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Americans Celebrate National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Across the country and across social media, American police supporters showed their respect and admiration for police officers on Wednesday as they celebrated National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, which occurs every year on January 9.

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Naughty and Nice: Policing During the Winter Holidays

The holidays offer myriad opportunities for officers to interact with the public in a positive and inspirational way. However, the season also holds the same perils officers face during the rest of the year—and potentially some heightened dangers due to holiday revelry and winter weather. Here's a quick recap of some of the things to watch out for.

Video: Indiana Officer Engages Children in Snowball Fight

An officer with the New Palestine (IN) Police Department was captured on cell phone video taking a few moments of his day to join some boys involved in a vigorous snowball fight.

Mounted Police Make Appearance at PetSmart Retail Store

Customers at a pet supply store in a suburb of New Orleans were treated to an unusual sight over the weekend as a horse and his human handler with the Slidell Police Department strolled the aisles saying hello.

Virginia Department Launches Program to Raise Awareness of Autism

The Newport News (VA) Police Department has launched a new program aimed at increasing officers' awareness of individuals in the community with autism spectrum disorder and providing those officers with information to help keep people with autism safe.

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."

CentralSquare Releases More ShareBlueSmiles Stories

CentralSquare, a leader in public sector technology, has announced the release of three new feature stories as part of ShareBlueSmiles, a national campaign whose mission is to deepen trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve.

Alabama Chief Announces Increased Patrols for Halloween

The chief of the Dothan (AL) Police Department says he will increase the number of officers on patrol on Halloween in an effort to increase the safety of kids out on the streets for trick-or-treating.

Tennessee Department Announces Increased Patrols for Halloween

There will be an increase in the number of officers with the Mt. Juliet (TN) Police Department on patrol on the final day of October as the agency seeks to ensure the safety of adults and children celebrating Halloween.

Video: PA Officer Hits Homer with Students at Pick-Up Game

An officer with the Bethlehem Police Department decided to join some students playing a pick-up baseball game on a lawn near the Lehigh University campus, hitting a bomb of a home run on the very first pitch he saw.