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Looking Back: Child Burn Victims, Recruiting Women, and a Female Motor Officer

In past August issues, POLICE has covered how to investigate children’s burn injuries, efforts to hire female officers, and one woman’s experience as a motor officer.

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Video: Arizona Police Take Custody of Unvaccinated 2-Year-Old with Fever

Arizona law allows officials to take custody of a child for his or her safety and gives police the ability to "use reasonable force to enter any building" to do so.

Iowa Man Arrested for Impersonating Officer after Following Teen Girl

The man—identified as 60-year-old Kent Arnold Smith—reportedly followed the young woman as she drove her vehicle home. Smith then reportedly pulled into the driveway behind the girl's car, telling her that he was an undercover officer.

As Halloween Approaches, Police Warn Parents about Narcotics-Tainted Candy

An Ohio boy was reportedly sickened by a trick-or-treat candy tainted with what is suspected to be methamphetamine. He has since been treated and released from the hospital—he is expected to be OK.

FBI Agents Compel Suspect to Unlock iPhone with Biometric Locking System

FBI agents recently forced a man to unlock his iPhone using the device's built-in facial biometric unlocking system—Face ID—according to Forbes.

Florida Passes Law to Help Police Investigate Online Child Predation

Under the new law, internet providers can't tell a perp they're being investigated for 90 days. If police need more time, they can have a delay extended in 90-day increments.

Firefighter, Nurse, and Police Officer Among 24 Arrested in New Jersey Child Predator Sting

According to WPVI-TV, 24 men—including a firefighter, a nurse, and a police sergeant—have been arrested in a sting operation targeting alleged child predators in New Jersey.

Toddler Hands New York Trooper a Bag of Drugs During Traffic Stop

The New York State Police issued a statement detailing a traffic stop during which a 3-year-old child handed a trooper a bag of marijuana.

New York Officer Rescues 3-Year-Old from Hot Car

An officer with the Cheektowaga (NY) Police Department is being praised for rescuing a three-year-old girl from a hot car after the mother apparently overdosed on heroin.

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Former Virginia Officer Charged in 6-Month-Old Daughter's Death

A former police officer with the Fairfax County (VA) Police Department turned himself in to Maryland police and was charged with multiple counts of child abuse in the death of his six-month-old daughter Harper in October 2017.