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California Department Launches Mental Health "Strike Teams"

A new effort is underway in San Jose (CA) to help police officers better respond to individuals in mental health crisis.

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Retired California Officer Running Again for City Council

Jack Berry believes that he must return to office to address matters he feel need the attention of someone who has law enforcement experience.

Nebraska Department Announces Cancellation of "National Night Out" Event

Chief Kevin Spencer of the Scottsbluff (NE) Police Department announced earlier this week that the agency's annual "National Night Out" event aimed at community relations and engagement with residents will be cancelled this year.

Amid the COVID-19 Crisis, Officers Persist in Acts of Kindness

There are countless acts of kindness being performed by officers across the country who are going well above and beyond their call of duty to assist people who are in need.

Oregon Officer Posts Piano Performances to Facebook During COVID-19 Outbreak

An officer with the Hillsboro (OR) Police Department has taken to posting videos of his piano playing to Facebook in what he calls the "Quarantine Cover Challenge."

How COVID-19 Hit the Detroit Police Department

That Friday morning, the department's 9th Precinct hosted Police and Pancakes, a community event that drew about 100 people — police officers, high school students and community leaders.

NC ADA Feeding Families in Need During Coronavirus Outbreak

Dionne Kelly decided to help those in her community who need help buying food because of economic hardship caused by the coronavirus outbreak. Over the past week she has used her spare time in a mission she calls "Feed the Babies."

Protecting Houses of Worship

Churches, mosques, synagogues, and temples make easy targets for active shooters, so the congregations need to work to prevent such attacks, prepare for them if they happen, and know how they will respond.

2 Colorado Agencies Limit Services Due to COVID-19

Citing the spread of COVID-19—also known as coronavirus—at least two police agencies in Colorado have announced that they are going to begin taking reports on non-violent crimes via online reporting instead of in-person interactions.

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Washington Police Officer to Seek State Senate Seat

An officer with the Vancouver (WA) Police Department announced on Tuesday his intention to run as an Independent Republican for a seat in the state senate, currently held by Democrat Annette Cleveland.