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TX State Troopers Face Waistline Mandate

Officers who don't trim down by December can be denied promotions, overtime, or even be removed from enforcement duties completely.

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National LE Museum Hosting 14th Amendment Virtual Program Thursday

The 14th amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified in 1868, passed in the wake of the US Civil War and says that no State can “… deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

Chicago Police Propose Revised Foot Pursuit Policy

Foot pursuits stemming from minor traffic offenses remain prohibited under the revised policy. The revised policy also expands the role of supervisors to ensure there is appropriate supervision and communication if a pursuit is initiated, according to a statement from the police department.

3 Not-So-Obvious Areas of Focus for Police Trainers in 2022

POLICE spoke recently with three internationally recognized police trainers to get their thoughts on not-so-obvious things that merit the attention of trainers.

Civilian Oversight Asks Austin Police to Rewrite Use-of-Force Policy

The recommendations outlined suggest APD officers should do a better job of de-escalating tense situations, exhaust all other options before using force, give more warning before firing their guns and step in if they see fellow officers using force excessively.

Chicago Adopts Strict Foot Pursuit Policy

Under the policy, which takes effect June 11, foot pursuits are "appropriate only when there is probable cause for an arrest or it is believed an individual has committed, is committing or is about to commit a crime."

Chicago Officers May Soon Have to Ask Supervisors Before Starting Foot Chase

Rewriting police policy on all foot chases has now become a hot topic at City Hall. Alderman Brian Hopkins says an official in the mayor's office told him officers could soon be required prior to a foot chase to do what is now required before a vehicle chase: getting permission from higher ups.

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.

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.

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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.

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