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Georgia Officers Pay Lunch Debts for School Children

Nearly half of the student body of Cobb County Schools relies on free or reduced lunches, and some families have racked up some debt.

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Amid Anti-Police Rhetoric, Police Remain Vigilant Public Safety Servants

Elected leaders and those seeking election routinely make statements—and enact policies—that put police officers in difficult positions at best and in danger at worst.

Former Montana Officer Charged with Theft of Union Money

A former officer with the Helena (MT) Police Department now faces one charge of felony theft after an investigation revealed unauthorized spending from the labor union's bank accounts.

Chicago FOP Slams Superintendent for Trump Speech Snub

"He is the president of the United States. And, the reality of this is there are plenty of times I've sat listening to speeches that I didn't care for, and I certainly didn't walk out on them," Fraternal Order of Police President Kevin Graham said.

San Francisco Police Union Puts $50K Up Against DA Candidate

The San Francisco Police Officers Association has poured $50,000 into a newly created political action committee opposing candidate Chesa Boudin.

Pennsylvania Police Union Loses in Fight Over Tattoos

The Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police lost in its bid to defend officers who have visible tattoos that some might construe as offensive following an incident in which an officer was seen in a short-sleeve uniform shirt revealing a tattoo some argued was a Nazi symbol.

Union Accuses Baltimore Police Leaders and Politicians of Mismanagement

The union that represents officers with the Baltimore Police Department issued a scathing report on Tuesday in which they accused police and political leaders of severe mismanagement of the agency, saying that the intense violence in the city is the direct result.

Minnesota Police Union Selling "Cops for Trump" T-Shirts

The union representing officers with the Minneapolis Police Department has begun selling t-shirts emblazoned with an image blending the American flag, the shape of the state of Minnesota, and three law enforcement emblems with the words "Cops for Trump."

Texas DPS Sets Maximum Waistline Measurements for Officers

Some officers with the Texas Department of Public Safety may have to slim down if they wish to keep their jobs with the agency.

NY Police Union, Brass Face Off Over Tactical Weapon Use

Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder says tactical rifles should not be distributed widely across patrol ranks, citing security and oversight concerns. But James McDermott, president of the Nassau PBA, argues that street cops—armed with department-issued .40-caliber handguns—are at a distinct disadvantage against a gunman wielding a semiautomatic rifle.