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California Chief Frustrated at Release of Felon Arrested for Possession of Firearm

The chief of the San Jose (CA) Police Department expressed frustration late last week when a felon arrested for illegally possessing a weapon was released from jail without bail just hours after being booked.

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Vermont Deputy Chief Resigns After Controversy About Social Media Posts

A second member of the command staff of the Burlington (VT) Police Department has resigned from the department in the aftermath of a controversy over those individuals' use of social media.

Ohio Chief Bans Load-Bearing Vests for Officers

The chief of police for the Toledo Police Department has banned officers from wearing load-bearing vests that have been credited by many with relieving back pain associated with wearing duty belts that carry an officer's duty gear.

Ex-Sheriff Lee Baca Likely to be Headed to Jail

The United States Supreme Court on Monday declined to review the case against former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, opening the door for the disgraced ex-lawman to be remanded to one of the jails he once oversaw.

NYTOA to Present Class on Leadership at SHOT Show

"This presentation focuses on mastering the basics of leadership," the NYTOA says. "Using real-life lessons and motivational factors, attendees will discover what works and what doesn’t in any environment, with a concentration on leading, sharing, adapting and growing as an individual and organization."

Texas Agency Moves to Load-Bearing Vests to Mitigate Duty Belt Injuries

Officers with the Austin (TX) Police Department will soon be outfitted with custom-designed load-bearing vests (LBVs) to secure some of their duty gear that is now carried on their duty belts.

Louisiana Department Changes Policy, Allowing "Neatly Trimmed" Facial Hair

Officers with the Slidell (LA) Police Department will now be allowed to sport a beard in uniform.

Original S.W.A.T. to Offer Law Enforcement Leadership Class at SHOT Show

"This interactive discussion highlights the importance of leadership whether you are in top management, middle ranks or the boots on the street," Original S.W.A.T. says.

How New York State Police is Addressing Officer Mental Health and Wellness

What good is all the training and equipment we have for protecting our peoples' physical health and safety if we don't make available every possible resource to protect their mental health as well?

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The Need for Courage in Law Enforcement

Today's officers have to be brave now in the face of danger and in the face of public condemnation and media second-guessing.