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Metro DC Officer Stabbed, Good Samaritan Steps in to Help

An officer with the Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department was stabbed multiple times on Thursday afternoon and a citizen who witnessed the attack rushed in to help get control of the suspect.

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Pennsylvania Man Pulls Police Officer from Wrecked Patrol Car

Daylan McLee was at a Fathers' Day event with family when he saw the police officer pinned to the ground by his patrol vehicle following a crash.

North Carolina Agency Welcomes Former Shelter Dog as Narcotics K-9

The Gaston (NC) Police Department has a new member of its narcotics enforcement team—K-9 Jax—that was once a rescue dog and was taken in and trained by a local establishment focused on animal care, shelter, and training.

Armed Civilian Prevents Attack on Alaskan Village Officers

Authorities say the assailant broke into the village public safety building on May 16, staged rifles inside, and set off the fire alarm. When officers responded, he opened fire on them.

Teen Lauded for Delivering to Police Bag Filled with $135K in Cash

A teenager in New Mexico who aspired to become a police officer is being lauded for "doing the right thing" after he discovered a large bag of money near an ATM machine in Albuquerque late last week.

Missing 83-Year-Old Man Found by 8-Year-Old Member of Search Party

An 83-year-old man who went missing was located by an 8-year-old boy who heeded the call from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for help in finding the at-risk man.

2 Ways to Harden Soft Targets Like Churches, Synagogues, and Mosques

It's time to make it significantly more difficult for an armed assailant to commit mass murder in "soft targets."

North Carolina Agency's Civilian Active Shooter Training Fills Up in 2 Hours

Citizens interested in learning about how to respond to an active shooter in their community were given the opportunity to attend a class presented by the Clayton (NC) Police Department, and registrations for the class filled up in two hours.

Volunteer Radio Operators Help Washington Police at Lighting Ceremony

Officers with the Blaine (WA) Police Department will have special assistance from a group of trained and FCC-licensed radio operators when that small town on the Canadian border hosts its Christmas tree lighting ceremony on the first Saturday of December.

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How Citizen Volunteers and Reserve Officers Can Strengthen Policing

A well-managed reserve officer program can enhance an agency's ability to serve the community and to better connect with the community—the key words being "well-managed."