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NY Sheriffs to Race at Watkins Glen in Sheriffs’ Showdown 2

“We can't race by the rules of the racetrack. We can't race head-to-head so there's not a start and finish. So, we are racing eight laps and we're looking for the closest to the adjusted track speed for that car you're driving,” explains Sheriff Todd Baxter.

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Coffee with a Cop: Simple Idea Creates “A Bridge to Communication”

"So, I grabbed a pot of coffee, and I walked around to tables and started pouring coffee. And what that did was completely changed the dynamics of the conversation."

DC Police Unveil Amazon Package Lockers at Two Police Stations

"What we’re hoping is if it works well here as a pilot, we’re going to take it to other districts in the city," says Altieri.

Dallas Police Provide New Shoes to More Than 500 Kids

"Building relationships within our community is a very important aspect of our job. Over the past six years, the Share the Shoes campaign has enabled us to bridge the gap and make a tighter bond and connection with the communities we serve,."

MA Police Department Teaches Kids to Swim, Funded by Fallen Officer Memorial Organizations

"There are so many waterways in the Lowell area that kids and families have access to, but there aren't always lifeguards to protect everyone, so we were interested in doing something with Lowell Police to address this issue."

Officers Engage Communities During National Night Out

National Night Out, traditionally held on the first Tuesday of August each year, began in 1984. The first annual National Night Out involved 2.5 million neighbors across 400 communities in 23 states. The annual event is organized by the National Association of Town Watch.

AZ Officers Gift Replacement Clubs to Golfer Who Had Set Stolen

Later officers returned to the man’s home and the video shows one officer knocking on the door while hiding a set of golf clubs behind his back. When the victim came to the door, first the officer told him they were unable to find his stolen clubs.

Seattle Holding Discussions with Residents Over Hiring of Next Chief

“As we work to identify our Seattle Police Department’s next chief, we designed a community-driven search process where input and outreach are core elements,” said Mayor Bruce Harrell.

Detroit-Area Agencies Teach Teen Drivers What to Do During Traffic Stops

“It’s basically proper conduct during police encounters with an emphasis on traffic stops because that’s where we see a lot of things go wrong that should not go wrong because it’s just a traffic stop,” said Wayne County Sheriff Raphael Washington.

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FL Sheriff’s Office Deploys Mobile Video Game Theater for Kids

“A lot of kids, they'll come out to our events, and they get very competitive, and they want to play the deputies in video games. They sit there competing with each other on video games and it's a wonderful experience because that is bridging the gap between them and law enforcement and also the community that we serve,” Bell says.

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