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Michigan Department Changes Policy on Use of K-9 Assets in Apprehensions

The Saginaw (MI) Police Department has issued a policy change that mandates a significant change to the deployment of K-9 assets in the field—police dogs will no longer be used to apprehend suspects.

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Denver Police Department Bans Chokeholds and Makes Other UOF Policy Changes

The Denver Police Department on Sunday announced changes to the department's use-of-force policies, banning chokeholds and requiring officers to report any incident in which they point a sidearm at an individual.

Biden Promises Police Reform in Campaign Speech, Suggests Officers Shoot for the Legs

The former vice president pointed to several bills he said Congress could pass right away to address "police brutality," including legislation that would outlaw chokeholds, limit the transfer of “weapons of war” to police departments, and create a new oversight and accountability model for use of force within police departments.

Coronavirus: Amid COVID-19 Outbreak, Police Press Forward

This is going to get worse—far, far worse—before it's going to get better, but contrary to what many in the mainstream media would have you believe, the world is not ending. We are going to get through this—the question is, "When?"

2 New Hampshire Departments to Adopt Body Cameras

In New Hampshire, the Barrington Police Department and Dover Police Department are growing closer to adopting the use of body cameras.

New York State Police to Begin Pilot Body Camera Program

An undisclosed number of troopers with the New York State Police will soon be wearing body cameras in a recently announced pilot program to investigate their effectiveness and their impact.

[Webinar] 5 Key Ways to Reduce Liability Risks

Police Magazine is hosting a free webinar Jan. 30 to explain how police departments can work to reduce liability risks and protect themselves.

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.

Alabama Sheriff Amends Policy, Allowing Deputies to Drive to Church in Patrol Vehicles

Sheriff Rick Singleton has amended the policy of the Lauderdale County (AL) Sheriff's Office regarding off-duty use of agency vehicles, now allowing deputies to drive to church in their squad cars.

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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.