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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."

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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.

California Chief Unveils Plans to Overhaul Department

Chief of police for the Pasadena (CA) Police Department says he wants to enact a plan he has devised to make the agency more effective.

Washington Department Receives Grant to Address Homelessness

The Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC) has granted $84,000 in funding to the Port Angeles Police Department to help address homelessness in the town on the Canadian border.

North Carolina Town Upset Over Absence of Department's Pet Cat

Many residents of the small town of Mocksville, NC, have their claws out over the sudden disappearance of the police department's pet cat and mascot from social media.

Montana Department to Host Back-to-School Event Emphasizing Safety and School Supplies

Officers with the Cut Bank (MT) Police Department will soon host the fifth annual "Kids Day in the Park" event, using the occasion to emphasize school safety and give free backpacks filled with school supplies to students in need.

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Kansas Department Hosts "Ice Cream with a Cop" Event

The Topeka Police Department recently put a summertime twist on their ongoing "coffee with a cop" events by shifting the location to an area Dairy Queen ice cream parlor.