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Autism Awareness Month: Training Police for Contact with ASD Subjects

Police contact with a person on the Autism spectrum can stem from a missing persons report, a medical emergency, a criminal complaint, or just about anything else. Training and education can help keep officers and individuals with an autism spectrum disorder safe.

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Missouri Deputy Rescues Toddler Stuck in Muddy Pond

Deputies with the Johnson County (MO) Sheriff's Office responded to a call of a missing toddler on Monday and located the two-year-old girl near a pond, safely delivering her back to her family unharmed.

Missing 83-Year-Old Man Found by 8-Year-Old Member of Search Party

An 83-year-old man who went missing was located by an 8-year-old boy who heeded the call from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for help in finding the at-risk man.

New Jersey K-9 Locates Child Missing for More Than 10 Hours

A bloodhound with the Maywood Police Department K-9 Unit was requested to assist other area police agencies in the search for a missing child who hadn't been seen in more than 10 hours in near-freezing temperatures.

New Jersey Officer Rescues Missing Suicidal Subject

A New Jersey officer found and rescued a suicidal woman who survived an overnight leap from a bridge and suffered serious injuries.

Ohio K-9 Finds Missing 3-Year-Old in Just 10 Minutes

A K-9 with the Shelby County (OH) Sheriff's Office was able to locate a missing 3-year-old boy in just 10 minutes of searching on Tuesday.

Florida Deputies, K-9 Help Locate Autistic Boy Lost in Woods

Deputies with the Santa Rosa County (FL) Sheriff's Office employed the assistance of the agency's bloodhound K-9s to locate a 3-year-old autistic boy who had wandered into thick woods in the Florida Panhandle on Monday.

Colorado Bloodhound Helps Locate Missing Wyoming Girl

A bloodhound with the Jefferson County (CO) Sheriff's Office and its handler were in Wyoming over the weekend on an unrelated call when they were called upon by local police to aid in the search for a missing 12-year-old girl.

Looking Back: Body Cams, Columbine, and Digital Aging

In past June issues, POLICE covered rudimentary age progressed photo technology, the infamous Columbine High School shooting, and the introduction of body cameras for officers. Here is a look back at the pages of POLICE Magazine 10, 20, and 30 years ago.

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California Officer Embraces Missing Autistic Man

An officer with the Rohnert Park (CA) Police Department is seen in a touching photo giving comfort to an autistic man who had gone missing late last week.

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