkland Massacre Has Strong Defense

"There's no crime called refusing to die while a mass murderer is in your school," said Eugene O'Donnell, a former New York City police officer and prosecutor.

Former SRO Arrested for Multiple Counts Over Parkland Massacre

The former Broward County, FL, deputy who was the school resource officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during last year's deadly mass shooting has been arrested on several counts of child neglect among other charges.

(Video) Police Trainer Don Alwes on Active Shooter Response

Don Alwes discusses some of the pre-attack behaviors that might indicate an imminent attack, as well as ways in which law enforcement can improve its response when an active shooter event does occur.

Florida Recordings of Mass Shootings No Longer Public Record

The bill applies to government photo, audio, and video recordings that show the deaths of three or more people, not including the perpetrator, in an incident of mass violence.

Retired NYPD ESU Detective Disarmed UNC Charlotte Shooter

ā€œIā€™m proud of my actions yesterday and owe it to all the great member and training that the best unit in the world taught me over the years,ā€ Gundacker wrote in an undated post to a Facebook group for ESU officers.

Charlotte Chief Praises Slain Student for Helping Stop University Gunman

Howell was shot and killed, but his actions delayed the shooter, giving police more time to respond and fellow students a chance to escape.

Woman Wanted for Threat Against Columbine High Found Dead

The FBI tweeted shortly after discovery of the body that there was no longer a threat to the community. FBI Special Agent in Charge Dean Phillips said at an afternoon news conference that authorities believed Pais died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound but that a medical examiner would confirm if that was the case.