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LAPD Needs More Money to Protect Officers from Communicable Diseases

In 2018 and 2019 a number of LAPD officers and city workers reported they'd been exposed to infectious diseases, including typhus, salmonella, and MRSA. Most of the reports were made at the Central Area police station in downtown LA.

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Minneapolis Police Helping Homeless Stay Warm

A handful of officers with the Minneapolis Police Department are now equipped with warm hats and gloves to give to homeless individuals at serious risk of exposure during the approaching winter months.

Florida Officer Helps Homeless Family Return Home to Michigan

An officer with the Miami-Dade Police Department is being praised for going above and beyond the call of duty when he helped a homeless family find shelter and then return to Michigan.

LAPD Officer Reunites with Woman He Helped Get Record Deal

An officer with the Los Angeles Police Department who in late September posted a video to Twitter of a homeless woman singing beautifully on a subway platform was reunited with her late last week. The video of Emily Zamourka—who has been living on the streets of Los Angeles for two years—quickly went viral.

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.

Philadelphia Police Shoot Man Armed with Box Cutter

Officers with the Philadelphia Police Department who came upon a confrontation between a pedestrian and a motorist were forced to shoot one of the men involved when he refused repeated commands to drop an edged weapon he was holding.

Indiana Agency Hires Full-Time Social Worker

The Bloomington Police Department recently hired a full-time professionally trained social worker to help the agency serve members of the public who are struggling with addiction, homelessness, or mental health issues.

Crooks at Your Local Library

Public libraries have become havens for a vast assortment of people, many of whom are actual or potential criminals.

Colorado Officer Helps Homeless Man Reunite with His Family

An officer with the Denver Police Department was honored with the Unparalleled Community Impact Award for her work helping a homeless man get home to his family.

3 LAPD Officers Get MRSA from Contact with Homeless Subject, Union Says

The outbreak started sometime within the last week at the LAPD West Valley station in Reseda when officers arrested a transient who was brought to the station. The station has since undergone cleaning of all surfaces to stop the MRSA from spreading.