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FBI: Violent Crime Rose Slightly In 2012

Police agencies reported a slight increase in violent crime along with a slight decrease in property crime in 2012, the FBI has announced.

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Ore. Police Respond to 'Massive Freaking' Spider

A teenage girl told a dispatcher that the baseball-sized spider was likely a tarantula and was sitting on the back of her couch. "I've never seen a spider this big," she said.

Can Mumbai Come to America?

The failure of any law enforcement agency to equip and train its personnel, and help its officers prepare to manage a large-scale terror or active shooter event is a recipe for failure.

Brief Your Force About New Special Units

Police departments are not powered by electricity or petroleum; they run off rumor and innuendo. If you start something new and don't tell anyone, the rumor mill will create its job description.

Nickels, Dimes, and the Night Stalker

The romantic in me would like to believe that America would want to take care of those who take care of it. But I am increasingly of the opinion that it doesn't; moreover, it doesn't want to.

Chief Begs for Burial Plot for Boston Bomber

The Worcester (Mass.) Police chief issued a public plea to state and federal officials to help bury accused terrorist Tamerlan Tsarnaev to rescue his agency from a $10,000 a day cost of providing security for a funeral home.

LAPD Chief To Reduce Sworn Personnel

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said he expects severe cuts to sworn personnel, following the failure of a half-cent sales tax measure to fund public safety.

Lead Agency Spent $500K on Dorner Manhunt

The agency used 125 deputies to scour the Big Bear area following the murder of a Riverside Police officer and Irvine couple. The LAPD had yet to total the cost of providing security details for 50 officers named in Dorner's manifesto.

Dorner Manhunt Cost Millions

The cost of searching for murder suspect Chris Dorner could total in the millions, as law enforcement agencies involved in the manhunt now tally the resources deployed to locate the fugitive ex-LAPD cop.

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Chicago Police No Longer Respond To Lesser Crimes

To free up additional patrol officers, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy has instructed officers not to respond to lesser crimes such as vehicle theft, garage burglary, or crime where the offender is no longer at the scene.