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Oregon Sheriff Considers Restructuring Mutual Aid Agreement with Portland Police

Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts had asked city leaders to cover the legal expenses of any deputy who is involved in a use-of-force incident, but that request was denied.

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L.A. County Sheriff's Employees Lend Aid in Fire Zone

“This was the first request made to the L.A. County area for mutual aid to be sent to Santa Barbara County for the Thomas fire,” Alexander said.

Barricaded Suspect, Mutual Aid

The suspect has advised that if anyone comes near his mother he "will take them out." You also know the sergeant asking for help uses poor tactics and will count heavily on his personal relationship with the suspect.

Beware the Lone Wolf

Lone wolves operate on the fringes of extremist movements, with such loose associations being encouraged by terrorist organizations such as al-Qaeda and Hezbollah, and that makes them harder to detect.

Capitol Police SWAT Team Thwarted at Navy Yard

A U.S. Capitol Police commander ordered the agency's SWAT team to stand down Monday morning as operators arrived at the gate of the Washington Navy Yard to confront the shooter.

Low-Cost Training Options for Smaller Agencies

A small town with a limited public safety budget can't be expected to operate at the same level as a major metropolitan department with a budget in the millions, right? This assumption may no longer be true.

Connecting Smartphones To a Police Radio Network

Raytheon has developed one of the nation's first strictly IP-based interoperable dispatch systems supporting smartphones and tablets working with Twisted Pair Solutions, a Seattle-based provider of mission-critical solutions for secure, real-time communication.

DEA Pilot, Ky. Trooper Injured In Copter Crash

A Kentucky trooper and Drug Enforcement Administration pilot survived the fiery crash of their helicopter in eastern Kentucky Monday morning. The helicopter, which was part of a marijuana eradication team, was searching for marijuana plants in Breathitt County.

Tenn. Agencies Play The Blame Game After Shooting

Athens (Tenn.) Police say an officer did his job when he told a local jailer that Robert Marshall needed a mental evaluation after he was found with a pistol and prescription pills in his truck and threatened to kill himself and his wife.

Va. Chief Arrested In Prescription Drug Case

Federal agents arrested the Marion (Va.) Police chief Wednesday morning and charged him for distributing the prescription painkiller Lortab, the FBI announced.