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CA Governor Reviewing Recommendations for Changing Police Protest Response

The advisors recommended that police not wear military-style helmets or use armored vehicles during protests to minimize a “militaristic presence.”

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Senate Rejects Strict Restrictions on Program that Transfers Surplus Military Equipment to Police

Sen. Inhofe said the rejected amendment sponsored by Schatz would have gone too far and would have made the Pentagon program “virtually impossible to use.”

Police Militarization: An Argument in Favor of LBVs, APCs, and 1033

The debate on "militarization" of American law enforcement has deep history. However, the discussion should now turn to the future of public safety in the United States.

Killing Urban Shield

Last month activists and politicians in Northern California pulled the plug on America's best scenario-based SWAT training exercise.

IACP 2018: Watching Trump's Speech to Law Enforcement

Trump slammed the Obama administration for restricting law enforcement's acquisition of military surplus equipment based on concerns of militarization. He called that "a very strange reason" for keeping life-saving equipment away from officers. "People are shooting at you and some people are worried about how you look,"

How To Survive the Academy

Police Academy Instructor Patrick Martin shares 10 tips to help prospective officers meet the rigors of police training.

North Carolina City Prohibits Police Training Exchanges with Israel

Proponents of the petition claim that Israeli tactics promote racial bias and militarization of police. Its opponents, including the group Voice for Israel, call those claims false, politically-motivated, and antisemitic.

Florida Sheriff Challenges Obama on Militarization of Police After Orlando Massacre

A statement from Lee County (FL) Sheriff Mike Scott in the hours following the mass shooting in Orlando has drawn mixed reactions from the public.

Video: Minneapolis SWAT Dumping Camo Uniforms to Minimize Militarized Look

The Minneapolis Police Department's SWAT team is getting new uniforms to minimize the perception of a "militarized" look.

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Minneapolis SWAT Dumping Camo Uniforms to Minimize Militarized Look

The Minneapolis Police Department's SWAT team is getting new uniforms to minimize the perception of a "militarized" look. More Here.

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