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National Police Week Events Moved to October

A joint statement issued Wednesday by the National Fraternal Order of Police, the National FOP Auxiliary, Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), and NLEOMF said the postponement was due to "the inability to secure necessary permits in time for in-person gatherings due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions."

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LexisNexis DORS Offers Agencies Online Report Taking

Some agencies already had online citizen reporting tools before the pandemic hit. One of the most popular tools for providing this capability is the Desk Officer Reporting System (DORS) from LexisNexis Coplogic Solutions.

Charlie Station

OPS Public Safety and Wellness Systems Inc. partnered together to offer a mobile-ready station that allows companies to safely conduct COVID-19 screening and testing, distribute personal protective equipment, and provide COVID-19 vaccination.

Editorial: Life Insurance

You face many life-threatening hazards on the job, take the precautions necessary to protect yourself.

Ohio Officer Helps Elderly Gain Access to Vaccines

Officer Ron Craig is the community policing officer in Lake Township, OH. After hearing that some older residents were having a tough time scheduling an appointment because they didn’t have a smart phone or computer, he decided to take action.

NC Reports Fewer Drivers on Roads Because of COVID is Hurting Citation Revenue

In 2020, state troopers issued 60,000 fewer tickets, or a 20 percent decrease than in years past.

264 Line-of-Duty Deaths in 2020, Most from COVID

The Memorial Fund announced in its proprietary "2020 Law Enforcement Officers Fatalities Report" that 264 federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial officers died in the line of duty over the past year, representing a 96% increase over the 135 officers who died in the line of duty in 2019. In the category of “Other” causes, which includes 145 Confirmed Covid-19 deaths, the number of fatalities is up 300% over 2019.

Furloughs for New Orleans Officers End, But Layoffs Could Follow

New Orleans ended furloughs for public safety workers on Monday, tapping into a line of credit to exempt police, firefighters and others from a citywide policy aimed at stemming the fiscal crisis brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.

Police and Feds Investigating Deliberate Spoilage of 500 COVID Vaccine Doses

Police in Grafton, WI, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of Milwaukee, said in a statement that the department, FBI and Food and Drug Administration are “actively” investigating.

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End of Year: Seeing 2020 in Hindsight

Looking one more time at the highs and lows of the year that was… 2020 and seeing perhaps more clearly today than on those days that comprised the year.