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Texas Chief Tells Officers to Wear Uniforms to Church

Chief Ed Kraus of the Fort Worth (TX) Police Department has told his officers that in the wake of several recent active shooter attacks on houses of worship officers should attend religious services in full uniform as a deterrent against violence.

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Alabama Sheriff Amends Policy, Allowing Deputies to Drive to Church in Patrol Vehicles

Sheriff Rick Singleton has amended the policy of the Lauderdale County (AL) Sheriff's Office regarding off-duty use of agency vehicles, now allowing deputies to drive to church in their squad cars.

7 More Tips for Off-Duty Officer Safety

Several recent events served as a reminder that off-duty officers risk coming under attack, as well as coming into contact with crimes in progress while not in uniform. Here are seven thoughts on staying safe when you're not on the job.

Dave Smith: What Would Sherlock Do?

One of the most important things an officer needs to learn how to do is relax. And I recommend reading as great entertainment and relaxation.

Chicago Officer Saves Woman's Life, Proposes Marriage to Fellow Officer

Sergeant Mike Nowacki performed CPR on an unresponsive woman near the finish line of the annual Allstate Hot Chocolate Run. Then he proposed marriage to his girlfriend, Officer Erin Gubala.

Off-Duty NYPD Officers Save Man Suffering Cardiac Arrest

Three off-duty officers with the New York Police Department are being credited with saving the life of a man who had suffered an apparent heart attack late last week.

Off-Duty Colorado Deputies Save Life of Wounded Hunter

Four off-duty deputies with the El Paso County (CO) Sheriff’s Office were enjoying a day of hunting in rural Colorado when they encountered a fellow outdoorsman who had accidentally injured himself with a knife.

Pink Patches: How Police Agencies Are Fighting Breast Cancer

The Pink Patch Program—a public awareness campaign designed to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer and to support breast cancer research organizations—has raised more than $1M for cancer research and treatment.

Minnesota Off-Duty Officers Told to Not Wear Uniforms to Political Events

The Minneapolis Police Department has told its officers that they may no longer wear their uniform while attending political events when off duty.

Michigan Department Fires Officer Who Owns KKK Memorabilia

An officer with the Muskegon Police Department who was found to be in possession of KKK memorabilia has been fired.