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Missouri Town Disbands its Entire Police Force

The small town of Garden City (MO)—located about 50 miles southeast of Kansas City—disbanded its entire police force Wednesday, saying that the chief received word that he was instructed by the city council to lay off 100 percent of their police department effective immediately.

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Alaskan Town's Police Department Quits

The entire police force of Sand Point, AK, quit in July, leaving the town without any law enforcement presence.

Video: TX Police Chief Arrested After Standoff at His Home

After gunfire, a brief chase, and negotiations by police radio, the police chief in Normangee, TX, has been arrested. He is charged with evading arrest and deadly conduct.

TX Police Chief Arrested After Standoff at His Home

After gunfire, a brief chase, and negotiations by police radio, the police chief in Normangee, TX, has been arrested. He is charged with evading arrest and deadly conduct. More Here.

Teacher Credited With Stopping Shooter at Washington High School

A popular teacher at North Thurston High school in Lacey, Wash., is being credited with stopping an active shooter on campus Monday morning.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Rural Crimes Investigative Unit Wins Award

An innovative, highly-coordinated approach to stem rural crime throughout the state of Missouri has earned the Missouri State Highway Patrol Rural Crimes Investigative Unit (RCIU) the 2014 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)/Thomson Reuters Award for Excellence in Criminal Investigation.

Former N.C. Officer Sues Town Over Firing

A former Leland (N.C.) PD officer is suing the town, claiming its manager and police chief decided to fire him before investigating his conduct.

N.H. Officer Captures Alligator

A Newmarket (N.H.) Police officer captured a rogue alligator Friday, after a resident reported the reptile climbing up the banks of the Lamprey River.

Chief Upset By Playing of Anti-Police Rap Song

Provincetown (Mass.) Police Chief Jeff Jaran said he became uncomfortable and offended when a pub he stopped by began playing an anti-police rap song.

Ohio Chief Fired for Multiple Offenses

Celina, Ohio, managers dismissed the 10,400-resident city's police chief Friday for several incidents that called into question the chief's professionalism. The city's mayor and safety service director notified Chief David Slusser of his termination in a co-signed letter.