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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."

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Alabama Sheriff Shot and Killed While Responding to Trespassing Call

The Lowndes County (AL) Sheriff's Office is mourning the loss of Sheriff John "Big John" Williams, Sr. after he was shot and killed while responding to a trespassing and noise complaint call at a convenience store on Saturday night.

Florida Sheriff Defends "In God We Trust" Decals on Patrol Vehicles

The Sheriff of the Brevard County Sheriff's Department in Florida took to social media to defend his decision to place "In God We Trust" decals on the patrol vehicles in the agency's fleet as aging vehicles are replaced with new ones.

Florida Senate Investigator Recommends Reinstatement for Suspended Broward Sheriff

Gov. DeSantis failed to prove the allegations of “neglect of duty” and “incompetence” he leveled against the veteran lawman, Dudley Goodlette, a lawyer and former state legislator charged with investigating the Israel case, wrote in a report released Wednesday.

Texas Sheriff Declines Pay Raise, Says Deputy Overtime Pay is More Important

Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar announced on Wednesday that he would be declining a pay raise proposed by elected officials because he wants to ensure that funding is available for overtime pay for his deputies.

Judge: California Sheriff Cannot Reinstate Fired Deputy

A judge on Monday ruled that L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva's decision to reinstate a deputy who had been fired for violating department policies regarding domestic violence must be reversed and that the deputy must be dismissed and return all county property, including his badge and gun.

Suspended Broward Sheriff Wants to Run Again

In January, Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended Israel, citing problems with the Sheriff’s Office response to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre, in which 17 people were killed and 17 injured on Feb. 14, 2018.

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Filed by Ex-Sheriff Scott Israel

A Judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit filed by suspended Broward County, FL, Sheriff Scott Israel, finding that Republican Governor Ron DeSantis acted within appropriate authority when he removed the Israel from command of that agency.

Oklahoma Sheriff, Her Deputies, and a K-9 Resign Over Dangerous Jail Conditions

Sheriff Terry Sue Barnett told local media a carbon monoxide leak that occurred last month and sent four employees to the emergency room had not been addressed, a proper fire alarm system wasn't in place and methane gases permeate the jail because of poorly-installed plumbing. She also said inmates had been shocked while taking showers because of exposed wiring.

Arizona Sheriffs Endorse Man Up Crusade Against Domestic Violence

The Arizona Sheriffs' Association (ASA) has endorsed the Man Up Crusade to raise awareness about domestic violence.