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Video: Baltimore Officer is 'Rapper of Positivity' Both On and Off Duty

Officer Joshua Jackson of the Baltimore Police Department has been rapping since he was a 14-year-old freshman in high school. Now that he's an officer with the department, he continues to pursue his art even as he pursues his law enforcement career. In fact, those two goals seem to have a lot more in common than one might immediately imagine.

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Dave Smith: At the End of the Day

Put in the hard work to establish a healthy relationship with your loved ones at home, and you'll all reap the benefits.

Upstate New York Officer Announces Run for School Board Seat

Paul Kudela—who has worked as a patrol officer for the department and is currently a detective—said that his background as a former teacher in the Niagara Falls City School District will allow him to make informed decisions that enhance the quality of education for all students.

MS-13 Members Reportedly Plan to Attack Off-Duty NYPD Officers

Officers with the New York Police Department—by far the nation's largest metropolitan police agency—have been told that they may be targets of one of the nation's most notorious gangs, particularly while off duty.

Arizona Deputy Writes Lullaby for ADHD Son—Releases Music to Public

A Maricopa County, AZ, Sheriff's deputy has written a series of lullabies specifically to help children with ADHD fall asleep.

Off-Duty Florida Officer Attacked While Defending Homeless Person Harassed by Teens

An off-duty officer with the Sarasota (FL) Police department was jogging in a park on Thursday when he came upon a group of teenagers harassing and hitting a homeless person.

Tips for Safety on Patrol in Severe Winter Weather

Here are some tips to ensure that you're safe on the streets when Old Man Winter takes up residence in your jurisdiction.

Female North Carolina Officer Competing on "The Titan Games" TV Show

An officer with the Greensboro Police Department was among the competitors on Wednesday's episode of "The Titan Games"—a game show from athlete and movie star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

Equilibrium

It is tough to have effective training when the troops are not receptive to the message.

Recharging Your Batteries: The Benefits of "Unplugging"

There is certainly benefit to being current on events involving the people you consider family—your brothers and sisters across the country with whom you share a special bond—as well as the world at large. However, it's also important—and extremely beneficial—to spend some time completely disconnected from the job. This is a lesson I recently re-learned.