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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.

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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.

FL HOA Reverses Course, Allows Officer to Park Squad in Driveway

An officer with the Clearwater Police Department who had been told by her homeowners association's board of directors that she could not park her marked squad car in her driveway is now getting permission to do so.

NC Officers, Deputies Face Off in Charity Ball Game

Deputies with the Scotland County (NC) Sheriff's Office faced off against the Laurinburg (NC) Police Department for the first ever 'Swinging for a Cure' softball game, aimed at raising money for cancer research.

Homeowners Association Tells Police Officer to Park Car in Garage

A homeowner's association in East Lake, FL, recently sent a letter to one of its residents—an officer with the Clearwater Police Department—that she has to park her patrol vehicle in a garage and not in her driveway.