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As Autumn Arrives, Police Prepare for Rescuing Victims from Floodwaters

Earlier this month, dramatic body-camera footage was released showing officers in California pulling a woman and her two children from raging floodwaters that suddenly swept them from their vehicle. This event should serve as a clarion call for agencies to provide swift-water rescue to officers.

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IN Officer Murdered During Sunday Traffic Stop

Police took Carl Roy Webb Boards II into custody after a vehicle pursuit and found a handgun in his possession and a rifle on the driver’s side seat.

Kentucky Program Helps LE Agencies Recruit from Military

The M-2-LE program allows local law enforcement agencies in Kentucky to hire active service members within all branches of the U.S. military during their last 180 days of service.

45-Year-Old Rookie Joins LAPD

"It wasn't easy; it was hard. I had tough times," said Camarena after the ceremony at the Elysian Park Academy. "One of the things that prevented me from doing it (earlier) is I didn't have my citizenship until a couple years ago."

Off-Duty MS Officer who Just Graduated from Academy Dies in Crash

Waveland Police Chief Mike Prendergast confirmed the death of Officer Katie Cash.

Senior Officers Speak Out: "The Best Advice I Got as a Rookie"

There's so much great advice handed down from senior officers to LEOs just coming on the job. It's invaluable institutional knowledge, so if you have the opportunity as a more seasoned officer help out a rookie with something you've learned over the years, make every effort to do it.

Video: California Firefighters Rescue Rookie Officer Trapped in Back of Squad

Firefighters with the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District were called to assist an officer with the Antioch Police Department who was inadvertently locked in the back of a police car. The incident occurred during a training exercise where officers were to respond to a school campus.

Officer Puts Squad Car on Large Curb—Department's Twitter Post Goes Viral

A rookie officer with the Kent (WA) Police Department somehow managed to put his squad car on a large curb—perhaps a foot or more in height—and the department had some fun with the incident on Twitter.

CA Police Academy Grads Taught History of Police-Minority Relations

Much of the course material was presented by Greg Woods, a lecturer in the university’s Justice Studies department, who zig-zagged from the Enlightenment to slavery to the Zoot Suit Riots to the present.

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New York Officer Helps Save Life of Suicidal Man on Second Day on the Job

Officers John Zonneveld and Angela Acierno responded to a call in which a man was threatening to jump from a freeway overpass. At the time, Zonneveld was training Acierno, who was on her second day on the job.

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