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Louisiana Department Changes Policy, Allowing "Neatly Trimmed" Facial Hair

Officers with the Slidell (LA) Police Department will now be allowed to sport a beard in uniform.

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Portland's New Chief Introduced by Mayor

Resch said she’s dedicated to working to stem gun violence and traffic-related deaths, speeding up hiring to fill a growing number of officer vacancies, working to hold officers accountable, improving trust in the city and continuing to seek help from outside agencies as Portland braces for large protests in this upcoming election year.

Atlanta Police Implements "No Pursuit" Policy, Effective Immediately

Officers with the Atlanta (GA) Police Department will not be allowed to engage in a vehicle pursuit after Chief Erika Shields sent a letter to her personnel stating that the agency is implementing a "no pursuit" policy effective immediately.

Portland Chief Named New Philly Commissioner

In taking over in Philadelphia, Outlaw would lead the nation’s fourth-largest municipal police department, which has about 6,600 sworn officers and 800 civilian employees. By comparison, the Portland Police Bureau has 877 sworn officers and 300 civilian employees.

Social Media Scandal Rocks Command of Burlington, VT, PD

The first casualty was Brandon del Pozo, who resigned as chief after it came out that he was using a fake Twitter account to heckle activists who were critical of the city. Stepping in to take his place was casualty number two, Jan Wright, who was shortly after put on paid administrative leave after it emerged that she had a fake Facebook account

Dallas Mayor Challenges City Leaders to Improve Public Safety

Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson sent a sternly worded note to the city manager demanding that the city leaders work with Dallas Police Chief U. Reneé Hall to address what he sees as an increase in violent crime there.

How Citizen Volunteers and Reserve Officers Can Strengthen Policing

A well-managed reserve officer program can enhance an agency's ability to serve the community and to better connect with the community—the key words being "well-managed."

Texas Department Narrows Chief Search to 3 Candidates

The Plano (TX) Police Department has narrowed its search for a chief to three candidates.

Oklahoma Chief and Detective Charged with Murdering Him Were “Best of Friends,” Mayor Says

One witness reported to deputies that he heard a "roaring" noise and a man yelling, "Stop it, Mike." The arrest report says that phrase started out loud "then grew quieter before stopping altogether."

Video: Oklahoma Police Chief Killed in Florida, Officer Charged with Homicide

Escambia County Sheriff's Office deputies were called around 9:50 p.m. Sunday to the Hilton hotel on Pensacola Beach where they found Chief Miller deceased.