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Annual ILEETA Conference Postponed Until August

The annual conference hosted by the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) that had been scheduled to take place later this month has been postponed until early August, due to concerns over the rapidly evolving outbreak of COVID-19.

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Real Police vs. TV Police: What TV Gets Wrong About Police Work

There are many misconceptions about police officers in entertainment and pop culture. We debunk some of the most common in our new article.

South Carolina May Prohibit Untrained Police Recruits from Patrolling Alone

Currently, officers with no prior training can patrol by themselves in their first year on the job. This policy has been around for decades because of the long wait times for academy training and the need for officers in some small towns.

Small Indiana Department Seeks to Double Number of Sworn Officers

A small town of just less than 4,000 citizens northeast of Indianapolis is seeking to double the number of sworn police officers in coming months.

30 Georgia Troopers Fired Over Cheating in Academy

Colonel Mark W. McDonough said in a press conference Wednesday afternoon that the 106th trooper class was dismissed earlier on Wednesday morning. He said the class consisted of 30 troopers who graduated in August 2019.

Kansas Agency Sees Record Number of Women in Latest Recruit Class

The Wichita (KS) Police Department has a total of 12 female recruits in its latest academy class—the most women ever in a single recruiting round—up from eight women in last year's batch of would-be WPD officers.

Study: St. Paul Police Department Should Hire 100 More Officers

A newly released study of the St. Paul (MN) Police Department contends that the agency should hire at least 100 more officers and support staff in order to keep up with increasing call loads, a growing population, and the ever-increasing complexity of conducting criminal investigations.

Arkansas Judge Refuses to Stay Decision to Reinstate Fired Officer

An Arkansas judge has ruled that he will not stay an earlier decision to reinstate an officer who had been fired following the fatal shooting of Bradley Blackshire during a traffic stop in February of last year.

[Webinar] 5 Key Ways to Reduce Liability Risks

Police Magazine is hosting a free webinar Jan. 30 to explain how police departments can work to reduce liability risks and protect themselves.

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2 Thoughts on Policing in 2020

Here are some thoughts for 2020 to continue to reduce line-of-duty deaths and reverse what appears to be a significant spike in police officer death by suicide.