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Citizens, Officers Honor Fallen Arizona Tribal Police Officer

Thousands of people were in attendance during the funeral service of White Mountain Apache Nation Police Officer David Kellywood over the weekend.

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The Lighthouse: Cops Are a Beacon for American Kids

Cops have a truly unique opportunity to be the lighthouse that guides little ships—our children—giving them immediate safety, guiding them to future security, and finding them safe harbor.

San Francisco Police Open "Foot Beat" Office in Troubled Neighborhood

Officers with the San Francisco Police Department who are tasked with patrolling a neighborhood troubled by drug dealing, homelessness, car break-ins, and a host of other unseemly activities will now have an office to operate out of at the epicenter of Mid-Market.

Own the Internet: Best Practices for Police Agencies on Social Media

Here are some thoughts on best practices for agencies and individual officers as the use of social media becomes more prevalent in policing.

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.

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.

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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."